Having problems with your Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum ?

Vacuum making high pitched noise and smells like motor is burning

\015 I have a dyson DC04, I believe. It's yellow. It has recently started making a high pitched noise when you turn it on and it smells like the motor is burning. It still sucks up stuff, but I don't want to run it for very long becuse of the noise and the smell. The roller still spins freely. Is the motor going out? If so, would it be cheaper to buy a new vacuum or to get this one repaired? I've had the vacuum for about 3.5 years now.\015

Answers :

Try repair first for quote and if too expensive then replace. 5 years is about the average life span.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Vacuum making high pitched noise and smells like motor is burning

Try repair first for quote and if too expensive then replace. 5 years is about the average life span. ... Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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

Was hoovering when my DC04 made a funny high pitched noise then a whirring noise, this was accompanied by a smell of burning and a puff of smoke! Almost sounds like it might be a clutch slipping, is this possible or is it more likely to be a motor burn out?

OK... the DC04 doesn't have a clutch. My best guess is that the belt that drives the brush roll has broken. The smell of burning and smoke puff were probably caused by the motor suddenly speeding up when freed of its burden of driving the brush roll. ... Vacuums

My spinbrush made a high pitch noise and smelled like burning rubber is there a belt that can be replaced like a vacuum?

... Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum

I have a Nutone CV-450. When the unit is turned on the motor makes a high pitched whining sound. The suction seems like it is reduced and there is a burning rubber smell coming from the unit. Suction at the unit itself is also reduced. Any ideas about the cause of the problem and the solution?

... Broan-NuTone CV450 Central Bagged Central System Vacuum

Dead motor? My 8 year old Miele S251i has worked fine, until I was recently vacuuming and moved the plug from one outlet to another. When I restarted the vacuum, it made rrrrr.....rrrrrr....rrrrr noises and smelled like something was burning. I turned it off, and it's shown no signs of life since. Sound like a motor problem? I've taken the cover off and looked at the cord and seen the motor, nothing looks obviously wrong, but I'm also not mechanical.

... Miele S251 Flamenco II Bagged Canister Vacuum

Makes a loud noise like a grinding noise then smokes comes out and it smells like burning rubber? When I take the (rod) brush off with the belt then run the vacuum there is no more noise? Please help me thank you

Your belt is worn and stretched and so it is slipping on the motor drive shaft. That is why it is noisy and smells like burning rubber. You simply need to replace the belt. You can get replacement belts here: ... Vacuums

I cleaned out my dyson ball as it smelt when i hoovered, cleaned filters, washed out canister and took the screws out of the front bar so i could clean near the brushes.. now its making a high pitched noise and when i switch it off it makes a noise like an engine shutting down! Have i disturbed the motor?

Hi its Darran at Dyson. The screws on the base of the cleaner head should not have to be removed to access the brush bar so it is possible that the brush bar has come out of alignment, hence the noise the machnie is making. Pl ... Dyson Ball DC24 Bagless Upright Vacuum

How do I gain access to the motor of an Electrolux 2000 canister vacuum. The air intake on the motor must be partially blocked as there is a loss of suction and the motor makes that high pitched whine like it does when you cover the hose with your hand

Dismantling the vacuum probably won't help much, and reassembling can be a bear. \015\012To check the intake, remove bag and look into bottom of bag well. It there's a filter there, remove it and check intake at bottom of bag well. Clear if t ... Electrolux UltraLux 2000 Bagged Canister Vacuum


Hi there, \012Most likely you have a damaged commutator. I used to change the brushes on the dyson vacuums but what i found is that it is almost never completely successful. THe Dyson motor is not as good quality as say a miele and when the bru ... Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum

Bad Motor I have purchased two of the Kenmore direct drive beltless systems with Progressive systems. The first died after a year, the vacuum motor start making a grinding noies. I pulled the side HEPA filter and could see a fine coating of graphite like dust. Took it to a vacuum repair shop. They said the brushes were going and thus the motor was shot. I liked the vacuum and bought a second, 1 year later the motor is making a slight noise that and removing the HEPA filter I find a slight metall

That dust is from the carbon brushes on the motor. You may need to check them, and also clean out the motor compartment. A slight noise could be a motor bearing starting to go. Does the smell like rubber or electrical. If rubber, then the belt h ... Vacuums

My Dyson DC 15 makes a horrible noise when switched to do carpets - sounds like gravel in the motor - and then comes the burning smell. Nothing keeping the brushes from moving, and I think they are. I am concerned that it is a belt or the motor. How do I know?

