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Vacuum cleaner smells
\015 Eureka canister starts to smell as soon as it is turned on.\015\012\015\012\015\012\302\240My panasonic starts to smell after about five minutes.\302\240\015\012Both have the same smell kind of like rubber.\015
A rubber smell usually indicates a belt slipping. Rubber belts stretch after a short while and will slip on the brush roll under load. Check also to make sure that the brush roll is turning freely.
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110-220V Dear Sir, I purchased a kirby sentria vacuum cleaner from ebau two weeks ago. I currently resid in the UAE with 220V power. My maid has plugged the vacuum to work with it unaware of the voltage difference, a terrble noise as mentioned came from the cleaner as well as a smell. She unlugged it and stopped t from operating. Can you please let me know how can i assess the damage? If this model has a switch from 110 to 220V IS there a solution with transfromer or motor to make it work? Thank
You may have burnt up the motor field when it was plugged into a 220V power source. But there are drop down transformers you can get to reduce the voltage form 210 to 110. AS Radio Shack or similar store would have them. ... Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Electrical Burning Smell from Henry HVR200 Vacuum Cleaner
Hi! Highly unlikely that you need a new motor. Highly likely that you need new carbon brushes. The smell is caused by excessive sparking between the worn brushes and the copper commutator segments. Most carbon brushes (and from memo ... Numatic Henry Bagged Canister Vacuum
I have a Eureka Altima vacuum cleaner that doesn't pick up very well. The suction seems fine but the brush roller doesn't seem to pick up from the top of the carpet. When you lower the height of the vacuum the belt rubs and smells horribly. How can I get the vacuum to pick up better?
That means that you need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need to replace and the manual which has instructions:Eureka Altima ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum
Burnt smell on my Dirt Devil Upright Vacuum Cleaner Model #085430
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Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=732502\015\012Generic problem for all Vacuums\015\012Vacuum cleaner smells bad\015\012Posted by WhyAge ... Vacuums
Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner starts slow smells hot
I would suggest that your motor bearings are packing up. You will eventually harm the windings by overheating (although there is a thermal limiter). The bearing replacement is a job for a service shop unless you are pretty handy. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
Bosch vacuum cleaner burning smell - Bosch Vacuums
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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
Some debris, even sand or dirt, probably got into the motor, causing damage to the armature. If this is the case, you will need to replace the motor. The burning smell from the motor is generally a sure sign of a bad motor. ... Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum
BOSCH ERGOMAXX MODEL BSG82000GB/01 BAGGED VACUUM CLEANER NOT WORKING AFTER VACUUMING MY CAR, CHECKED FUSE IN PLUG AND CABLE WIRES ALL OK, I SUSPECT THE MOTOR HAS OVERHEATED BUT THE MACHINE JUST WENT DEAD JUST AS IF YOU PRESSED THE OFF BUTTON, NO SMOKE OR BURNING SMELLS??? PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP.
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Smell from the motorof the vacuum cleaner - Vacuums
ALL VACUUMS SMELL TO SOME EXTENT. YOU DON'T MENTION IF THIS IS A NEW PROBLEM OR NOT.\015\012WHAT I DO IS VACUUM UP A LITTLE BIT OF TIDE (ANY POWDER WILL DO) WHEN I CHANGE THE BAG.\015\012USE THE HOSE WHEN DOING THIS. THOSE FINE POWDERS TH ... Vacuums
My rainbow e-series canister vacuum cleaner has a horrible smell. i cleaned out the water tray and it STILL smells horrible. how do i fix this problem?
Get a new hepa filter.\012\012It is at the back side of it, behind that rectangular cover, where the exhaust cover is. It either snaps off with two plastic tabs on the bottom of it, or has two screws on the bottom of it, and two screws be ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
My cleaner ( Oreck 40th Anniversary, XL2 Ultra) several years old, and I love it. My questin, is there a reset button? Vacuum just quit....no noise, sputtering, smell, nothing, just stopped while running cleaner. New bag, new belt. Any ideas?
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I get a lot of vacuum cleaners that smell like "dog". any suggestions on how to get rid of that smell???
Change all of the filters in it and then use some granulated anti odor packets that you can buy for vacuums. **** this up into the vacuum while you are vacuuming and that will make sure these particles will get into all the airducts to get rid of th ... Eureka Powerline Cyclonic 4484 Upright Vacuum
Oreck Belts Why do they smell badly and almost always break when being used for an extended period? I see Mr. Oreck in print, television and internet ads -- and he certainly carries himself as a credible person; a man you want to believe....But reading his biblliography -- he started his career (in this area as I know it) as a "Vacuum Cleaner Salesperson" for Whirlpool. Many vacuums brands - particularly those that are noit sold directly by retailers (Oreck, Kirby and others) use the commission-
Unfortunately this is a very common problem on the Oreck XL uprights. As you you noticed, there is even an extra belt storage on the machine itself, on the bottom plate. When a vacuum cleaner has to put an extra belt on the machine ... Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Smell/suction I have a Eureka Altima Model 2991 Type AVZ. I have suction when I use the power paw and attachments. I have all hoses clear. My brush is spinning and belt is not broken (I opened it up and checked), but I have no suction when I turn it on to vacuum my living room carpet. I also have a burning smell to go with it after about 30 seconds. I've never had a problem with this vacuum cleaner before.
Ours started smelling too, and it seems that the plastic end on the roller brush was melting. In process of finding rollerbrush for it now ... Eureka 2971AV EZ Kleen Bagless Upright Vacuum
My hoover savvy vacuum cleaner brush will not turn but the belt is fine. i was vacuuming and smelled a burned odor and thought the belt, but not. what's wrong
It could be the motor on it`s way out ... Hoover U8145-900 Savvy Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My kenmore vacuum cleaner smell dirty - Vacuums
Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Bad Smell
Change filters. the filter inside the unit and the one on the side needs to be changed once a yr. (these are not to be washed, only the side filter if foam can be washed ). also flat belt change every 6 months and the v-belt once a yr. ... Hoover U6616-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
Vacuum cleaner makes a burning smell
Spark is from brushes not to worry it's normal but you should change the beltthumbs up ... Vacuums
Miele Vacuum Cleaner - burning smell / motor won't stay on
Check brush the belt may have popped off and is binding or brush is binding clean brush of any debris thread/hair wrapped binding brush and check and or replace belt ... Miele S318 Bagged Canister Vacuum
Vacuum cleaner smells
A rubber smell usually indicates a belt slipping. Rubber belts stretch after a short while and will slip on the brush roll under load. Check also to make sure that the brush roll is turning freely. ... Vacuums
Motor on hoover vacuum cleaner cuts out with burning smell
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Vacuum cleaner smell
Http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=40540&thid=528723\015\012Vacuum cleaner smell\015\012Posted by lcw1 on Apr 20, 2008\015\012Our Hoover Windtunnel has recen ... Hoover U6616-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
Stopped working Was working fine then it smelled like burning rubber, not the belt I checked. It sounds like the motor wants to run then it just stopped but the light is on. What do you think, go by a new one?? This has been a great vacuum cleaner and I can not seem to find a Sharp anywere. Thanks for your time.
Well it could be the motor, if it is it would cost around $80 or so for a motor. May be better to buy new, thre are a number of good brands out there. ... Sharp Twin Energy EC-12TWT4 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