How to Replace an Oreck Vacuum XL Drive Belt
Unplug the vacuum before starting.
Relax the handle and turn the entire machine until the roller is facing up. Locate the spare drive belt, which is nestled in a oval-shaped groove on the machine\\\\\\\'s bottom cover. Remove the spare drive belt.
Turn the machine once more, so that the roller side is on the floor. Look on the right side of the casing for a small rectangular door. Remove the screw that fastens this door.
Wedge a screwdriver in the crevice to the right of the screw hole. The door will slide open easily.
Take the old belt out.
Put the spare belt first over the motor drive shaft and then over the brush roller pulley. Test your work by rolling the brush three times. Make sure that the belt is completely on the motor drive shaft and not hanging over.
Slide the door back into place. Replace the screw.