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Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« on: December 21, 2017, 10:27:59 PM »
I've wanted an oreck for ages! Everyone says how rubbish they are, but I've never used one. All the ones I ever see for sale are 30+, and that's too steep for a curiosity.

So, back in the summer, when I netted one for 3, and a pack of bags for 2 (which I'm sure the bloke pulled out of the machine then charged me seperatly for) I jumped at it!

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Was a good day that, not done anything with the other two yet, they will feature!



It ran!

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But was very, very filthy!



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The first thing I did was remove the outer bag, which has seen a bag leakage or 8 in it's time I think!

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That went into the washing machine, and I got on with the actual machine!



The bag holder unclips into 2 parts

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Type CC bags

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 10:31:20 PM »
The bottom part wasn't too bad

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Time to break the handle down now

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Removed the cord holder

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And split it

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Time to unscrew the handle

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Which reveals wiring

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Switch lifts out and unplugs



Carling makes rubbish lager but good switches it seems!

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 10:36:05 PM »
The mains cable had a bit clamped to it to stop it being pulled out, and the strain guide unclipped, and the mains cable could be removed

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Top cord hook clips out

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And we can move down a notch

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The main handle also forms the suction duct, and to ease unblocking, twists apart with a locking ring

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Which has a rubber seal under the lock part

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top and bottom, the top releases the bag part

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There is a cable clip screwed to the bag housing

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Surprisingly quickly, we move down to the main unit

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And turn it upside down

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 10:41:22 PM »
The spare belt was present and unused

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Undoing all the screws removes the base of the unit

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Which has probably seen cleaner days!

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2 static edge brushes unscrew from the baseplate

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The metal baseplate strip unscrews



And the rubber blade lifts out

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This metal bracket forms brushroll protection bars/baseplate bracing bars, and unclips

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Then all the wheels pop out with some force

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Brushroll next!

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 10:49:41 PM »
The old belt wasn't too bad actually, perfectly servicable

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The brushroll end caps pop off

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Seem's their keyed like Kirby ones to compensate for brushroll wear



Getting nicely packed out at the rear too...

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The belt spindle then unscrewed from the brushroll, which took me a few minutes to work out!

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The bearings and end cap holding bars pull out

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Nice re-greasable bearings

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Brushroll looked a bit sorry for itself though

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Onto the motor now, this cover has to be removed

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 10:58:24 PM »
Which starts to reveal the motor

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The suction duct starts life from this pivoting elbow

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These two wires are unplugged

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And with 2 more screws the motor lifts out

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More wires to remove, same clamp and locking grommit as the top handle

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Furniture guard lifts off

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This plastic tab is the locking mechanism to lock the machine upright



which unscrews easily

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 11:03:38 PM »
I then found this access panel for the belt on the hood

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So removed it

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Onto the motor now, it's a Johnston



This bit was wierd, the fan holds the suction duct on, so has to be undone to get it off

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The fan, however is spaced out/held in with this metal firewall

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Which comes out with a little help from Mr Tappy

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Fan is in good condition

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There's a felt washer between the pivot and motor



Carbon brushes next, and they did a Turbopower 1! The brass snapped upon removal on both flipping sides... Deal with that later

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 11:09:09 PM »
2 long bolts has the motor apart



Armature pulls out

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But the top bearing carrier does not easily seperate from the coil, so I left it be

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That's it! All apart. Everything was washed, dried, polished and ready for putting back together

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Firstly, the bearings got some attention. Under the black cap is a spacer washer for the balls

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Every man will tell you spaced out balls are a good thing! They got a good lashing of grease (insert greasy balls joke here... :underchair:)

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Then the motor was hammered together

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And the fancase end plate fitted, and bolted together

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My fix for the carbon brushes is the same as the fix for the Turbopower 1! Crimp the end of the carbon brush carrier to hold the spring in!

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 11:13:09 PM »
I then tried an alternate way to re-assemble the fan, which was felt washer, metal firewall, fan, washer and nut first

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Which didn't really work, as the metal firewall has to be tapped in quite far to space the fan out

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So I did it properly, as it came apart and it all fitted

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Time to refit it, but first, the locking tab needs refitting

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Spinal cable goes back through it's locking grommit

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Which is clipped into place

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The motor assembly can be dropped and guided into place now

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And screwed down! Bumper time

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Forgot the motor cover/clamp

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2017, 11:17:43 PM »
Brushroll now, and the bearings got a lick of grease too

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The brushroll came up nearly like new! Still very VERY soft, but not filthy or sticky or black now!

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Everything pushed and screwed together

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And fitted to the machine, with the adjustable end caps in the 'worn' brush position, just because!

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Bracing bracket refitted to the base plate

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Wheels refitted

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OLD belt fitted in the spare belt slot

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Rubber blade and metal cover is refitted



Side brushes screwed down

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 11:20:55 PM »
Then the baseplate can be fitted and close the whole thing up

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I then fitted the new belt (because why not, the old belt is more than fine as a spare!) the correct way

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And closed that up

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Done!

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Time to start building up the handle now, bag holder is fitted to the lower pole

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Cable clip fitted

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Then it was fitted to the machine itself

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Upper cord hook is put back together

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2017, 11:23:51 PM »
Mains cable strain relief is slid onto the mains cable

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And the top handle reassembled

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And screwed onto the lower handle



The cloth bag came up beautifully after the washing machine



The bag holder is clipped together

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The cloth bag slides on first, past some locating bumps

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Then the bag holder snaps ontop of that

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The bag bottom clips on

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The spring on the fancase air duct clips into the palstic bag bottom, and stops the bag blowing around

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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2017, 11:25:01 PM »
And with a new bag fitted, she is done!



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Flew out the door for 60, very happy with that, would get another one with no thought at all for the right price!
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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2017, 08:59:22 PM »
As always an excellent refurb and post. Cheers.

Dan
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Re: Oreck XL Classic XL2205RH - Stripdown and Refurb!
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2017, 06:18:07 PM »
Great topic.  :thumbsup:

We did a couple of those a while back and got similar money for them in auction. I was hopeful they'd fetch more actually as they aren't bad for what they are.

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