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

I put a new one on it and it burnt through and then I put another new one on and it has that same stinky burning smell. I did not buy these belts from oreck-could that be one of the problems? Why is it burning belts?

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  • alh720 Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem, but the roller is spinning well. I turn the vac on while upside down and check to make sure it is. Sometimes stuff gets hung under the belt and makes it burn. That happened and I changed the belt and smelled worse and then burned completely in half. I have checked the roller and the entire air flow to make sure it is not jammed and nothing is under the belt. Can the roller be put back in wrong? Contrary to what I have read under the belt changing directions, I have NEVER been able to change the belt without removing the roller. I have used Orecks for about 30 years and never had this problem before.

  • alh720 May 11, 2010

    you said: roller is not spinning freely when the belt is not on.

    the roller won't spin without the belt to turn it, will it?

    anyway, it is spinning quite freely while upside down. it vacs the floor very well, but smells like the new belt is burning as well and there is nothing stuck to make it burn.


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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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