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Burning smell from Boss 4D vacuum

I have a Eureka Boss 4D pet Fresh vacuum. It worked great but now when I use it I get a harsh burning rubber smell, and the side of the vaccuum feels like it's going to catch fire. It still has suction....but I can only use it for 2 minutes at a time before the smell is back.

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belt doesnt have to be broken, check the metal arm on the vacuum, see if there is build up of old rubber from previous belts, clean the arm that spins the belt and double check to make sure u have the correct belt

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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Is the brush roll turning while on the carpet. If the belt is old, then it has stretched and will slip causing a rubber smell. But if it is an electrical smell, then your motor is failing and will need to be replaced.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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Your belt is probably broken. Check your belt and make sure your brushroll has not seized. If both of those check out ok, (because the smartvac belt doesn't stretch,) the belt tensioner assembly may have gone bad.

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take the brush roller completely out of the vacuum then plug it in .you should be able to hold on to the ends of the brush roller and turn the brush freely if not the brushroller is froze.try taking the ends off the brush roller an see if you have carpet strands or hair built up around the spindles

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 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

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