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Makes sparks and popping noise

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Oreck SL will not work on medium setting

Either your switch is not making a contact internally or the wire that runs from the motor to the switch is loose or not connected, or that speed is burned out on the motor. Those motors have a separate wire for each speed, so it's either not getting power to the motor from the switch or the that speed setting is burned out on the motor its self. I would just work around it and use the low or high setting until you can take it apart to test if the motor is getting power from the switch, if so then the motor is bad, usually the bearings go out on the motors before the wiring does. Unless your motor was on medium and was stopped for a long period and overheated that setting which will melt the wires and cause it to not work. They have a safety switch on the motors now to keep this from happening.

Jan 12, 2015 | Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier

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Red light stays on after cleaning

which model, do you hear arcing or snapping sounds when it's running? Check wires that run along the inside front of the cell, loose, sagging or broken wires will cause this.

Oct 02, 2014 | Oreck Air Purifiers

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What happens having one broken wire?

Not trying to be funny, but it depends on the wire, if your air purifier is still running or not, whether you have lost hi/low settings etc. Or is your plug wire and you lost the internal ground wire. Attached link you are able to download user manual. Need to be more detailed, color of wire, location of break. Hope this helps, or provide make model, and other details. PEACE
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Jun 07, 2014 | Oreck XL® Tower Air Purifier

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Has not made the zapping noise in a long time...I know my house is dusty :)...used to make the noise the cell worn out or broken

The air intake filter probably needs cleaning or replacing. If it needs replacing, you will have to buy that from your local Oreck dealer.

Mar 20, 2011 | Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier

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Repair info for oreck md# a260 unit ran fine and worked well until I heard popping noise from front of unit probably bad connection of high voltage to filter cartrage fan stopped working if i turn unit on...

It depends on what you paid for it.I checked out Oreck and they had no free downloads available for anything.Here is their customer service though to find out about parts,diagrams,etc.Some places will not sell parts to consumers,some will.Here is the link.
Good luck!

Jul 27, 2010 | Oreck (AIRCOM1WOI) Air Purifier

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A wire came loose in the collector cell possible solder or replace the cell?

It is possible, however a bump of solder creates a spark-gap betwen the layers.
This is a link to my blog explaining how to disassemble/assemble the cell, and another way to fix this.
If you do solder please post and let me know how this works out.

Jun 11, 2010 | Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier

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Spark inside the filter

It's probably arcing due to a buildup of oxidized particles from the air and the high voltage field wires. Spraying electrical contact cleaner in the vicinity of the spark/arc may clean it -- make sure the unit is not plugged in when you do this and that you give it plenty of time to dry before plugging it back in (couple of hours). If cleaing doesn't help, there's not much you can do -- the wire will eventually burn through and break. Then it's back to Oreck or to the landfill.

Apr 21, 2009 | Oreck (AIRCOM1WOI) Air Purifier

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I have 2 and both are becoming very noisy!

If you have a oreck store take them in. Thanks for the tip I won't buy any oreck products

Jan 09, 2009 | Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier

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Red light wont change back to green after cleaning

I did the same thing and now I need to replace the cell collector. You need to replace it to if the wire is broken. Please let me know the outcome of your problem.

Where to find the part is hard to get.


Jun 05, 2008 | Oreck XL Professional Air Purifier

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clean your cell. Allso check for broken or loose tungsten wires in cell.

Dec 03, 2007 | Oreck (AIRCOM1WOI) Air Purifier

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