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Burning smell and not picking up dirt

My vaccuum is not picking up anymore. I have washed and cleaned the filters and checked hoses for clogs. When vaccuuming, the unit smells like it's burning even when the height is on the middle setting. What am I missing?

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You probably need to change the belt. Here is a link to the belt you need and to the manual:

Eureka 2961AVZ Belts

Eureka 2961AVZ Owner's Guide (3.4 KB download)

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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