We have an Oreck XL 9000D. It worked fine for the first several years, but now
the belts keep breaking. It can go for a couple of rooms and then break, or it
will break as soon as I put it on. I replaced the roller and I keep it clean
and free-spinning constantly. As a matter of fact, I JUST cleaned the roller
and checked it for spin, put on a brand new belt, and as soon as I turned it on
I smelled that old familiar smell and the belt was ALREADY broken. The drive
shaft and the roller appear to be aligned, but it's hard to tell by eyeballing
Are there any suggestions or should I ditch this so-called wonderful
On Sun, 01 Aug 2004 16:05:54 +0000, KnobCourt wrote:
You have a bind.
Is the belt the correct model and is it routed properly?
I'm not familiar with the Orek but most uprights have a plate on the
bottom that must be removed to install the belt.
When the plate is replaced the belt usually has to be routed between
"guides" on the metal plate.
Also is this a flat straight belt, meaning the motor is parallel to the
brush, or does it have a twist in it, meaning the motor shaft is
perpendicular to the brush, like some Hoovers?
If the belt has a twist in it, did you twist it in the right direction?
If the belt breaks that quickly you have a major bind, or belt routing
issue. I would investigate further before tossing the unit.
You should be able to locate the bind by yourself.
I know this is a really old thread, but it may help someone. This may be why:
replying to ItsJoanNotJoann , suckitupbuttercup wrote:
they wised up and got a Dyson.
Hey, guess what? Looks like you're the only one who needs to "wise up" because
that reply to an ***ELEVEN YEAR OLD QUESTION* just helped me.*
You and your Dyson **BOTH SUCK!* *****
Just wanted to thank you for the link. Even though the original post was eleven
years ago, your response just helped me. Helpful advice and good information
have no expiration date.
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