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Why isn't my oreck xl sucking up dirt, instead it is blowing out air

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SOURCE: replace belt on my oreck xl

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.

Posted on May 09, 2008

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Most parts and service are covered on those machines for a year. (the 5 year part is just the motor and some "fluff" for advertising purposes) I would call oreck and find the nearest warranty service center. You should find they will fix it at no charge as long as its not deemed "abuse".

If you call them and they will not help, repost and we'll get you fix'd up!

Best of Luck!

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Oreck XL hard to push

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.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My Oreck XL has quit sucking. The brush turns but

Same problem here with XL9100. Bag would not expand implying no suction. Motor ran and brushes turned. Easy disassembly using common tools found that a plastic bag had been sucked up and caused a blockage prior to the impeller. Cleaned up, reassembled, and everything worked fine after that.

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Oreck vacuum blows air does not **** air. The bag

you have an obstruction in the intake pipe

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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I've solved the problem! I had exactly the same problem, with dust being sucked up properly and then some blown out where the bag connects. The XL machine has a hinged plastic dock for the bag, which slides in the dock and you then close the hinge, there's a slight click and the velcro keeps it shut. The problem is that the plastic dock is not behind the ridge, but is in front. So when you start up the bag connection is pushed forward. So:
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My vacuum seems to be just pushing around things instead of sucking them up. I changed the bag and cleaned the bottom, but nothing helped.


Did you check to see if the drive belt for the beater brush was broken or frozen up? The beater brush hits the carpeting and causes the dirt, etc, to jump into the air so the suction of the unit can pull it into the vacuum. The beater brush will be fairly easy to remove. Once it is out of the machine, clean it as best you can, add some WD40 on the plastic end pieces and when you reassemble, put a new drive belt on. This should solve the problem. Paul

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My Oreck XL is very dirty inside on fan and the motor runs very loud. It is not clogged.


These units are called dirty air units because the dirt literraly runs thru the fan attached to the motor and is blown into the bag. Most newer vacuums are called clean air because the filter bag is in the path, and the dirt is sucked into the bag, never reaches the fan or motor.

I'd say if it is that dirty, may be a fire hazard, and you may have worn out the seals on the part down at base that pivots to a point that replacement is necessary.

(I'd blow out the dust and keep using if it was me, and then check again in a few weeks, before I replaced. But I like living dangerous.)

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Oreck Celoc Hypo Allergenic Vac tearing up rug


Most parts and service are covered on those machines for a year. (the 5 year part is just the motor and some "fluff" for advertising purposes) I would call oreck and find the nearest warranty service center. You should find they will fix it at no charge as long as its not deemed "abuse".

If you call them and they will not help, repost and we'll get you fix'd up!

Best of Luck!

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Not sucking


You probable have a clog in the handle tube, or at the bottom, either by the brush or in the neck where the handle goes into. Unscrew that big black nut and pull the handle off of the bootom asm, then you can check it out and see where the clog is. Pull the bottom plate off to see if it is there where the dirt goes in.

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