Question about Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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My Oreck XL was working fine, then when I vacuumed a shag rug is started smoking and smelled like something is burning. (I changed the bag, checked for clogs--none found, and roller brush is turning. It has a metal handle.) Now I am afraid to use it.

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Even though the brush is spinning, the belt is probably worn out and stretched. when you vacuum the shag carpet, it puts more drag on the brush. try running it on a shorter carpet or hard floor for a few minutes. if it doesn't smoke, then you know it's your belt. if it does smoke, then it's probably the motor burning up.

Jim

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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    Jim Parker Jun 07, 2009

    Did this solve the problem?

    Jim


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    Jim Parker Jun 10, 2009

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