Question about Eureka 5892AVZ Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
My 5892BVZ stopped working and I checked the wire connections on the on/off switch and the black wire connection was burnt at the connection point and the wire melted about 2 inches down. Is there anyway to get a new wire harness? Or can I splice the wire with a new connector?
COUNT ME IN ON A CLASS ACTION IF ANYONE KNOWS A GOOD LAWYER.
Here's my story, posted on other solutions here, especially on the Model 5893; many people with burned wiring and switches. Major fire hazard imo! Okay, here's the skinny on my upright Eureka POS vacuum:
Had a problem with my upright Eureka Model 5893 bagless kinda starting and stopping. 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
You can file a complaint with the Consumer Products Safety Commission and maybe they will do something about this ****. I have the same problem as the rest of you. If they can make a stink over Toyota we can get some attention for EUREKA!!
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
I just had this same problem with my 4 year old Eureka 4870GZ Boss Smart-Vac Upright Vacuum. The switch and attached wiring caught fire and melted. I will NEVER buy another crappy Eureka. Consumer Reports can shove it for recommending this death trap.
Posted on Jun 16, 2010
I also have a Eureka 5892 with burnt wiring in the handle and a bad switch. I called Eureka to ask if they improved the switch any. Of course the lady did not know. $30 to replace a switch on a ~$100 vac. Do you suppose Eureka wants us to throw these vacs away?
I'm going to just replace the switch with a completely different one, maybe even two if I want to isolate the brush roller motor.
If anyone gets a class-action, or even a recall started, count me in.
Till then if anybody DOES plan on throwing theirs away, I could use some other parts for mine (hose and accessories, etc). email turbovaculator at yahoo you know the rest.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
I also have a 5892bvz and smoked wiring, the handle would get so hot you could not hold it. You can get the switch here for $9 http://www.totalvac.com/27871-1.html I will Never buy a Eureka. I can tell you this, I splurged and bought a Dyson from Khols on sale and using a 30% off code on the web, got it for $300 delivered. It's the purple ball version and it rocks. Quite, fantastic sickroom power, super easy to clean.
Posted on Aug 07, 2011
You can splice the wire but be careful to do it properly. If the wire has a push on connector, you should replace the connector and use a heavy gauge wire with a properly insulated connector, be it a crimp style or a wire nut. A couple wraps of electrical tape around the connector is a good idea too.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
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