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There is a strong burning smell - plastic/electrical coming from the machine and sparks come out the side after 5 mins. Is it new brushes for the motor or a new motor or could the clutch be slipping? Prior to this happening the inside of the roller brush was stripped and I had to replace it. I have replaced both drive belts but this has not improved things.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
These motors have a fuse incorporated in the field winding and it sounds like that blew. These motors sometimes overheat at the front bearing and the bearing will melt into the plastic housing. This will cause the fuse to blow. It sounds like that's your problem. You can remove the motor by removing the three screws on the bottom of the powerhead and then check the front bearing for any bubbling or blistering in the plastic housing. The shaft of the motor should turn easily.
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
The roller brush has stopped turning, I think it could be the belt, how do I seperate the top from the bottom?
I will await your reply.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
Tough one. Typically the only 2 things that the belt contacts is the motor drive spindle and the brush roller. Anything else would only be there to protect the belt from debris. Can you turn the brush by hand and see why the belt is coming off? Is the spindle wobbly? If so, you may need another motor as I don't think it is easy to get parts for the motor. Hope this helps and good luck!
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
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