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Vacuum smells like something is burning

When I turn on the vacuum, it starts to smell like something is burning.

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Ok...Check the brush roll is free not sticky..Next is the belt okay, not jamming on the brush roll making the burning smell...You could take off the roll and run motor on its own ..finding out if its the motor..

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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SOURCE: when i vacuum it smells and so i turn it off. the

The belt is probably worn and slipping, that is why it smells. Here is a link to the owners manual which has instructions and a link to the belt you need.

Eureka Altima Owner's Guide

Eureka Altima Replacement Belts

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: belt is burning?

is the brush turning?  remove any debris that is keeping it from rotating.  It does sound like the belt is burning because the motor is trying to turn it and the brush/sweeper is jammed.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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SOURCE: My Hoover bagless vacuum starts to smell like something's burning

What does it smell like? If it smells like burnt anything-it could be that the fan is broken and lodged in the motor. You can see if the fan is good just by looking into it.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Burning smell

The smell is from the stretch belt. If It has been two years I'm sure you need to change the belt, that belt should be changed at least every 6 months. You can get the belt for this model here:

http://www.vacbelts.com/hoover-40201160-belt.htm

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Rainbow Vacuum smells like something is burning.

Your belt is worn and that is why there is a burnt rubber smell. You need to change your belt. You can find a replacement belt and instructions here:

Rainbow Replacement Belts

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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