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Smells like sour milk, filters changed etc - Vacuums


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Won't start. My son was using the vacuum & Didn't change the bag. The vacuum was making the full bag smell, but the light was't on & it didn't stop. I stopped him, changed the bag, checked the filter, closed the compartments & turned on the vacuum. Nothing happened. I checked to be sure that it was plugged in, that wasn't the problem. I've let the vacuum "rest" for several days, It still won't start. Any suggestions?


There is a reset button at the back of the powerhead. The user manual can be downloaded from the electrolux website, although I didn't find it very useful. There was some info on how to change the powerhead drive belt. ... Electrolux EL7020A Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister Vacuum Cleaner Bagged Vacuum

I have a Z345 Electrolux cylinder vacuum cleaner, from the 1970s probably, but not used much. I have lost the guide. I forgot to change the bag before it was full. Smoke started to come out - smelling of burnt paper, not rubber. So switched off. It did not blow the fuse, and may be OK. I wish to inspect it. How do I open it up? Alos I have an air filter and a motor filter for it. I have often changed the air filter on the top. How do I get at the motor filter, if there is one? Than


Good day! OK you have to is replaced the bag and that's it.And don't forget to change the bag again to avoid that problem.Thank you ... Electrolux Guardian Bagged Canister Vacuum

I'm getting a horrible sour/sweaty like smell blowing out of my Henry when vacuuming, i've tried to clean the filter, but its still just the same & the smell also seems to be in the head o


You can buy little sachets of nice smelly stuff to put inside Henry. Most supermarkets have them. Makes the carpets smell nice too. ... Henry Vacuums

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?


Hi There,\015\012\015\012When a vacuum cleaner smokes, it is usually only one of two possible problems.\015\012\015\012It could either be that your motor burned up, or that your belts burned. The belts on this particular mod ... Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Upright VacuumVacuum

I have a Hoover Elite Rewind vacuum. Actually,this is my second one. However, after about 4 months of use, it emits a "sour" smell when I'm using it. I empty the cannister before each use and clean out the filter monthly. My house has mainly hardwood floors, so I typically only use it on area rugs and 2 small carpeted rooms. Is there any way that I can get rid of the smell? I've tried putting a dryer sheet in the cannister, but this gets stuck in the filter mechanism. Also, carpet fresh clogs th


Does it smell like an electrical burning odor? could very possibly be the motor going bad already. ive seen it happen. but if not try freshwave odor absorbing pearls. i carry it in my store and we do have shipping. Truly the only thing you should use ... Hoover U5507900 Elite Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum

I have a bissell vacuum model 3760-2 and it smells terrible when it is in use (like wet pet hair). I have emptied and washed the main collection "tank" and unscrewed the filter and washed the flexible filter but it still smell horrible. Any suggestions?


The filter if its dirty in gives bad smell.Also if it gets worn out or very old it gives bad smell.Many other users too have noticed this bad smell.Replacing the filter helped many other users too.\015\012The worst part being smell of the filte ... Bissell Lift-Off(R) Revolution(R) Turbo 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?


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Vorwerk ET 340 - been great but now noticing strong burning smell after vacuuming some hair from the bathroom. Bag is nearly empty. Gave it a rest then unscrewed the cover housing the motor and all looks clean (dust is sucked up the pipe and doesn't appear to get near the motor). When I restarted it, burning smell still there. Are there any filters that might need changing? What could be causing the smell? Could the hair have gotten caught somewhere? Thanks.


Jessica,\015\012\015\012Try changing the dirt bag.\015\012Check if the motor gets hot after operation. You can come to check it by touching outside the motor housing. If it is hot or just warm.\015\012Is the smell of burning hair or something e ... Vacuums

My eureka vacuum won't suction and starts to smoke when I try to use it. It sounds like it is suctioning when I first turn it on, but after about 20 seconds it begins to smell like burning and does not suction at all. I have tried cleaning and unclogging the filter and everything. It's bagless so I don't need a new bag.


The problem is that your belt is stretched and worn. This causes that burning smell and it also causes the vacuum to not pick up well. You need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need and the manual with instructions: ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

Hi, I have a canister Kenmore vacuum with power head. Everytime I use it, it smells sour. Its strong and like FEET with bad odor. My old Kenmore did the same thing but I used it anyway...because the power was great. We don't have feet problems or pets. The carpeting was new when we bought this vacuum.


Moisture/humidity mixed with organic dust (like sloughed skin cells) can cause the smell you describe in vacuums. I recommend that you purchase scented granules that are placed inside of the vacuum bag. Do not buy Carpet Fresh because the fine powd ... Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum

Why does my dyson dc07 vacuum smell so bad when i use it? I have washed the filter so it is not that problem. The smell is of a dusty variety the suction is fine but I would like to eradicate the bad odour.


