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I heard that a class action lawsuit against Oreck Vacuum is being started because of all the problems customers are having with their vacuums. Does anyone know about this? My Oreck is only a couple of years old and keeps burning up belts. I took it in after only one week of usage when I started to notice white smoke coming out of it and the smell of burning rubber. I feel like I got the old run-around, when the service tech told me he couldn't find anything wrong (but replaced the burned up belt) with it. After several more returns and three more belts, I just quit using it. I contacted Oreck and they wouldn't help. I even tried to talk with Mr. Dave Oreck and was told that would never happen, as he does not discuss problems with his customers. Any help woud be appreciated as I would like to get some usage out of this vacuum.

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You are correct about the fact that legal action has been taken. Go to this link to read more

http://www.google.com/search?q=oreck+class+action+suit&hl=en&sourceid=gd&rlz=1D1DLUS_enUS358US358&aq=t

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http://www.oreck.com/ Customer Service 1-800-989-3535
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