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Just replaced the roller on my oreck XL, and it is smelling like burnt rubber

I just replaced the roller on my Oreck XL. Put everything back into place properly, and it is smelling like burning rubber after a few minutes of use.

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If the roller bearings are starting to seize the the belt may be slipping

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Your roller brush is probably bound with hair and is not able to move

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Either have to take the bottom plate off, or there is a small door with one screw to remove to replace the belt. Then it goes around the motor shaft and then over the pulley on the brush roll.

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SOURCE: I put a new belt on my oreck xl and it is burning through why?

The problem you are having is that the brush roller is not spinning freely when the belt is not on. if the end caps of the roller can be removed, clean the dirt & carpet fiber out and test. if it can not you just may need to replace the roller

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yes. it might be broken. you will need to remove the 5 screw on the bottom and see if the belt is burned. it more that likly is.

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SOURCE: My Oreck XL 9100HA started smoking (white smoke)

It sounds like the belt has been damaged. You can get another belt from yoru local Oreck store. You can even take it in to the store to show them what happened. Purchase another belt and replace it. (It was very easy when I did this, so hopefully the belt is all you'll need too.)

Best of luck!

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Replaced belt but still smell smoke odor


Hello, this is Leland with Crucial Vacuum,

If you are smelling a smoke order one of two things may be wrong with your unit:

Firstly, the motor may be the problem. If you hear any noises while the machine is running, you should contact the original manufacturer for trouble shootingsolutions.

Secondly, your vacuum may be in need of new parts. By changing either the brushroll or belts, you should be able to increase the quality of the suction, and eliminate any smoke odors. Since you have already replaced the belts, I have copied a link to the compatible roller brush that we carry for your unit!
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You can purchase replacement parts for your Oreck unit direct from Crucial Vacuum with freeshipping and an exclusive 10%coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10
http://www.crucialvacuum.com/oreck-xl-roller.html

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Hi do you carry the roller brush parts for this model?


Hi Rochelle,

This is Leland with Crucial Vacuum,

We carry the roller brush, and some other products for the Oreck XL, which you may find in the link below:

http://www.crucialvacuum.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=oreck+xl

You can purchase replacement parts for your Oreck unit direct from Crucial Vacuum with freeshipping and an exclusive 10%coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

I hope this was helpful! If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendlycustomercare representatives on the line ready to assist you.

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My Oreck XL 9100HA started smoking (white smoke) when I vacuumed. There is a burning rubber smell. How do I check/change (if appropriate) the belt? I have no User manual, nor can I locate one on the Oreck...


It sounds like the belt has been damaged. You can get another belt from yoru local Oreck store. You can even take it in to the store to show them what happened. Purchase another belt and replace it. (It was very easy when I did this, so hopefully the belt is all you'll need too.)

Best of luck!

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My oreck XL7 smells when it's on. Smells as if it's the motor. Had the Oreck for 4 years but hardly used it?


The smell is probably from the belt. When they are worn and stretched they can start to smell. You can get replacement belts for your model here:

Oreck XL7 Replacement Belts

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Installing roller brush for oreck XL 21


uh, probably not sure what the issue is, but
1. unplug unit.
2. Remove the multiple screws from the bottom of the unit.
3. remove the bottom baseplate (usually black)
4. the brush roll is now visible, and the belt should be around it.
5. Pull the brush roll away from the unit, and disengage the belt.
6. Replace in the opposite order. Make sure that baseplate fits properly to insure a good seal. Also watch the bumper (rubber part that is wrapped around the unit) to make sure it is properly seated.
7. Handroll the roller brush before plugging in. Make sure it moves freely.
8. Run unit, may get a slight burning smell, but if this continues for more than a minute - turn off and inspect the unit. Brush roll requires a short burn in time, on initial build, factory accomplishes this during test procedures.

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I put a new belt on my oreck xl and it is burning through why?


The problem you are having is that the brush roller is not spinning freely when the belt is not on. if the end caps of the roller can be removed, clean the dirt & carpet fiber out and test. if it can not you just may need to replace the roller

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Oreck won't pick up dirt.


Check the roller brush, dust channel and then the back spine tubes - two parts which also holds the cloth bag - which holds it at the bottom via a spring. Unhook this, and prise up the rubber rings that hide the push in locks. Push the locks in and the spines should separate.You may need to undo the power cord since it comes out the top near the handle at the bottom. Check both spines and remove clogs with a thin round stick. Put everything back together slowly and switch on.

Jan 12, 2009 | Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

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The belt on my oreck xl keep breaking


the brush roller is siezing up on you.try to take the brush roller out and clean it real good .pull the ends off and clean them to things get caught up and wrapped around them and keep them from turning.before you put the new belt on clean the motor shaft .usually when a belt breaks it leaves burnt rubber on the shaft .if you don't clean it the new belt won't last long.please leave feedback.i hope i was some help to you...pete

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Your roller brush is probably bound with hair and is not able to move

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