Question about Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum
If it smells hot, then there's a strain on the motor no doubt about it. Check the suction channel behind the sole plate and remove all of the hoses to check for a clog. It could well be that there is a clog inside the machine after the dust channel from the beater bar and before the main hose assembly goes into the bin. Usually a wire brush or just a blunt stick can remove clogs but please be gentle.
Belt replacement on the Altimas occur on top of the hood, look for crosshead screws on the left hand side and then possibly on the other side where the pedal release is. Also there may be two crosshead screws on the front where the top of the beater bar housing is on either side.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Everytime I got to clean out my vac, I think I've got that big long tube cleared, but I don't! I detach the entire tube, and unscrew the clear attachment that hooks into the back of the vac. I shake it as much as I can and am always amazed at everything that comes out. Then I drop a quarter (or something small and heavy) in one end, and try to shake it out the other. Almost always, my quarter doesn't come out. Sometimes it will shake things loose and I will get even more junk out. I will then take a broom handle and stick thru the tube. I also do this with the smaller tube that hooks into the yellow bottom part of the vac. I don't stop till my quarter goes smoothly from one end to the other. Hope that makes sense. Good luck!
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
I posted my problem with the yellow Altima Eureka.
I cleaned all the filters and changed the belt (U belt for Eureka) by unscrewing the two bolts on the bottom (very easy) and cleaned out any dust around that area and that there are no cloggs in the hose. My vac works just great now. With regular use (about once a week) you should only need to change your belt once a year. with heavier use I would suggest every six months. The belts come two to a pack and are not expensive.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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