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Either the belt is slipping for the brush( a look where it connects to roller or spindle that drives it will show black residue in excess. It is also possible to be at the motor itself which is less common as most units if get that hot at the motor will trip a thermal breaker in the unit.
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My eureka vacuum won't suction and starts to smoke when I try to use it. It sounds like it is suctioning when I first turn it on, but after about 20 seconds it begins to smell like burning and does not suction at all. I have tried cleaning and unclogging the filter and everything. It's bagless so I don't need a new bag.

The problem is that your belt is stretched and worn. This causes that burning smell and it also causes the vacuum to not pick up well. You need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need and the manual with instructions: ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

Burning smell on first use - Vacuums

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