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Hofw many watts does the oreck pull? am overseas and using a down converter - need to know how many watts says 4 amp but no watts.

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My oreck xl21 won't pull itself.

You need to rotate your brush or replace the brush. Lay your Oreck down, unplugged with the base plate facing up. Remove the 5 screws that hold the plate on and remove the plate. Look at the bearing blocks at each end of the brush, what you are going to be3 looking for are a series of "hash" marks on the black plastic mount. If you see several, rotate the block until you only see one mark at each end and reinstall the brush and belt and that should take care of your issue. If you only see one mark, you need a new brush roller. Hope this helps!

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Manual for emdeko model #120 serial 3856

Go to and look for your manual here or email them to send you a copy.

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My problem is that Model 16N5-K, 120v 60Hz 12 amp Bissell Vacuum cleaner has no wattage indication in the unit itself, in the box, in the product brochure. our power output in the Philippines is 220v. I...

All the information you need is in your text :>)

Volts, Amp Watts To determine the wattage, use a simple multiplication formula. The ampere (or amps) is the amount of electricity used. Voltage measures the force or pressure of the electricity. The number of watts is equal to amps multiplied by volts.

How to Calculate Wattage (Formula and Tools) - wikiHow

To find a step down transformer for 1440 watts, you will buy a new vacuum cleaner cheaper.

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Oct 01, 2017 | Vacuums

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Hi, I purchased a used Oreck BB870-AD canister vacuum cleaner, but it didn't come with the manual or any bags. Can you tell me where I can find the manual & what type of bags do I need?

The manual is available as a PDF here: . Scroll down to the Canisters section and then select the link for the Compact Canister vacuum.

The replacement bag that you should use is: Oreck Replacement Treated Filter Bags (12 pk. with
1 Micro Filter) No. PKBB12DW which cost $14.99 for each package from Oreck. On the Oreck site, these are the Hand-Vac Bags. See: to order them online.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Mar 21, 2011 | Oreck Vacuums

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Oreck Belts

Unfortunately this is a very common problem on the Oreck XL uprights. As you you noticed, there is even an extra belt storage on the machine itself, on the bottom plate. When a vacuum cleaner has to put an extra belt on the machine, this should be a clear warning sign that you're going to have replace belts.....frequently! Unfortunately this is just the nature of the beast. Since there is no height adjustment on the nozzle itself, the vacuum will lower until it hits the carpet, the carpet is the only thing that adjusts the height of the carpet attachment. On other vacuums you have the ability to raise and lower the brush head according to what type of carpet your cleaning. When the brushes are at the proper height, the belt is also running at the proper tension and strength on the brush. Since the Oreck doesn't have a height adjustment, the brushes have a lot more resistance to the carpeting, which is what leads me assume that's why the machine goes through so many belts.

Oreck XL's were designed for hotels. Their slogan used to be "The Hotel Vacuum for you Home" even. Anyone who has ever stayed at a hotel knows that most have a very low pile commercial grade carpeting. The Oreck XL does a fabulous job at cleaning low pile carpeting that doesn't have a lot of dirt to vacuum up (restaurants kill most vacuums, but especially Oreck). The problem is that the Oreck XL was originally designed for cleaning low pile commercial grade carpeting, and not to clean plush, piled carpeting. The Oreck's have a 4 AMP motor in them, and where as it's true AMP's don't equal suction power, it's safe to assume that a 4 AMP motor will not produce near the suction as a 12 AMP would. When cleaning low piled commercial carpeting, you don't need much suction power, even an electric broom can clean this type of carpeting.

Oreck however does do one thing right, and that's advertising. David Oreck is everywhere! Newspapers, TV commercials, internet advertising, direct mailers, and more. They spend so much money advertising their vacuum cleaners that everyone is familiar with their products. What most people don't realize is that the customer is the one gets to pay for all of the advertising that's being done! Through the power of advertising, Oreck has taken what should sell for a $100 electric broom, and turned it into a $600 full size upright! Dyson vacuums are the exact same way, a lot of advertising, but not much vacuum behind the price.

