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Changed carbon filters and now there is a burning smell
Changed carbon filters and now there is a burning smell
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Jessica,\015\012\015\012Try changing the dirt bag.\015\012Check if the motor gets hot after operation. You can come to check it by touching outside the motor housing. If it is hot or just warm.\015\012Is the smell of burning hair or something e ... Vacuums
Smells like burning and i changed the filters already
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Dose it smell like rubber check your belt ... Vacuums
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I have a Eureka Altima vaccuum and it no longer suctions like it use to and also has a burning smell. I have cleaned all filters, brush, hoses, and filters. There are no blockages. I have also checked the belt and it's still good. Any other ideas as to what may be the problem?
This bagless model gets buildup of really fine dirt in the motor and starts to clog up the fan airducts. You will need to take the motor out and clean it. ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum
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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
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We changed the belt and it smells like something is burning!
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Motor smells like it's burning. Upright Powerline Model 5847. Have kept filters clean and cut entangled hair from the rollers. Have had vacuum for about 5 or 6 years.
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My eureka vacuum won't suction and starts to smoke when I try to use it. It sounds like it is suctioning when I first turn it on, but after about 20 seconds it begins to smell like burning and does not suction at all. I have tried cleaning and unclogging the filter and everything. It's bagless so I don't need a new bag.
The problem is that your belt is stretched and worn. This causes that burning smell and it also causes the vacuum to not pick up well. You need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need and the manual with instructions: ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum