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Smell My vacumm has recently been making this noticable smell. Its brand new, I've only used it a few times. Is the motor going out on it?

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Re: Smell

It should not be the motor ,
Is the brush hieght ajustment set to low .This would cause the brush to stick and the belt to slip ,
You would then smell the brush belt burning,

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Re: Smell

check there faq page from here see if they can answer that ?


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