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I have an Edison dehumidifier DHE 40W G-1 and it does a good job of taking water out of the air, but it smells really bad. It is a pungent odor that comes out when it is running, not a burning smell. What is this from? Have you seen this before? Please, please help me if you can....

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check the bush roller, remove it from the case and clean the ends and middle from hair,dust and string.

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Unlock the sweeper brushes and take them out. on each end is a cup bearing and should be free of debris.
then check around and under the belt and likely there is debris wrapped around it.
the post is getting hot as your pulling too much of a load.
though if it continues the motor may have a bad set of motor brushes (inside the motor) or bad wiring (kinda unlikely).

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Electrical Burning Smell from Henry HVR200 Vacuum Cleaner

Hi! Highly unlikely that you need a new motor.  Highly likely that you need new carbon brushes.  The smell is caused by excessive sparking between the worn brushes and the copper commutator segments.  Most carbon brushes (and from memory I suspect this includes Henry's) have a copper wire buried in their last few millimeters, and you really need to change them before that becomes exposed.   The longer you run it like this, the more likely you are to damage the commutator, so change them sooner rather than later.  When you change the brushes, you can smooth off the commutator with very fine abrasive paper (the objective is to smooth it, not scratch it!), and then blow all the dust away (or **** it away if you have another vac, of course).  Incidentally, you don't say if you are using a paper bag in your Henry. Some people, because the top-hat filter is so good, try to manage without a bag.  This is false economy!  You should always use a bag. I hope this helps! I value feedback, so please remember to rate this response.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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you need a nw belt but before you change the belt clean the burnt rubber off the motor shaft or your new belt won't last

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Rainbow Vacuum smells like something is burning.

Your belt is worn and that is why there is a burnt rubber smell. You need to change your belt. You can find a replacement belt and instructions here:

Rainbow Replacement Belts

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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