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My Ultimate G Kirby started making a strange noise and an unusual smell of burning.
If it is a smell of rubber, then you could have a bad belt and/or brush roll. If it is an electrical smell, then the carbon brushs for the motor may be arc-ing, you will have to check the motor for that.
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My Ultimate G Kirby started making a strange noise and an unusual smell of burning.
If it is a smell of rubber, then you could have a bad belt and/or brush roll. If it is an electrical smell, then the carbon brushs for the motor may be arc-ing, you will have to check the motor for that. ... Vacuums
Kirby Sentria Hi, I have a new Sentria & used it for the first time today. It was going fine & then I could smell smoke & it started to make a loud noise so I turned it off quickly. If I turn it on it immediately starts making the noise again & I can see it is all lit up inside like something is burning or sparking. I have checked the roller & it is moving & I have checked the fan which is moving & doesn't appear to be damaged in anyway. This product is from the US & we are in the UK & we are us
Sounds like the motor burned up. not sure if travel adapters will handle a large load like a motor, around 8 or amps. power needs in US are 110 volts ac, 60 hertz.I believe UK is 220 volts and 50 hertz. usually when a vac is brought to eu ... Kirby Vacuums
My Kirby Heritage II vacuum is not picking up dirt up out of the carpet like usual, and I have to keep setting it lower to pick anything up. I finally get it to such a low setting that it starts sucking the carpet up and makes a whirring noise, and starts smelling. Every time this happens, we find the belt has been burned. We are wondering if the brush roll inside with the brushes that pick up dirt are worn out and too short?
... Kirby Heritage II Vacuum
My Dyson DC17 seems to be overheating? Started to smell like something was burning after running it for 15 min or so. I turned it off for an hour or so and then started it again and now is making a loud rumbling noise
You need to replace the worn belt. Here is the belt you need and a manual you can view which has instructions:\015\012\015\012Dyson DC17 Belt and Manual ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Our Vax 2000 motor goes OK but it is starting to smell of burning and making a grinding noise. I haev taken the motor unit off and the sponge filter but still it persists. What is the probelm and the repair please
... VAX Appliances 2000 Canister Vacuum
Motor is making a strange noise and smells of burning
The motor needs to be replaced. Unless your Henry is still under warranty it's cheaper to buy a new one. ... Numatic Henry Bagged Canister Vacuum
Vacuum making high pitched noise and smells like motor is burning
Try repair first for quote and if too expensive then replace. 5 years is about the average life span. ... Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Electrolux Hi-light Hi, my hoover is making a weird knocking noise and emitting a burning smell. Took the lid off and the belt *seems* okay, but still makes the noise and the smell....
Burnt smell is probably the belt slipping. Even though it looks OK, either the belt needs replacement and/or the roller needs cleaning and/or lubrication at the ends. Try cleaning the roller ends first and then light lubrication with WD40. If belt ... Electrolux Central 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
Burning smell there is a burning smell and the vacuum makes a really loud noise and bits of dust shoots out from the unit
The motor is burnt out. Good news is that most central vacuums are really easy to get into so replacing the motor shouldn't be too hard. I haven't worked on that exact machine but the fault is unmistakable. ... Electrolux Central Vacuum
Hello can you help me please? I have a Kirby G4 vacuum cleaner, It did work ok until it started to give off burning smell and lots of sparks from the brushes. I have changed these brushes, the motor still rotates but it still gives off sparks and burning smell. Do i have to change the motor as well? Can you help please? Thankyou Martin
Some debris, even sand or dirt, probably got into the motor, causing damage to the armature. If this is the case, you will need to replace the motor. The burning smell from the motor is generally a sure sign of a bad motor. ... Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum
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
Dyson DC25 makes a squealing noise and there is a burning smell coming from it.
... Dyson DC25 All Floors Bagless Upright Vacuum
Makes a loud noise like a grinding noise then smokes comes out and it smells like burning rubber? When I take the (rod) brush off with the belt then run the vacuum there is no more noise? Please help me thank you
Your belt is worn and stretched and so it is slipping on the motor drive shaft. That is why it is noisy and smells like burning rubber. You simply need to replace the belt. You can get replacement belts here: ... Vacuums
Kirby Vacuum Ultimate Diamond Edition makes a racking noise in forward and reverse
... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
Vacum started makeing noises from the motor part and starts to smoke alot and it smells bad
... Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum
My dc14 started to make a lot of noise and smelt of burning. Now it will not start at all. I have checked the pipes and they are clear, the belt is fine. Can you tell me what is wrong
... Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My Kirby 2HD has started making an odd roaring noise but still works fine. I have taken the front assembly off and cleaned and adjusted the roller and checked the belt. The noise seems to come from the motor housing. I have tried to wiggle the main shaft at the front (bearings?) and it seems tight. Can't seem to get the other housings apart. Any ideas? Thanks, John
It is quite possible, it just needs lubed. The motor comes in direct contact with dirt so, you have to make sure the front bearing has a drop of oil on it from time to time. If it starts to scream at you within one month, after oiling, the bearing ... Kirby Heritage II Vacuum
My dc24 has power makes the right noise but when released from upright gives a burning smell an trips the electric out . Is this a repairable problem? Do you think its covered by gaurantee?
... Dyson DC14 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My samsung 1800w vacuum makes a loud noise and smells of burning when switched on
Troubleshooting car problems.Does your car make some strange noise, but only on the first start-up?
... Bissell 6900 DigiPro Bagged Canister Vacuum
My rainbow vacuum has a problem. whenever i turn it on, it makes a rattling noise, there is a blue circle, and it starts to smell. can anyine help me?
Make sure your motor is working properly.also make sure you have the seperator ... Rainbow Technologies D4 Bagless Vacuum
Our Filter Queen is now making a loud and strange sound along with smoke coming out of the top... smells like something is burning. Help?!
Thats got a realy bad motor. I don't know if you can still get motors for the model in the pic if that is your moddel ... Filter Queen Cheetah II Ash - MU305 Bagless Canister Vacuum
My Filter Queen just started making noise from the motor area, it was very hot. Upon removing the top thing that covers the area where the air blows out, there were sparks and it smelled pretty bad. My guess is the motor is shot. Is this difficult to change?
The motor will need either a rebuild with new bearing, or replacement. Parts should be no more than $100 .EASY project. 20 minutes max fro a pro shop. If you can tie your shoes you can do this one yourself. If replacing, upgrade to a ball/ ball ... Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum
Rigid 5.25hp 16gal shop vac makes a load whiring noise and smells like something burning not sucking as well
... Ridgid 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Shop Vac 96882 Canister Vacuum