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My Oreck's roller won't turn

Changed the bag, belt is new. Now won't pick up anything and smells like something is burning. I have three dogs and the Oreck is not for pet-owners I have discovered. (cut all the hair from the roller btw)

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SOURCE: burning smell

I had burning smell and some visible smoke which I tracked down to the handle area. The mains socket at the bottom of the handle had burned out. When I pulled the plug out I noticed that the prongs were blackened and scorched. I will replace the socket.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Oreck XL intellashield smells hot and smoky when

If it smells like burning rubber with white smoke its the belt make sure the brush spins freely. If its a electrical burning it will smell real bad you WILL be able to tell which then its a motor issue you can remove the bottom plate 5 phillips head screws opposite the motor youll see 1 screw remove it pry the duct out and look to see if there's anything stuck in the fan if not its the motor its self

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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SOURCE: vacuum blows out dust/pet hair etc. when in use

try replacing the belt if you havent. it almost sounds like your getting weak aggitation. if thats not bad, check for a clog in the brushroll housing nozzle right on the inside by the tube. Replace the inside hepa filter if you havent within the last 3 months.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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