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Eureka 5892BVZ ON/OFF switch burnt

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?

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  • Andy10917 May 24, 2008

    We had the same exact problem with the same model, but the purple wire was the one that was burnt. Stripped the wire back past the burned spot, with a new push-on connector. It didn't work - I thing the switch is NG, and the wire may be a symptom.

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    I have the same problem! I took it apart and replaced the connections and was only able to make it work if I tugged on the wires. I called about a replacement part. I think they said $30+. You have to replace the housing around the switch...its one part. I'm still looking for a cheaper alternative.

    Good luck!

  • noegoeo Dec 30, 2008

    I had the same problem with my vac (purple connector). I replaced it after a trip to the electronics section of my local hardware store. Unfortunately when the switch burned-out (and the handle heated-up) I believe it created more damage to the switch itself (via heat) and to the trip switch that gets used when you tilt the vacuum back to get it started because now there's an issue where it won't turn off.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    The on/off switch is burned out. What is the part number of the switch and where can you get it besides Eureka?

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    Handle was getting to hot to hold and black wire burned off. I cleaned and reattached wire, but switch did not work properly afterwords. I can't seem to find a switch anywhere.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    It's unbelievable that we are all having the same pronlem and nobody has been hurt, these are real fire hazards!

    I hope Eureka considers a recall or offers to replace these faulty switches; the alternative is probably a class action once someone get hurt.


  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    5892BVZ ON/OFF switch burnt _ I rewired to only find out the Switch is No Good. Where can I find the Switch?

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem with this vacuum. First the intense heat and then operation that does not allow me to turn it off without pulling the plug. The attachments to the switch actually melted and broke the black connection. I can replace the attachments but I do not know where to find a replacement switch.


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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. 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.

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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  • kenmtb Sep 03, 2010

    I have encountered the same problem on a Boss Smartvac. It looks like the power switch's push on connector was poorly spliced. This would make a high resistance connection which will generate a lot of heat. The heat will ruin the wire and any insulation near by. If you do repair your switch, I would suggest replacing any bad section of the old wire by soldering in a heavier gauge braided wire. Also replace the connector and solder it to the new switch. Use heat shrink tubing to insulate. This should remove the high resistance points. This place appears to have a smartvac replacement switch


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