Having problems with your Electrolux Central Vacuum ?

Burning smell there is a burning smell and the vacuum makes a really loud noise and bits of dust shoots out from the unit

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The motor is burnt out. Good news is that most central vacuums are really easy to get into so replacing the motor shouldn't be too hard. I haven't worked on that exact machine but the fault is unmistakable.
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