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Eureka 4870 hose assembly replacement

I cannot figure out how to replace the hose assembly. You cannot take the back of the unit apart as there are some sort of screws that cannot be removed. The assemly will not slide through the narrow hole.

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Boy, it's been awhile since I took one of these hoses off, but I think at least one of those plastic hose guide things has to come off in order to remove the hose. Those screws that look like they cannot be removed are probably torx screws which need a T20 torx scredriver that you can get at any hardware store. That is the most common size torx screw that Eureka uses.

Here is a link to the owner's manual in case you need any diagrams for getting the clear tubes off:
http://www.eureka.com/service/manuals/70750.pdf

Hope this helps. :-)

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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Posted by kdunnett on Jun 07, 2008
I have a tear in the hose of an upright Eureka "The Boss" 4870 vacuum. I cannot find how to release the parts I need to get the hose out and put in a new hose (which I already have) I've searched the Eureka site and the owner's manual - nothing about how to replace the hose itself. Thanks in advance.

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Eureka website and have them send out a schematic and owner’s manual for you so that you can install your hose properly. Sometimes you have to place hose glue on the end of each side in order for the hose to screw in properly. the website address will be listed below and they certainly should supply you with the owners’ manual and maybe a schematic of the parts breakdown that also may help. If not; check with your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
http://www.eureka.com Customer Service 1-800-282-2886
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