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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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Hello,
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http://www.hoover.com Telephone
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