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Rainbow Vacuum smells like something is burning.

When I sweep, the Rainbow smells really bad like something is burning inside of it but I don't know how to dismantle it to see what is going on.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

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  • David Cleary May 11, 2010

    Is the smell coming from the P/N or the canister? What does it smell like? elctrical/ burnt rubber

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When it is running look on top of unit to see if there is any flashing from the brushes, if your unit has been getting pretty hot on top, it would probably be motor brushes. These are not very expenseive to replace and by doing so you will have your unit for so many more years.

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