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The belt broke and there was a bit of a burning smell - I attached the carpet cleaner attachment with integral belt but there's no electric power

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When using, smells like vacuum is burning. This is without the powerless attached. What do I need to do?


It is most likely the belt. The belts stretch out over time and start slipping. When they slip they burn. Also check to make sure nothing is keeping the roller brush from spinning.

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How To Attach The Carpet Shampooer Cleaning Attachment Kirby Generation 3 (G3).


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This is an excellent, easy to follow video presentation of attaching the carpet cleaner to your Kirby Generation 3 Upright Vacuum Cleaner. Please note that the model being used in the video is a newer model named the Sentria, but the process of attaching the carpet extractor attachment is identical on the Kirby Sentria and the Kirby Generation 3. The only major difference is that the Generation 3 does not have the lever that extends out to turn the belt to off. On the Generation 3 this is dont by turning the entire white square with the Kirby logo on it in the front of the vacuum cleaner.

Please feel free to ask for a repair clarification if you have a question on how to attach the carpet shampooer. I'm always, more then happy to answer any follow up questions there may be.


Instructional Video On How To Attachment Carpet Shampooer To Kirby Generation 3 Vacuum Cleaner:
http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


I hope that this helped you change your Kirby into a carpet shampooer. I you found this video helpful, please rate this Tip as helpful by clicking the Thumbs Up Icon. I really do appreciate it, thank you.

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I have a steam vac spinscrub carpet cleaner works good but it just started smelling like it was burning and started to smoke


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........

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Hoover carpet cleaning started to smell like it's burning and black chunks of rubber came out


Nan, there's obviously a belt that's shot and needs to be replaced. If it started to smell, then it was probably bound up at some point in it's travel path, that stops it from running and the motor shaft burns it's way through the belt, making the smell.

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Burnt rubber smell when vacuuming


This could be a few things:

A. If your model has a floor selector switch (Bare floor/tools - Carpet) your clutch could be worn. (there is a rubber clutch pad between your cam and roller shell) - Fix would be to replace the clutch pad and belt.

B. If you don't have one of the above models, your belt could be stretched. The belt slipping could cause a rubber burning smell. Fix - Change belt.

C. Have you got any new carpet you are vacuuming or have you moved? Some of the newer style frieze carpets can cause burning rubber smell. The fibers of the carpet are longer and cause the brush to slow down causing the belt to burn. (Imagine brushing long hair with a thick brush, the hair easily gets tangled in the brush, same effect with this carpet.) Some of the newer rugs can do this as well. Some newer carpets with the thicker felt backing and/or the "pet padding" under the carpet can too. it doesn't allow enough air to flow through causing the cleaner head to seal itself to the carpet causing a burning smell. The fix is Move to another home, replace your carpets or replace your vacuum. The vacuum is the cheaper option but be cautious as most vacuums now do this with these carpets. We have had really good response from customers using the Simplicity Tandem Air models, (Synchrony and Synergy models.)

Hope this helps, if you need to talk further feel free to contact me.

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I have a Lux Floor Pro Heavy Duty carpet cleaner. Whis attachments (scrubbers) do I attach to the bottom to wash a non-plush carpet. I have three attachments that have hard bristles and three that have...


NEVER USE THE HARD BRUSHES ON CARPET ! You can burn up your motor, break the drive belt,or strip the drive gears The black bristle brushes are for all carpet types.
The hard bristle brushes are made for hardwood and other smooth surfaces.

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Hoover F6025900 Steam Vac Widepath LS, I own this steam vac and I found bits of rubber under the machine when I turned it on, smelled like burned rubber from a belt? Can you please tell me if there is a...


Well there is no belt, and not sure what the rubber would be from, everything is plastic or metal. Unless it is really an electrical smell, which means the motor is going bad.

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Smell from the motorof the vacuum cleaner


ALL VACUUMS SMELL TO SOME EXTENT. YOU DON'T MENTION IF THIS IS A NEW PROBLEM OR NOT.
WHAT I DO IS VACUUM UP A LITTLE BIT OF TIDE (ANY POWDER WILL DO) WHEN I CHANGE THE BAG.
USE THE HOSE WHEN DOING THIS. THOSE FINE POWDERS THEY SELL TO "FRESHEN" YOUR CARPET ARE GRITTY AND NOT GOOD FOR YOUR ELECTRIC ATTACHMENTS AND MAY ALSO CLOG THE BAGS AIR FLOW.

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Smell/suction


The brushroll may spin when looking at it but stops when pressure of the floor is applied. The belts stretch, so they look fine but are not. The smell - if it's a rubber smell - would also be the belt. Some, or most, brushrolls can get hair in the ends that could also cause a smell and belt problem.

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Burning smell/lost suction


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.

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