Having problems with your Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum ?
My oreck XL7 smells when it's on. Smells as if it's the motor. Had the Oreck for 4 years but hardly used it?
The smell is probably from the belt. When they are worn and stretched they can start to smell. You can get replacement belts for your model here:
Oreck XL7 Replacement Belts
Oreck XL7 Replacement Belts
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My oreck XL7 smells when it's on. Smells as if it's the motor. Had the Oreck for 4 years but hardly used it?
The smell is probably from the belt. When they are worn and stretched they can start to smell. You can get replacement belts for your model here:Oreck XL7 Rep ... Oreck XL Ultra 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
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Press the handle release kick-button with your foot, extend the handle all of the way back, and take a look at the gap between the base of the unit and the handle/reseviour assembly. You should see several black hoses attached to the base and running ... Hoover F6212-900 / F6215-900 SteamVac Agility Upright Vacuum
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