Chances are that if you heard about a product through a info-mercial, or a newspaper add, then that product automatically is going to be sell for more then it's worth.

Unfortunately I can't help you fix the problem with your Oreck continuing to burn belts, but I can give you a link to the belts on our site if you need to purchase them. We offer free shipping:
3 Oreck XL® Upright Vacuum Replacement Belts

If you (or your friend) would like a personalized recommendation of a good vacuum specific for your exact cleaning needs, please feel free to add a comment, or contact me, I'd be happy to help.

Chris J.

Apr 21, 2010 | Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I bought a replacement brushroll because the one in the vaccum cleaner is worn out.How do I go about putting the brush in the vaccum cleaner. Do I pull it out or do I have to unscrew the entire bottom...

Greetings from GoVacuum,

Make sure the vacuum is NOT plugged in. In order to replace the roller brush, you'll need to unscrew the 6 screws on the bottom plate of the vacuum cleaner. Oreck uses a Phillips Head screw, so you'll need to get a Phillips head screw driver to replace the brush.

After removing the screws from the bottom plate, simply pull up on the plate by putting your fingers into the open area where the existing brush is located. After the bottom plate has been removed you will have access to the roller brush and belt.

You can now just grab the roller brush and pull straight up on it. It's beneficial to change the belt of the vacuum when you're replacing the roller brush anyways. There is a spare belt on the actual bottom plate of all Oreck XL vacuums.

You'll notice that the new roller brush has two black square plastic caps on both sides of the roller brush. You can look on the outside of this black cap, and you'll see the words OLD and NEW. Rotate the NEW side so it's facing upwards, and the OLD side is the side that's down inside the vacuum cleaner, make sure that both sides have the NEW side facing upwards. You'll need to wrap the belt around the silver pin in the back of the vacuum on one side, and through the roller brush's metal pulley on the other side. The just stretch the belt with the brush inside of it, and place the black plastic parts back into the vacuum cleaner.

Congratulations, you've now just replaced the roller brush in your Oreck!

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions on how to complete this repair, or just request a clarification through this Fixya page. My email address is

If this repair solution was helpful, please be sure to rate this repair as helpful by clicking the 4 Thumbs Up icons in the top right hand corner of this repair solution.

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Chris Jones

Mar 16, 2010 | Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Wattage of our Oreck Plus XL 2

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Wattage for Kirby Sentria G10D

The conversion of Amps to Watts is governed by the equation
Watts = Amps x Volts

For example 1 amp @ 110 volts = 110 watts
your case 7 amp @ 120 volts = 840 watts
unless you are running it at 230v but I don't think you can
I would look for one rated for Volt-Amps instead of watts
It's best to round up to be safe add 40 - 60 watts


Apr 25, 2009 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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About kirby carpet extracters

The heritage 2 pulls 5.5 amps or 660 watts in hose mode and 4.5 amps or 540 watts in carpet mode.

Volts to Watts

The conversion of Volts to Watts is governed by the equation Watts = Amps x Volts

Mar 24, 2009 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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Oreck xl9300
Oreck XL9300
Posted by Cubfan70 on July 10, 2008
Bought a new motor but can’t figure how to pull off the metal fan from the old motor. Is it muscle or a trick?

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The Oreck fan is generally held on by a nut on the end of the motor and is replaceable, and it usually slides on but over the years it tends to stick on the shaft so you can take like 2 screwdrivers – one on each side and try to lift gently and the fan should come off, if not try some WD-40, and look on the inside of the new fan to see if there are threads that might screw on, if not then it should just side on, make sure if you use WD-40 to wipe off any excess liquid. Check you owner’s guide in the back pocket of the Oreck XL9300 to see any instructions that they might have, or call the Oreck factory to get a new owner’s manual for the vacuum.

So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. Customer Service 1-800-989-3535
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Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jul 10, 2008 | Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

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