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Kirby just turned off while vacuuming, will not go back on. On/Off Switch doesn't feel right either...smelt rubber burning also while vacuuming.

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Could have a bad cord or switch asm. A rubber smell usually means the belt is slipping on the brush roll and is in need for a new one.
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Kirby just turned off while vacuuming, will not go back on. On/Off Switch doesn't feel right either...smelt rubber burning also while vacuuming.

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