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My Kirby has a burning rubber smell when I'm using


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My Generation 3 Kirby Vacuum is giving off a burnt rubber smell when I vacuum. I have tried to raise the height of the head but it still happens. Can you tell me what could be causing rubber to burn? What needs to be fixed?


The belt driving the brush roller in the power head is slipping. It is really just a big thick rubber band. Where it wears out it slips and burns due to friction. Look at the bottom of the power head. There is a cover plate held with 2 to ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

No action Hi: My brush roll won't budge. After we cleaned out all the hoses and replaced a badly worn belt (burned?) when I turn it on the smell of burning rubber and smoke has continued. What hurts is that I don't think I've used the vacuum a total of 10 times ... and I had such high hopes. Ideas?


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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

My Eureka Maxima 4704 pink vacuum is really squalling .. its so loud you need ear plugs .. we just got the thing Christmas .. and has been used under normal conditions..we keep the filter clean and even recently washed it and let it dry for 12 hrs to see if that was the problem but it wasn't what else could be the problem ... I do not think that the belt is slipping because I can't smell rubber burning ...IM STUMPED


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When i use the vaccum, it smells like burning rubber. I know this is probably a belt issue, but will a replacement belt solve the problem? If so what belt and where can i find it?


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We replaced the belt after about 5 uses, and now every once in a while it smells like burning rubber, I checked to belt to make sure it was ok, and then last week it started smoking. Is there reported problems with this model?


If the belt is hot or burning during use, it could be due to a beater brush, which the belt drives, being bound up in some manner.\015\012The beater brush is removed during belt changes and should be cleaned of all debris as best you can.\015\012At e ... Dirt Devil Reaction Twin Cyclone Upright Vacuum

Need to change the belt on my kirby model 519, assuming this is the problem since the beater bar is not turning and I can smell burning rubber


The beater bar is jammed--usually from thread, string, and hair that is wound up on the bar and particularly on the bar end bearings. The bearings themselves usually require cleaning and re-oiling. The belt may be damaged sufficiently to require repl ... Vacuums

The powerhead on my Dirt Devil keeps cutting out, and after a few minutes, making a burning rubber smell. Only used it less than a dozen times (same thing happened with my Hoover!) It is free of hair etc...


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Vacuum will not **** up dirt from the floor. The hose works fine. There is also a burning rubber smell when I use it.


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I had used Dyson DC08 to **** out a wet car carpet. A few days later when using the V/C, there was a burning smell. Subsequently I washed the flexible hose, changed the pre-filter and post filter , but I wrongly put the pre-filter in the spot for the post filter. When the V/C was next used, there was again a burning smell and sparks. The filters were switched, but the V/C would not re-start. What shall I do?


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Burned smell hi, I have used my hoover 4 times and is starting to smell as something burned, I checked the troobleshouting part of the owner manual and it says that check the belt, I already did that and everything is ok I used the hoover again and still smelling bad and start to work very slow I better shut off it.. what could I do??


If the motor slowed down this would indicate a bad motor. not cost effective on this model to replace unless under warranty. it is not uncommon these days to see a motor go bad every now and then.\015\012\015\012What are the first 4 digit ... Hoover U5507900 Elite Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum

Smells like it is burning up when I use it!


You should unplug the machine, then remove the plate that covers the beater bar. Remove all debris from the beater bar, (strings, hair, etc.) and insure the belt is in proper position. If you have run it very long out of proper position, it may req ... Kenmore 23313 Whispertone Bagged Canister Vacuum

Burning rubber smell when the vacuum is on.


Burning rubber smell is the drive belt.\015\012there is either a physical binding in the belt housing (lint dirt etc.) or string/hairs around the pickup brush drum. give it a thourough cleaning and re-try. ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright 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

Hello, I have a problem with my Eureka Powerline bagged upright vacuum. It has a 12 amp motor and is model #4352, Type D. It was probably bought new in 1998. My problem is, while vacuuming today the motor seemed to slow down all of the sudden and then began smelling like burning rubber. I shut the vacuum off to check for blockages but could not find anything blocked. When I then turned it on again it runs but seems to only be running at 1/2 the motor speed and still has the rubber buring smell.


It sounds like a rubber sealing in the motor has come loose and is being constantly rubbed against the walls of the motor with would cause the smell and loss of motor speed caused by the fricton of rubber against the rod so if you can get to the moto ... Vacuums

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

Belts Burning On our Ultimate G, belts are lasting about 2 uses and they smell and burn off. I am looking at the roller and I can see a slight grove where the belt rides. Is it time for a new roller. I am sick and tired of replacing belts and smelling up the house. Thanks Dusty


Yes, replace the brush roll, the ends or end is probably bad and causing the belt to slip and burn up. ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright 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

Burning smell When using the vacuum there is a burning smell.


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