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Progressive drive bagless and beltless sweeper (purple) that has a burning smell when running, what could it be?

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Most likely the brushroll motor which is located inside the brushroll. This machine is one of the worst designs produced by kenmore, usually the brushroll motor only lasts 2 to 3 yrs.
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