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How do I replace the brush roll on my oreck xl??

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Turn the vacume upside down. Remove the 5 screws on the bottom plate. 3 are near the brush roll, and 2 are near the back. Remove the bottom plate. take the belt off the motor end. pull up on both ends of the brush roll. Put new brush roll on making sure that you put both ends to the new position, not old. ( it is marked on one end, and there are marks on the side that goes up so the can match.)(If putting back the old brush roll you can switch to the old position. After a year or two you can switch the new brush roll to the old position.) Put the bels back on the motor shaft and then stretch and start the belt on the brush roll and rotate the brushroll by hand untill the belt is all the way on.
put the bottom plate back on and tighten the 5 bottom screws.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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    How to…an Oreck DIY guide: All other models not including XL7.

    Before attempting any DIY servicing always ensure the machine is turned off and unplugged.

    How to Replace a corner brush:

    • To replace a corner brush you will need a star head Phillips screwdriver.

    • Remove the base plate of the vacuum by unscrewing all 5 screws. (see below)

    • Remove the single screw securing each corner brush and remove the old corner brush.

    • Affix the new corner brushes by replacing the screw and then replace the base plate.

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    How to Replace a Roller Brush:

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    • First undo all 5 screws that secure the base plate to the machine and remove the base plate (see above)

    • Also unscrew and remove the belt door and release the belt. (see How to replace a belt below)

    • The roller brush is then ready to lift out.

    • Replace the new brush ensuring that the bearing blocks match on both ends – See warning below.

    • With the brush slotted back into place replace the belt, belt door and the base plate ensuring all the screws are firmly in place.

    NB: Do not over tighten the middle base plate screw, as the machine won’t tilt.

    Lift Roller Brush out

    Belt

    WARNING:

    Ensure when you replace the brush that the bearing end caps match on both sides. On the top of the bearing blocks you shall see little grooves. When slotting the roller brush back in the bearing blocks must either have one groove on each side, or multiple grooves on each side. On the side of the blocks you may see some text as shown below this will help you match the grooves.

    If the grooves are NOT matched the roller brush may not be level causing damage to your machine.

    Inverting the Roller Brush:

    Inverting the roller brush helps to prolong its life by swapping the bearing end caps over so that the bristles become closer to the ground surface.

    To invert the roller brush you first need to remove the roller brush as detailed in How to Replace a Roller Brush above. Follow first 3 steps before moving onto the step process outlined below:

    • Look at the bearing end caps on end of the roller brush. Where the multi groove appears on top and the word ‘New’ is written on the side, invert this bearing so that it will be this end that is slotted back into the machine. The top of the bearing, which will be facing the floor, should now have a single groove on top and the word ‘Old’ written on the side.

    • Ensure BOTH ends of the roller brush now have the single groove side of the bearing end cap facing upwards (the side which will be nearest the floor)

    • Replace the roller brush back into position and reassemble the belt, belt door and base plate, fastening all five screws back into position.

    Old Setting

    New Setting

    How to Change a Belt:

    • Located on the bottom of the base plate of your machine should be a spare belt.

    • To remove the old belt either remove the side panel of the machine by sliding the door forward as shown below. This will require a star head Phillips screwdriver. However if you find this too awkward you may like to try removing the base plate also, as detailed in How to Remove a Corner Brush above.

    • To attach the new belt, hook the belt over the motor spindle and then stretch it towards the wheel. With an edge on the wheel begin turning the wheel slowly to centralise the belt.

    • Once the belt has taken and is firmly attached replace the side panel and/or the base plate.

    Remove single screw in side panel

    Spare belt located on the base plate

    Rotate the brush wheel

    Replace side panel

    Slide door forwards – try using the screw driver to help pry open

    Loop over motor spindle and wheel – do not loop over plastic spindle.

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The belt is on properly, however the brush will spin, then stop.

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Oreck XL Classic. It sounds like the belt may be stretched out and my needs replacing. The average belt change is every 4 to 6 months and to store the extra belts in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator. Also check the brushroll, the gray bearing ends with say on either side the words NEW or OLD and both ends need to be identical – new/new and old/old NOT new/old, if the belt and the brushroll are OK then it may be the motor but I don’t think so. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

http://www.oreck.com/ Customer Service 1-800-989-3535
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uh, probably not sure what the issue is, but
1. unplug unit.
2. Remove the multiple screws from the bottom of the unit.
3. remove the bottom baseplate (usually black)
4. the brush roll is now visible, and the belt should be around it.
5. Pull the brush roll away from the unit, and disengage the belt.
6. Replace in the opposite order. Make sure that baseplate fits properly to insure a good seal. Also watch the bumper (rubber part that is wrapped around the unit) to make sure it is properly seated.
7. Handroll the roller brush before plugging in. Make sure it moves freely.
8. Run unit, may get a slight burning smell, but if this continues for more than a minute - turn off and inspect the unit. Brush roll requires a short burn in time, on initial build, factory accomplishes this during test procedures.

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