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When using the vacum it is giving off a bad smell. We changed the bag and the filter any suggestions?


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Is it a smell like burning rubber. If it is your rubber drive belt has to much stress on it and is slipping. The friction is causing it to get hot and melt.
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When using the vacum it is giving off a bad smell. We changed the bag and the filter any suggestions?


Is it a smell like burning rubber. If it is your rubber drive belt has to much stress on it and is slipping. The friction is causing it to get hot and melt. ... Kenmore Vacuums

When using the vacum it is giving off a bad smell. we do have a dog but i haver changed the bag and changed the filter


If it is due to the dog, it is common.\015\012Take some cotton balls, put some of your favorite cologne or perfume on them and **** them into the cleaner.\015\012You can also spray around the inside of the bag area and the hose with Lysol. ... Kenmore 23913 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum

Won't start. My son was using the vacuum & Didn't change the bag. The vacuum was making the full bag smell, but the light was't on & it didn't stop. I stopped him, changed the bag, checked the filter, closed the compartments & turned on the vacuum. Nothing happened. I checked to be sure that it was plugged in, that wasn't the problem. I've let the vacuum "rest" for several days, It still won't start. Any suggestions?


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Over heating? My 10 gallon 4HP shop vac has started shutting off after about 30 sec. after I turn it on to use. It smells real hot after I shut it off. I have changed the filter and the bag, which did not solve the problem. Any suggestions on what the problem could be? It's only about 31/2 years old and I really don't use it all that much, mainly for getting up dust and cob-webs from my garage.


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Good day! OK you have to is replaced the bag and that's it.And don't forget to change the bag again to avoid that problem.Thank you ... Electrolux Guardian Bagged Canister Vacuum

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Jessica,\015\012\015\012Try changing the dirt bag.\015\012Check if the motor gets hot after operation. You can come to check it by touching outside the motor housing. If it is hot or just warm.\015\012Is the smell of burning hair or something e ... Vacuums

I have a Electrolux Epic 6500 SR canister vacum cleaner. It is nine years old and for the past few weeks it has started shutting off for no apparent reason.The symbol for bag change lights up and it cuts off, but even after I have put a new bag in, it still does the same thing. Do you have any suggestions? There is a little button or switch that the top of the bag fits on. Do you think it could be the problem?


Your machine is probably clogged, look through the wands, look in the bottom attachment, to see if there is anything stuck there. You can also drop a marble through the hose itself to see if anything is stuck there as well. To unclog the hose try hol ... Electrolux Harmony Canister Vacuum - EL6985 Vacuum

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What brand vacuum is it? ... Vacuums

I was just using my Bosch 1450W bagged vacuum and all of a sudden, the motor just shut down. No warning, no problems. The light still turns on, but the motor is unresponsive. There is a clean bag and filter, and nothing caught in the front roller. The motor sounded fine - no shaking, or weird frequency variations. There were no weird smells, just a little bit of heat, but nothing beyond normal. I've had this thing for several years, and never had a bit of trouble with it. Any suggestions


Many vacuums have internal thermal switches that need to cool to allow the vac to operate. After 30 minutes, check all 3 air filters and try again.\012Gary ... Bosch BSG71310UC 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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Kirby upright smells like a foot. Changed the bags. We had to move it to the garage for storage beacuse it made the closet smell like bad shoes. Gets strong when used


Check the brush for accumulated hair, and other debris. If the brush is belt driven check the condition of the belt, over time the rubber deteriorates and melts when heated up during use creating a burning rubber odor. ... Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum

I shut my vacume off to change its bag out. Now it won't come on. Oreck xl2. There were no noises before turning it off or any smells of rubber burning. Just won't come back on. Is there a reset button. What can I do?


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My Eureka smart vac 4469 is has no suction & is blowing air..I changed the bag & filter already..any suggestions?


... Eureka Whirlwind 4481 Upright Vacuum

Panasonic canaster vacumn cleaner model MC-9647C only runs a few seconds and shuts off, after a rest starts then stops after a few seconds. I changed bags and cleaned the filter...any suggestions? Thanks, Phil


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The performance indicator light keeps going on. I've changed the bad and filter...any other suggestions?


It is probably clogged somewhere, if i was to guess check the hose. ... Kenmore Vacuums

My Filter Queen just started making noise from the motor area, it was very hot. Upon removing the top thing that covers the area where the air blows out, there were sparks and it smelled pretty bad. My guess is the motor is shot. Is this difficult to change?


The motor will need either a rebuild with new bearing, or replacement. Parts should be no more than $100 .EASY project. 20 minutes max fro a pro shop. If you can tie your shoes you can do this one yourself. If replacing, upgrade to a ball/ ball ... Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum

I have a dirt devil featherlite plus and all of the sudden it started pushing hard and smells hot. I cleaned the roller, changed the bag, checked the belt. The belt is a little wore, but not bad.


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My hoover really smell bad, changing the bag and washing out the cylinder have not stopped it


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My electrolux oxygen cannister has the "bag change" light on when there is a new bag. The light stays on when the suction power is high (to pick up small particles) and it won't pick up, but the ight goes off when the suction power is low (to pick up big objects). I changed the hepa filter, cleaned the motor filter and changed bags, but all that didn't help.


You may have a clog in the hose, and/or the inlet by the brush roll. A clog will turn on that light as well as a full bag. ... Vacuums

Bag change indicater staying on and vacuum smells hot when using


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Electrolux Epic Series 6500 SR. The machine is 15 yr. old & is working beautifully. However, when operating it emits a terrible stink, like cat *****. I've changed bags & filters but no ch


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When I turn on my Kenmore Premier 4.5 Peak HP 10.0 Amp after about a minute of running I get a burning smell. When I opened up the compartment that holds the dust collection bag, and remove the bag I found a filter. The filter was minimally dusty and has been cleaned. After sniffing around, I could not identify the source of the smell.


Dose it smell like rubber check your belt ... Vacuums

Hello can you help me please? I have a Kirby G4 vacuum cleaner, It did work ok until it started to give off burning smell and lots of sparks from the brushes. I have changed these brushes, the motor still rotates but it still gives off sparks and burning smell. Do i have to change the motor as well? Can you help please? Thankyou Martin


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I had used Dyson DC08 to **** out a wet car carpet. A few days later when using the V/C, there was a burning smell. Subsequently I washed the flexible hose, changed the pre-filter and post filter , but I wrongly put the pre-filter in the spot for the post filter. When the V/C was next used, there was again a burning smell and sparks. The filters were switched, but the V/C would not re-start. What shall I do?


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