Having problems with your Kenmore 25614 / 25615 Progressive Bagged Canister Vacuum ?

Vacuum is making a burning smell from the motor/fan.

\015 I can't get at the motor to see if anything is caught inside. I've taken the cover off but there another cover over the motor and I can't find any screws etc to get the next coveroff the motor.\015

Answers :

Hello,
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\015\012Actually the screws to access the motor on Kenmore canisters are located underneath of the foot pedal that retracts the cord reel, and there's usually also two screws that underneath of the tool lid arms.
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\015\012You may access the screws underneath of the cord reel by prying the foot pedal off of the vacuum. Simply put a flat head screw driver in between where the foot pedal and the vacuum cleaner meet on the top of the machine, and pry upwards with the screw driver. Once you remove the pedal you'll see the screws and have direct access to the vacuums motor.
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\015\012If you are trying to access the power nozzle motor, here's a detailed step by step instruction tutorial that will walk you right through it.
\015\012http://www.fixya.com/support/t4499227-need_replace_belt_in_kenmore_vacuum

When a vacuum cleaner smells like something is burning, it can only really be one of two things. Either the rubber belt inside of the power nozzle is burning, or the motor is burning. If it's the belt that's burning, it will be a burning rubber type of smell, but if it's the electrical motor, it will be more of an electrical smell.
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\015\012If you have any further quesitons, please feel free to reply using the clarification request tool here on Fixya. I'm always more then happy to answer any follow up questions.
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\015\012Thank you,
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\015\012Chris J.
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