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My upright Oreck Vacuume XL 2

My vacuume is blowing everything out and made a huge mess. Why has it gone from a vacuume to a blower and haw can I fix it on my own?

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.. The vacuum is blowing out instead of suctioning.

  • darlene2091 Nov 08, 2008

    I have the same problem of the vac blowing out all over the floor. I have taken the main tube apart and there is not a blockage, I have cleaned the bottom of the vac to remove any hair or strings and it has not helped. I have had mine for about 3 yrs and this is the first time this has ever happened. What do I do now?

  • jerseymom06 Dec 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. We cleared all the tubes and changed the belt and the bag, but it still blow out dirt instead of sucks in. This was a $350 vacuum and it is only 4 years old, so I am very very disappointed.



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The main tube is clogged.
unplug it, open bag area, remove bag look for clog.
if clear, take off lower coller, pull up tube, remove blockage, either in tube or fan area.
if clear, look in bottom by intake area for blockage.
fan can not run backwards.
good luck.

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My upright Oreck Vacuum XL 2
Posted by mamatweed on Jun 07, 2008
My vacuum is blowing everything out and made a huge mess. Why has it gone from a vacuum to a blower and haw can I fix it on my own?

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum. This is the 1st that I heard of this happening, the usual thing on most vacuums is that the belt is on backwards, but the motor sits in the motor housing sideways so it could be the fan was installed wrong or the motor was wiring incorrectly. The belt should be installed in a straight line and should run smooth. 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. Customer Service 1-800-989-3535
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