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My Oreck vacuum cleane won't turn on

\015 My Oreck vacuum cleaner won't turn on . It was working fine one day and the next I went to turn it on and it won't do anything. I checked the outlet and that isn't the problem.\015

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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.
I have a SterilAire Commercial Vacuum that wouldn't turn on. When I flipped it over to check the brushes, I saw a "thermal reset button". Pushed it once (after changing the bag) and worked right away. While your solution wasn't my problem, it sent me in the right direction. Thanks!
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