... Dyson DC15 All Floors - The Ball Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I just bought the LG200R vacuum. It is working wonderfully but i have only had it a week. I have already had to clean the agitator but this is due to my extremely long hair and apparently i shed a lot. I was wondering if i should be alarmed by the funny smell it leaves in the air. Its not like a burning rubber smell but more like a fresh plastic smell or sorta chemical like smell (hard to describe) and it doesn't need to be on to make this smell it seems to be permeating off the vacuum itself

... LG LUV200R Bagless Upright Vacuum

High pitch My Hoover fusion vacuum cleaner began making a high pitch sound that makes it very annoying to vacuum. I cleaned all the things I could clean. I even cut out all the hair that was entangled in the brushes. Any idea what is causing the sound. It sounds like an siren is going off.

The Hoover Fusion has design flaws in the motor, including a metal plate that is too thin to contain the forces acting on the motor, particularly the constant strong tension from the drive belt, and a plastic plate that is attached to the metal plate ... Hoover Fusion Plus Cyclonic Upright Vacuum Vacuum

My Kirby Heritage II vacuum is not picking up dirt up out of the carpet like usual, and I have to keep setting it lower to pick anything up. I finally get it to such a low setting that it starts sucking the carpet up and makes a whirring noise, and starts smelling. Every time this happens, we find the belt has been burned. We are wondering if the brush roll inside with the brushes that pick up dirt are worn out and too short?

... Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

Miele s4212 vacuum accidently used with no bag now making very loud noise and slight burning smell ,is the motor damaged beyond repair or is there a way of repairing this ?

... Miele S4212 Bagged Canister Vacuum

Hoover f7452-900 Makes high pitched very loud whirring sound in motor. Smells of electrical burning. Still works fine but i'm afraid to use it.

... Hoover V1 SteamVac SpinScrub Vacuum

Bissell lift off bagless making high pitched noise, fan seems to run for 30 seconds after shutting off, and a burning rubber smell, is it the belt, and how easy are they to change

The burning rubber smell is usually the belt. Be careful not to use it on your carpet as the rubber belt can get hot and liquify and really mess up your carpet (if you have one). Here's a link to some instructions for replacing the belt.\015\ ... Vacuums

Wet vac motor making noise and smells like burning

Hi I would suggest that the burning smell and the noise will mean that the motor is burnt out. You can get them pretty cheaply from the internet and they are quite easy to fit. ... Henry Numatic "" Canister Vacuum

My vacuum makes a really loud noise when I turn it on. It was working and now it smells like something is burning. I check the belt- it looks ok.

The belt may look okay but it still can be stretched or worn and can be slipping on the motor shaft and thats why you have the burning smell. I would try changing the belt. Here is a link to the manual and a link to the belt you need: ... Bissell Vacuum - Momentum Cyclonic 1 ea Bagless 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

Dyson motor making high pitched noise. Is this

Most likely, there's something in the dirt tube. Ic could be something like a piece of paper or cellophane, vibrating from the air going over it. without hearing it, a high pitch noise could be different things. ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

DC07 Low Reach Vacuum smells like a belt is burning and is making

The lower brush has been jammed - turn off the power, unplug, take off the vacuum dust colletor, then turn the vaccum cleaner over.There are four wide plastic tab locks - use a coin to unlock and take off the foot plate.Take o ... Dyson DC07 Low Reach Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

My vax vacuum has started making a high-pitched whining/whisting noise

Ususally this is caused by a forein object has gotten hung in the suction impeller attached to the motor. the noise flucuates due to the housing flexes with the movement of the handle and rod. the housings are usually made of plastic and something ve ... Vacuums

I have the Kenmore Model 116.36722600 Vacuum; while cleaning the carpets the vacuum all of the sudden stop working; I didn't smell anything burning; it was almost like someone unplugged it. I checked the rollers and I can move it forward and backwards with no problem. Do you think the motor just burned out? Does this vacuum have a fuse that I can reuse? I love this vacuum and would hate to toss it. thank you

... Vacuums
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.mictaservice.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.1028 seconds