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My Vacuumm kirby hertiage made a funny noise and started to smoke and doesn't work.

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  • pmbrown1 Sep 12, 2009

    I was using the hose at time and the belt is not on when using the hose.

  • pmbrown1 Sep 12, 2009

    The bar dosen't spin. so if smoke from my motor how do i replace it.

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Remove the cover and change the belt it may have got a rock stuck in the beater bar(brush)

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

  • tom wright
    tom wright Sep 12, 2009

    On some vacuums the bar spins regardles if yopu are using the hose or not cheak and see if it still spins while you use the hose.If it is not your belt it may be your motor that you seen smoke from good luck hope i helped

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