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I pugged the dirtdevil 087800 to do some cleaning and it started smelling like there a burn wire

What is the problem, how or where can I locate the burnt part, does it have a fuse, where is it located? It is not belt problem, I have checked it and it is ok.

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If it's been over six months since belt replaced start there first. Belts may look ok and brush might spin but when sweeping the belt will slip on the brush roll.

Posted on Jan 29, 2014

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SOURCE: belt is burning?

is the brush turning?  remove any debris that is keeping it from rotating.  It does sound like the belt is burning because the motor is trying to turn it and the brush/sweeper is jammed.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Burning smell and smoke

I ran into a scenario similar to this at work. With the burning smell and smoke combined, it leaves only one problem remaining; the motor. The motor and the pulley that enables the belt to spin could be malfunctioning (causing friction between the 2 parts) and thus causes the burning smell and the smoke. I'd highly advise not to touch either part after having the unit on (YOU WILL BURN YOURSELF).

The only other likely possibility is to make sure there aren't any hairs caught in or around the motor and the bearings of the agitator.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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SOURCE: burning smell when vacuuming, not belt

Try turning the vacuum on and hold the base up so you can see if the roller is turning. Odds are it is not and what you smell is the belt burning (not literally). If the roller is not turning, look for anything that is binding it - after you have unplugged the power cord. Probably the roller head is not fully aligned with the retention lugs that hold it in place or the belt is not properly placed on the roller itself, or if it is a used model, hair and twine can get tangled in the roller and cause it to stop turning.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: burned smell

If the motor slowed down this would indicate a bad motor. not cost effective on this model to replace unless under warranty. it is not uncommon these days to see a motor go bad every now and then.

What are the first 4 digits of your serial number? this would be the month and year of mfr. even without a receipt, a warranty service shop should be able to assist you.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I put a new belt on my oreck xl and it is burning through why?

The problem you are having is that the brush roller is not spinning freely when the belt is not on. if the end caps of the roller can be removed, clean the dirt & carpet fiber out and test. if it can not you just may need to replace the roller

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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