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Hoover U5344-950 My Hoover vacuum is a nightmare! I have had nothing but problems with it since day 1. The powerhead stops working if you try to lower the handle to vacuum. I took it in to be serviced and was told it sat on the shelf for too long in the store and it warped the it was replaced. Got it home, it worked the first time I tried it, then went right back to no powerhead working and as a bonus it is giving off a nasty smell like it is going to blow up! It now gets really hot too. All the filters are totally clean, the roller is free of hair...I am perplexed!

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Re: Hoover U5344-950

Is it a rubber smell or an electrical smell, If it is a rubber type smell then maybe the belt or brushroll has a problem. If is a electrical smell, then would be coming from the motor. How long have you had this? Hoover has a one year warranty, so if it less then a year, take to a shop that does Hoover Warranty. You can call theur 1-800 number and they can tell you where you can take it. The number is on the metal tag where the model number is.

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That means you had too much hair in your beaterbar or that you had the vacuum set too low to the floor. The beaterbar stopped turning and the rubber belt was slipping creating friction and heating to the point of melting. When you vacuum check often that the powerhead (beaterbar) is moving. If the belt ever slips it stretches or melts in half and must be replaced.
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