Oreck Vacuums - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Blue plastic bag holder on oreck upright detached - how to put it back in?
Amy, not sure from your description whether the outer part is what came off or the smaller, inner part came off. If it is the outer part, all you need to do is squeeze the two prongs of the inner part of the bag holder together and slip the two pegs into the holes on the outer part of the holder. If the inner part came off then you have to spread it, so that it will go over the opening on the handle, and then follow the directions I gave to install the outer part. Hope this helps.
Oreck XL Ultra...
on Jul 14, 2020
Oreck vacuum turn on and for15 second and stop
Most wall powered vacuum cleaners have an internal safety switch that turns off the power to the motor when it gets too hot due to airflow restriction, to protect the motor (and to prevent any potential fires)
Have you checked that the filter is clean and not clogged up? Is the dust canister also reasonably empty or at least not full to overflowing
on Feb 20, 2020
My oreck steemer carpet cleaner xls465q wont dispense water or shampoo
You seem to have a clog in your pump. It is possible that left over soap and minerals from your water have brought your machine to a stop. I would go into the pump it self , and clean out any obstructions, then check all your feed lines for the same. I believe that going into your pump and cleaning inside will solve your problem. Take your time. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.
on Aug 31, 2019
My Oreck vacuum cleane won't turn on
I have an Oreck vacuum. My son used it just earlier today and it worked just fine, then just a little while ago a tried to turn it on to vacuum our bedroom and suddenly it won't turn on! I tried plugging it into other outlets but it was no use. My husband takes a look at it and first thinks that the switch is out in it. He takes the handle apart and quickly realizes that it is not the switch that is causing the problem. Then he took the base of the vacuum apart, removes the spin brush part and cleans it off, puts it back together, and suddenly it works! He said that when those brushes get real dirty the motor gets clogged, then it just won't turn on. I'm just happy I married someone who can figure these things out, because even if I knew the problem I'm still no good with a screwdriver, taking things apart and putting them back together again. Hope this works for your Oreck too and it's running again for you soon.
on Aug 29, 2019
The bags keep falling off
The nozzle pictured upon which the bag holder mechanism broke on my machine. Took it to Oreck dealership twice and he kept replacing the bag holder, but mostly trying to sell me a new vac.
Problem was, the bag holder mechanism itself was no longer attaching to the exhaust port because a major portion of the attachment device simply went missing. Notice that in the pics I post there is obviously something missing. A product failure. We don't abuse our stuff.
Solution? I drilled two small holes on either side of the bag holder mechanism and then fed a very small zip tip around the mechanism and around the plastic cloth bag holder support so it can no longer disconnect. Key to this is to feed the zip tie from behind the plastic cloth bag holder support so that the fat part of the zip tie does not interfere with the connection of the bag support to the bag holder.
Here's a pic of what I did.
Oreck XL Ultra...
on May 03, 2019
I would really like to wash the outer bag of my
you can wash the bag. However you cannot wash the bag in the wash machine. What you will want to do is look for the screw or depending on the model, untwist the cap down on the rod next to the machine. that entire pole section will come off of the unit below with the bag there.
I recommend if it is warm outside to use the garden hose to spray it and scrub inside the bag with a scrub brush and some dish soap.
I usually throw them into the laundry sink and let soak, scrubbing with soap and water.
To dry the bag, a hairdryer or hang to dry before putting the piece back onto the machine.
on Apr 27, 2019
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