Question about Oreck Vacuums
I think it's the same part for an XL-21 vacuum but I'm not 100% sure.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Oreck XL
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG THEIR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The motor has 5 wires to the motor as stated in the Oreck owners manual, tow are for the headlights, one is a ground wire, and the other two are for the motor. There are two screws that hold in the Oreck motor and a good suggestion is to use tape the wires leads and mark the wires so that you will not make a mistake as you take it apart and reassemble the motor. That way you will not make any mistakes, whether or not you have wires for a headlight or not, the rules are the same. Also refer to the owner’s manual schematic and the exploded view. Questions? 1-800-989-3535
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
SOURCE: replace belt on my oreck xl
Either have to take the bottom plate off, or there is a small door with one screw to remove to replace the belt. Then it goes around the motor shaft and then over the pulley on the brush roll.
Posted on May 09, 2008
SOURCE: My upright Oreck Vacuume XL 2
the main tube is clogged.
unplug it, open bag area, remove bag look for clog.
if clear, take off lower coller, pull up tube, remove blockage, either in tube or fan area.
if clear, look in bottom by intake area for blockage.
fan can not run backwards.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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
SOURCE: Oreck XL hard to push
yes. it might be broken. you will need to remove the 5 screw on the bottom and see if the belt is burned. it more that likly is.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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