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It sounds like something clanking and starts to smell


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Turn your vacuum over and look where the brush is, there could be several things wrong with it but you should be able to locate the problem here. It sounds as is you sucked up a penny or rock or something hard hence the clanking. The smell is either the object in questing is getting stuck by the brushes and creating a smell most likely a burnt rubber smell I would assume.
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It sounds like something clanking and starts to smell


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