Having problems with your Oreck XL2600 Vacuum ?

Oreck vacuum smokes

\015 Vacuum picked up a lot of thread. The belt broke. Sparks in motor. I replaced belt and cleaned thread out of machine. but it still sparks and smokes.\015

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