Why does my vacuum smell like burning rubber?

Why does my vacuum cleaner smell like burning rubber?

So there you are vacuuming along, have some family coming over for dinner, and... Whoa! It smells like a Top Fuel Dragster did a burn out in your living room.

Its time to open the windows, air out the house and change that vacuum belt. If you're smelling rubber, the belt has either burned out and snapped or the belt has become so stretched out that the roller is not moving and the vacuum belt is getting super heated from the motors RPM. It's important to make sure when you are replacing the vacuum belt that the roller spins freely and the bearings aren't seized up, and the you select the appropriate belt for your vacuum. Some vacuum cleaners will say what belt to use or you can search by model number. When you compare a correct new belt to your old, it's not uncommon to see that the old belt has stretched 30% longer. A new vacuum belt needs to be tight to insure the roller brush is properly agitating the carpeting.

Everett Vacuum Sales & Service stocks over 300 different vacuum cleaner belts for all makes and models. Need help changing it? Most belts are replaced for $5 plus belt, roller inspected, installed, tested and inspected. Call an expert today and we'll take care of you. 425-252-4355

Everett Vacuum
2318 Broadway
Everett WA 98201
www.everettvacuum.com

David Lane