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My numatic Hoover is brilliant but it smells what part needs changing? It's not a burning smell, but a musky almost cabbage smell?

It's an industrial numatic but that's not an option when choosing. The Hoover now just smells bad? It's quite old but I'm reluctant to give it up as its the best Hoover I have ever owned. It never used to smell but just wondered if anyone knew what it was? It's the air it blows out that smells? Any help really appreciated thanks :)

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  • Fay Evans Jan 29, 2013

    Thanks Graham, I have recently purchased a cloth reusable bag for the Hoover and tis seems to have stopped most of the smell? It's much better now :)

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It could be the sponge filters or the dust partition that need replacing. But it might also be coming from the motor, best bet is to get it checked out.

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

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SOURCE: my hoover smells of ammonia

Hello,
I too have a problem with a bad smell coming from my henry hound hoover, but thats probely because i haven't used a hoover bag. I took the cloth filter out,banged all the dust off, then sprayed it with 'RugDoctor' pet stain remover for carpets and upholstery. It still smells a bit, but not half as bad as befor. I have now ordered a reusable,zipable,washable cloth hoover bag especially made for Henry's. It cost £8.80 from ebay with free postage. Hope this helps Nikki.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

SOURCE: Numatic Henry Hoover

They should just pull out with a little pressure and a pair of pliers. Good luck with your repair

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SOURCE: Electrical Burning Smell from Henry HVR200 Vacuum Cleaner

Hi! Highly unlikely that you need a new motor.  Highly likely that you need new carbon brushes.  The smell is caused by excessive sparking between the worn brushes and the copper commutator segments.  Most carbon brushes (and from memory I suspect this includes Henry's) have a copper wire buried in their last few millimeters, and you really need to change them before that becomes exposed.   The longer you run it like this, the more likely you are to damage the commutator, so change them sooner rather than later.  When you change the brushes, you can smooth off the commutator with very fine abrasive paper (the objective is to smooth it, not scratch it!), and then blow all the dust away (or **** it away if you have another vac, of course).  Incidentally, you don't say if you are using a paper bag in your Henry. Some people, because the top-hat filter is so good, try to manage without a bag.  This is false economy!  You should always use a bag. I hope this helps! I value feedback, so please remember to rate this response.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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