Question about Eureka Vacuums
Hello, I have a Eureka 71b handheld vacuum. There is literally no suction. I checked the hose and it is NOT clogged. I thought it might be the filter so I bought a new filter. Still no filter. The rotating brush still turns and works fine, but there is still no suction. Besides a clog (which I'm sure it's not), what could it be?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
On my vacuum the "vacuum fan" (my name for the part which creats the suction) broke off the motor shaft. The vacuum sounded like it was working, but there was no suction. If you are sure there are no clogs (drop a marble down any hoses you can't see through), then this is the likely cause.
Posted on Oct 12, 2007
Usually clogs are in the dirt inlet by the brush roll, or in the hose. Take the hose off from the bottom and see if there is suction, if not, then the hose is clogged. If suction there, then it is lower. Also is the brush roll turning, if not, that could be your problem.
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
SOURCE: No Suction
The water channel hose could be torn. you can check by removing the lower tank and tilting it backwards, it is located in the lower section. could also be the filter cover. it is needed for full suction control.
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
So I have exactly the opposite problem, it sucks in floor mode but the hand held has zero suction. My daughter and i just spent the last hour disassembling and diagnosing and found this: The way the suction tube is configured, you have two places to **** from, the floor and the hand held hose. If you look at the back of the machine, you can see the "y" where the two hoses join. just behind the beater bar there is a blast gate that closes when you stand the machine upright. This closes the blast gate and directs full sution to the hand hose. In floor mode as the handle tips back, a follower wheel and spring move the blast gate to open. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART...if the hose is not docked, there is a second place for the suction to go and you will get no suction at the floor. In my case, the center post where the spring mounts is broken and the blast gate flap does not close, so the hand hose gets no suction because it is like a straw with a hole in it, the air will seek the least resistance. In your case you either have not returned the hose to the docking port or your blast gate is stuck in the closed position. To check this remove the two screws and clamp that secure the lower hose to the suction manifold. Pull the hose stright an look inside to see if the blast gate is open or closed. Use the release pedal to cycle the machine between upright and floor mode and you should see the blast gate open and close. If you don't, well that's a whole other story. I'm off to see if I can find a replacement part at repairclinic.com. If not I will have to get some polyester epoxy and fix it myself.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
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