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My vacuum smells all the time like someone threw up. It stinks the whole house. It is not a burning rubber smell as the smell is there even if not using the power head.


Have u got dogs? if its smelling bad "we are what we eat" and so is the vacumn.try a carpet powder "shake and vac etc." Empty after each use

Apr 07, 2017 | Vacuums

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I'm getting a horrible sour/sweaty like smell blowing out of my Henry when vacuuming, i've tried to clean the filter, but its still just the same & the smell also seems to be in the head o


You can buy little sachets of nice smelly stuff to put inside Henry. Most supermarkets have them. Makes the carpets smell nice too.

Feb 07, 2013 | Henry Vacuums

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Dyson filters smell after cleaning


Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear you're concerned about your DC15.

If the filter smells, you may want to take a look at the video below to make sure you're washing it as we recommend. Please use cold water without detergent, and make sure the filter is totally dry before replacing it - allow at least 12 hours. You may find it helps to place it somewhere warm, such as in an airing cupboard, or by a radiator. This should be done at least once every 3-6 months.

This should help, but if you're still concerned, please give our customer Helpline a call on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 (US), so we can provide further assistance.

Best wishes,
Jack
Dyson Online Customer Support
http://www.dyson.com


Apr 08, 2012 | Dyson DC15 All Floors - The Ball Bagless...

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How do I get rid of the bad smell coming from my filter queen


Change all 4 of the filters, and wash the dirt container with soap, water and a little bleach. The only other thing that would cause a bad smell would be the actual motor, but that would be more of a burning smell. Good luck!

Jan 25, 2012 | Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum

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It smells sour . I think it is the bag >


Hi, i would advise changing the bag & clearing any debris from the suction tube and rollers

( disconnect from power 1st )

Hope this helps

Kind Regards

KnowHowRebel

Mar 06, 2011 | Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Sour odor


You should always put a new hepa filter in any E and E2 series Rainbow vacuum, when it taken to a new home. It will smell like the home that it was in, until you do.

You can also use fragrances, and deodorizer air freshener in your vacuum, which not only eliminates odors, it add fresh aromas to your air in your home, also.

Replace the hepa filter first thing.

If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.

Thank you,
Ralph

Jun 06, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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I have a Hoover Elite Rewind vacuum. Actually,this is my second one. However, after about 4 months of use, it emits a "sour" smell when I'm using it. I empty the cannister before each use and clean out the...


does it smell like an electrical burning odor? could very possibly be the motor going bad already. ive seen it happen. but if not try freshwave odor absorbing pearls. i carry it in my store and we do have shipping. Truly the only thing you should use to get rid of odors in a bagless vacuum, it wont clog your filters

Jan 03, 2010 | Hoover U5507900 Elite Rewind Bagless...

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Hi, I have a canister Kenmore vacuum with power head. Everytime I use it, it smells sour. Its strong and like FEET with bad odor. My old Kenmore did the same thing but I used it anyway...because the power...


Never heard of this odor but if you have had it in both vacs it might have something to do with a disintegrating rubber backing on a carpet.
Arm and Hammer makes a baking soda based vac powder that will help eliminate some odors.
Do several things , get the powder and pour a tablespoon of it or baking soda into a fresh bag. Keep your filters fresh. If you use washable filters be certain they are thoroughly dry before reinstalling. And use a Mutli ply filter bag.. and NEVER pick up anything wet or vacuum a damp carpet

Sep 10, 2009 | Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged...

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Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Bad Smell


change filters. the filter inside the unit and the one on the side needs to be changed once a yr. (these are not to be washed, only the side filter if foam can be washed ). also flat belt change every 6 months and the v-belt once a yr.

Jul 19, 2009 | Hoover U6616-900 WindTunnel Bagless...

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How to get rid of dog smell


I had this problem along with a clogged filter. I used the solution for clogged filter here on Fixya and the dog smell went away too. It has to do with the flange on the cylinder getting pushed up out of position. Give it a try. 

Oct 24, 2008 | Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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