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

The motor is makng a terrible noise - smells like it is burning -how do I check to see if it is a belt?

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There are no belts on the SteamVac series. If you are smelling anything, it is nearly positive you have a vacuum motor problem.
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