Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum
How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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Plugged vacuum hoses are sometimes the reason for a loss in suction. Hoses can get clogged with hair, dust bunnies, string, or anything else that can`t pass through the other end of the hose. Airways inside the machine should be looked at as well. Wherever there is an air passage, check it.
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.This is where a vacuum that won’t run without a bag would have been nice. (Aerus for one)
.1. unplug unit.
.2. Remove the multiple screws from the bottom of the unit.
.3. remove the bottom baseplate (usually black)
.4. the brush roll is now visible, and the belt should be around it.
.5. Pull the brush roll away from the unit, and disengage the belt.
.6. Replace in the opposite order. Make sure that baseplate fits properly to insure a good seal. Also watch the bumper (rubber part that is wrapped around the unit) to make sure it is properly seated.
.7. Handroll the roller brush before plugging in. Make sure it moves freely.
.8. Run unit, may get a slight burning smell, but if this continues for more than a minute – turn off and inspect the unit. Brush roll requires a short burn in time, on initial build, factory accomplishes this during test procedures.
you can wash the bag. However you cannot wash the bag in the wash machine. What you will want to do is look for the screw or depending on the model, untwist the cap down on the rod next to the machine. that entire pole section will come off of the unit below with the bag there.
I recommend if it is warm outside to use the garden hose to spray it and scrub inside the bag with a scrub brush and some dish soap.
I usually throw them into the laundry sink and let soak, scrubbing with soap and water.
To dry the bag, a hairdryer or hang to dry before putting the piece back onto the machine.
.Detach the hose, turn vacuum on. If it runs, place palm of hand against inport hole. If it shuts off the problem is with either the control valve setting or the control valve assembly itself.
.For cvs, turn dial on top of vacuum all the way to the largest dot, and try above test again. If that doesn’t work, then it’s the CVA. It needs to be cleaned or replaced, which is an in shop job. Fro repair, take it to the nearest Aerus Electrolux store. I recommend a full clean and service to remove any dust/dirt from the motor, fan assembly, and other internal parts.
.Another problem, which relates to the dial setting, is that fine dust will quickly clog the pores of the bag, resulting in the machine “thinking” the bag is full. Turning the dial to the proper setting helps get the bag fuller. The middle setting is the normal setting, and is for areas without fine dust and sand.
.A clog in the hose, UR or canister. Detach hose. Drop small coin in one end and lift hose causing it to roll out the other. If it does, no clog in hose. Drop same coin into hose opening on power head. If it rolls out, no clog in PN.
.Broken fan blades, UR. Needs to be taken to shop for repair/replacement.
.A reset button is for use if the motor isn’t running, so won’t have anything to do with the suction.