Having problems with your Kenmore 34721 Upright Vacuum ?

Motor varies in speed and smells light flickers

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It sounds like the motor's going bad. I suggest replacing the motor or the vacuum, depending on the condition of the rest of the vacuum, and how much the service center charges for a new motor and service.
\015\012If it's an older vacuum, there are probably additional items showing wear and tear. This would make it more feasible to purchase a new vacuum.
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Motor varies in speed and smells light flickers

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