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Burning smell from motor area. How to remove casing after screws are removed,

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After you remove the screws, just tap the casing -gently- with a hammer or similar object in order to loosen it. Then you will be able to separate it.

Just a comment: Vacuum cleaners have 'brushed' motors, and if there is a burning smell coming from the motor it usually means trouble that you may not be able to repair.
Likely one of the rotor coils or windings is shorted out.

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

Testimonial: "Thanks, I was concerned there may be other hidden screws fasteners etc. So I was a bit tentative with the hammer. Great advice re electrics as well."

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