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Burning smell from motor...what needs replaced?

There's a burning smell coming from the canister, and the motor's speed sometimes drops. I'd like to buy a replacement part and fix it, but I'm not sure what went bad. Brushes, maybe?

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Without the complete model number, I don't know for sure what componets you have, most likely is the motor. You will have to take the motor cover off and check it out. You can go to sears.com, click on parts, enter your complete model number, scroll down to cannister and it will bring up a parts list where you can order parts, also a diagram of the cannister.

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