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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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From sound and description most possible is motor is burnt up sparks usually mean metal on metal either bearing or bushings went on motor if u can jiggle the shaft thats bearing if u rotate the shaft by hand and feel and or hear rough grinding the brushes are damaged and the (windings)are also would need to replace motor oreck has a costumer service 800 989 3535 number give them a call not always but some times they will ship a replacement part for free
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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


From sound and description most possible is motor is burnt up sparks usually mean metal on metal either bearing or bushings went on motor if u can jiggle the shaft thats bearing if u rotate the shaft by hand and feel and or hear rough grinding the br ... Oreck Vacuums

Dead motor? My 8 year old Miele S251i has worked fine, until I was recently vacuuming and moved the plug from one outlet to another. When I restarted the vacuum, it made rrrrr.....rrrrrr....rrrrr noises and smelled like something was burning. I turned it off, and it's shown no signs of life since. Sound like a motor problem? I've taken the cover off and looked at the cord and seen the motor, nothing looks obviously wrong, but I'm also not mechanical.


... Miele S251 Flamenco II Bagged Canister Vacuum

I have a Hoover, Steam spin scrub, Model F5897-900. Only used it a couple times and the motor gave out. First started being noisy then a bad smell. It did seem noisier that what I would expect from the start but I didn't realize it was a problem with the shaft of the motor. I took it apart and found the motor shaft wasn't true and causing sparks. The motor looks like it can not be taken apart and repaired. This seems like a default from the beginning but it is past warranty. Also noti


You will have to replace the motor and the hose asm. thehooverstore.com may be able to help, or you should be able to find a repair shop that can order them for you. ... Vacuums

The brush roller stops turning and I can smell the belt burning, then it will catch and start working normal. I looked under the plate to check the belts and they looked okay and no hang ups of string or anything. The only thing that seemed weird was that the smaller belt that actually attaches and turns the roller is a bit loose. The larger belt is tight but looks like its the one that is burning and causing the smell.


Better to replace both belts the smaller one is stretched out thats whyits slipping ,be sure to clean the old rubber off the motor shaft before replacing the belts.it will cause the new belts to run unevevly and go bad before their time ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

I have a Eureka 4870GZ. It turns on, but the brush roller doesn't move. The belt looks fine. I do have an extra belt and would try replacing the old belt, but I can't get the old one off the motor shaft or the new one on. I called Eureka customer service. The lady said there's supposed to be a small space between the motor shaft and the outside edge of the vacuum where I can slip the old belt off and the new one on. I don't see it. It looks like the motor shaft goes into a recessed place in the


Remove the top cover so that you can access to belt, You'll find 2 rows of 4 decorative holes on the top cover, In two of the holes you'll find the screws, Please use a flash light to see in that., Once the screws are removed, you'll be able to ... Eureka Vacuums

Belt type Ok, thank you for the help! I did have the top off, but did not know the taking the motor loose trick, thank you for that! Now I have a couple of more questions, and thank you so much for all of the help! I got a belt from sears, & the sales guy sold me an off brand belt. It looks just like the belt that broke, although do you have to force the motor back down into place? I think it may be the wrong belt? I have looked on the Hoover website & they do not even have parts listed fo


The belt number is 91001028. The belt will be snug but not real tight, so the belt you got may not be the right one. Most repair shops for vacuums should have this belt in stock. ... Hoover U8145-900 Savvy Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

My dyson turns on but when i push it to vacuum it makes this awful sound like something got sucked up and caught. i turn it off and turn it over and nothing is stuck. My husband even looked at it and he thinks it's the belt. The belt doesn't turn as loose. Please help.


If yours is one of the DC07 models that has a clutch (there's a knob you can turn, close to the front on the right side - right as you look from behind, that is). Sometimes this problem is cured by simply turning that knob from one extreme to the oth ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Sewing machine Guru needed ;) Elna Grasshopper (new to me) circa 1950 The light works, but there was no hummm when knee pedal engaged. I have the motor out, and it is very stiff to turn. I'm at a total loss when it comes to motors and electricity. It doesn't smell burned, doesn't smell at all beyond normal machine smells. (Yes, I made detailed notes and diagrams as I took said motor out!) One other note. The long thing which my husband said might be a capacitor -- it looks like


I just purchased a fairly tidy Elna 'Grasshopper' sewing machine (1951) with the same leaking capacitor problem. I carefully removed the capacitor for examination. It is actually three capacitors in one - no chance of a direct modern replacement, but ... Vacuums

Recently my central vac system started making a louder than usual and laboured sound when in uise, enough so that I took note and inspected the canister and motor while running. The motor was trowing off blue sparks and looked like it could 'POP' at any moment. I will not risk using it until I know what the problem is and how to repair it. My assumption is the motor needs to be replaced. The system came with the resale house I bought 3 yrs ago but I do not know the age of the system itself.


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The brush isn't turning. Have cleaned around ends of brush. Looks like the motor isn't turning the belt.


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I'm not really a technician, but I used to sell Filter Queens and was taught how to maintain them, and have tackled "fixing" some problems. I am a 71 year old great-grandmother of 8, but have good health and am very active. The Filter Queen I have is r, usedeally old, and I have kept it up. Just this week, however, I turned it on and it had a noise which sounds like something might be loose in the motor. I have always been very careful to have a clean hepa filter to protect the motor, so I know


It's tricky to hold screws with one hand and screwdriver with other hand; however, I am 65-yr-old female and do it yearly with 100% perfection! Take a break, relax, and try again! I sit on floor, put attachment between legs for supporting vacuum, h ... Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum

Beater bar not spinning on my dyson animal DC14. Motor turns on and sounds good. My belt is not broken, and still tight on the bar. It looks like another possible belt or gear box between motor and bar. Can anyone please point me to next step?


... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I have a NUTONE central vac, when I turn on the power, It sounds like its grinding glass and doesnt suction. Could it be that broken glass got caught in the motor and all I need to do is clean it, or is this the sound of a failed motor?


More likely it's something in the fan. However, I suggest taking it to a vacuum repair shop to make sure. Something could have got into the fan system and is making a racket, but the motor itself won't crunch up glass. ... Electrolux Central Vacuum

Sparks coming from under oreck vacuum. looks like its coming from motor brushes.


Probably need to have that serviced at a repair shop. They can tell you whether or not you need a new motor or a fan blade kit. ... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

On the piece that covers the brushbar and motor (the clear plastic piece that has the dyson logo), it looks like a small plastic ridge that holds the cap for the brushbar snapped off. Would too much wobbling of the brushbar cause it to turn on and off? The switch seems fine.


In theory, yes. If the brushbar isn't held firmly, then the belt isn't running smoothly which puts more strain on the motor. This can cause the motor to get hot very quickly which will trip the thermal overload protection. \015\012\015\01 ... Dyson DC15 All Floors - The Ball Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

The bar isn't turning on my dyson..the belt is still fine looks like maybe something with the motor?


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The belt on my used Eureka Boss 5857 upright slips off the end of the motor shaft every time the vacuum is used. When I turn the brush roll slowly by hand, the belt walks toward the end of the shaft. It looks like there was a plastic projection from the base that snapped off, and maybe that plastic piece used to block the belt from falling off. Do I need to try to reconstruct that plastic piece, or is something else wrong?


... Eureka 5856BVZ Boss Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

My bissell 6590 works fine with hose attachment. Motor shaft turns when belt and roller are off. When belt and roller are on it's noisy and smelly. Now one end of the roller actually melted in the holding slot. Do these rollers wear out like this or should I be looking for another problem.


Replace the roller,belt and before instalation clean motor shaft where belt rolls. you can turn on the vacumm and using a knife scrape the motor shaft from the black dirt. ... Bissell 6590 CleanView Bagless Upright Vacuum

I was vacuuming today, and it was doing fine, then all of a sudden the motor kicked up a notch or two, then I heard the LOUDEST POP!!!...I turned it off, went and unplugged it, took off the top of the canister, then took the water pan to empty it, because I seen something on the bottom, as I was pouring the water out, I seen on the bottom, ALOT of, what looked like, small bands of metal...could you tell me what may have happened..??


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Hi. We have a Riccar N2100 vacuum cleaner, which has served us well for many, many years. I'd like to attempt a repair on this unit, and looking for advice and/or a parts diagram to proceed. The unit makes a groaning sound when shut off. The sound tapers off in pitch as the motor and beater bar come to a stop. The sound only happens when the vacuum cleaner is turned off in the normal upright position. The sound does not happen when the lower unit and main housing are both laying flat. I took


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Windtunnel Hello: I was reading thru another readers problem of power to vacuum but won't turn on. Same problem for me. All hoses are free of clogs and I have the vacuum basically taken apart as far as I can. You state a THERMO by the motor may be open. What does this part look like? Thank you. Craig


The thermo is a small square piece with two wires coming out of it. Did you check the switch? The switch has a high failure rate. ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

Hello, I have a Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum 116.20912006. It won't turn on. On the hose assembly, the end where the hose swivel is, there are 4 metal pins that plug into the canister. One of the pins looks like it broke off. There are only three pins remaining. I assume there should be four pins as there are four holes. Is this the problem and is it fixable? The vacuum is from 2002 so I am not sure a replacement part is even available and at what price. Thank you. Susan susan.eng@


Hi Susan, if the pin has broken off you can do one of two things, first, would be to find a local vacuum repair shop and take it there for them to look at. they may be able to look at the hose and fix it for you pretty cheaply. what ... Kenmore Progressive 20912 Bagged Canister Vacuum

One day I was vacuuming and it sounded like something went up inside somewhere and the motor, I assume,..... is frozen ..all it does is hum when I turn it on! I have changed the belt, filter and checked and cleaned all hoses... what could this be? THANK YOU, Gail


It's likely something got into the fan, is stuck there, is preventing the fan from turning, and so prevents the motor running. There's a good possibility the motor burned out because of this. If there's a strong smell of burning metal, this is prob ... Hoover Elite Rewind Bagless Upright VacuumVacuum

Dyson dc 14 the belt keeps breaking with the smell of burning rubber looks like the motor spindle does not turn any solutions


... Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I purchased a Eureka C4910 last year and have a question that I am hoping you can answer. There are two motor actions with this vacuum, 1) the vacuum suction, and 2) the beater bar. The action of the beater bar is that motor is supposed to automatically shut off when the handle is in the complete vertical position assuming the vacuum is stationary, but then turn on when the handle is tilted toward the floor, assuming the vacuum is moving back and forth. The beater bar motor turn-on mechan


Good day!Normally when the motor is easily moved back and forth means that it have a proper lubrication,proper alignment and no clogs.When the motor and the belt is OK the problem could be on electrical wiring and switch ... Eureka C4910 Bagged Upright Vacuum
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