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My kirby vacuum smells like animals when i turn on. How or what can i use to get the smell out
I bought a new outside bag just in case that waz problem. It is still a really good vacuum but i cant get the animal smell out of motor to kill that smell. Help me please
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Motor is sparking and smells like burning rubber. When it first happened I thought the vacuum had something jamming the beater bar. That was the smell it had, like when the belt gets burned. But when we turned it over, it wasn't jamming. Took off the base plate and turned it on. The motor area is sparking and it makes a weird noise (I assume that is because the motor fails and restarts). I looked for loose wires, can't find any. I believe I need some sort of part replaced, maybe even a n
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I have had my Bissell Healthy Home for just over a year. I use it once or twice a week on five area rugs and two small bedrooms with wall to wall carpet. Just recently, the motor started to sound extremely loud and it smells like it's burning. The vacuum still picks up everything and all the brushes are turning. Advice? I really like this vacuum and would really like to fix it rather than replace it!
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I've got a Kenmore canister vacuum, Progressive 236123, and there's a burning smell from the belt side of the head--smells a lot like hot rubber. I've cleaned the agitator and changed the belt, but I still get the smell. It's stronger when I'm using "carpet" mode than when I'm using "bare floor" mode. Any ideas what the problem is?
... Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum
The breaker on the vacuum trips after about 3 seconds on. The canister was extremely full and started to smell like burnt wood, we fully cleaned out the unit. Now when the vacuum is turned on, the motor sounds weak, and then turns off in a matter of seconds,and we have to reset the breaker on the vacuum to get it to start again for another few seconds.
This sounds indicative of a worn set of carbon brushes on a dieing motor for a central vac. the armature is ,likely damaged causing teh breaker to blow. Please post back with more details as to make and model. Do not atempt to run the vac ... Vacuums
Eureka 4870: when using hose, brush still spins, vacuum gets hot and smells like it's burning.
... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
My eureka vacuum won't suction and starts to smoke when I try to use it. It sounds like it is suctioning when I first turn it on, but after about 20 seconds it begins to smell like burning and does not suction at all. I have tried cleaning and unclogging the filter and everything. It's bagless so I don't need a new bag.
The problem is that your belt is stretched and worn. This causes that burning smell and it also causes the vacuum to not pick up well. You need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need and the manual with instructions: ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum
My vacuum shuts off after about 10 min. of use and won't turn back on again for a few hours. It feels hot and smells like it is overheating, what is this most likely from?
... Hoover U5780-900 Windtunnel Cyclonic Bagless UprightVacuum
My dyson animal is hard to push on carpet - the beater bar is still operational. When I turn off the beater bar and run the vacuum on hardwood the beater bar stops moving, but it still ''rolls'' on the hardwood - it doesn't pull up like it used to. It also seems to not be picking up as well as it used to, although no blockages are present and the filter is clean.
... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Shampoo attachments... I have all these attachments for my vacuum but never needed to use them. It was my mom's vacuum and she can't find the manual so I'm in a rut and my rug looks like a herd of elephants have been all over it (the rug is also my mom's) so it really needs washed. Can someone please walk me through the necessary steps to get this thing turned into a super duper carpet cleaner? Thanks.
We have manual with plenty of pictures HERE.Good Luck ... Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Have a Centralux Aerus about 5 years old. Don't see a model number. There is suction but beater brush quit working. Was using for a few minutes, shut it off for a few minutes, turned it back on and suction only. Tried the reset button also. Tried the sidekick attachment and it works fine. There was no smell like something was hot. Belt is fine. Are there any fuses or anything else to try? This vacuum cleaner has not really been used that much, it is hard to believe the motor would need replaced
There probably is a loose wire in the handle near the switch or a wire off near the swivel elbow near the vac power head. With the right fastener tool to remove some screws you can fix it yourself ... Electrolux Centralux Vacuum
DC14 Animal Vacuum Smells Like Mildew When On
Try clean with baking soda clean all the filters with and dry out hot sun so midew dosent get chance grow in the filter ... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I have owned my kirby sentria for 2.5 years and have had no problems until now. The vacuum still works but I cannot lower it all the way down or the light will turn off and it will start to smell like something is burning inside. I use it on the 2nd or 3rd setting with no problem. I have changed the belt and cleaned all the hair and strings that were on the roller but it still has this problem.
Kirby has a 3 yr back to base guarentee so contact ur local rep or kirby direct and thy will sort it all from there, hope this helps :) ... Kirby Vacuums
My Oreck XL was working fine, then when I vacuumed a shag rug is started smoking and smelled like something is burning. (I changed the bag, checked for clogs--none found, and roller brush is turning. It has a metal handle.) Now I am afraid to use it.
