Even vacuum cleaners that are kept up to date sometimes release scents.

There are several things that might generate these smells.

Once the cause of the stench is identified, owners may take action to lessen it.


When used, a vacuum cleaner may smell for a variety of reasons.

During usage, scents may escape if the vacuum cleaner has smelly materials like dried pet pee or excessive dust.

Friction may burn the vacuum belt and produce an unpleasant odor if the roller head or beater brush becomes caught.


To fight any odors, remedies include changing the vacuum’s filter, emptying the contents, and applying deodorizing solutions like baking soda.

Remove the beater brush as well, and clean it of any obstructions.


In other instances, a buildup of dirt or debris that has been in the vacuum for a long time may need expert assistance to completely eliminate the stench.

Sticking beater brushes should be fixed as soon as possible since they might cause damaged vacuum belts.

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Written by Bob Matsuoka
Bob Matsuoka is a blogger and founder of RVing Beginner blog. He has been blogging for over five years, writing about his own family’s RV adventures, tips for people who are interested in buying an RV or taking their family on an adventure by RV.