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Oreck XL Fan Removal help.
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Post# 169788   2/16/2012 at 14:22 (2,966 days old) by vacmaster0000 ()        

Please help, how do I get the fan housing out, and remove the fan. Also, I'd like to put the Oreck housing in some warm soapy bleach water to get it clean, can I disconnect the wires? Please help! Thanks all.

Post# 171558 , Reply# 1   3/1/2012 at 20:29 (2,952 days old) by Vacuumfan96 (Oxford, MI)        
oreck fan removal

Do you have a pair of vice grips? if so tighten the vice grips to the belt pulley then find the proper socket size if you have a socket wrench. the bolt is a reverse thread so you will have to turn to the right to loosen the bolt. once you have the bolt loosened then the fan should just pop right off and you can slip the new fan and the hardware that comes with the new fan if it needs it on the motor shaft in the exact order it all came off the do the steps you took to remove the fan in reverse to tighten the bolt. Hope that helped. =)

Post# 171580 , Reply# 2   3/1/2012 at 22:12 (2,952 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
Very Easy

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Vacuumfan96's instructions were kinda vague, so I will try to explain as if you've never seen an Oreck.

Firstly, you need too remove the cord from the tube and handle. About half-way up there is a bracket that holds the cord. Unscrew that. Then find the base of the cleaner and remove the tubes. They pull right up after you unscrew the thing that keeps them tight. I can't think of the word for it, sorry. It's really obvious.

Next, unscrew the base. All of them are located of the bottom of the machine. Remove the belt and brush roll. Around the motor are I think three screws. Unscrew them. There are two wires connect to the motor. Remember which ones go where and pull them out. Pull the motor up and out and you will find the fan. Then just loosen the bolt and the fan will come right out. The fan chamber should be able to be removed easily now.

From what I've heard, the fan chamber normally breaks before the fan in Orecks. This happened with mine back in 2009 and the chamber cost about $15 at my local Oreck store.

I'm not completely sure how to remove the wires from the base, so I'd play it safe and just wipe the inside with a sponge.

Hope this helped.

Post# 171611 , Reply# 3   3/2/2012 at 05:15 (2,951 days old) by Vacuumfan96 (Oxford, MI)        
Vauge directions

I was going to type more but I had to go to bed to get up for school.

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