Question about Vacuums
There is no suction and it smells of something burning
If you smell something burning unplug until problem is found and fixed, suspect if no suction hose is blocked and if brush wheel it or the belt may be causing the smell, a bad or failing motor is less likely but possible.
Posted on Nov 03, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: burned smell
If the motor slowed down this would indicate a bad motor. not cost effective on this model to replace unless under warranty. it is not uncommon these days to see a motor go bad every now and then.
What are the first 4 digits of your serial number? this would be the month and year of mfr. even without a receipt, a warranty service shop should be able to assist you.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
What does it smell like? If it smells like burnt anything-it could be that the fan is broken and lodged in the motor. You can see if the fan is good just by looking into it.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Probably the belt..
Turn it over so the bottom is facing up..
Remove the plate that surounds the brush..
Check to se if brush is spinning frely and that the belt is on there poroper
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
SOURCE: Burning smell
the belt needs changed. its slipping. make sure its not clogged with carpet or string ect. first. if not buy a belt at walmart. in stock...
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
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