Question about Oreck XL21 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Fan housing broke and cannot get nut off fan to replace housing, when we turn the nut the screw turns with it
Posted by Anonymous on
That nut is a left handed thread, so you need to turn it like you would normally tighten it to actually loosen it. You will also need to hold the shaft at the other end with some pliers. I would suggest using a piece of cloth or leather over the shaft so that you do not scar the shaft when you grab it with the pliers. Hope this helps!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just replaced the fan (plastic) on an XL9100. I assume you got the bottom plate off (5 screws).
Undo the single screw holding the suction housing in place.
Remove the two screws holding the motor in place and gently lift the assemble up, being careful not to stress the wires. The motor and fan assembly should now be exposed. If the nut holdling fan in place is removed, the whole fan should slide right off. If it does not, try a little WD-40 on the shaft and wiggle and move from side to side. (I slipped a small drill bit between the motor fan (motor cooling fan) to prevent the shaft from turning when you remove the nut.) Be sure you turn the nut counter-clockwise to remove it.
You should now have the fan off. Reverse the procedure to place the new fan - following the directions carefully as some assemblies need a washer and "feathered" washer on the top.
Assuming everything went well, it should work.
My 9100 sucked a magnetic bearing and trashed the metal fan to where suction was weak. The new fan works great.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
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