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Eureka Altima Spitting dirt back out

I followed the solutions that are on here already but I have no debris no clogged holes or filters. Still not working right. Help!

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  • Amandacowest Nov 19, 2008

    Clogging and spitting dirt out.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Spitting dust everywhere.  Not cleaning at all anymore.

  • tomandpatl Jan 24, 2009

    Only 6 months old; had professionally cleaned at a Eureka / Electroluv=x warranty shop; all 3 filters are new; but very limited / no suction and smells "hot". Eureka says is still under warranty but repair shop claims this is not a manufacturer's problem....Suggestions?

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Eureka Altima spits dirt back out the rear of the vacuum



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Your intake is clogged at the bottom and your filters are dirty not letting it create suction.is the dirt cup full

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My vacuum is spitting dirt as my feet and legs. Even when the filters and canister are clean and empty.


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Vacuum is sucking but dirt is just shooting out behind the vacuum


I bought this same vacuum and have all the same problems. It seems it is always the filter but if it out and use the air hose and clean it it really really well then it sucks really well it will pick up anything but who wants to always do this. As one person asked about the bare floors not working well I read on another blog that company knows it does not work well on barefloors but has failed to metion this. One more thing besides the clog always being in the back were the hose connects I always find a clog in the yellow part above the canister. I always pull out so much crap there. Oh sorry one more thing I found that helped with the power was that I completely took the duster part completely off and just use the hose. Hope you have better luck than I do or did..

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If the 2 stage filters inside the bin chamber have not been washed then they will need to be - they sound like they are clogged or somewhere there is dirt which is blocking up the system. Also check the side part duster to ensure that the airways are not clogged with dirt.

When you turn the machine on, have a look to see if the moving brush is actually spinning. Then switch off and remove the base plate to see if anything is clogged in the main dirt channel which is usually located on the left or right hand side - where the dirt goes in from the floor.

This model is based on an Electrolux model in the UK which can be notorious for clogging dust. Check the hoses at the bottom where they come from the main dust bin and the air ways to check no dust is stuck.

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Bad filters could be the problem. They need to be replaced, some every 3 months or so. Also a clog in the hose or the dirt inlet down by the brush roll.

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