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How do I remove motor from a Eureka 4870 GZ vac so I can replace

The motor suddenly stop with the burning smell of plastic. After letting it cool it would only run at half speed, I can get to the motor but don't know how to remove it. Eureka said they would sell me a motoer for $27 but wouldn't give me a service diagram,

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I don't know the 4780, but I do know eureka uses two basic types of motor housings:.. One, on the sanitaire is pretty straightforward with 3 screws on the topside after removing the topcover.
The second type involves splitting the case, since the motor is mounted vertically and is a more involved project necessitating removing most everything. Here is a schematic, and while you can see there is a lot to pull off to do this, it's not impossible!
http://www.elkypro.com/hoops2005/vacuum_parts/eureka/4750a.html
bear in mind, however, a replacement vac should only cost 50-70 dollars, so whatever your time is worth...

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