Asked on Apr 18, 2019

How do I stop my hoover from smelling?

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,I've had it apart and every little bit has been washed and disinfected left to dry but yet it still smells horrible anybody know why ??

9 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 18, 2019

    If you have vacuumed up bugs, especially stink bugs, the pest control guy told me they are trash. Somehow they break up and tiny particles get inside the machine.

  • Carolinagirl
    Carolinagirl
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Usually you change the bag. Have a bagless Hoover? Empty canister and clean the filters with soapy water. Also, sprinkle baking soda on carpet and vacuum. Baking soda does wonders!

    • Sue Pratt
      Sue Pratt
      on Apr 19, 2019

      I always use soapy water with disinfectant and canisters are also cleaned and I wash rugs once a month thanks

  • Nan W.
    Nan W.
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Sue: Put a scented dryer sheet in the bag!

  • Dfm
    Dfm
    on Apr 18, 2019

    did a rubber part get to hot?

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Apr 18, 2019

    smell is from are you ready?--dead skin cells,dirt,bacteria,pet/human hair and whatever else is on floor stuck in carpets; Canister/no bag--wash the canister and filters out everytime after you empty it,clean roller brush/brushes. Bag /canister-- put some 100 % real essential oils on filters or bag if it has them.I also wash out my vacuum hoses with Dawn dish soap in hot water in tub(mine are plactic/metal). dry everything thoroughly before reuse so gunk does not get stuck inside vacuum. Lightly spray filters with vinegar to kill any smell/mold spores trapped in them.

    • Sue Pratt
      Sue Pratt
      on Apr 19, 2019

      Hi have done all that and carpets get washed once a month,so I'm still at a loss but thank you luvs xx

  • Carolinagirl
    Carolinagirl
    on Apr 19, 2019

    Goodness! Call the manufacturer if possible.

  • Oliva
    Oliva
    on Apr 19, 2019

    Is it possibly an electrical smell, such as from an overtaxed motor or similar?

  • Marie Kay
    Marie Kay
    on Apr 20, 2019

    add baking soda and spray outside bag w vinegar or take bag off and clean

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    on Apr 20, 2019

    If you didn’t already know, vacuums breath in one side and out the other. You have to ask yourself, what is my vac smelling and that’s your carpet. If your carpet smells fine, then it’s the micron sized dust particles caught in the vacuums bag. They just won’t come out in the wash. They have to be made soluble by soaking the bag for a few days in a solution of Dawn dish detergent and hot water. The solution must be completely changed each of the three days with fresh solution. Then rinse out completely and hang it in the sun to dry. Hope this helps.

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