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Our oreck upright sweeper is so hard to push on the carpet, why? its an oreck xl2 celoc hypo-allergenic plus and the probem occurs every time we use it. we didn't know there was a belt on it.

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Change the roller brush

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Flip the head over and clean the metal pieces on either side if the head. When they get dirty, the tend to stick to the floor.

Jim

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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    Jim Parker Sep 13, 2010

    Did this solve the problem?

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