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How to replace both belt and brush correctly.

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Oreck 9100C Vac
Posted by thecleaner on Jun 04, 2008
How to I replace both belt and brush correctly.

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Oreck XL 9100C Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum. The best way to install the belt is to put the belt on the brushroll 1st and then install the brushroll, the brushroll has marking on the top and the bottom of the bearings stating NEW or USED / OLD and install them identical on both sides and then use a belt puller to stretch it onto the motor pulley. The best place to get instructions on how to install the belt and brushroll is the owner’s manual and an owner’s manual is from the Oreck Factory of which I will supply for you listed below or you can download the owner’s manual from the Oreck Website. . I would check with your local Oreck dealer or vacuum dealer in your area to see what is going on. This is most unusual for this to happen. 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.

http://www.oreck.com/ Customer Service 1-800-989-3535
Monday thru Friday Hours are: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm CST
Saturday and Sunday Hours Are; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST
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Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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