Even though the brush is spinning, the belt is probably worn out and stretched. when you vacuum the shag carpet, it puts more drag on the brush. try running it on a shorter carpet or hard floor for a few minutes. if it doesn't smoke, then you know i ... Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum
LlllSteam vac ws working very well--shilfted to using hand vac on furniture--when I shiftead back to wanting to use the floor vacuum using the 6 brushes and the floor vac system, the r6 rotaty brushes will not turn or function. What do IO havae to do to get them to turn and function? The lever on the side ils set for carpet terrain. What do I do now to get brushed to turn and scrub as they should and did previously. James Yerges 1'630-232-2798 JMYerges&comcast.net
What is the exact model number of that unit. There are several with that name. The only things that it could be are the handle mechanism that activates the brushes or the indicator is not working nad the level that selects the brushes is not working. ... Hoover Vacuums
I have a Hoover Elite Rewind vacuum. Actually,this is my second one. However, after about 4 months of use, it emits a "sour" smell when I'm using it. I empty the cannister before each use and clean out the filter monthly. My house has mainly hardwood floors, so I typically only use it on area rugs and 2 small carpeted rooms. Is there any way that I can get rid of the smell? I've tried putting a dryer sheet in the cannister, but this gets stuck in the filter mechanism. Also, carpet fresh clogs th
Does it smell like an electrical burning odor? could very possibly be the motor going bad already. ive seen it happen. but if not try freshwave odor absorbing pearls. i carry it in my store and we do have shipping. Truly the only thing you should use ... Hoover U5507900 Elite Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum
Whistling noise I just bought Dyson dc 33 multi floor plus about a month ago and use it 6 times because the carpet get dirty / dusty so quickly living with 5 other people in the house and when I use it today by stepping on the foot thing to make it to go down and when I push the botton it makes the whistling sound why is it like that I have read every instructions several times , does that mean I need clean the filters or need to get it fixed . When I first used the vacuum it was not like that a
... Dyson DC-33 MultiFloor Upright Vacuum Cleaner
My Fuller FB90T when I turn it on the motor gets slower and slower and smells like something is burning. Is it fiaxable?
You should NEVER operate a vacuum without a bag. The dust and dirt can get down into the motor chamber and cause motor damage. ... Fuller Brush FB90T Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have Hoover Widepath Bagless 12 Amp Windtunnel vacuum. Yesterday I was vacuuming and smelled smoke and it shut itself off. Today I cleaned out the filters (they weren't bad) made sure nothing was obstructing the hoses or the spinning brush part. It turned on for 1 second, smells like smoke somewhere from the bottom and now won't turn back on so I don't know if anything is spinning or not. What can I do to fix this myself?
Hi There,\015\012\015\012When a vacuum cleaner smokes, it is usually only one of two possible problems.\015\012\015\012It could either be that your motor burned up, or that your belts burned. The belts on this particular mod ... Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Upright VacuumVacuum
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In addition to vinegar, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is also an excellent remedy for many odour problems. Try generously sprinkling baking soda on a rug you wish to clean, and afterwards, vacuum up the spot. Rugs, and dirt ... Vacuums
Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum Smells like human waste when I turn it on...Please help.
Go to this link for helphttp://rainbowsystem.com/accessories/cleaning-solutions/ ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
I'm getting a horrible sour/sweaty like smell blowing out of my Henry when vacuuming, i've tried to clean the filter, but its still just the same & the smell also seems to be in the head o
You can buy little sachets of nice smelly stuff to put inside Henry. Most supermarkets have them. Makes the carpets smell nice too. ... Henry Vacuums
Hello, I have a problem with my Eureka Powerline bagged upright vacuum. It has a 12 amp motor and is model #4352, Type D. It was probably bought new in 1998. My problem is, while vacuuming today the motor seemed to slow down all of the sudden and then began smelling like burning rubber. I shut the vacuum off to check for blockages but could not find anything blocked. When I then turned it on again it runs but seems to only be running at 1/2 the motor speed and still has the rubber buring smell.
It sounds like a rubber sealing in the motor has come loose and is being constantly rubbed against the walls of the motor with would cause the smell and loss of motor speed caused by the fricton of rubber against the rod so if you can get to the moto ... Vacuums
I use the vacuum for cleaning up **** and **** from my dog now everytime i run the vacuum the whole house smells like **** what can i do to clean out the vacuum so it smells less
I am not surprised at all ... this is a very unhealthy procedure you are using ... endangering the health of everyone in your home ... particularly the family but not excluding visitors. Please stop this at once. You are sending all the stuff in th ... Bissell 1425 Little Green ProHeat Handheld Steam Vacuum
WHEN I TURN ON UNIT IT SMELLS LIKE WHEN THE RUBBER BELT STOPS TURNING ON A SWEEPER. HOW DO GET TO THE MOTOR AREA?
Mosture has gotten into the motor. Take the bottom tank off and let the unit run for 30 seconds. It will dry out the compartment ... Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath Upright Vacuum
Smells like burning rubber when I turn on my G6 Kirby vacuum.
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 ... Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum