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System would not work when hose plugged in - checked motor unit in garage and saw it smoking - would turn on for a few seconds and then die


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Smoke is bad news. Your motor will require rebuilding or replacement. Depending on brand and model this can be anywhere from $175 US to $400. Post back with make and model and your level of mechanical expertise.
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System would not work when hose plugged in - checked motor unit in garage and saw it smoking - would turn on for a few seconds and then die


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I have Hoover Widepath Bagless 12 Amp Windtunnel vacuum. Yesterday I was vacuuming and smelled smoke and it shut itself off. Today I cleaned out the filters (they weren't bad) made sure nothing was obstructing the hoses or the spinning brush part. It turned on for 1 second, smells like smoke somewhere from the bottom and now won't turn back on so I don't know if anything is spinning or not. What can I do to fix this myself?


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