How to Troubleshoot an Oreck Air

The "Oreck Air" is the Oreck Company's air-purifying machine, and it removes contaminates from the air in your indoor environment. These contaminates include mold spores, dust mites, pollen or dirt. This is especially important for those with asthma, allergies or sensitive respiratory systems. When your Oreck Air stops working, or stops working properly, there are several things you can do to troubleshoot the problem.

Machine Isn’t Filtering

Step 1

Unplug the machine if it isn't filtering the air. This may be because the filter needs to be cleaned. If this is the case, the red light will be illuminated on the machine when it is plugged in.

Step 2

Remove the front grill by unscrewing the retainer screw below the grill.

Step 3

Remove the collector cell from the cabinet, and grasping the two small handles, pull it out.

Step 4

Pull off the charcoal filter. The charcoal filter is located on one side of the collector cell.

Step 5

Slide off the pre-filter. The pre-filter is located on the other of the collector cell.

Step 6

Soak the entire cell and the pre-filter with Oreck Cell Cleaner. Let it sit for a few minutes to soak into the components.

Step 7

Rinse the cell and the pre-filter with water. Let it air dry completely.

Step 8

Replace the charcoal filter by pressing it back onto the machine until you hear a snapping sound.

Step 9

Slide the pre-filter back on the machine. Make sure that the side labeled "front" is facing outward.

Step 10

Slide the cell into the cabinet using the two handles.

Step 11

Replace the front grill and screw it into place.

Machine Doesn’t Turn On

Step 12

Check to make sure that the machine is plugged in properly.

Step 13

Remove the front grill by unscrewing the retainer screw under the grill. This allows you to reinstall it correctly. If the front grill is not installed properly, then the Oreck Air will not work.

Step 14

Press the lower half of the grill against the machine.

Step 15

Press the upper half of the grill against the machine until you hear it lock into place. Make sure that it is flush with the front of the air purifier.

Step 16

Screw the retainer screw back into place.