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Dyson dc41 works fine but smells like burning wire. can you help?


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Kenmore vacuum model 116.3592250 works fine, burn smell


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Bristles quit rotating and smelled like something was burning. It isn't the belt that turns the bristles. Can't afford a repairman, can you help me fix it?


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Sewing machine Guru needed ;) Elna Grasshopper (new to me) circa 1950 The light works, but there was no hummm when knee pedal engaged. I have the motor out, and it is very stiff to turn. I'm at a total loss when it comes to motors and electricity. It doesn't smell burned, doesn't smell at all beyond normal machine smells. (Yes, I made detailed notes and diagrams as I took said motor out!) One other note. The long thing which my husband said might be a capacitor -- it looks like


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Shut off The vacuum cleaner was working just fine until it just shut off!! I tried a different wall outlet but still won't work!! Called Hoover and they just want you to bring it in and pay for repairs!! Seems like it should be simple...Anyone who can help?


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Burning smell When starting up, sounds like it's working, but something's burning. How do I track it down?


Hi. What does the burning smell of? Is it 'rubbery', or is it acrid and 'chemically'?! The most common item to 'burn' is the belt which drives the rotating brush at the front. Does your cleaner have a belt? This would give a burning rubber smell.\0 ... Eureka 2996AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum
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