20 Most Recent Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum Questions & Answers

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

Possible the bushings on the ends of roller are worn out therfore binding under belt rotation.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Feb 09, 2018

All oreck uprights take bag type CC. I would Recommend buying oreck brand bags. they have the only patton on the bags. off brand bags will work but they will leak and tear and break.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Sep 24, 2017

how do i get the outher bag off of my oreck xl

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Mar 19, 2017

If the roller is over 5 years old it needs to be replaced.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Mar 13, 2017

If there is a bag dock on it, seperate large part of bag dock from smaller one, by squeezing bottom of bag dock to release tabs from larger one. Pull smaller part of bag dock apart and off of vacuum. Bag will now release from hole. If there is no bag dock, there is a metal piece around hole that is holding other bag on.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Mar 13, 2017

It could be a couple of things, first, I would remove the five screws that hold your base plate on and look at your brush. At each end of the brush you have a bearing block and there are two different height settings. If you see several "hash" marks on the top of the block, it is in the new setting position and you need to rotate the block 180 degrees so that there is only one "hash" mark showing and then put the brush back on and put the belt back in place and replace the base plate and screws and then try the vacuum and see if that helps. If you only see the one "hash" mark when you take the base plate off, then you need a new brush roller. This would also be a good time to put in a new belt as well if you have not replaced in in a while. You could also have a problem pushing your vacuum if you recently replaced your carpet and you have a real thick pile. Oreck does make a high pile attachment that can be mounted on the bottom of most of their models, but you will need your model number so that you get the right one. Hope this helps!

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Jul 04, 2016

The best solution is to change your method of trying to push the vacuum. The more upright the handle is on an Oreck, the harder it will be to push. The lower the angle (the closer the handle is to the carpet) the easier it will be to push. There will be a huge difference. Use a straight stiff arm that is pointed directly down towards the carpet. Use your shoulder and have a near locked elbow. The vacuum will now push easily.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Nov 03, 2015

The key to pushing an Oreck is to use as low an angle of the handle as is possible. The more upright the handle, the harder it is to push. The closer to the floor that the handle is, the easier the machine is to push.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Nov 03, 2015

Sounds like you might have something stuck in the fan blade area. If you are not comfortable taking it apart, you can take it to a repair shop and have them look at it. If it has been at least a year since your last tune up and you still have some left, it might not cost you anything to have it fixed.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Nov 02, 2015

Why not. Laminate floors are very tough. Just make sure that all of the nylon roller wheels are very free turning and that none have anything embedded in them that can cause possible scratching.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Sep 04, 2015

The only Oreck vacuum cleaners that are rated for plush carpets are the two Magnesium models.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Jul 30, 2015

In addition I would add, that the bag must be fully installed on the upper handle mount before attempting to reinstall the clip. I find that the clip should be installed, then squeezed to install the bag holder, being aware of the proper orientation of this part.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on Jun 26, 2015

Probably have a clog some where in the base and that is what causes it to throw stuff back out.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on May 21, 2015

You can wash the outer cloth bag by soaking it overnight in water with a mild soap solution and then rinse well and hang it up to air dry. Make sure that it is dry before you run it again.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on May 16, 2015

Going to need a new switch.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on May 16, 2015

Check for a clog in the base or in the handle tube.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on May 16, 2015

Sounds like you probably have a brush issue since it does not turn very much. I would pull the brush and take the bearings off each end if you can and look to see if there is a build up of hair or string around the bearing shaft. If you see that and can clean that out that might help. If you cannot get to the bearings you may just have to purchase a new brush roller.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on May 16, 2015

Depends on whether you have a bag dock or not. Also would depend on whether you want a cloth disposable bag that will filter out things like pet odors or smoke and things like that, or go with a cheaper option of paper bags. If you have the bag dock, you will need the"CC" type bag.

Oreck XL Ultra... | Answered on May 16, 2015

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