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Oreck belts keep coming off

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I have an oreck XL upright and the belts keep coming off. I have cleaned it througly inside & made sure the brushroller was cleaned well. I did notice on the side of the brushroller where the belt goes on to is a little worn could this be the problem? Please help I cant keep going through belts every 5 minutes ( and I mean that literally) it's becoming very costly. Do you think a new roller brush would help?

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  • mismissy69 Jan 24, 2008

    Actually I couldn't wait any longer I took it to the dealerr and he fixed it for 60 bucks. The fan housing was broken which loosened everything up and was causing the belt to come off. So he fixed that problem, cleaned up my vac real good (it' looks like new :)) so im satified. Thank you for all your help

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    bissell revolution bagless vac, belt keeps coming off, does not break. There seems to be a "rough ridge " could this be the cause of problem?

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For orecks it is usually the fan housing has loosened everything. your belt will slip. if your vac is under warranty, then fixing should be free. if not, it is about $60

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If the pulley on the brush roll is worn, then I would replace the brushroll. Look at the ends where the brush roll sits in to make sure the casing hasn't over heated and not holding the brush in place. Also make sure the motor is shifting and causing the belt to come off. Another is if you are catching a rug or towel, that also will cause the belt to come off. I am assuming you using a new belt and not a worn one. After only a short time, belts stretch and need to be replaced.

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