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Buning smell whenever I use my vacuum

My husband looked at it, changed the filters, but it has a buning smell whenever I use my vacuum. I'm afraid it'll start on fire.

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  • judy May 28, 2012

    It can catch fire, Mine did. Thankfully, the fire shot upward. I was not hurt. I will never trust a vacuum that smells hot. Filters Cleaned, belt new, Cord in good condition. Turned Vacuum on, it made a funny noise. Smelled hot. That is when the flames shot out. Called the number located on the vacumm cleaner, they wanted me to drive 40 miles to a service Center. Not worth it.

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If it's a rubbery burning smell, check the belt for the beater, it could be rubbing on the sides or even broken.

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