Question about Vacuums
Seems Eureka is putting faulty, insufficient wiring in many models, most especially my model (if you do a search of this site, you will be how many people have experienced fried wires and switches). There should be a class-action lawsuit in my opinion.
Nonetheless, I 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.
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
The wires leading to the switch inside my Eureka 4870 are fried...black and melted. Don't know why that happened, but it may be what is happening to the others listed on this site as well.
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
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