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Power cut off after handle was dropped on floor while vacuuming

I have an ORECK XL. As I was vacuum cleaning last night, I dropped the handle onto my wood floor and the vacuum cleaner shut off. I checked the powe cord connection and it was fine. I unplugged and replugged the electrical connections and even changed electrical outlets. The vacuum cleaner still does not turn on. Can you help? Thanks! Sandie

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Connections inside the handle came loose. happens to me all the time. take the handle apart and connect the wires back.

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What typically happends is if the vacuum falls over the cord will come disconnected from the switch.
there are 6 screws on the handle if you unscrew them the handle will seperate down the middle. you will see a few wires in there. the whites wires should be wire nuted together while the black wire from the long cord, the side that you plug in to the wall, would plug on to the top of the switch, unless you have a 2- speed vacuum the it also would plug into the top but on the prong that is closes to you. it will make sense when you open it up. there is another cord that come up from the base of the vacuum to the handle which is called the up cord. the black wire that comes from that plugs in to the bottom of the switch.
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Try a ruling out a couple of things first before opening up the handle:

1) First lets make sure your outlet has power
a) can you plug anything else in and have it work?
b) is the vacuum plugged into a non-switched outlet?
c) will the vacuum work from a different outlet - in a different room?

2) Check the plug. Are the prongs loose? If so, you'll need to cut the
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3) Time to open up the handle:
a) sometimes the wires connected to the switch can become loose
and fall off. if that is the case just reconnect by plugging them
back onto the switch. You may also consider using pliers to
compress the connector onto the switch terminal.

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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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