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How loose can a v belt be? I have a burny smell after vacuuming.


Motor is sparking and smells like burning rubber. When it first happened I thought the vacuum had something jamming the beater bar. That was the smell it had, like when the belt gets burned. But when we turned it over, it wasn't jamming. Took off the base plate and turned it on. The motor area is sparking and it makes a weird noise (I assume that is because the motor fails and restarts). I looked for loose wires, can't find any. I believe I need some sort of part replaced, maybe even a n

From sound and description most possible is motor is burnt up sparks usually mean metal on metal either bearing or bushings went on motor if u can jiggle the shaft thats bearing if u rotate the shaft by hand and feel and or hear rough grinding the br ... Oreck Vacuums

I replaced the belts on my windtunnel vacuum u6439-900 cleaner..it works fine for a minute or so then it smells like burnt rubber and does not self propel. Does the v belt need to be taut or loose?

... Hoover Vacuums

The original belt on my upright Kenmore Progressive broke and I replaced it with the spare that was in the vacuum. The vacuum and spare belt are about 10 years old. Then the spare broke after one vacuuming session and there was a burning smell coming from the vacuum. I ordered new belts and replaced it with the new belt. It seems to be working fine with no smell. I checked the belt after I vacuumed the family room and although it was in tact, the belt was very hot. Is that normal? Should t

The belt heats up due to the friction, as well as being in contact with the shaft of a hot motor. It is normal. ... Kenmore Progressive 35922 Bagged Upright Vacuum

The vacuum turns on but wont run smells like burning rubber I took the bottom off and the belts dont appear to be broken but the one connected to beater bar seems like it may be loose

Http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=542493\015\012Generic problem for all Vacuums\015\012The vacuum turns on but\015\012Posted by mmetcalf on Apr 24 ... Vacuums

I have a Eureka 4800 series the Boss upright with a bag and Hepa filter. I love it! I was just vacuuming with the hose part and all was well and then suddenly the lower brush came on and a "burning" smell followed. Thought it was the belt so my husband was going to put on the new belt which I had on hand! When he turned it over, the "bar" that holds the belt looks as though it "shot through" the plastic side of the housing on the vacuum. There is melted plastic on the outside of the vacuum and o

I had the same problem. Take out the old belt if possible. Remove the 4 screws inside the filter and the 3 on the front of that housing. pull out the foam around the motor. carefully pull out the suction tube that is press fit against the motor. ... Eureka 4874 Bagged Upright Vacuum

For some reason, when I tried to put the floor vacuum attachment back on and vacuum the carpet, I realized that the belt was not engaging. the belt is in there and not broken, but it is not turning the beater brush. it is just hanging loose around the brush. When I turn the wheel to engage the brush, it picks the belt up, but when I attach the vacuum to the attachment, the brush is just not turning.

... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

The brushes will not rotate on my hoover vacuum. the belts are in good shape, the motor is turning the vacuum motor, but the belt on the brushes seems loose. I ordered a replacement belt but still nothing. Their is a small "idler" but their dosent seem to be enough tension on the belt. Any ideas?

Did you order the correct size of belt? These are the belts you should have:Hoover Windtunnel Belts ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

The brush roller stops turning and I can smell the belt burning, then it will catch and start working normal. I looked under the plate to check the belts and they looked okay and no hang ups of string or anything. The only thing that seemed weird was that the smaller belt that actually attaches and turns the roller is a bit loose. The larger belt is tight but looks like its the one that is burning and causing the smell.

Better to replace both belts the smaller one is stretched out thats whyits slipping ,be sure to clean the old rubber off the motor shaft before replacing the belts.it will cause the new belts to run unevevly and go bad before their time ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

Smoking belt Hey I have a Eureka 2961 avz bagless vacuum, and if it's on for a few minutes i can smell the belt burning.  If the vacuum is left on any longer the belt starts smoking.  I took the case off and there was a little debris but not much.  Is there a cause and fix or just time to replace the belt?

Belt is slipping because the bearings on the beater brushes, which it turns, are jammed or full of dust. \015\012Alternatively the belt has stretched after being overheated and needs replacing because it now slips. ... Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum

I've got a Kenmore canister vacuum, Progressive 236123, and there's a burning smell from the belt side of the head--smells a lot like hot rubber. I've cleaned the agitator and changed the belt, but I still get the smell. It's stronger when I'm using "carpet" mode than when I'm using "bare floor" mode. Any ideas what the problem is?

... Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum

Burning smell There is a burning smell when I run my Kirby Ultimate G.  The smell seems to be coming from the belt.  I looked at the brushes and they are spinning so the belt is working.  the Post on the vacuum is getting very hot not sure if that is normal.  What is causing this?

Unlock the sweeper brushes and take them out. on each end is a cup bearing and should be free of debris.then check around and under the belt and likely there is debris wrapped around it.the post is getting hot as your pulling too much of ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

Roller brush does not rotate if there is a belt I can't open that part of the vacuum to look. Vacuum is new but I vacuumed a string that caused the brush to stall for a moment. I could smell like when a belt gets hot or burns it's a surfacemax 300.

