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Smells like burning rubber when I turn on my G6 Kirby vacuum.

\015 Smells like burning rubber when I turn it on. I have a G6. I let my daughter borrow it to vacuum her apartment. She has a long hair cat and she hadn't vacuumed in a while. I had to pull hair out of the kirby from everywhere. and completely break it down. Now no matter what I do when I turn it on it still has that strange burning rubber smell after running for a few minutes. I've changed the bag and the belt. I also made sure everything was running properly as I could tell and all areas were clean. To include the beater brush.\015

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You must take of the plastic ends from the wood beater bar and make sure the metal axels are not wound up with hair. I did this monthly with 4daughters
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