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Burning smell When i start up my vaccuum it gives off a burning smell, it still picks up & operates like it should just leaves the house smelling like ive had a fire. Any advice on how to fix will be greatly appreciated.

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  • cfelabom Mar 03, 2008

    Hoover U8146-900, same problem, but my unit has no belts. What else could it be? There are two motors, one for suction, one to turn agitators. Would replacing either or both of these motors fix the problem?

  • sadrawalker Dec 06, 2008

    Mine also smells like a fire except it wont' stay running. It tries to turn on/run for a few seconds (while stinking) and then it stops. I think it may be a motor but I cannot find where the motor is or how to replace that.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    i have the same problem. the belt was replaced a few months ago...i haven't had the vacuum for even a year. i've replaced the filter and it still smells. It picks up fine, but i'm scared it's gonna catch fire or something. the hoover website is undergoing maintenance so i guess i'll put in a call to customer service

  • ladybug49_us Jan 03, 2009

    I have had my WindTunnel for 2.5years. It works fine, but now leaves a burning smell throughout the house.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    Same problem - hot burning smell whenever we run it. I checked belt and it looks fine - but will try replacing it.

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Replace the belt. It is probably stretched and is slipping. This will produce the smell your describing. These belts should be changed at least once a year.

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