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We changed the belt and it smells like something is burning!
The new belt may be too big. Does it smell like burnt rubber? If so, then you need to get the correct size belt.
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I have owned my kirby sentria for 2.5 years and have had no problems until now. The vacuum still works but I cannot lower it all the way down or the light will turn off and it will start to smell like something is burning inside. I use it on the 2nd or 3rd setting with no problem. I have changed the belt and cleaned all the hair and strings that were on the roller but it still has this problem.
Kirby has a 3 yr back to base guarentee so contact ur local rep or kirby direct and thy will sort it all from there, hope this helps :) ... Kirby Vacuums
We changed the belt and it smells like something is burning!
The new belt may be too big. Does it smell like burnt rubber? If so, then you need to get the correct size belt.Jim ... Eureka Vacuums
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
I've got a Kenmore canister vacuum, Progressive 236123, and there's a burning smell from the belt side of the head--smells a lot like hot rubber. I've cleaned the agitator and changed the belt, but I still get the smell. It's stronger when I'm using "carpet" mode than when I'm using "bare floor" mode. Any ideas what the problem is?
... Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum
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?
Belt can reamin intact but still jam and burn. It won't necessarily break. I suggest you remove the bottom of the vacuum where the bristles spins and where the belt is located. You may have something jammed in there. You may need to remove the bristl ... Bissell 6594 PowerForce Bagless Upright Vacuum
I have a Hoover MAx Dual V carpert clearner and it is making a loud noise and smells like a belt is burning. Does it have a belt and if so, how do i change it.
Go here > http://hoover.com/search/?q=max+dual&x=14&y=3 click on your model and you can download the manual ... Hoover SteamVac Carpet/Upholstery Deep Cleaner Vacuum
Eureka whirlwind+ Is there a belt!? Smell hot like burning rubber...can't locate a belt to change?
It's a little tricky but here's how you get to the belt:Once you have removed the housing and the roller, turn the vacuum so that you are facing the pin the turns. Pull the belt to the back of the un ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum
Have eureka whirlwind + vacuum. Smells like burning rubber. Is there a belt to change?
Yes. You may have a bunch of hair or string that is binding the brush roller. CHeck that while you check the belt. ... Vacuums
I have an Oreck XL Platnium. It smells like burning rubber and the brush roller binds and stops as you pull it back and forth, even on a hard floor. I have changed the belt 2 times. I have taken the brush roller out and checked it. It seems to be spinning freely. What could be wrong??
... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a Eureka Altima vacuum. The model number is 2996. I don't think my vacumm is sucking any dust. Plus, it smells like a burning leather. What should I do? I have tried to get help from others and they tell me that I should change the belt. But, I don't know where it is. Please help.
Sounds like the belt for sure. Here is a link with the owners manual. It shows how to get to and change the belt. http://www.eureka.com/index.php?option=com_productdisplay&view=productdisplay&task=getproducts&productid=2&produ ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS 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
I have an older Oreck XL that has worked great. The belt recently broke and I reinstalled a new one but now there's a rattling noise like something is loose and a burning smell. I've cleaned it as well as I could but still nothing. Help please!
When you turn it on, is the brush roll spinning? (Check carefully, as lifting the unit from the floor exposes a brushroll that should be spinning at a high RPM.)\015\012\015\012Did you get the brush roll properly seated in the slots? Does ... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum
My vaccuum has lost suction. I changed the bag and cleaned everything out. The vaccuum is only 6 years old. I even replaced the belt around the brush. When I turn the vaccuum on it smells like burning rubber. My vaccuum is an upright 12 amp model #33000300C serial #Y347012385
... Kenmore Vacuums
My Oreck XL was working fine, then when I vacuumed a shag rug is started smoking and smelled like something is burning. (I changed the bag, checked for clogs--none found, and roller brush is turning. It has a metal handle.) Now I am afraid to use it.
Even though the brush is spinning, the belt is probably worn out and stretched. when you vacuum the shag carpet, it puts more drag on the brush. try running it on a shorter carpet or hard floor for a few minutes. if it doesn't smoke, then you know i ... Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum
The brush roller stops turning and I can smell the belt burning, then it will catch and start working normal. I looked under the plate to check the belts and they looked okay and no hang ups of string or anything. The only thing that seemed weird was that the smaller belt that actually attaches and turns the roller is a bit loose. The larger belt is tight but looks like its the one that is burning and causing the smell.
Better to replace both belts the smaller one is stretched out thats whyits slipping ,be sure to clean the old rubber off the motor shaft before replacing the belts.it will cause the new belts to run unevevly and go bad before their time ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
My oreck upright smells like rubber burning when i vacuum. i just put a new belt on but it smelled like that before i even put the belt on
... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum
I am smelling a faint burning rubber smell and I think the belt needs changing, but I can't figure out how to open the case to change the belt. Can you help me?
... Hoover U5068-900 Sprint Upright Vacuum
The belt burnt out and it seems as though the red arrown does not release the belt. Like it is backwards from the green arrow. It had a burning smell and the belt broke. Then the second belt started to burn out when the brush roller wasn't spinning. Not sure what might be wrong. Green light will not come on either.
It sounds as if there may be a piece of the broken belt in there. Look carefully with a flash light and remove any remnants you find, using a pair of pliers if you have to.\015\012\015\012Also, remove the entire brush roller assembly and ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
Rainbow Vacuum smells like something is burning.
Your belt is worn and that is why there is a burnt rubber smell. You need to change your belt. You can find a replacement belt and instructions here: ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
I heard that a class action lawsuit against Oreck Vacuum is being started because of all the problems customers are having with their vacuums. Does anyone know about this? My Oreck is only a couple of years old and keeps burning up belts. I took it in after only one week of usage when I started to notice white smoke coming out of it and the smell of burning rubber. I feel like I got the old run-around, when the service tech told me he couldn't find anything wrong (but replaced the burned up belt
You are correct about the fact that legal action has been taken. Go to this link to read more\015\012\015\012 ... Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Burned smell hi, I have used my hoover 4 times and is starting to smell as something burned, I checked the troobleshouting part of the owner manual and it says that check the belt, I already did that and everything is ok I used the hoover again and still smelling bad and start to work very slow I better shut off it.. what could I do??
If the motor slowed down this would indicate a bad motor. not cost effective on this model to replace unless under warranty. it is not uncommon these days to see a motor go bad every now and then.\015\012\015\012What are the first 4 digit ... Hoover U5507900 Elite Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum
The brushes spin very, very slowly and stop altogether sometimes - like they just don't have any power behind them.I've cleaned the brushes and also turned it on without the brushes inside to see if the female plug that the brushes go into turns - it does, but not very fast. My husband said he thought he smelled something - like burning. Is there a way to take the underside cover off and clean something?
... Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum
Burning smell I had purchased a hoover widepath tempo vacuum two years ago and recently when I turn it on to vacuum it smells like something is burning.
The belt needs changed. its slipping. make sure its not clogged with carpet or string ect. first. if not buy a belt at walmart. in stock... ... Hoover Tempo Widepath Upright Vacuum - Blue
Hello, I have the BISSELL PRO STEAMER MODEL 8805-1, it's mking rattling sound near the motor, & smells like melting rubber like when the belt is burning. I need check the belt, it's OK. Thanks so much, Susan
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Hoover canister vacuum (windtunnel)- turned it on and it had good suction, then smoke came out and it smells like something is burning. Is it the motor burning up or something else?
Probably the belt..\015\012Turn it over so the bottom is facing up..\015\012Remove the plate that surounds the brush..\015\012Check to se if brush is spinning frely and that the belt is on there poroper ... Hoover U6630-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum