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SWEEPER SMELLS LIKE SOMETHING BURNING, BUT WORKS WELL. DOES IT NEED A TUNE-UP AND CAN I DO THIS MYSELF?

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I would check if the drive belt has a scorch mark on it, you may have caught something that temporarilly jammed the belt causing it to slip hence burning smell. I wouldn't suspect motor or anything serious as it works. So if need be change the belt. May be worth checking if the roller is turning it may be jammed.

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