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Burning smell I had purchased a hoover widepath tempo vacuum two years ago and recently when I turn it on to vacuum it smells like something is burning.

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The belt needs changed. its slipping. make sure its not clogged with carpet or string ect. first. if not buy a belt at walmart. in stock...

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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The smell is from the stretch belt. If It has been two years I'm sure you need to change the belt, that belt should be changed at least every 6 months. You can get the belt for this model here:

http://www.vacbelts.com/hoover-40201160-belt.htm

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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Sounds as if the vacuum motor is on its way out.You will have to get it replaced.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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