Having problems with your Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum ?

My Kenmore canister vacuum smells bad while in operation. Replacing the bag does no good. I removed the HEPA filter and it smelled fine. How do I correct this problem??


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