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If it is a smell of burning rubber, it is time to change the belt. It is an easy fix. Most belts can be changed by opening the bottom plate, lifting the roller up, and sliding in a new belt. You can find vacuum cleaner belts here. If you are not able to find the belt, let me know the model number and I will send you the link to the belt
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Smell coming out of vacuum - Hoover Vacuums


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I just purchased the hoover steam vac model F5853-900 from a garage sale and everything seems to be working well except i dont see any steam coming out from anywhere and the water in the vacuum stays cold. is there supposed to actually be a steamer inside this vacuum? if so, is there a button i need to turn on for the steamer to work? thank you so much for the help!


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The reason you smell burning is because the belt is stretched and worn and is slipping. You simply need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need: ... Hoover Vacuums

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