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Burning smells from the bottom on my SteamVac Widepath LS. How can I open it to check the belt? do you have a diagram? Thanks

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That model doesnt have a belt, it has a gearbox that runs the brushes. if you are getting a burning smell its probably the motor going bad. how old is the machine? i can give you a diagram if you want to attempt to replace the motor or would just like to have it. Let me know and ill upload it to my adrive account and give you the link.
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