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I just bought the LG200R vacuum. It is working wonderfully but i have only had it a week. I have already had to clean the agitator but this is due to my extremely long hair and apparently i shed a lot. I was wondering if i should be alarmed by the funny smell it leaves in the air. Its not like a burning rubber smell but more like a fresh plastic smell or sorta chemical like smell (hard to describe) and it doesn't need to be on to make this smell it seems to be permeating off the vacuum itself


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Vacuum cleaner LG model V-UP142NJP THE CLEANER OVERHEATS EASILY AND SHUTS OFF. WE CLEANED ALL DUST FROM FILTERS, CONTAINER ETC. WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO? SHOULD WE CHANGE BELT? [email protected]


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Smells like burning and i changed the filters already


My vacuum does the same thing when the belt is stuck on the beater brush roller. More then likely if you change the best you will see where it was wearing and this is what causes that burning smell you are smelling. Hope this helps. ... Vacuums

Have eureka whirlwind + vacuum. Smells like burning rubber. Is there a belt to change?


Yes. You may have a bunch of hair or string that is binding the brush roller. CHeck that while you check the belt. ... Vacuums

One day I was vacuuming and it sounded like something went up inside somewhere and the motor, I assume,..... is frozen ..all it does is hum when I turn it on! I have changed the belt, filter and checked and cleaned all hoses... what could this be? THANK YOU, Gail


It's likely something got into the fan, is stuck there, is preventing the fan from turning, and so prevents the motor running. There's a good possibility the motor burned out because of this. If there's a strong smell of burning metal, this is prob ... Hoover Elite Rewind Bagless Upright VacuumVacuum

Arrgh! I have an upright Bissell vacuum. Everytime I use it, it smells like a cloud of dust. I have made sure countless times that all the filters are clean and the hoses are intact, so I don't know what the problem is. Is this problem normal? Or am I somehow blowing dust everywhere? Any insight it much appreciated, thanks!!


I believe you have a clogg in the suction pipe. ... Bissell 3590 CleanView Bagless Upright Vacuum

I have a Eureka Altima vacuum. The model number is 2996. I don't think my vacumm is sucking any dust. Plus, it smells like a burning leather. What should I do? I have tried to get help from others and they tell me that I should change the belt. But, I don't know where it is. Please help.


Sounds like the belt for sure. Here is a link with the owners manual. It shows how to get to and change the belt. http://www.eureka.com/index.php?option=com_productdisplay&view=productdisplay&task=getproducts&productid=2&produ ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

My Oreck XL was working fine, then when I vacuumed a shag rug is started smoking and smelled like something is burning. (I changed the bag, checked for clogs--none found, and roller brush is turning. It has a metal handle.) Now I am afraid to use it.


Even though the brush is spinning, the belt is probably worn out and stretched. when you vacuum the shag carpet, it puts more drag on the brush. try running it on a shorter carpet or hard floor for a few minutes. if it doesn't smoke, then you know i ... Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Stinks! No matter how often I clean the filter, it still smells like stinky dog when vacuuming. How can this be resolved?


When mine starts to stink I clean the filter. I then take the plastic bin apart and soak both the top and bottom in a bleach water solution. Let it dry completely before using again (or you'll get a "mud" buildup). ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

My vacuum cleaner stopped working without any smell or anything. I took to a local repair person and he said nothing wrong except motor he tried new hose, etc. And he wants to change the motor..


I would go with the repair man and what he says. They know what they are talking about and if he was trying to rip you off he would have suggested many things to repair and then after you had spent a few hundred he would have told you to replace the ... Kenmore 25512/ 25513 Progressive Canister Vacuum

Isn't picking up lint. Will pick up other things like flecks of paper but will not get any fuzz or fibrous material off any rug no matter what the setting. This is a recent problem. Have owned the vacuum for awhile and never seen this issue before. Is it an easy fix? I've cleaned the brush, cleaned out the filters, cleaned the dirt tank. Nothing changed.


Is the brush turning on the bottom of the machine ? If not It could be clogedup with stuff or the belt could be worn on it and it will turn but as soon as it contacts the floor it will stop turning. The belt is easy to replace by removing screw ... Bissell 3576 CleanView II Bagless Upright Vacuum

Motor smells like it's burning. Upright Powerline Model 5847. Have kept filters clean and cut entangled hair from the rollers. Have had vacuum for about 5 or 6 years.


The burning may be coming from the roller drive belt if the roller is jammed due to debris build up or has seized roller end bearings. Remove the roller and belt and examine both for damage. The roller, without the belt, should spin freely by hand. R ... Eureka Powerline Cyclonic 4484 Upright Vacuum

I have owned my kirby sentria for 2.5 years and have had no problems until now. The vacuum still works but I cannot lower it all the way down or the light will turn off and it will start to smell like something is burning inside. I use it on the 2nd or 3rd setting with no problem. I have changed the belt and cleaned all the hair and strings that were on the roller but it still has this problem.


Kirby has a 3 yr back to base guarentee so contact ur local rep or kirby direct and thy will sort it all from there, hope this helps :) ... Kirby Vacuums
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