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Not sucking We have an Oreck XL and today it is blowing out dust instead of sucking it up. I just replaced the belt and about 6 months ago, we took it to our Oreck dealer and had it rehauled. I opened it up to check all and it all looked fine. Then I tuned on the machine while unzipped and noticed that the bad does not inflate as it used to. What can I do? Thanks, Connie conpappa@gmail.com

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  • conpappa Feb 17, 2008

    OMG!!!!! You are da bomb (as my kids would say...) Thank You so much! It worked, like magic! Tons of pine needles and dog hairs!

    But wait... now I have to actually.... clean house?

    Thanks a lot buddy! ;~D

    No but seriously.....

    Thanks for the help.

    Loving the Net,
    Connie



  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    I have A simler problem but I cleaned out the tube and it still wont **** ,and the bag also dose not inflate please help.

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You probable have a clog in the handle tube, or at the bottom, either by the brush or in the neck where the handle goes into. Unscrew that big black nut and pull the handle off of the bootom asm, then you can check it out and see where the clog is. Pull the bottom plate off to see if it is there where the dirt goes in.

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