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Changed belt in my vacum and it is now smoking and i smell burnt rubber

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Hi,
Check the brush and make sure that it seated correctly...between pulling on the new belt and getting the brush back into the slots sometimes it will bind up...
You also will now want to put a new belt in now... the belt is toast if it smoked...

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