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Oreck XL My Oreck just turned off in the middle of vacuuming and I smelled a burning smell. I am thinking that if I can take it apart and remove whatever turned it off, it will run again.

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  • Enrica Nov 30, 2007

    I took it apart, and the belt is intact. I put it back together again and it turns on but the belt is not moving.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    my oreck xl vaccum will not turn on anymore

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Your roller brush is probably bound with hair and is not able to move

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