Question about Oreck (AIRCOM1WOI) Air Purifier
After taking my oreck xl air purifier apart because the routine cleaning was not making the unit run the ground wire was disconnected inside the unit. I have tried to research a wiring diagram for this unit because I believe if the ground wire is reattached the unit should work fine. Can anyone help me figure out where it needs to be soldered back into place?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You should send the unit back! I think they give a very long warrenty if I remember right.
It sounds to me by your description, like the fan bearnings may have seized.
You could check to see if there is any obstruction to the fan, but I would doubt that since they are normaly protected from being able to have access to its blades.
Posted on Apr 27, 2008
...and so you should be! Worried, I mean. And not just about this particular machine. Ozone is an atmospheric pollutant (good news up in the stratosphere - bad news down here where we breathe it) and primary irritant of mammalian airways. It is a powerful oxidizer of organic matter, so it kills bacteria (good news) and can adversely affect anything else organic that it comes into contact with - leather, rubber, and you (bad news).
Personally, writing as a qualified chemist and biologist, I would not want to be in the same house as an ozone generator, let alone be in the same room as one.
If you really feel the need to "purify" your air. Do it without generating a toxic impurity!
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
My Orek was making such a bad noise that my wife was going to sell it at a garage sale, I'm glad she didn't. It takes about 20 minutes to fix. All you need is a phillips screw driver, can of compressed air (or air compressor) and a can of silicone spray.
Pull out the filters and turn the unit upside down. Using a phillips screw driver unscrew the 9 screws holding the bottom to the top. remove the bottom. Use care as to not damage the fan. The fan will stay attached to the motor , pull on it and use a good cleaner like 409, Simple Green or a similar product. Wash clean and dry. Next get out your air compressor and clean everywhere, see the silver bearing holders on the side of the motor? Get out your can of silicone spray and give a good squirt on both bearing (close to the shaft. also spin the motor with your hands. See the large thing attached to the shaft? Those are the windings. See the metal housing the winding spin close to? Spray the silicon in there, a good amount. Make sure you didn't get any silicone on the end of the motor shaft where the fan sits on. If you did get some nail polish remover or acetone and wipe clean a few times. Then reassemble.
My Orek was horribly noisy, now it's quiet. My wife says is beeter than new.....
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
i just used a butter knife wrapped in a Clorox wipe... being careful not to have the metal show so that it will scrape. when the wipe comes out black, rotate the wipe so that it will be able to clean. I used 5 wipes rotating. I could not figure out how to open the thing either so this was my solution.
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
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