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Something may have jammed the brush roller, preventing rotation. This causes the motor shaft to rotate in one spot on the belt, causing the burning rubber smell. Eventually, the belt will break. You need to find what caused the jam and remove it. It would be a good idea to replace the belt as a burned belt is unlikely to last much longer.
Anytime someone says they smell something burning on any type of vacuum cleaner of carpet cleaner etc. All I can think of is the belt is rubbing on plastic which would cause the sense of something burning because you possibly are smelling the belt........
As a general rule when you pick up a sock or towel or anything laying on the floor that is too big for the vac to handle, it generally stops the brush roll, which in turn stops the belt and that in turn makes the belt burn in two in about 20 seconds, if you don't catch it in time. Now on most vacuums this isn't a major repair. Most folks, with a modicum of mechanical knowledge can change a belt on about 90% of the upright vac's around, but the Dyson's aren't in that 90%, they're in the ten % that make it incredibly difficult to change a simple belt. You'll need to take it to your friendly neighborhood vac repair shop and have them put on a new belt, depending on which belt that broke. Have them give you an estimate first. You may be surprised at what it costs to have a belt changed, if it's the one that's on the clutch assembly.
When a vacuum cleaner smokes, it is usually only one of two possible problems.
It could either be that your motor burned up, or that your belts burned. The belts on this particular model are notorious for breaking, but the fact that your machine doesn't come on at all after this happened, sounds like it may be the motor.
Both of these issues have a unique smelling smoke. If the smoke smelled like an electrical burning smell, this indicates it's your motor. If the smoke smelled more like burning rubber, then it's probably your belts.
If the smoke smelled like burning rubber, here's a video that we've recorded showing step by step how to inspect, trouble shoot, and replace the belts on your vacuum cleaner. If you open it up and the belts are still in tact, then this probably is a more serious problem of the motor burning out.
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