Having problems with your Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

Burning rubber smell when turned on. checked the belt-is ok.


Answers :

Take the bottom off as if to change the belt and remove the brush assembly from the VAC. Take the ends off the roller and clean out the string and hair and whatever is wrapped around the end bushings and reinstall. Should free-up the roller Brush and stop the resistance on the belt to motor shaft. Or your belt is streched out and should be replaced, they don't always have to Break to be bad.
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