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Motor Fried? Eureka 431BX Vacuuming, and then all of the sudden the motor just stopped. Well idk if it's called the motor; the beater bar still spun, it was just the fan that stopped spinning Here is the whole vacuum in pieces http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum001.jpg Bottom Part, beater bar already taken out [Functions Fine] http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum002.jpg White Wire connecting to the fan motor [Looks black, i think it's fried, and that's the problem maybe] http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum003.jpg The Top of the fan http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum004.jpg Grey Wire connecting to fan motor [Opposite side of the white wire, also black, looks fried] http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum005.jpg Larger angle of the whole fan motor http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum006.jpg Another view of the blackened white wire http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum007.jpg Another angle of the whole fan motor http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/SirFafner/Vacuum008.jpg NOTE: this whole thing has been cleaned. Prior to this, the whole inside of the compartment containing the fan motor was filled to the brim with dust. Imagine the most dust that could fit in it, and double that. So yeah, i think the filter failed or something. So basically, i just want to know if it's the wires that are broken, what i could do to replace them if they are, or if it's something else. If anyone needs any more info, please ask. I don't want to buy a whole 'nother vacuum... this one is only about 3 years old

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  • Linda Messmer Dec 01, 2008

    My new vacuum has only been used 3x and 2 of those x the motor shuts off after about 1 min.!!!!! The vacuum is clean. I don't have the box to ship it back and it said not to return to store.I would never recommend this cleaner to anyone.

  • sirfafner Dec 02, 2008

    cool, i spent a couple hours, opened the whole motor up, and some wires got disconnected from eachother, maybe the thing was spinning too much? The padding inside was a little worn, so i replaced it, and now the whole vacuum works great. Thanks for the help

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Funny you said that,I went today and bought a bissel at Wal-Mart.Sure hope it lasts longer then the Eureka did.I will probably try to take the other one back to the store if I can find the receipt.Thanks so much.

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Kind of hard to say. these are pretty simplistic vacuums. the beater bar is still spinning because it has a seperate motor. the main motor which creates the suction sounds as if it overheated and just gave out. in most cases a replacement motor would cost you 79.99 usd. if the wires are broken make sure first before going any further. take it apart and inspect them and make sure they are on the motor itself correctly. usually eurekas are coded so they only go on one way but im not completly familiar with this unit. so check that and make sure every connecting point is snug and secure.

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    i would just return it to the store. i says not to return to the store because the company *eureka* then looses its sale. as long as you have your reciept you dont need the box. i would just rturn it and if you ar looking for a small vacuum like this unit may i recommend a http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.d... they are smaller, lighter and bissel is a very good company. their products last.

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