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Burning Smell It is about one moth old and has worked great. It just started to have a burning smell after it's on for a few minutes. Is the motor burning up?

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burning smell is over heating motor --could be bearings but if it is an old machine it could be the impeller blades that create the vacuum are loose --noise and that is loading up the motor
unless it is a new and expensive vacuum cleaner you could take it in to an appliance repair shop for a quote or if old simply junk it and get a new one

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If the burning smell is an electrical smell it could be motor or wiring problems which are best handled by a professional. If it smells like burning rubber it is probably the belt. If it smells like burnt wood it could be the belt slipping on the brush roll, if the brush roll is made of wood. Dust and debris can also accumulate behind the end caps of the brush roll causing friction which can cause a burning wood smell.

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Some debris, even sand or dirt, probably got into the motor, causing damage to the armature. If this is the case, you will need to replace the motor. The burning smell from the motor is generally a sure sign of a bad motor.

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Try replacing the belt. My vacuum cleaner had the same problem and once the belt was changed the burning smell was gone.

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When you turn it on....is the belt turning the brushes? Something may be caught causing the brushes to stick and the belt to just grind the brush assembly.

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Hi. What does the burning smell of? Is it 'rubbery', or is it acrid and 'chemically'?! The most common item to 'burn' is the belt which drives the rotating brush at the front. Does your cleaner have a belt? This would give a burning rubber smell. The instructions should explain how to change the belt - have a close look and see if the belt has been slipping on the motor spindle. If it has, then it'll probably be worn at this point and should be replaced. A common cause of this happening is the brush bar getting caught in something - edge or rug, etc - and being forced to a standstill. If the smell is more 'acrid', it could be a problem with the motor. This is a repair service job.

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