My daughter was going to vacuum her room today, and when she turned on the vacuum cleaner, I noticed two things; the vacuum sounded odd--like something was jammed in the hose, and the second was that it had a musty, mildew-ie smell to it.
I stopped my daughter and told her to "take out the old bag, and replace it with a new one." When she opened the vacuum she brought it to me to see that the bag was blown-up, and glass and water were all inside the vacuum cleaner--that explained the mildew-ie smell.
A week ago or so--my daughter was helping in the kitchen, and she was cleaning the door to my little old second hand convection oven, and she must have applied the right kind of pressure to the wrong spot--BAM!
I heard a sound like a riffle going off!
The door broke in millions of tiny pieces! And they had flew all over the kitchen! Luckily my daughter only had a couple of small cuts on her, and she is okay.
After I laid down a thick towel on the glass covered floor, so my bare foot daughter to walk out of the kitchen with out getting her feet cut, then we both took turns vacuuming up the glass with the before mentioned vacuum cleaner.
That's were the glass came from, but I'm at a loss as to where the water came from?
So today, (deep sigh) we both spent the better part of an hour cleaning out the insides of the vacuum cleaner, and trying to pick out the glass from all the nook and small crannies of the vacuum bag housing. We had to finally resort to hosing out the insides with the sink hose(that my husband thoughtfully installed for me), and we were real careful not to get any water inside the motor.
If that doesn't do it and the vacuum is still acting up tomorrow, then I'm going to have to take it into the repair shop at Sears.
At least I still have the extended warranty on it.