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Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model #2996AVS
Where is it located and where can I get it?

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
You can check your local vacuum cleaner dealer in the yellow pages in your area and they will either have it in stock or they can order it for you or call the Eureka factory phone number listed below… generally you can find one or the other.
http://www.eureka.com Customer Service Phone Number
1-800-282-2886 Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm CST
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm CST

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