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Burning smell when vacuuming, not belt

Our healthyhome bissel 5770 when used smells very bad, like something is burning, we checked the belt, cleaned and replaced airfilters, it might be the thing that is on the end of the roller, can't figure anything out, need help carpet looking pretty bad!

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  • lv_777 Jan 06, 2009

    My vacuum makes that smell too. The belts turns although it doesnt sound smooth when it rotates (if that makes any sense). Also, there is one point on the roller where it is quite warm to the touch. I am currently trying to figure out how to remove the bottom plate.

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Try turning the vacuum on and hold the base up so you can see if the roller is turning. Odds are it is not and what you smell is the belt burning (not literally). If the roller is not turning, look for anything that is binding it - after you have unplugged the power cord. Probably the roller head is not fully aligned with the retention lugs that hold it in place or the belt is not properly placed on the roller itself, or if it is a used model, hair and twine can get tangled in the roller and cause it to stop turning.

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