Question about Hoover Vacuums

1 Answer

Vacuum shuts off and has a burnt smell

My hoover upright wind tunnel vac shuts off and smells funny even after I've cleaned all the filters, checked for clogs, and replaced the belt. I,ve unplugged it immediately, is there something wrong with the motor? I've looked online for the model # which is U5756900, the closest one is 5760900.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,036 Answers

Hi,
Try removing the drivebelt, and try running it to test like this. The brush bar will not turn, but it should function normally without smell at this point. If it doesn't, you may need a new motor as I think the brushes may have worn down - producing an electrical type burning smell.

If it runs fine without the belt attatched, then there is probably a build-up of hair or threads at each end of the roller stopping it turning freely. With the hoover off, check it turns freely and easily. A small metal nail file or similar is usually a good tool to clear it.

If the roller is stiff, the belt will not turn easily, and overheat on the motor spindle - causing the burning smell.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is it my vacuum cleaner keeps shuting off after ten minutes. i have a Hoover wind tunnel uh70086


Sounds like it has an overheat problem and is shutting down to protect itself. Make sure the exhaust filter is clean and that there are no blockages. Hoover UH70086 WindTunnel Cyclonic Pet Rewind Plus Upright Vacuum Parts...

Sep 17, 2015 | Hoover Vacuums

1 Answer

Reset button on hoover wind tunnel


Hi there! There is no reset button on the cleaner. The vacuum has a thermal protector sensor that will shut the vacuum off when the motor reaches a certain temperature. This is usually caused by a clog or filter that needs to be cleaned or replaced. Be sure to check the hoses for clogs and clean and replace any filters if needed. The vacuum will turn back on when it cools off, this can take up to an hour. Good luck!

Jul 10, 2014 | Hoover Ultra U6430-900 WindTunnel Bagged...

1 Answer

I replaced my belts on my premium hoover wind tunnel and the roller barely moves. Also, I keep getting a rubber burning smell. I'm confused weather if it's worth to have fixed or buy new.


More then likely whats going on with your roller is on each side of the roller is bearings and hair or other things build up and makes it really hard to rotate.Take the roller off the vacuum and check you may be able to clean and oil them.

Jun 22, 2011 | Hoover Premium U45900 WindTunnel Bagged...

1 Answer

Wont shut Off


its the power switch, hoover has had that problem for years. I'd take it to a vac repair shop, sometimes the wires that connect to the switch get burnt as well and should be replaced.

Sep 16, 2009 | Hoover U6630-900 WindTunnel Bagless...

1 Answer

My Hoover Wind Tunnel has a burning smell when running. I replaced the belt, but this didn't help.


its clogged my vax does that burning smell when it gets clogged up thats for the five minutes before it overheats and stops

Aug 03, 2009 | Hoover U5753-900 WindTunnel Bagless...

1 Answer

Filter in Hoover Wind Tunnel Vacuum


Definitely not. Do not use water or any liquids to clean it. Te normal use life is 2-3 years keeping it maintained. You can clean it dry with the dust brush from your vac attachments. place in a plastic bag and tap it some folks even us an air compressor to blow out the impacted dirt. you will only want to use the Hoover brand, other generic brands dont fit as well.

Jan 17, 2009 | Hoover U6630-900 WindTunnel Bagless...

2 Answers

Rubber smell, Hoover


Well it sound like you do need a new belt because of how the smell is you might want to stop using it because the smell comes from the burning and over heated belt my solution would be to get a new belt and that should fix it if you need anything else you know whre to find me.

Jun 30, 2008 | Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel...

1 Answer

Hoover only two years old an stopped working!


http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=40540&thid=564949
Hoover only two years old and it stopped working!
Posted by baby_nurse on May 02, 2008
My Hoover self propelled wind tunnel was working great until a couple of days ago when it started shutting on and off while vacuuming. I thought it was the outlet but when I plugged it into two different outlets it did the same thing. Then finally yesterday it just stopped working it won't even turn on when plugged in. I thought it was the switch but it is not. Is it the motor? Has the motor burned out? Do I need to buy a new one? Help!!

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
Hoover U6616-900 Windtunnel Bagless Upright
I think you are right, if it is not the switch then it would be the motor. Does it smell bad like a burning smell? If so it is definitely the motor and then @ that point you may want to get an estimate for motor replacement, and keep in mind of what you spent on the vacuum versus what the cost of repair might be. My own rule of thumb is if it cost more than ½ of the price I paid for it then you have to decide – do I want to pay the repaired cost for the vacuum or do I want to purchase a new one. Just a suggestion... You may want to check with your local vac dealer. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
http://www.hoover.com Telephone
Contact our Customer Service Department at 1.330.499.9499
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST

Don – The Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

May 02, 2008 | Hoover U6616-900 WindTunnel Bagless...

1 Answer

Hoover Wind Tunnel Problem


motor burnout. replace the motor or get a new vacuum

Dec 15, 2007 | Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vacuums Logo

Related Topics:

391 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hoover Vacuums Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Roger Potts

Level 3 Expert

694 Answers

Ryan S
Ryan S

Level 2 Expert

328 Answers

Are you a Hoover Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...