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Oreck wiring I've read the threads. Which 2 terminals are the lights and which 2 are the motor ac?

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  • kevinrntz Oct 03, 2008

    Thanks to Reddevil6! If others read through these posts you will see that on the Oreck XL motor, if you replace the motor you must be very careful putting the wires to the correct terminals. The diagram used for a previous fix is too small to read. There is a black dot marking each A/C terminal with the black wire from cord going to left upper on the motor (looking from belt as installed) and the white wire going to the lower most right terminal (on the piggyback white wire if you have the parallel light harness), On my motor the black (light bulb) wire goes on the other terminal lower right. If you mess this up you will burn out your light bulbs. Of course ALWAYS make sure you are unplugged while working on your vacuum. If not experienced with electricity, take to an authorized repair center!

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reddevil6
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SOURCE: Clear oreck schematic

Here is Oreck's motor wiring diagram, if it isn't big enough to make out, give me your email addy and I will send it to you.
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Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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SOURCE: I had a loose wire in my Oreck XL motor. I took it

Lights are 12 volts.

The motor has taps on it to pull 12 volts rather than 120 volts for the lights, uses the motor as a transformer.

Should be black and white to the motor from the switch, believe the switch breaks the black wire. White wire should be neutral. I can't remember colors for the wires to the lights. Would expect it to be the white wire and then the "tap" wire to be red.

One crazy way to do it, is to hook up wires, leave the light bulbs out, turn on power, and check voltage at the bulb socket with a voltmeter. (This is one of those things they tell you on television to only let a professional do, do not attempt at home.)

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a wiring diagram

Hi Gregory,

You can get wiring instructions from the Oreck factory. They'll need both your model number and serial number. Here is the number to call: 1-800-989-3535 and here is their website: 1-800-989-3535

Hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate your 4 thumbs up. Thanks,

Handie Andie

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