Question about Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum
My Oreck vacuum cleaner smells like something is burning when I turn it on and use it. I have checked the fan belt and it seems to be ok. I also checked the air flow and nothing was obstructing it and changed the bag. Has something burned up inside or could it be something else? Thank You!
The belt has stetched and needs changing.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
The best solution to any Oreck vacuum problem is to replace it with another brand. You are going to continue having problems with the Oreck..Not that other brands don't have problems. But, at least with
other brands the problems don't occur as often. Belt burning up. clogs, roller brush bristle wearing down prematurely, cord breaking internally, etc.
P.S. Oreck is good at one thing. Marketing!
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
I had a burning smokey smell and I took off the cover and the belt was detached and burning...I could see the ash inside the vacuum. I also saw that the intake was blocked up with some paper and lint. I cleaned out the inside and changed the belt and all is ok. The belt needs to be changed every 3 months
Posted on Dec 18, 2010
What are you talking about, the handle? My handle is metal, there is nothing"in" it. Bag is new, belt good, ubderneath clean. Still stinks.
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
Always change your belt every 6 months. the oreck uses the smallest motor in the industry. when you go from floors to carpet the motor slows down 30 %, and this is why they clog up so frequently. buy a riccar rsl5 with a lifetime belt and an anti clog handle tube
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
How do I take the bottom off to replace the belt?
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
My new upright(NOT an Oreck) is over three years old and hasn't needed a new belt so far. Orecks clog very easily, and when you bring it in for repairs, or for the yearly "tuneup", what the store manager wants you to do is spend more money on the existing sweeper, new roller brush, for example. That's the reason for the yearly checkup, to BRING you back into the store so you can spend more to help Mr Oreck make more money.
Seems like you either have a connection to Oreck or simply think that an overpriced, cheaply built vacuum cleaner is actually a good machine.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
If the bag does not inflate then there's a clog somewhere. Check the intake(take off the bottom base plate and right behind the roller brush is the intake, squarish looking opening). If no clog there, check the pivot that the handle tube sits in, or the handle tube itself.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
My oreck is just not picking up at all the handle is empty and so is the bag!!! what is wrong with it?
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Thank you! It worked great! I actually checked the handle but after reading what you said about a full bag and finding that the handle was clogged I went and checked the handle again and lo and behold there was about another half of foot long clog still in the handle. Once we removed our Oreck starting performing without that awful smell just like it did the day we bought it! We like our Oreck!
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
Change the belt. Oreck belts will stretch out so much that it is unable to spin the brushroller, but the motor pulley burns a hole in the belt.
Replacing the belt will take care of the problem.
Posted on Nov 24, 2007
I had the same problem until I checked the handle it was full of stuff because the bag was blocked . I cleared it and now all is good.
Posted on Nov 23, 2007
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