Question about Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum
Brush runs, no clogs, filters cleaned, debris no longer collects in the
" easy empty cup "
Buckaboo, you say the debris no longer collects in the cup? Does that mean you don't have suction as well?
The brushroll has it's own motor so the brushes spinning doesn't necessarily mean there's not a problem with the wiring, the switch, or the motor.
Assuming you haven't inadvertantly set the selector switch to floor when you wanted to use the hose or vice versa, try the following.
Start with the motor/impeller first. Take the dust canister off and turn the vacuum on. It doesn't matter if you turn on the brushroll or not as you're looking for suction.
With the vacuum on feel for exhaust out the front of the motor (by the secondary handle on the bottom. Also put your hand over the area where the dust canister sits. You should feel strong exhaust and suction respectively.
If not, then you should take it in to a technician as going any further requires disassembly.
If you feel there's enough suction, then it may be as simple as a clog. This vacuum has a particularly easy air path to check. There's a clear snap-on door on the bottom to check the brushroll and neck. Then from there it's a straight shot through the canister itself before dumping inside and going through the filter. If it's the hose, you can turn the end clockwise to remove it from the body of the vacuum and use a broomstick to clear any clogs.
If it's not a clog or filter then you may try cleaning the seals (one round at the bottom of the canister where the canister mates to the body and a rectangular one in back of that where the dust runs up and into the canister.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
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