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Everytime I turn my straightener on I get the burnt hair smell been using straightener for 1 month
I have a Hoover Elite Rewind vacuum. Actually,this is my second one. However, after about 4 months of use, it emits a "sour" smell when I'm using it. I empty the cannister before each use and clean out the filter monthly. My house has mainly hardwood floors, so I typically only use it on area rugs and 2 small carpeted rooms. Is there any way that I can get rid of the smell? I've tried putting a dryer sheet in the cannister, but this gets stuck in the filter mechanism. Also, carpet fresh clogs th
Does it smell like an electrical burning odor? could very possibly be the motor going bad already. ive seen it happen. but if not try freshwave odor absorbing pearls. i carry it in my store and we do have shipping. Truly the only thing you should use ... Hoover U5507900 Elite Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum
SHARK CORDLESS SWEEPER 3 SPEED CONTROL FLOOR, CARPET, TURBO BATTERY EURO-PRO 8.4V - 1.3 Ah SB617U 3305 BELT Turned on and almost immediately turned off At least four years old - not used all the time - not used in six months Checked belt - seems O.K. Do I need a new battery, if so, where do I get one? Or should I just get a new sweeper? Cost?
When I was using my Bissell ProHeat 7901, I smelled something hot (almost burnt) and turned off the vaccum. When I turned it back on, everything seemed to be working, but the vaccum part was not making the same sound. The bristles are still turning, but it isn't picking up as much and is leaving quite a bit of lint on the carpet. Could the belts be worn? How do I tell? Thanks!
Ya that is probably the issue. Here is a link to the belts you need and to the manual which has instructions:Bissell ProHeat Belts and M ... Bissell 7901-1 ProHeat Scotchgard Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum
Vacuum smells I have a 6 year old rainbow vacuum model E and it smells terrible everytime I use it. Probably because often times i don't remove the water basin after vacuuming and just let it sit. It's my own fault however now I don't know what to do to get rid of this terrible smell. I've water cleaned the hepa filter, not able to remove the separator screw to clean. Can you give me some suggestions?
In addition to vinegar, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is also an excellent remedy for many odour problems. Try generously sprinkling baking soda on a rug you wish to clean, and afterwards, vacuum up the spot. Rugs, and dirt ... Vacuums
Bad smell after using my windtunnel for a couple of minutes i noticed an odd smell. i turned it over and checked, the belts are fine but i cleaned out the hair anyway. after doing that the self propel seems to struggle and it is hard to push. when i look through the window on the top i can see the brush spinning freely but then when i push it, it slows down dramatically and then picks up again. the suction is fine. what do you recommend?
It may be the roller bearings? ... Hoover U5450-900 Windtunnel Supreme Bagged Upright Vacuum
Over heating? My 10 gallon 4HP shop vac has started shutting off after about 30 sec. after I turn it on to use. It smells real hot after I shut it off. I have changed the filter and the bag, which did not solve the problem. Any suggestions on what the problem could be? It's only about 31/2 years old and I really don't use it all that much, mainly for getting up dust and cob-webs from my garage.
It sounds like you need to replace the motor in it . thank you for using fixya ... Shop Vac ShopVac 3 HP 2 Stage 10 Gallon--Automotive Wet/Dry Vacuum Vacuum
I just used my Bissell Proheat, when I heard the vacuum sound get lower and lower then suddenly something "gave" and it got very loud and started emitting a burnt rubber smell. It still worked to put liquid into the carpet; seemed to have trouble getting it out. I checked the tank, filters, belt, and roller and all seemed OK - but when I started up again and looked down I saw sparks in the motor/belt area and shut it down immediately. Any thoughts?
The bearing that is located at the top of the vacuum motor has failed . Because of that the shaft of the motor's rotor is out of position and the pulley attached to it has started rubbing on the other pulleys, giving you that smell. the spark appear ... Bissell 1699 ProHeat Clear View Upright Steam Vacuum
The breaker on the vacuum trips after about 3 seconds on. The canister was extremely full and started to smell like burnt wood, we fully cleaned out the unit. Now when the vacuum is turned on, the motor sounds weak, and then turns off in a matter of seconds,and we have to reset the breaker on the vacuum to get it to start again for another few seconds.
This sounds indicative of a worn set of carbon brushes on a dieing motor for a central vac. the armature is ,likely damaged causing teh breaker to blow. Please post back with more details as to make and model. Do not atempt to run the vac ... Vacuums
Belts breaking/melting The original belt broke at almost 1 year so I replaced it. I changed the carpet setting to shag even though my carpet is very low pile to make it easier on the vacuum. I didn't get to use it but just a couple minutes and could already start smelling the new belt getting hot. I checked the roller and it is easy to spin. Not clogged with hair or dirt. Now the inside of the new belt has small pieces of rolled rubber instead of being smooth. The metal shaft that goes into the
... Dirt Devil M088905 Vision Bagless Upright Vacuum
My dyson has started to give off an acrid smell when I use it. I have checked all areas for blockages, cleaned the removable filter and removed all hair from the brush but this has not helped. I am worried the motor is getting hot in use. Whats the best thing to do next? Thanks
... Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
After a few minutes of using my vacume it starts to smell like burnt rubber. like the belt is burningthe only belt I can see looks fine and is turning the brush
But how tight is the belt and how easy is the brush to turn? if the belt is slopy it will slip on the motor drive spindle,,,and it will get very hot then,,, also if the brush head is tight that makes the belt slip too, ... Hoover U5780-900 Windtunnel Cyclonic Bagless UprightVacuum
I have a Hoover linx cordless stick vac. I have not had it but several months and it has quit sucking anything up. It worked great when I first got it. I was so excited at how well it worked. It had gotten hair wrapped around the brushes but I got that out and thought it would work better. It is turning and sounds like it is working but it does not pick it up. I could use your help please. Keely
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I have a Bissell pet hair eraser model #3920. It's been working great until last night. I went to use it and the brush won't spin. It also smells like it's burning. I checked the belt and it looks fine, and the brush spins by hand easily. It's not clogged anywhere that I can see. Anyone have any other ideas? This vacuum is only 8 months old.
