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WHEN I TURN ON UNIT IT SMELLS LIKE WHEN THE RUBBER BELT STOPS TURNING ON A SWEEPER. HOW DO GET TO THE MOTOR AREA?

Smells like rubber belt burning when I turn on the power. How do I get to motor area?

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Mosture has gotten into the motor. Take the bottom tank off and let the unit run for 30 seconds. It will dry out the compartment

Posted on May 25, 2009

  • Iced-T-tx Sep 09, 2011

    Had the same problem. Did as you say. made it about 20 seconds before the smoke started pouring out. Naturally, turned it off. What is it that is burning? How is it not doing damage? When I laid it on its back after doing this water did leak out that hadn't before, so that looks like progress.

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