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When I run the sweeper there is a funny smell

Every time I run the sweeper there is a funny smell, like hot plastic, too much friction somewhere. The smell leaves you thinking that something isn't right-you better stop the sweeper and check it out.
At one point we thought there seemed to be a suction problem, we checked the hoses, took off the floor metal part & took out the beater bar and cut off the yuk swirled around it (hair, thread, etc).Did NOT identify "THE PROBLEM" but the suction was fine. I think the smell may have been there before that, but definitely after that. The filter in the center of the canister and the HEPA filter a clean. The beater bar works fine.
Thanks for any help!!

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  • Stier Feb 10, 2008

    CLARIFICATION: This is a bagless model (clear canister in front) which is also beltless. Sorry, DrummerNick, that wasn't fair!

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    Vacuum was fine, changed the bag, and now there is a strong electrical "hot" smell. Vacuum is working well, suction is fine, etc, but it smells like something is burning. Vacuum is beltless.

  • aurorastar24 Aug 16, 2008

    pretty much have the same problem smell like motor burning brand new hepa turned black took apart nothing stuck no jams

  • jenp911 Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. It smells so bad. I checked everything underneath, but nothing tangled in the wheels. It's beltless, so it is just driving me crazy trying to figure out what the problem is.

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Check where the brush rotates. Pull the brush completely out and try turning the ends that are secured to the vacuum.

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Cheak belt cond ?

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Feb 09, 2008

    maby rubing sumware

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Feb 10, 2008

    cheak filter were goes in cloged hair ect

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