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Bunning smell. How do I determine if it's the motor or the mother board? As there is no smoke coming out of the vacuum.

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Is it an electrical smell or a rubber type smell. If there is no smoke, it could be that the belt is slipping and causing a smell. If it is the motor, usually it would smoke, or at least quit running and making strange noises.

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