Having problems with your Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum ?

There's a burning smell when I plugged it in. I read the manual and it said I must plug into the grounded outlet. I have done so and am still scared that i am smelling the burnt smell


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The grounding usually doesn't have anything to do with something cooking. If this is new, take it back for replacement. If it is out of warranty, check the bottom for a locked-up brush assembly/burning drive belt (motor trying to make the brush turn). If this is so, then remove the brush assembly, pull the end bearings off (note the orientation) and clean the ends of thread, hair, and other debris. Wipe the bearing ends and clean the outer bearing interiors with a 'Q-tip'. Replace the new belt in the same manner that the original came off. Check the air passages for any plugging. Try it to see if everything is operating properly and the brush is turning.
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