Having problems with your Bissell Healthy Home HEPA Bagless Upright Vacuum - Metallic Blue ?

What would cause the vacuum to smell like something is burning when you turn it on?


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90% of the time it is the motor that starts burning. Very little else to cause this. On the oddest occasions there would be wiring burned but that would not allow the unit to switch on if that were the case..
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