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You'll have to unpick or slide up the rubber rings on the back of the handle at the bottom where the rear of the bag is. Unclip the bag so that it moves freely, slide up the rubber rings and you'll find a series of pop locks. Push these in to take out the main dust spine pipe - also remove the power cord at the top of the handle to release the handle. In the middle of the spine there is one screw that bonds the top handle part to the spine, unscrew this so that you can split the two parts up and check for clogs. Also check the main dust channel that leads to the bag - it is notorious for clogging because of its relatively small dust channel. 

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As stated in other posts, the heater is located within the lower half of the handle where the POWER HEATER switches are. There are quite a few screws. It's easy to miss the one at the very top of the handle. First remove the accessory caddy and then remove one half of the upper handle. The other half of the upper handle lifts straight up allowing you to split the lower part of the handle into a "V". It pivots at the bottom around the wheels. It took me a while to figure out that I needed to LIFT that part of the handle straight up.

Once you split the lower half, you will see the heater (aluminum box). There are two ports on the heater where the two lines connect to the heater (in and out). Use pliers to loosen the spring clip where the tubing connects to the heater to remove each line. My lines were okay. One of the ports on my heater was plugged. I used a 1/16" drill bit and hand reamed out the crud. You don't need to use a drill -- use your hand - it's safer. After you have cleaned out the ports and your tubing (if needed), suggest you try it out after reconnecting the lines to the heater but before you put the handle back together. You may find that the lines or port needs more cleaning. Make sure you have water in both the water and cleaning solution vessels. As you know, no water will spray if EITHER one is dry. Turn it on and then press the little spring that's still in the handle. Hopefully you will get a water spray.

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Its a simple operation but it will take some time.  On the back of the Oreck just up from the motor you'll come to the first rubber ring which hides the push/pin locks of the main spine. There are two or three on the Oreck depending on the XL model - slide them down to reveal the pin locks and push them in wards to unlock the main spindle pipe. At the same time ensure that the bag clip at the bottom has been unclipped and the cord is also free, taken off the hooks at the back. The main pipe/spine at the back is the main dust channel so this is the first place to check for a clog and then upwards towards the handle/dust channel feeder - there is usually a small screw on the square part at the bottom which loosens the main handle from the body of the spine. 

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