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Hoover Dimension has no suction and it smells of something burning

No suction and smells of something burning

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Pets in house? check all hose passages for "hairball" clog...and check the drivebelt that spins the brush...(some have an electric motor to spin the brush, thus no belt)

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

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Sounds like your motor bearings are going bad. This is generally indicated by the motor overheating, and the heat transferring out through the motor pulley, which is where the belt attaches. So, your machine is overheating, melting the belt, and then tripping the thermal cutout. When it cools and you restart it, the belt is no longer functioning due to being melted, and this would make it not pick up on carpet. If you look at the motor pulley and it is turning blue: this is indicative of overheating.
The other possibility is that there is a clog, which is also causing your motor to overheat; so before you throw it away make sure all of your air pathways are clear.
The fact that you've had it 8 years is somewhat remarkable, however, since most vacuums of this type are averaging a 3-5 year lifespan. (And half that for bagless.)
So, check for clogs, and if it's not clogged, you're probably due for a new machine.

-R

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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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

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SOURCE: My Hoover bagless vacuum starts to smell like something's burning

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

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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

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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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