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You should not run item incase of fire until you have unit checked out. The cost of an appliance engineer is cheaper than replacing people and home should a fire start, remember, though switched off, if there is a faulty motor which may be causing the burning smell, it has been know to smolder and igninte in the cupboard.

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Dull noise and burning smell - Vacuums


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