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Oreck magnesium won't turn on - Oreck Magnesium Upright Vacuum

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  • Alex Tworkowski Aug 22, 2016

    Had the same problem. Found out it was actually the button on the handle. Just works if you press in the lower left corner. Need to look into how to fix it.



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Could be that you need a new battery in the handle. It takes a 2032 button type battery.

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SOURCE: Have a brand new oreck magnesium ... Why would the vacumn on about the 2 nd or 3rd sweep come up off carpet and floors as if it is popping a wheelie?

Brand new? Warranty should still be in effect. I'd persue that route.

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