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Replacement belt sliding over and smelling v. hot
\015 The belt that drives the brushes had broken,we have bought a replacement but as soon as we turn the cleaner on the belt veres to the side and catches on a piece of metal,which looks as if something has snapped off. Any ideas please?\015
Try taking a small locking washer and push it on the shaft with a pair of needle plyier
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Replacement belt sliding over and smelling v. hot
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Get the old lady to use a dustpan and brush instead SORTED ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
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I heard that a class action lawsuit against Oreck Vacuum is being started because of all the problems customers are having with their vacuums. Does anyone know about this? My Oreck is only a couple of years old and keeps burning up belts. I took it in after only one week of usage when I started to notice white smoke coming out of it and the smell of burning rubber. I feel like I got the old run-around, when the service tech told me he couldn't find anything wrong (but replaced the burned up belt
You are correct about the fact that legal action has been taken. Go to this link to read more\015\012\015\012 ... Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum