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Re: Motor for Eureka upright model 2315, new in 1977
If the motor is obsolete which it appears to be, have you considered repair?
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If you are sure the noise is comming from the motor, either the fan on the motor is damaged and now not balanced or the bearings are bad. If it's a year old or less you can get it repaired under the guarantee at a Eureka Nationwide service center. Proof of purchase is needed. If it's over a year old it probably won't be worth fixing as the motor and labor charge may equal the price you paid for the vac.
Noise can also come from the spinning brush. If you disconnect the belt and turn on the vac and the noise is still there it's the motor. If its gone it's the brush roll.
The motor is running hot and causing a emergency shutdown. It is either clogged somewere or the motor is bad check for cloggs first then if none are present you will have to replace the motor. Depending on the original price of the machine if the motor is bad you may be better off buying a new machine.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=538511&thid=720558 Eureka 2961AVZ Posted by Joanschmuck on Jun 29, 2008 Will not start ...I get a momentary flicker of power about every 3rd or 4th time that I flick on the power switch. Outlet is fine / Plug looks good / cord looks good / I see no obstructions ........Would appreciate any helpful thoughts ....Trying to get Mom's Eureka 2961AVZ back up and running.Thanks Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It sounds to me that you may have a bad switch or the worst scenario would be a bad motor and or armature, and the armature is almost the cost of the new motor, so I would replace the motor, but check the switch and the cord because sometimes the cord looks good but there might be broken wires inside the cord that you can’t see. If the vacuum is less than one year old the motor would be covered under the factory warranty if one year and maybe the switch as well. 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.comCustomer Service Customer Service Dept1-800-282-2886 Electrolux Home Care Products P.O. Box 3900 Peoria. IL61612 Hours of Operation Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 7:30pm CST Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 6:30pm CST Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
Had exactly the same problem with my upright Eureka Model 5893
bagless. Eventually, the handle would get hot, and finally it just quit. When handle was disassembled, the wires were melted and it was toast. Ordered a switch after talking
to several repair men. Talked to Eureka, too, and they were absolutely
no help. Cheap wiring and switch made in China. Good luck trying to
find a switch. vacuum-depot.com has switches, so you might try there, but make sure you get the 3-prong switch (same switch used on Eureka's Genesis. It is Part #27871.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=618889&thid=606496 Eureka Altima is smoking! Posted by saysay on May 18, 2008 Help! My vacuum is smoking. It won’t work anymore and starts to smoke as soon as it gets turned on. Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model #2996AVS – it is probably doing 2 things, it could be the belt and or brushroll and the easiest ay to check is to remove the belt and see if the motor smokes, if the motor is fine then buy a new belt and check the brushroll to see if the brushroll spins freely, there are bearings in the brushroll and thread and hair get bound up in the ends and needs to be cleaned out. So #1, check the belt – no smoke from the motor then check the brushroll to see if it spins freely then changed the belt. If the motor smokes check your purchase date it may still be under the one year factory warranty from the dop. #2. Either clean or replace the brushroll and belt. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact your local vac dealer. 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.hoover.com Telephone Contact our Customer Service Department at 1.330.499.9499 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST Thanks, Don The Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=540001 Generic problem for all Vacuums How do i replace the Posted by lmurray1 on Apr 23, 2008
How do i replace the fan blade assembly which are broken in my eureka model the boss thank you lorne Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. There are 2 different models of the boss by Eureka – there is a standard old style upright that the belt that the belt would unscrew from the bottom of the motor and you would have to remove the top of the vacuum cover to remove the main motor and gasket assm, and then the fan has a reverse thread on the plastic fan and you would unscrew the fan after removing the belt pulley. Then you would screw on the new fan, belt pulley, replace the gasket and re-install the motor. If you have a new style with a side mount motor you would remove the top cover, the motor would be in there sideways, un-screw the motor, remove the silver tape around the fan housing and un-screw the fan housing – same as above un-screw the fan from the motor, there is a nut on the end of the fan holding that on – (remember, the fan has a reverse thread) re-install the fan. Then the fan housing, replace the silver tape, and then screw down the motor and replace the top cover, then you can test. As always free to contact your local vacuum dealer in your area in the yellow pages or contact your Eureka factory manufacturer listed below: http://www.eureka.comCustomer Service Phone Number 1-800-282-2886Hours of Operation Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm CST Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm CST Thanks,Don – The Vac Man Go Ahead.Use Us.