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Oreck® Magnesium® SP

Sku # LW100

Magnesium® SP is one of the lightest, full-powered upright vacuum cleaner in America. With its extremely strong, durable magnesium frame, the Magnesium SP packs all the power you expect from an Oreck vacuum cleaner — so much power it feels like it's self-propelled on most surfaces. The two speed Quickswitch® on the back of the vacuum enables you to move smoothly across all floor types using appropriate power levels: high for carpets and low for hardwoods and tile. It's even gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs on low speed. Additionally, the large high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium SP maneuverability, making it easy to push through high-pile carpet. Best of all, it lies virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture. This top-of-the-line model comes with a 7-year limited warranty and 3 annual tune-ups.**

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The lightest, full-powered upright in America

Magnesium Won Vacuum Dealers Trade Association Award for best new product of the year - vacuum cleaner

Engineered for the way you live

Direct Suction vacuum cleaner

Direct Suction

The direct suction and rollerbrush rotating at 7,000 revolutions per minute draw dirt right into the bag. The brush grooms the nap as it cleans.

Fast and Simple Saniseal sytem vacuum cleaner bag

Fast and Simple

The Saniseal® system automatically seals shut, locking the dirt in the disposable filter bag. Changing bags is effortless.

Furniture-Friendly Vacuum Cleaner design

Furniture-Friendly Design

Magnesium SP Vacuum Cleaner lies virtually flat, has a wide cleaning path and a 30 ft. cord, making it easy to cover a lot of ground, quickly get in and out of tight spots and get up and down stairs.

HEPA Vacuum Cleaner Bag

HEPA Inner Bag

Magnesium SP Vacuum Cleaner uses a HEPA inner bag. As air passes through the HEPA inner bag, it captures at least 99.97% of particles as small as .3 microns from that air, such as pollen, dust, smoke, animal dander and mold spores.

Easy snap cord

"Easy Snap Cord"

The new 'Easy Snap' cord clip is the smart way to keep the cord where you need it ... not where you don't.

the Carpet and Rung Institute Seal of Approval

The Oreck Magnesium SP Vacuum Cleaner has received the Gold Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute, the leading U.S. carpet authority, which certifies that it meets the highest performance standards.


Maintenance and Repair

how to change a bag

How to Change a Bag

Need to change the bag on your upright vacuum cleaner?
See easy, step-by-step instructions with photos here.

how to change a bel

How to Change a Belt

Did you know that you can change the belt on your upright vacuum cleaner yourself?
We'll walk you through it, with photos and easy-to-follow instructions right here!


awards & recognition

2012 Housewares Design Awards Finalist Award ribbon icon
2012 Housewares Design Awards Finalist
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As seen on Extra!
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As seen on The View!
New Product of the Year by the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association Award ribbon icon
Named New Product of the Year by the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association.
  • Lightest Oreck upright vacuum cleaner ever
  • Weighs less than 8 pounds
  • Magnesium SP vacuum frame is stronger than many types of steel
  • High performance motor spins pile-lifting rollerbrush at approximately 7,000 RPM
  • Larger wheels for superb maneuverability
  • HEPA inner vacuum bag included
  • Saniseal bag disposal system
  • Long-lasting Endurolife belt
  • Comes with a 7-year limited warranty** and 3 yearly tune-ups
The Oreck Advantage: Direct Suction

Our direct suction design delivers dirt in a straight, efficient path right to the vacuum bag. It's a streamlined design that works beautifully with a smaller motor — and one reason why Oreck bagged uprights are so lightweight. Here's how: our upright vacuums incorporate a "dirty air system" in which dirt is pulled through a fan that breaks it into smaller particles that get sucked up into the vacuum. Oreck's smaller motor drives this fan, as well as the brushroll. Because these smaller motors sit closer to the floor they provide efficient suction and are able to spin the brushroll incredibly fast.

Warranty 7-year limited warranty**
Dimensions 47.5'' H x 12'' W x 10.5'' D
Weight Less than 8 lbs.
Bagged /Bagless Bagged
Cord Length 30 ft. cord
Filtration HEPA Inner Bag
Handle Easy-fit Handle
Headlights Twin LED Headlights
Cleaning Function Vacuum
Speed Settings 2-Speed
Tune-Ups 3 tune-ups
Type Vacuum
Surface Area Carpet
Hard Surfaces
Oreck® Magnesium® SP 4.1 5 73 73
it's great nice features. picks up a lot. light and airy. nice sale. would recommend to other people looking for vacuum July 25, 2015
the quality of material sux the electric motor mount after 6 months of use crubmbled and caused the fan to wear down and I now have a 400 dollar useless vacuum June 28, 2015
Disappointed in this purchase I just received my Magnesium vacuum today. I have to say I was disappointed. I like that it is lighter than my previous Oreck vacuum. But, I think the light on the new one is useless! Why even put a light on it?! Also, having the on/off button on the back of the handle is not desirable. And having to push it twice to turn it off just tells me that the button will definitely wear out quickly. What were you thinking, Oreck?? I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it, but I can see myself going back to the original one, even though it is a little bit heavier. March 17, 2015
Worked well, but only lasted 6 years. Vacuum has continued to fall apart. I would not buy another Oreck. Also the "free" products that came with it lasted a few months. Terrible craftsmanship. February 16, 2015
does not vacuum anything but dust everything gets caught in it. got some small piece of plastic caught up in the belt, now under service. makes noise on carpets. difficult to use the on and off button, does not clean well otherwise. January 24, 2015
Poorly engineered, poor quality parts and workmanship We purchased the Magnesium a year ago and had to return it to the store a week later because a part broke. We took it for a 12 mo maintenance in June 2014 and were told the bottom plate would soon have to be replaced (at our cost). The cord storage is very inconvenient and requires bending over--not good for a bad back. The cord also gets in the way when vacuuming. The swivel is a good idea; however it is not executed well in this vacuum. This is the 3rd Oreck that we've owned--each one lasted for more than 12 years. The Magnesium in no way compares to the Oreck XL. The Magnesium is lighter weight than the XL; however, not worth the $499 price tag. We will most probably have to replace the Magnesium in the next year or two. The Magnesium is a huge disappointment. Do not recommend it! August 9, 2014
Somewhat Disappointed We just purchased a new Magnesium SP. Putting it into use was extremely easy. My wife really enjoys the lightweight design, especially after using a Kirby for many years. It does seem to have adequate suction power; however, we are really concerned about the quality and durability. For a vacuum with a $500. MSRP the materials seem very cheap. The power switch appears to be about a 15 cent component. You use the switch obviously at every use. I do not expect it to last a year. My in laws purchased an Oreck a few years back and it is of superior quality. We are definitely disappointed in this product. We only hope that it lasts longer than expected. July 23, 2014
Loved Oreck...until I bought this vacuum I owned an Oreck XL for over eight years and it was, by far, the best vacuum I had ever purchased. When it came time to buy a new vacuum last year, I wanted another Oreck and bought the Magnesium SP. What a disappointment! The majority of my vacuuming is on hard-surface floors, and it does a poor job of cleaning them. It moves dirt and dust around more than it picks it up. When it does pick up, it clogs very easily -- I've spent countless hours clearing out clogs from the system -- never an issue with my old Oreck. Another problem is the power cord placement -- because of the design, I have to loop it around the top to keep from running over it. In short, I've been really disappointed with this vacuum. Not only would I not recommend it to others, I'm planning to look elsewhere for my next vacuum. June 17, 2014
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**Some limitations apply. For details, see warranty.