Having problems with your Kenmore 25512/ 25513 Progressive Canister Vacuum ?

The motor makes a weird sound and starts to heat and smell like something is burning


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If the motor sounds scratchy and is making a burning smell, or sparking you will need to replace the motor or the entire vac. Carbon brushes will rarely fix this as it is a high RPM motor
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