You need to replace the belt. Replacement Vacuum Belts ... Vacuums

Brush Roll belt stops turning durring vacuuming on WindTunnel self-propelled, v belt is a little loose with handle down. Tensioning roll is engaged OK, but fully at the end of its travel. Replaced belts flat and v, but still stops turning even on high carpet setting when vacuuming. Carpet setting and height adjustment appears to be working OK, roll is clean and turns easily when out. Also turns easily until it engages the carpet. Self propel function works just fine.

... Hoover U6485900 Bagged Upright Vacuum

I have a kirby sentria. vacuumed up my son's headphones and immediately shut if off. took brush off, unwound headphones, put it back together. when i turned it back on, the belt snapped. so i went to vacuum place, got new belt, but when i put it on, with the green arrows lined up, it doesn't have much suction. with the red arrows lined up, it just smells like its burning and i don't want to break another belt! HELP!!

Take the front off the vacuum and check inside both the front portion and the canister for additonal clogs. Sometimes something will get caught in the impellor, causing the motor to overheat. Since there's little suction and the smell, I'd guess th ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

I heard that a class action lawsuit against Oreck Vacuum is being started because of all the problems customers are having with their vacuums. Does anyone know about this? My Oreck is only a couple of years old and keeps burning up belts. I took it in after only one week of usage when I started to notice white smoke coming out of it and the smell of burning rubber. I feel like I got the old run-around, when the service tech told me he couldn't find anything wrong (but replaced the burned up belt

You are correct about the fact that legal action has been taken. Go to this link to read more\015\012\015\012 ... Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Is there a diagram/picture to help me visualize how to put cleaner belt back in vacuum? I was taking base of vacuum apart so I could get rid of hair that were wrapped on the roller. The cleaner belt came to loose and I could not figure how to fix it back. the model is eureka upright bagless series 430

Hi,Sorry to hear your belt fell out. Not good if you've never replaced a belt before...Here is a website where you can read a detailed description of how to change a belt: http://www.ehow.com/how_8034505_eureka-belt-replacemen ... Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum

My oreck upright smells like rubber burning when i vacuum. i just put a new belt on but it smelled like that before i even put the belt on

... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

Kenmore 23613 The vacuum when turned on has a burnt smell. My husband has taken the vacuum apart, still can't seem to get to the belt. The belt in the rug part is not the problem, it is something in the canister part. Can you tell me what you think might be our problem? Thanks!

If it smells like burnt plastic it is something wrong with the motor part, but if it is a wet dog,burnt hair gross kinda smell it cool change the bag and buy deoderizer tablet to put under bag kinda like a airfreshener. if it dont work like it used ... Kenmore 22085 Bagged Canister Vacuum

My hoover savvy vacuum cleaner brush will not turn but the belt is fine. i was vacuuming and smelled a burned odor and thought the belt, but not. what's wrong

It could be the motor on it`s way out ... Hoover U8145-900 Savvy Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

My Eureka Altima vacuum the brush is not spinning. I took it apart and the belt is Not broke, but when I turn the vacuum on I can smell the motor overheating. I turned the machine off and unplugged it and then took it apart so I could see the underneath and plugged it back in and the belt still won't turn..can you help?

Hi, since you have detected the the smell of the overheating motor, then the motor is faulty which is why the belt is not turning. You should change th motor ASAP........... ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

My Bissell Model 3760-4 is not working properly. The belt has been replaced (and checked 3 times), but the brush bar does not move when the brush motor button is on. The little metal turning piece that turns the belt is turnable with one's finger when the belt is off, but when we put it all back together and turn on the vacuum, the brush bar does not go around and the burning belt smell returns. The portable part of the machine works properly. It's the brush bar. It has been cleared of hair, etc

... Bissell Lift-Off(R) Revolution(R) Turbo Upright Vacuum

Belts breaking/melting The original belt broke at almost 1 year so I replaced it. I changed the carpet setting to shag even though my carpet is very low pile to make it easier on the vacuum. I didn't get to use it but just a couple minutes and could already start smelling the new belt getting hot. I checked the roller and it is easy to spin. Not clogged with hair or dirt. Now the inside of the new belt has small pieces of rolled rubber instead of being smooth. The metal shaft that goes into the

... Dirt Devil M088905 Vision Bagless Upright Vacuum

Vacuum started smoking and smelled. Yikes! I new it was the belt. Got a new belt replaced it.... with less than a minute it burned up another. The rotor/ pin that the belt goes around that should be spinning right? What do i do to get it to spin?

... Dirt Devil M084600 Dynamite Bagless Upright Vacuum

Belts I have recently bought new belts and when I installed the green light only comes on sometimes and I can smell rubber burning. The last belt broke very quickly so I am assuming that when I put the vacuum back together I am doing something incorrectly. Can you help instruct me?

Recently received a kirby from mother in law and don't how to change the belts ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
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