- Remove the access panel, which is on the bottom of the machine. There are 4 tabs to lift on the access panel to remove. Start with tab 1 then 2-4 tabs.- Check the brush, and belt for any damage. Clean off any debris on the brush. ... Bissell 3920 Bagless Upright Vacuum
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 Kirby is brand new(Sentria). Everytime I turn it on to vacuum, it smells like burnt rubber. I've checked the belt twice, it's on fine. What am I doing wrong?
Please check out my step by step instructions.....http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT ... Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum
My eureka enviro vac shut off and wont turn back on it was clogged but does not smell burnt . is there a reset or some kind of shut off when it gets clogged?
Same thing happened to me. I checked the owner's manual and it turns out the Eureka Envirovac has a built-in thermal cut-off switch. So anytime the motor gets too hot, it just shuts down. Most of the time this is because it gets plugged or the fil ... Eureka 5893AVZ Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I have a Z345 Electrolux cylinder vacuum cleaner, from the 1970s probably, but not used much. I have lost the guide. I forgot to change the bag before it was full. Smoke started to come out - smelling of burnt paper, not rubber. So switched off. It did not blow the fuse, and may be OK. I wish to inspect it. How do I open it up? Alos I have an air filter and a motor filter for it. I have often changed the air filter on the top. How do I get at the motor filter, if there is one? Than
Good day! OK you have to is replaced the bag and that's it.And don't forget to change the bag again to avoid that problem.Thank you ... Electrolux Guardian Bagged Canister Vacuum
The filter keeps getting clogged with dog hair everytime I use it
Some dog hair is extremely difficult to manage. You will just have to keep an eye on it and empty the collection bin every time u use it. Joe ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I have a dyson dc07 original that i bought used. Last owner was obviously a pet owner and the machine smells too bad to even turn on in the house...can I clean the canister with water? What other parts can get wet or is there a better way to remove the odor?
Put some vac freshner in the canister put the vac out side if its fine plug in and switch on leave runing for around 10 minutes that should solve the odour ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
EVERYTIME I PUSH THE BUTTON REALLY LOW TO ALLOW THOROUGH CLEANING IN THE CARPET, THE LIGHT DOESN'T TURN ON AND IT DOESN,T **** THE DIRT AT ALL.. IT ONLY WORKS IF YOU PRESS IT UP ONCE BUT IT DOESN'T GET ALL THE DIRT AND ESPECIALLY HAIRS.. WHAT HELP CAN YOU GIVE ME? THANKS
You need to replace the belt whenever the green brush indicator light goes out or is not steady. Be sure to observe the wear settings when re-installing the brush. The ends of the brush are marked with 1, 2, or 3 notches and numbers. In normal use th ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
Kenmore 23613 The vacuum when turned on has a burnt smell. My husband has taken the vacuum apart, still can't seem to get to the belt. The belt in the rug part is not the problem, it is something in the canister part. Can you tell me what you think might be our problem? Thanks!
If it smells like burnt plastic it is something wrong with the motor part, but if it is a wet dog,burnt hair gross kinda smell it cool change the bag and buy deoderizer tablet to put under bag kinda like a airfreshener. if it dont work like it used ... Kenmore 22085 Bagged Canister Vacuum
My husband uses talcum powder liberally and we have a long haired white dog. I barely get 12 months out of vacuums. Have had (2) Miele Dog & Cat vacuums with additional filters attached - can you recommend something that will cope with the above conditions and last?
You can build a homemade soot trap like what oil burner service reps use. Please refer to the drawing. You start with a widely availabe bucket with an airtight lid (Home Depot sells one in their trademark orange color for example). Along with the buc ... VAX Appliances 2000 Canister Vacuum
Vax 2300 vax v-2300 brush is not turning so changed belt snapped as soon as i put hoover on and getting burning smell put another belt on same again and brushes still not moving only 4 months old
If the roller brush cannot be rotated easily by hand, it is likely that debris is jammed inside the end caps.Make note of the direction arrows on the end caps as you remove the roller brush. You will need to know this for reinstallation. The end caps ... Vacuums
LlllSteam vac ws working very well--shilfted to using hand vac on furniture--when I shiftead back to wanting to use the floor vacuum using the 6 brushes and the floor vac system, the r6 rotaty brushes will not turn or function. What do IO havae to do to get them to turn and function? The lever on the side ils set for carpet terrain. What do I do now to get brushed to turn and scrub as they should and did previously. James Yerges 1'630-232-2798 JMYerges&comcast.net
What is the exact model number of that unit. There are several with that name. The only things that it could be are the handle mechanism that activates the brushes or the indicator is not working nad the level that selects the brushes is not working. ... Hoover Vacuums