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My hoover really smell bad, changing the bag and washing out the cylinder have not stopped it


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Are you smelling a burnt rubber smell? If you are, you need to replace your belt. You can get hoover replacement belts here:

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My hoover really smell bad, changing the bag and washing out the cylinder have not stopped it


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