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My Oreck beater bar is not turning. The bar is free of hair or strings, the motor is working, just the bar will not move

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If the motor is working then check the drive belt. There's a door on the right hand side of the Oreck that comes off with a cross head screw. Check the drive belt isn't broken. If its intact then its a possibility that the beater bar has seized up - beater bars from Oreck are available although you should check EBay to see if you can get a cheaper part. Sounds like a drive belt problem though.

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