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My vacuum started smelling smoky, then wouldn't run

\015 My Kenmore vacuum started smelling smoky, like electrical overheating. The PowerMate head does work. I bought this unit in April 1999. Does this sound like maybe the main motor burned out?\015

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Hello.\015\012
\015\012A new motor would cost about $80 and yes, you can replace it yourself, all you need is a plus (+) screwdriver and patience.\015\012
\015\012At this point, I wouldn't recommend repairing it since during holiday season there are a lot of special offers at this kind of products.\015\012
\015\012But, if you really decide that you want to repair it, then you must remove the big upper panel, then unscrew the 4 screw from the bottom panel to reveal the motor. Unscrew the transformer (it's to the right when looking at the motor) and also unplug both the cables. The motor is surrounded by the noise suppressor which you can easily remove (no screws) then you can freely take out the motor. Replace it and then put them back in reverse order.
You have a burned out motor, that is the smell, don't run this there is a fire hazard, any vacuum REPAIR shop can supply trhe parts to fix it.
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