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Vacum started makeing noises from the motor part and starts to smoke alot and it smells bad


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Vacum started makeing noises from the motor part and starts to smoke alot and it smells bad


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My Filter Queen just started making noise from the motor area, it was very hot. Upon removing the top thing that covers the area where the air blows out, there were sparks and it smelled pretty bad. My guess is the motor is shot. Is this difficult to change?


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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


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Vacuum making high pitched noise and smells like motor is burning


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When I vacuum w/ the brush control in the on position it make a really loud noise, almost like a grinding sound. I have looked at it and nothing seems to be wrong, but I notice that the pin that engages the belt seems to vibrate a bit, possibly creating the noise. It started when I accidentally got part of a plastic grocery bag caught in the brush. Could it have stretched a belt? Nothing is caught any other place and it only makes the noise when the brush in in the on position.


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I have Hoover Widepath Bagless 12 Amp Windtunnel vacuum. Yesterday I was vacuuming and smelled smoke and it shut itself off. Today I cleaned out the filters (they weren't bad) made sure nothing was obstructing the hoses or the spinning brush part. It turned on for 1 second, smells like smoke somewhere from the bottom and now won't turn back on so I don't know if anything is spinning or not. What can I do to fix this myself?


Hi There,\015\012\015\012When a vacuum cleaner smokes, it is usually only one of two possible problems.\015\012\015\012It could either be that your motor burned up, or that your belts burned. The belts on this particular mod ... Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Upright VacuumVacuum

Vacuum smell I have a new bagless Hoover Empower Widepath. When I start to vacuum, after only about 2 minutes, it starts to smell really bad, like rubber I would say. Is it band slipping, and how do I check that out to make sure??


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Motor problem I just picked up a screw. It appears to be stuck in motor. The sound of the motor changed to a whirring noise and it started to smoke. How can i access the motor?


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HI , I REPLACED MOTOR BRUSHES ,BUT MOTOR IS MAKING A FUNNY NOISE ,AS IF MOTOR IS LOOSING CONTACT ,LIKE A BURNING SMELL. CHEERS


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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

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Motor started making a grinding sound and has a burn order. I found a site that sells parts such as motor assembly but I can not find a repair manual to provide disassembly instructions. It does look like this is a direct drive unit, that is no belts, at least none that a user can relace.Know of any repair manual sites? It is a Hoover F5899-900 SteamVac


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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?


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Have a rexair model D series vacuum cleaner that worked fine until recently. Started making noise and then started smoking/overheating. I took apart the machine cover and am unsure how to get it tore down to see the motor or belt in there. Please help!


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I have a Kirby G7 and it will run on the low speed setting. When i switch to the high speed it starts to spark and smoke near the back of the motor near the windings. Do i have a motor going bad or is there a simpler fix.


It's probably doing that on low speed too, you just aren't noticing. What you'll have to do is get to the motor. Look at the armature and see if it's scared, missing an pieces, scratched up.. if so, then your motor is shot, throw it away.. If not, if ... Vacuums

My Dyson DC17 seems to be overheating? Started to smell like something was burning after running it for 15 min or so. I turned it off for an hour or so and then started it again and now is making a loud rumbling noise


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