Removing kenmore vacuum Canister motor cover model 116-27312790
My vacuum starts smelling like there is burnt insulation aafter using it for a while. I wanted to take the motor cover off to check the motor, but dont seem to be able to find the screws that hold it. In facat, I cannot open the vacuum at all. Is the cover press fit so that I can just try to slip a screw dreiver in and pry it off?
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What you need to do is take it apart and look for any carpet peices dug up in there preventing the motor to spin. Also go look for another filter for it and if you google it you can probably get instructions or if you still have the book.
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This sounds like your motor going. If it winds up then down it could need new motor brushes or a new motor. Also, if the smell is kind of rubbery it could simply be the powere nozzle belt. Hope this helps, Chris
Sounds like a motor err. Could be repaired by a professional but it never be as good as a new one. Also they you might not find anyone to repair it because the replacement motor might cost more than a new vacuum /considering it's age the motor will be hard to find and that makes it more expensive to repair./
Without the complete model number, I don't know for sure what componets you have, most likely is the motor. You will have to take the motor cover off and check it out. You can go to sears.com, click on parts, enter your complete model number, scroll down to cannister and it will bring up a parts list where you can order parts, also a diagram of the cannister.
Depending on which model, there is a couple of scres on the bottom, then on each side and back are release catchs that you pry up to release the top, then you can get to the belt. The other model you take off the light cover, it just snaps in place, then you can take out 2 screws from the top, on each side there is a slot, put a screwdriver up into the slot and pry out to release the tabs, then the cover comes off and you can get to the belt.
if it smells like burnt plastic it is something wrong with the motor part, but if it is a wet dog,burnt hair gross kinda smell it cool change the bag and buy deoderizer tablet to put under bag kinda like a airfreshener. if it dont work like it used too not picken up like should something wrong
The top piece near the back comes off, use a screw driver to pry the corners out then it will come off. Then you can get to the 2 screws holding the motor housing off. When you put it back on, it just snaps in place.
My guess would be a slightly loose belt - tight enough to spin the roller on a hard floor, but loose enough to slip (then get hot and stink) when the roller is having to work against the pile of a carpet.
Worth buying and fitting a new belt without pausing to investigate further, simply because they're so cheap and you'll have to replace it sooner or later anyway.