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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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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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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!

Apr 18, 2010 | Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Oreck XL intellashield smells hot and smoky when operating. New bag and belt and no clogs. About a year old.


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

Dec 17, 2009 | Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

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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

Nov 10, 2009 | Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Burning rubber smell when turned on. checked the belt-is ok.


Take the bottom off as if to change the belt and remove the brush assembly from the VAC. Take the ends off the roller and clean out the string and hair and whatever is wrapped around the end bushings and reinstall. Should free-up the roller Brush and stop the resistance on the belt to motor shaft. Or your belt is streched out and should be replaced, they don't always have to Break to be bad.

Aug 18, 2009 | Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

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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.

Jun 30, 2009 | Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

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My Oreck XL was working fine, then when I vacuumed a shag rug is started smoking and smelled like something is burning. (I changed the bag, checked for clogs--none found, and roller brush is turning. It...


Even though the brush is spinning, the belt is probably worn out and stretched. when you vacuum the shag carpet, it puts more drag on the brush. try running it on a shorter carpet or hard floor for a few minutes. if it doesn't smoke, then you know it's your belt. if it does smoke, then it's probably the motor burning up.

Jim

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