Question about Vacuums
If it is the motor it may smell electrical and the motor is likely shot. It's very possible it needs a new belt. Your model has a stretch belt and they should be replaced at least every six months (even if it's never been used) because belts need to be stretched so far to be installed they will lose elasticity and slip on the shaft which can cause the belt to melt.
Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Burning smell/lost suction
Is the brush roll turning while on the carpet. If the belt is old, then it has stretched and will slip causing a rubber smell. But if it is an electrical smell, then your motor is failing and will need to be replaced.
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
SOURCE: Burning smell and smoke
I ran into a scenario similar to this at work. With the burning smell and smoke combined, it leaves only one problem remaining; the motor. The motor and the pulley that enables the belt to spin could be malfunctioning (causing friction between the 2 parts) and thus causes the burning smell and the smoke. I'd highly advise not to touch either part after having the unit on (YOU WILL BURN YOURSELF).
The only other likely possibility is to make sure there aren't any hairs caught in or around the motor and the bearings of the agitator.
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
when mine does that I find that the hose is not connected properly where it comes off to use the attachments.
If there is suction there, it is a straight shot to the floor unless it is loose where it fits together.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
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