Oreck Vacuum

erinseanMay 31, 2013

I have an Oreck vacuum and mine is so hard to push...forward and backward. The wheels roll easily, the brush goes around as it should but wears me out pushing it over the carpeting. Examining the bottom of the vacuum where it touches the floor seems to be okay. Bag is empty.....does anyone have this problem or have a solution (other than a new vacuum) I bought this second Oreck because of the light weight.

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Is it set for the pile depth of the rug/carpet?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 12:04PM
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No settings for pile depth. Wish there was.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2013 at 5:02PM
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Model Number?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 3:40PM
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I think it is just the way they are. I have the same problem on certain pile. I got the new one that helps self propel which lasted for one or two times vacuuming but then it seemed to go back to being hard again. I took it in for a cleaning even though I had just gotten it and of course they try it on their flat pile rug and it worked great. So I think we are just screwed on higher type of pile carpet.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 9:42PM
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I called Oreck this morning and told them about my problem. They could only suggest a few things....the main one being that the belt that runs the roller brush could be stretched. I am with you SaraKat, I believe Oreck is made for short pile carpeting or smooth floors.. The Oreck Service Store here is not the most accommodating but may have to break down and take it and have the belt replaced....Other than that....guess we are screwed...Ugh! Thanks all. Mine is a Oreck XL....

This post was edited by grandmaof3 on Wed, Jun 5, 13 at 14:31

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 2:27PM
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