By Mrs. Mathis
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Have you ever asked yourself, â€śWhy does my vacuum small?â€ť If it makes you feel any better, vacuum bag odor is not that unusual. A vacuum cleaner smells for many reasons, mostly related to something you sucked up. So if you are wondering how to remove odor from vacuum cleaners, read on. Not only will I tell you what to use for vacuum bag smell, I will also give you some tips on how to prevent the problem in the future.
Why does my vacuum smell?
There are several sources of vacuum cleaner smells. The most common is a sort of burning odor caused by a broken vacuum belt. The obvious way to fix this is to change the belt.
Any other vacuum bag odor is probably related to something you vacuumed up. There are several steps to solving this problem. First, remove the bag and replace it with another one. Then sprinkle some baking soda over your lightest colored carpet and vacuum it up. The baking soda will absorb the odors and should solve your problem.
What if my vacuum cleaner still smells?
If your vacuum cleaner still smells after a few days with the baking soda, it is probably because you vacuumed up something sticky that is still stuck to the vacuum. So, you will need to clean this substance off the bottom of your vacuum. To do this, carefully turn the machine over and examine the bottom of the vacuum cleaner. If you see the smelly item, clean it off carefully with any non-flammable cleaner. Then allow the vacuum to dry very thoroughly before you use itâ€™s again.
Preventing Vacuum Cleaner Smells
The easiest way to avoid vacuum bag odor is to not vacuum up smelly items. Instead, try sweeping any smelly substance into a dustpan and dump it outside. Then cover whatâ€™s left with some baking soda and leave it there overnight before vacuuming.Print This Article