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ck out these wiring diagrams. usually black goes on 1 side where the black dot is and white is piggy backed on the opposite side.
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Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Aug 31, 2015


Jackie,
The white wire more than likely came from the motor. Look to see if there is another white wire that might still be connected to the motor and if there is, there should be another terminal to connect your loose wire. That should take care of it. Hope this helps.

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Aug 30, 2015


Shirley,
There is a plush carpet attachment that you can purchase for your Oreck. If you have an Oreck dealer near you, they should have one. If you are not sure where a dealer is near where you live, you can go to Oreck's website and use their dealer locator to find one.

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Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Jul 31, 2015


Frank,
I work at an Oreck store and my manager & I were discussing your problem and the only thing that we could come up with is wondering if you were putting the belt around the brush roller, the motor shaft and the post for the screw to hold on the belt cover. If you put it around the last item in the list, that may be your problem. I have seen many vacuums come in with the belt around that and it is not supposed to go there. The only other thing that I can suggest is to make sure that you do not have anything in the base plate that would be jamming the brush when you put it on. Hope this helps!

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Jul 11, 2015


The most common problem when a vac is working perfectly and then won't work the next time is a bad plug. You can get a replacement plug at a hardware store and replace it or take it to your local vac shop for repair. The plug that you put into the wall outlet is what I am referring to.

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Jun 02, 2015


Thomas,
Check where the bearings mount in the housing and see if they are tight. If they move back and forth in the housing mounts, that could cause the brush to shift and cause the belt to come off. Which model XL do you have? Some of the models have extended warranty and you might have the possibility of having it covered.

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on May 26, 2015


Start with opening up the handle on your vacuum. It may be as simple as one of the wires has come off of the switch. I see this every couple of months on the Oreck's that I work on. If that is not the problem, it could be your switch or the power cord, or worse case scenario, the motor. If you have access to a multimeter, you can check the continuity of each of those items and track down your problem that way. Good luck!

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on May 17, 2015


Orecks do not have any height adjustments. If you have high pile carpet and an older model Oreck, you can purchase a high pile attachment and install that on your Oreck.

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on May 16, 2015


You need to rotate your brush or replace the brush. Lay your Oreck down, unplugged with the base plate facing up. Remove the 5 screws that hold the plate on and remove the plate. Look at the bearing blocks at each end of the brush, what you are going to be3 looking for are a series of "hash" marks on the black plastic mount. If you see several, rotate the block until you only see one mark at each end and reinstall the brush and belt and that should take care of your issue. If you only see one mark, you need a new brush roller. Hope this helps!

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on May 16, 2015


Need to check your brush roller to see if it is spinning. Turn the vacuum over and turn it on. If the brush spins before it shuts off, you may need to check the bearings to see if any strings or hair has built up around the brush bearing shafts and is causing the brush to spin slower. If the brush does not spin, you have a broken belt and you will need to replace it. The Magnesium has a sensor that looks for the brush to spin at a certain speed and if it does not, it will shut down. Hope this helps!

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on May 16, 2015


If you are talking about the Oreck Magnesium vacuum, press the start button and hold it for about 15 seconds. Beyond that, most Oreck vacuums do not have any reset buttons.

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on May 10, 2015


More than likely, one of three problems. You have a broken wire somewhere in the cord or inside the vacuum. Second, the switch could be bad, third, you have a bad motor. If you have access to a multimeter, you can check all three of those things out by checking for continuity through all parts of the vacuum. Hope this helps!

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on May 10, 2015


still set for hard floors no doubt

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Mar 09, 2015


is there a carpet setting on it versis hard wood floors

Oreck Vacuums | Answered on Mar 08, 2015

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