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I cleaned the belt area and removed all of the strings and fuzz. However, I am still smelling rubber burning from the vacuum.

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This can be caused by a loose or worn belt that is continually slipping on the brush. It simply needs replaced with the correct belt.
It can also be caused by the belt being caught on something by the shaft. In this case, the power head needs to be taken apart to check for improper placement of belt.
The vacuum motor could also be overheating, which would more than likely be caused by a plugged hose. Disconnect hose from power head and vacuum, then try to roll a marble or small ball through it. Also, check the vacuum's hose port for a plug. Another area to check is the tube in the power head. Clear if needed before continueing operation.

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