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Burning smell kenmore canister

Model 116.27614700 motor smells hot when running. the copper cylinder (armature????) inside is blackened, the copper brushes???? u can see the wearing. tried to clean. model approx. 1 1/2 yrs old. other than sears where can u get parts to replace this or new fan motor unit. or can this be oiled or cleaned?
sears part number KC92FCJNZ000
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Had a burning smell coming from the vacuum. Opened it up and noticed sparks in the motor area. Ordered a new motor from Sears and replaced it. Works great now.

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Any reputable vacuum cleaner repair shop can check it for you. It will have to be a multi brand shop, nit a Kirby, or Electrolux thpe. They are dealers and only repair their own brand.

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