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New vacuum cleaner causes a slight burning smell. Defective or not?

I received a new vacuum cleaner a few weeks ago. When it ran I noticed a slight burning smell so I exchanged it for a different one (same model: Eureka Boss SmartVac 4870 series). I've run this one for perhaps 15 seconds and again, I notice a slight burning smell. Maybe there's some dust on the motor coils that will burn off after some initial use? [more inside]
posted by metadave on Mar 28, 2014 - 7 answers

 

Not that I'm going to do it or anything, but...

Is it feasible to take apart, modify, and put back together again a hair dryer so that it works in reverse, that is, become a small vacuum? I assume I would have to make the blower work backwards to become a sucker, and I would have to direct debris into a little sack and away from the blower and power source. If I were going to do it, what would I do? How much work would it be? How ugly would it be, assuming rudimentary skills and a home workshop? If it's impossible-- why?
posted by blnkfrnk on Mar 12, 2014 - 10 answers

ISO vacuum cleaner - don't want to call Saul Goodman's guy for advice

Do you have an awesome vacuum cleaner? Can you tell me about it? We need a new vacuum cleaner because ours is old and barely works anymore. We are finding shopping for vacuum cleaners to be very overwhelming. Anyone have any recommendations for us? Parameters below. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Sep 25, 2013 - 21 answers

Best vacuum for cats? Difficulty level: on a budget

I recently got a really wonderful cat! While my old cheap-o vacuum did just fine before getting the cat, it is now seriously out if its league. I clearly need to replace the vacuum with something more powerful, but the prices of vacuum cleaners scare me (I am a student and so money is tight). Any suggestions on vacuums that will get the job done with pet hair but not totally break the bank?
posted by rainbowbrite on Aug 19, 2013 - 26 answers

Keep my cookies fresh!

I'm looking for advice on buying a vacuum sealer. Or, if they make them, just a vacuum for food packaging? My google-fu is failing! [more inside]
posted by firei on Sep 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Vacuum shopping with a few requirements

Can anyone suggest a vacuum cleaner that has a washable HEPA filter, doesn't vent out the front, isn't heavy, is reasonably priced, and has a button to turn off the brush? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Mar 1, 2012 - 11 answers

Please help me find a long-lasting vacuum that is good for a home with cats.

Please recommend a vacuum that will pick up cat hair from carpet and wood flooring. [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Sep 11, 2010 - 22 answers

I need something that really sucks for less than $150.

I've got two huskies, a black lab, one long haired cat, and two short haired cats living in my house. And I'm drowning in fur. The Dirt Devil Vision I bought two years ago has never worked decently. So I need recommendations for an affordable vacuum cleaner that can handle a ton of fur and relatively new carpet that's still shedding a bit. I can borrow my grandma's Dyson once or twice a month for superawesome vacuum times, but I also need something I can use a few times a week just to get the majority of the fur off the carpet. Difficulty: Under $150.
posted by elsietheeel on Jan 27, 2010 - 26 answers

Toilets without Tanks: How Do They Work? Do They Clog?

PlumbingFilter: Help me understand my new tankless toilet with no shut-off valve. What do I do if it clogs? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jan 20, 2006 - 6 answers

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