Having problems with your Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

My Kirby is brand new(Sentria). Everytime I turn it on to vacuum, it smells like burnt rubber. I've checked the belt twice, it's on fine. What am I doing wrong?


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My Kirby is brand new(Sentria). Everytime I turn it on to vacuum, it smells like burnt rubber. I've checked the belt twice, it's on fine. What am I doing wrong?


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I have an Oreck XL Platnium. It smells like burning rubber and the brush roller binds and stops as you pull it back and forth, even on a hard floor. I have changed the belt 2 times. I have taken the brush roller out and checked it. It seems to be spinning freely. What could be wrong??


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I just used my Bissell Proheat, when I heard the vacuum sound get lower and lower then suddenly something "gave" and it got very loud and started emitting a burnt rubber smell. It still worked to put liquid into the carpet; seemed to have trouble getting it out. I checked the tank, filters, belt, and roller and all seemed OK - but when I started up again and looked down I saw sparks in the motor/belt area and shut it down immediately. Any thoughts?


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I checked the belt and it has not broken, but when I start to vaccum the spinning head stops, and I start to smell a rubber smell...Do you think I need to replace the belt, I did get some string caught in it the last time I vaccummed, and it did stink like rubber then also...


Yes you do need to replace the belt they stretch out. Think of a belt like a big rubber band if you were to stretch it out and hold a lighter to it the rubber band would stay stretched out. That is the same thing that happen ... Bissell Vacuums

Belt problem My belt broke. I put a new belt in, followed the instructions, seemed to be right but as I started using the vaccuum, it starting smelling like burnt rubber. The belt was extremely hot. Took it apart, tried again and the same thing happened. Please help me!!!!


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The belt burnt out and it seems as though the red arrown does not release the belt. Like it is backwards from the green arrow. It had a burning smell and the belt broke. Then the second belt started to burn out when the brush roller wasn't spinning. Not sure what might be wrong. Green light will not come on either.


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I changed the belt on my bissell Cleanview revolution 3596 twice and both times the belt burned and starting to smoke. I'm not sure what to do now I have two broken belts what could I be doing wrong?


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I replaced the belt as I have done before on Self-Propelled Vision. When turned on it is very loud and left on too long will smoke and you can smell the belt deteriorating. I do not feel this is a belt issue. There is either something wrong with motor or some kind of friction I am unaware of. How do I check?


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I replaced the belts on my windtunnel vacuum u6439-900 cleaner..it works fine for a minute or so then it smells like burnt rubber and does not self propel. Does the v belt need to be taut or loose?


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I heard that a class action lawsuit against Oreck Vacuum is being started because of all the problems customers are having with their vacuums. Does anyone know about this? My Oreck is only a couple of years old and keeps burning up belts. I took it in after only one week of usage when I started to notice white smoke coming out of it and the smell of burning rubber. I feel like I got the old run-around, when the service tech told me he couldn't find anything wrong (but replaced the burned up belt


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I have a Zanussi 1700W bagless upright vacuum cleaner which keeps cutting out after about 5/10 mins use. I had to replace the rubber drive belt which snapped not long after purchasing and it was fine for a while, but now its just keeps cutting out after a small amount of use. Nothing wrong with belt which is still intact so we don't know what the problem is. It's a great cleaner otherwise - but it's driving us mad!! Please help!


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Sweeper belt Hey , i own a fantom thunder sweeper and recently my belt keeps slipping off, i've disassembled it and put it back on a hundred times but it keeps doing it after a few minutes of cleaning , Am i missing a part to hold it on or somthing else wrong i've cleaned it and checked all the ports just cant figure it out and cant find any info online thanks for your time tina


Greetings from GoVacuum.com,Have you replaced the belt with a new one yet? You may want to try replacing the belt, as with flat belts like the Fantom Thunder, they do stretch out 4 -5 inches after time. We in fact recommended replacing ... Fantom Vacums XT450K Upright Vacuum

Hello, I have the BISSELL PRO STEAMER MODEL 8805-1, it's mking rattling sound near the motor, & smells like melting rubber like when the belt is burning. I need check the belt, it's OK. Thanks so much, Susan


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The belt is intact but the aggitator doesn't spin anymore. Had a horrible rubber smell, went to change belt. Not the problem. Anyone know what could be wrong? Dirt Devil bagless w/dirt indicator


It could also be a bearing problem in the roller brush. Take the belt\015\012off of the roller brush and see if the brush spins freely, if not, remove the\015\012roller brush and check both ends to see if one end is stuck. If so you ... Vacuums

We replaced the belt after about 5 uses, and now every once in a while it smells like burning rubber, I checked to belt to make sure it was ok, and then last week it started smoking. Is there reported problems with this model?


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Hoover Windtunnel U5750-900 Agitator brush is weak. It turns fine if I tilt the vacuum back, but it slows to almost 1/4 speed when it touches carpet, even on the highest carpet setting. I've replaced the agitator belt twice. The brush used to turn powerfully even on the lowest (Hard Floor) setting. Ideas? I should probably lube the agitator brush ball bearings, and re-check the belt, but, other than that, I'm stumped.


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After a few minutes of using my vacume it starts to smell like burnt rubber. like the belt is burningthe only belt I can see looks fine and is turning the brush


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I just bought a new belt, put it on, took two swipes, smelled burnt rubber again. My new belt broke. Why?


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Belt smells burnt


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FAN PROBLEM??? good morning! my vacuum smells like burnt rubber (fan perhaps) but I can't find how to get into main part of the vacuum. it's just very rounded with no latches or screws to get inside where the motor, belts and fans would be located. can you help me? thank you


There isn't any belts, and the fan wouldn't be rubber, so not sure what you are smelling. Maybe this picture will help you.\015\012\015\012 ... Bissell 6700 Butler Revolution Bagged Canister Vacuum

Changed belt in my vacum and it is now smoking and i smell burnt rubber


Hi,\012Check the brush and make sure that it seated correctly...between pulling on the new belt and getting the brush back into the slots sometimes it will bind up...\012You also will now want to put a new belt in now... the belt is toast ... Eureka 4467AV Upright Vacuum
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