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Windtunnel strange smell

My vacuum started to smell hot, then the belt broke. The belt didn't even look worn out at all. It sort of looks like it got stuck and melted in one spot. My belt was a 38523-033, but I couldn't find that one. The store had Style 160 for Hoover Windtunnels, so I bought that one. It is a little bit shorter, but I was able to put it on. But, when I used the vacuum, it still smells hot. It is picking up fine. I didn't continue using it because I didn't want another belt to break. Do you know what may be causing this smell, like hot rubber?

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SOURCE: Hoover Windtunnel not picking up as well

There is a height adjustment on these vacuums and they are set to adjust in the "handle up" position". It will appear that the adjustment is doing nothing when the handle is up, but the setting will take affect when the handle is lowered.
You can check the brush length with a pen or pencil. Turn the machine over so that the brush is visible and run the pen or pencil flat across the bottom plate. Any where the brush is extending outward, your pencil should contact the bristle. If not, then the agitator should be replaced.
Also, check to make sure that the agitator is rotating freely and that the filters and bag are allowing for adequate suction. The machine will only pick up if the air flow is sufficient.

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SOURCE: Hoover Windtunnel shuts off

Sounds like you have a clog, which is a fairly common problem with these.

Check the air inlet immediately aft of the brushroll for clogs, then make sure the main wand and hose are also clear. If you have the machine on, check at the end of the hose for suction. This is a fairly common problem for all uprights with tools on board. Their airflow is very low, so they tend to clog up easily and then overheat the motor.

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SOURCE: Hoover windtunnel..runs fine for 5 minutes then stops?

OK - sounds like your machine has a blockage somewhere. Follow manufacturer's instructions for clearing blockages and all should be well. If you no longer have the manual, you can download it from the Hoover website.
Good luck!

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SOURCE: auto brush on hoover windtunnel doesn't spin anymore

I have a Windtunnel S3765 with the same problem - and it has very little use so I'm confident it isn't wear. I find that the wheels do not raise the agitator brush sufficiently high to reduce the drag caused by excessive contact with the carpet. If I raise the front a bit the brush spins as it should. It also works if I take the housing apart and use it without ..... but this is tricky.

Unfortunately I haven't figured out a way to hold it up efficiently. I am toying with afixing something to the bottom of the housing to raise the front enough to give the brush a little more room.

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SOURCE: hoover windtunnel self-propelled - will not turn on

You probably need the switch replaced. It's fairly simple to do youself, and it is a known problem with these vacuums.
You can order the switch from hoover for about $10

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