My vacuum is only about 8 months old and has not seen any ''heavy'' action. When I switch on it will operate for 4-5 minutes on full power, then it drops to less than half power. I have looked at the filters and they appear reasonably clean. It does not smell or appear to be hot. After leaving to rest the power will return but the same happens again.
Have you any suggestions?
Sound like you may have a faulty circut breaker or thermal overload in the vacuum motor itself. If you got this vacuum from a specialty vacuum store you may be best to take it in under warranty. If you bought it from Wal mart, they will tell you that you have to go through the manufacture of the machine to get warranty work done... You might be best to take it in and have it checked.
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2nd battery does not seem to be a viable option, reduce the suction power if u require less and it should work for 25 minutes approximately. (hope u know it automatically stops when dust the cup is full)
Hi there! This is John from Jerry's Vacuum Sales in Modesto Ca. Are you using any type of carpet fresh product on your carpet? If so the fine powder is leaking onto the filters and causing them to clog. Discontinue use and over time the problem will correct itself. I hope this was helpful.
Most likely your belt wore out and broke.
Here is a handy vacuum repair tutorial that should get you back cleaning.
Below is a short excerpt from the instructions. The link above will take you to the full version with images.
When your vacuum starts to lose cleaning power, requiring multiple passes to get an area clean, or the self-propulsion loses its zip, chances are you need to change the vacuum agitator belt. After only a few months of use, most vacuum belts stretch out enough to slip, causing the agitator to spin more slowly. Replacing the belt is quick and inexpensive. New belts are available starting at about $5. Belts come in numerous brands and sizes, so bring the old one to the store for a guaranteed match. Fifteen minutes, two screwdrivers and a new belt are all you’ll typically need to complete the job.
For the stack of problems you have, it sounds like it be best for you to ditch it and get a new vacuum. The heavy problem sounds like a motor issue. The burning smell is most likely from the belt being loose on the power head.
Economically, you should just get a new one instead of replacing the whole system guts
The only thing I can think of from your additional comments is when it warms up something expands and it loses continuity of the circuit. Most likely the switch or the breaker. Another thing to check is if it has a hepa filter it may be clogged and is tripping the circuit. Try this. Remove the hepa filter, turn it on and let it run without vacuuming anything. If it continues to run past 10-12 minutes get a new filter.
I have a Eureka "The Boss" vacuum that doesn’t seem to be sucking up as much as it should and did in the past when vacuuming on carpet and hard floor surfaces. I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
This could be because the vacuum has a clog or blockage, it may need a belt change every 4 to 6 months as recommended by the factory, sometimes the material you pickup on the carpet and bare floors will plug the pores of the inside if the paper bag or dirt cup filter, if the filter is clogged it looses the suction power or the bottom plate is not on properly or all of the above. These are some of the items to check when you lose suction. 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
Sounds like you have a clog somewhere. Check the filter inside the dust compartment, if is very dirty it won't allow ait to flow thru, Part #62132, DCF-H filter. Check the hose, take it off if you can and drop something in it to see if it comes out the other end, if it doesn't, then the hose is clogged. Check bown by the brush roll, the inlet may be plugged. Also if the belt is more then say 6 months old, you may want to replace it, I am sure it is strertched, part #61120B, extended life belt.