Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=19810&thid=723450 XL2525 changing motor Posted by geoffjackie on Jun 30, 2008 Please forward the wiring instructions for changing the motor in my Oreck XL 2525 Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. You can contact the Oreck factory for the wiring instructions but you need to give them the model # and the serial # if needed and I will supply you with the Oreck website and the cust serv phone # listed below. Also, you can check the owner’s manual and sometimes there is a schematic that shows you if information you need for changing the motor. . 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 Service1-800-989-3535 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 Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
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Your new motor should be very similar to the old motor. Compare the two motors to see if you can determine where each wire on the old motor should go on the new motor. If you are not sure it may save you money to have it wired by a qualified repair person. If you hook it up wrong it may damage the new motor and/or other electric components of your vacuum.
The motor has taps on it to pull 12 volts rather than 120 volts for the lights, uses the motor as a transformer.
Should be black and white to the motor from the switch, believe the switch breaks the black wire. White wire should be neutral. I can't remember colors for the wires to the lights. Would expect it to be the white wire and then the "tap" wire to be red.
One crazy way to do it, is to hook up wires, leave the light bulbs out, turn on power, and check voltage at the bulb socket with a voltmeter. (This is one of those things they tell you on television to only let a professional do, do not attempt at home.)
I have a Oreck XL and the propeller that is in the housing will become hard for the moter to turn. I have took it apart and do not see a problem, but when I reinstall the parts it will run for about 15 sec. and the moter will stop turning. When the propeller housing is off the motor turns ok and doesn't stop. Do I need a new propeller/housing?
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG THEIR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The motor has 5 wires to the motor as stated in the Oreck owners manual, tow are for the headlights, one is a ground wire, and the other two are for the motor. There are two screws that hold in the Oreck motor and a good suggestion is to use tape the wires leads and mark the wires so that you will not make a mistake as you take it apart and reassemble the motor. That way you will not make any mistakes, whether or not you have wires for a headlight or not, the rules are the same. Also refer to the owner’s manual schematic and the exploded view. Questions? 1-800-989-3535 www.Oreck.com