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Where is there an overheating reset on the Eureka 6833 D. Or does it just cool off and reset?

The unit seems to have overheated after I started vacuuming with smaller diameter fine dusting tools. It got really hot, but when it turned off, it did so smoothly - not like if a bearing had frozen or if the was some other high-friction problem with the motor.

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SOURCE: Motor running extremely hot

You might want to check the brushroll. It may need to be replaced. The brushroll end caps on your model should come off easily and if there is a collection of hair, etc under them and you can clean it out, do so. If it is impossible to clean out, you must replace the brush. You can get one at any Eureka/Sanitaire dealer or warranty station. If you have a model 1934, you can upgrade to a better metal brushroll which won't give you as much trouble.

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The dust cup has a small gray tray that appears to be part of the cup, but is not. I made the same mistake also and almost broke the stupid thing trying to get it out. Simply push the lock to the left to unlock. Gently lift the dust cup and not the gray tray and the cup will slide out easily.



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SOURCE: Eureka 4D. Brush turns but not alot of suction.

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Hi, since you have detected the the smell of the overheating motor, then the motor is faulty which is why the belt is not turning. You should change th motor ASAP...........

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Why won't my Dyson DC23 turn on? I have checked the breaker and everything is in working order. It was turning on and off the last time I used it.

Hi Donna.

You've made a good start in making sure the outlet is working.
The manual can be seen here:
Dyson stowaway DC23 Helpline Manual The thing I pick up on in particular is your saying that the unit was turning on and off the last time you used it.

Based on a number of repair and troubleshooting forums, it sounds like the unit was overheating, or close to overheating before. There is a thermal-cut-out switch to keep the unit from overheating to the point of damage, or, worse, starting a fire. If the interlock has kicked in, it can take 30 minutes to an hour for the unit to cool enough to reset the switch.

Common things are common, and rare things are rare. With that in mind, the most likely causes of overheating are:
  1. Blockage somewhere in the vacuum line.
  2. The brush head being jammed / trying to turn when something is impeding it.
  3. Clogged filters.
First rule - unplug the vacuum when working on it. After that,
  1. Remove the various bits of tubing, u-bends, and such, and make sure that they are clear - no paper wads, hair clumps, or such. For long stretches of the tubing, a long bent coat hanger (marshmallow roaster configuration) can be used to gently probe the long stretches.
  2. Try to rotate the brush - remove any obvious yarn, hair, string, rubber bands, etc, built up on the brush.
  3. Wash the filters. They are meant to be washed every few months. If they haven't been, they may be so clogged that the motor isn't drawing in enough air to cool itself.
That should give you a good start. If none of this works, there are toll free numbers to talk to Dyson support in the manual.

Good luck, and Happy Holidays!

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Reset switch

There is no reset button it as a Thermal Cut Off

This vacuum cleaner has a special thermostat that protects the cleaner in case of motor overheating. If the cleaner suddenly

shuts off, turn the switch off and unplug the cleaner.

Check the cleaner for a possible source of overheating such as a blocked hose or clogged filters. If these conditions are found, fix

them and wait at least 30 minutes before attempting to use the cleaner. After the 30-minute period, plug the cleaner back in and

turn on the switch. If the cleaner still does not run, then call 1-800-282-2886 for customer assistance
this link below is the manual

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I have a Eureka Easyclean that will not hold a charge and want to replace the Electrolux battery it comes with and cannot find one. Can you?

Sadly, the battery is not replaceable on this unit. According to the schematic, I can get almost every part but that. This is common with all of the cordless units too. Batteries are usually the same price as purchasing a new unit. If the unit is more than 1 year old, sorry to say its pretty much garbage. IF the unit is less than one year, it should be under warranty and replaced by your local Eureka/Electrolux dealer.

Also, not all hope is lost on this unit, if there is an obvious burn, or connection issue, a little bit of solder should correct the problem.
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Unit stoped working and found filter was full of dust and fins on cooler was also dust cloged.I cleaned both and still won't start up

if the cooling fins blocked, it is quite possible that the unit has overheated and tripped the thermal fuse in the motor.
thermal fuse are built in to the motor to prevent overheating. some thermal fuses blow and the entire motor needs to be replaced, while others will reset themselves when the motor cools down.
as the fuse is in the centre of the motor they cannot be replaced and can take quite a few hours to cool down and reset themselves.
the only thing you can do is to leave the vacuum overnight and try it the following day to see if the thermal fuse has reset itself.
if the unit still does not work then you may have to get the motor replaced.

hope this helps

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I have a Eureka The Boss Smartvac. I was vacuuming and it just went off. It was on one second and then off the next. I changed the bag thinking it was full but it didn't go back on. What's happening?

it overheated, just have to wait a few minutes, maybe change bag and have a look at filter in bottom of chamber where bag is located, clean it if its really dirty. lack of flow will cause the vacuum to overheat.

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Eureka Boss Smart Vac 4870 evidentally overheated. Allowed unit to cool and observed a spark/smoke at outlet when it was replugged into the power outlet. Unit will not power up now. Circuit breakers in...

The wires leading to the switch inside my Eureka 4870 are and melted. Don't know why that happened, but it may be what is happening to the others listed on this site as well.

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I have a Eureka Central Vac CV1601b. The motor does not stop unless the Unit is unplug from the electrical outlet. Any Idea?.I removed the control unit to check if there was disconnected wires or burnt...

If the unit is relay controlled, there is always the possibility that when the unit was turned on, the relay contacts welded themselves shut making the power button ineffective.

If you're familiar with relay pinouts, with the unit unplugged, verify the contact closures with an ohmmeter or continuity checker. With the unit unplugged, the relay contacts should be in their "normal" state (probably open).

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Smoking belt

Belt is slipping because the bearings on the beater brushes, which it turns, are jammed or full of dust.
Alternatively the belt has stretched after being overheated and needs replacing because it now slips.

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