My Oreck XL upright vacuum is blowing air instead of sucking air.
I've solved the problem! I had exactly the same problem, with dust being sucked up properly and then some blown out where the bag connects. The XL machine has a hinged plastic dock for the bag, which slides in the dock and you then close the hinge, there's a slight click and the velcro keeps it shut. The problem is that the plastic dock is not behind the ridge, but is in front. So when you start up the bag connection is pushed forward. So:
Undo zipper, open dock hinge and push it back squeezing the panel on the cloth bag. One side will go behind the ridge and you need to push it firmly, opening it a bit if you can. It will go behind that ridge all the way round. You'll see now that the dock is firmly in place, and can be hinged closed as you did before. But instead of the joint being loose, the bag is now tight.
Mine now works fine... thanks to fixya for encouraging me to fix it! I was close to binning the machine. But it sucks well, and I don't go for bagless... like my dirt packaged for disposal. And if you're a farmer, try farmideas.co.uk !!!!
Nov 25, 2010 |
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