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Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Nov 12, 2020

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... | Answered on Jul 14, 2020

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

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2020

i don't know. too many units with this name. please see owner's manual or ask again showing model and serial number. thank you.

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

the wheels come off my using a flat head screwdriver and leveraging it under the metal wheel pin and popping it out

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Oct 24, 2019

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.

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Aug 31, 2019

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.

Oreck XL2200... | Answered on Aug 29, 2019

Need more information. What is the model number (i.e. 2000XL etc.) Is there any physical damage you can see?
Without more information, check for a loose or disconnected wire connection.

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Jul 16, 2019

Is the motor getting hot? if so, look for a faulty thermal cut off switch. If there is one, it should be mounted on the motor, or just inside the motor windings.

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Jul 11, 2019

Put smaller part of bag docking system on first. Seperate it from the other. It has to be pushed on past plastic lip around hole. It should feel very tight. Then attach larger part of bag dock onto the smaller one.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on May 03, 2019

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... | Answered on May 03, 2019


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.

Good luck.

Oreck XL2000... | Answered on Apr 27, 2019

Then pick it up before you step on it and oreck it some more!

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Apr 24, 2019

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