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Lost instruction book

I can't figure out how to change the belt on my oreck XL2 and i lost the instruction book.  thanks.

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Re: lost instruction book

Remove screw on side of unit, slide cover and replace belt with spare on the bottom.

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Re: lost instruction book

Many companies will either send you one in the post for a very small fee, or some companies will enable you to download one to view on the web site

type in the model number and the word manual in the search engine on the internet, this applies to any appliance or machine. usually?

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If it smells electrical, than you may need a new motor. If it smells more like burnt rubber, than you may have a brush or motor problem. To check you brush, take out the 5 screws that hold your bottom plate on the vacuum and remove the plate. Disengage the belt and see if the bearings at each end of the brush turn freely. If they do not, replace your brush. Also spin the motor shaft by hand and see if it turns freely. Hope this helps!

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If you need to purchase a new belt, here's a direct link to a 3 pk. of belts that are used on your Oreck XL upright on our website:

I hope that this video repair was helpful to you! Please be sure to rate my repair helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons in the top of this repair page.

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Posted by geohil on Jun 06, 2008
Can I get a wiring diagram of the handle on an Oreck XL 2.

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum. The best place to get an owner’s manual is from the Oreck Factory of which I will supply for you listed below or you can download the owner’s manual from the Oreck Website. . I would check with your local Oreck dealer or vacuum dealer in your area to see what is going on. This is most unusual for this to happen. 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. Customer Service 1-800-989-3535
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