Having problems with your Eureka Smart 4870DT Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

I have just changed the belt but I continue to get a burning smell on my Eureka 4870 vacuum.

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Check if you have the correct belt for the machine, that model doesn't use normal belts.. If it isn't and R-belt then you have the wrong belt. It needs to be a that specific belt or it will not work
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