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Oreck XL 2000 Lightweight 8 lb. Upright Vacuum Cleaner


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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B00119UP6S
  • Item model number: PLH2397G
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #800,342 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Comes with a FREE 3 pack of bags!!!!

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Customer Reviews

I purchased the Oreck five years ago and wish I had not.
Thomas John
No suction, the "roller" part does nothing - even in it's clean state it won't turn and therefore just pushes dirt in front of it.
Sir George
If you are disabled and truly can not push around a full sized upright, I still wouldn't recommend an Oreck to you!
Chris L. Jones

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

117 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 29, 2005
I certainly admire the pluck and salesmanship of Mr. Oreck, who's clearly energetic and is seen everywhere, e.g. QVC, newspaper inserts, even on a large billboard on Broadway.

However, I can NOT endorse his poor product, which is about 20 years behind the curve in vacuum technology. I had the Oreck vacuum for seven years. Right out of the box, the vacuum is so ear-splittingly loud that I had to wear ear-plugs when vacuuming. The suction is lousy, and you have to go over the same area a few times for it to pick up lints and fine dust. The filter bags are expensive and have to be replaced frequently, or it loses suction even more.

The only advantage is that it is light, but you will get tired from having to re-vacuum the same area multiple times. I use Dyson now, and am very happy with its suction performance, though it has its share of flaws (see my review of Dyson for details). I use Oreck only for cleaning the stairs.

It's clear that people are catching on that Oreck is now overpriced, and overmatched by its current competitions. Oreck is now resorting to giving away a free iron with a vacuum purchse, which doesn't make much sense.

I'd advise Mr. Oreck to devote his energy to improve his increasingly outdated product, which will then be promoted through good word-of-mouth.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By G. Miller on September 13, 2008
I have owned two Oreck vacuums within the last ten years, both of which are still operational but I gave the former to a friend who was in desperate need of an upright vacuum (she still had one of those canister Electrolux vacuums that, unfortunately, seem to NEVER die).

Of all vacuums I have used I really love those from Oreck the best. They are super light weight, unlike competitors who call their vacuums lightweight, but they still weigh at least twice as much as the Oreck.

Now, onto the suction and durability. The Oreck's suction is phenomenal, it picks up everything you throw at it and the only thing it will (sometimes, mostly it will pick them out) throw back out are items such as screws or nails (which you shouldn't vacuum up anyway).

Many people who have reviewed the Oreck have complained that they have problems picking up even the lightest and smallest of objects, but I would like to ask all of them when the last time they changed the belt in their Oreck was. IF YOU DO NOT CHANGE THE BELT ANNUALLY, SUCTION WILL GREATLY DECLINE. I found this out the hard way. A few years back I noticed that my carpet (which is green) had a lot of lint on it and vacuuming did nothing to pick it up. The problem ended up being the belt, which hadn't been changed in I would say at least two years. I changed the belt and the vacuum began working as good as new. Also, letting the vacuum sit idle while running will wear out the belt much quicker (and emit a pungent odor) so I would recommend not doing this as it will greatly diminish the lifetime of your belt.

I would say that the only true problem with this vacuum has been with the power cord.
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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful By M. Freeze on October 5, 2005
I have to admit that I fell for the "if it costs more it must be better" theory when I purchased this vacuum. It does the job adequately enough, however, I find it is very hard to "push" along as you vacuum and I do not have any extra plush carpeting; just basic apartment carpeting! I have to really put my shoulders into pushing it along. I know there are less expensive vacuums out there that are much easier to use. I've already invested a lot of money into this purchase so I plan to make the best of it, however, if I had it to do over again, I would have went into a store and actually tried some vacuums first; I ordered this one online without ever trying it first and regret that now. The lesson here is do not fall victim to the hype of a product you see on tv!
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Newboles on February 25, 2006
I hate this vacuum. I go through belts like crazy. Not only do the belts break easily, but I had smoke coming from mine. I've taken it to be repaired and now I am getting ready to take it in again. I love the small vac. that comes with it, but that's about it. Like another user, I hate vacuuming my floor too because something always happens to it. And I'm pretty careful with it. My aunt has an older model (80's or so) that works a lot better than my new one.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Michael H. Dearmey on January 26, 2006
The light weight of the Oreck vacuum cleaner is nice. However, it won't get lint off carpet that is 'stuck.' You have to go over the same area several times. The most frustrating thing is that in order to get the base plate off (it gets clogged under there), you have to remove 5 screws. Some dummy at Oreck decided that the screws should be recessed 1 full inch, apparently so you can't see the screw heads and wind up stripping the screws, and then you have to take the stupid thing to an Oreck dealer. Hey you people at Oreck, wake up! Make the thing user friendly! The best thing about the Oreck is the little canister that comes with it, which is very user friendly. Of course this canister, if bought by itself, is very much overpriced.
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54 of 64 people found the following review helpful By D. Nesbitt on April 7, 2006
I can't tell you how well the vacuum works, because when I was taking my $500+ vacuum out of the box, it snapped in half. This alone tells me it is not good quality. I have spent at least 3 hours on the phone, shipping it back, getting PARTIAL credit for my return...and have never received an apology!! Is this how they do business? I am still trying to get my account resolved, but when you call customer service they seem un-interested and there is no supervisor or manager to talk to, apparently they have really good working hours!! Unless you're up for a good fight and inferior quality (total opposite of what is advertised), I don't recommend dealing with this company. All I wanted was an apology and a product that worked...I guess I was asking for too much!!
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