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Smells like a belt burning but is in the main canister

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Burning smell


The response by Lynnette is in reference to the power nozzle....if you are having this issue with the main unit, then it could be the armature is starting to go bad. Have your Rainbow in front of you and give us a call. We can walk you through some steps to narrow it down.

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Apr 09, 2014 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Vax v-091 burning smell and clunking noise


Is there something stuck inside, underneath, being turned along with the motor? burning smell usually means something got caught and the belt snapped. Not expensive and don't know if it's an easy DYI. Shouldn't cost too much to have it repaired or you can google the brand and model and the word belt, see what you find.

Mar 01, 2014 | VAX Appliances 2000 Canister Vacuum

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My dtx1300 burned out when my son kept vacuuming with the bag full suddenly it stop working and I could smell a light burn.what part would do that so I could may be fix it?


the belt that drives the beater bar may have broken. If you noticed a burned rubber smell it was the belt and you can find the part number in your book that came with your machine.

Aug 16, 2011 | Oreck DutchTech DTX1300C with Motorized...

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Work well but smell like a burning belt


If it smells like burning rubber, the belt is probably worn and slipping. If it's another burning smell, your motor windings are probably shorting and will burn out soon

Oct 12, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Burning smell. i think the belt is broken. how do I fix it?


Turn the power head over and you will see (2) screws. Remove the screws and the top cover will come off and you can get to the belt. Here is the belt you need:

Kenmore 23812 Belt

Feb 06, 2010 | Kenmore 23812 Progressive PowerMate Bagged...

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HI, my motorized brush barely turns.It makes a hot rubber smell. I took apart and noticed the spindle the belt turns on discolored from heat. Cleaned it, but still no turning of the brush.The vac is a...


That means that the belt is stretched and it is slipping on the motor shaft, that is why it is hot and smells like burning rubber. You need to replace the belt. Here is the correct belt you need:

Hoover Windtunnel Canister Belt

Dec 24, 2009 | Hoover S3765-040 WindTunnel Bagless...

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Vax hoover bagless, there is a burning smell coming from it


Most common burning smell is the belt in the power nozzle. check & replace.

Oct 11, 2009 | Hoover S3639 WindTunnel Bagged Canister...

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Our vacuum smells like burning rubber. Does it


Burning rubber smell means the brush belt need attention. Make sure the brush is turning freely and replace the belt

Jul 05, 2009 | Eureka Vacuums

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Rainbow Vacuum smells like something is burning.


Your belt is worn and that is why there is a burnt rubber smell. You need to change your belt. You can find a replacement belt and instructions here:

Rainbow Replacement Belts

Apr 02, 2009 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Rainbow E series


The belt looses it tensile strength (tightness) over time. But it's the part about funny sounds and shutting down that concerns me. If it smells like a tire fire then it's the belt if it smells like plastic and burned hair then the motor has a bad field or armature. Probably one of the carbon brushes got hung up and burned a segment in the armature.

Oct 02, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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