Question about Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
While vacuuming, motor sounded funny and we smelled like a burnt rubber smell. Roller stopped spinning. Turned it off . Checked it out, changed the belt even though other one was in tact. Turned it back on, motor still sounded funny and no suction, no roller turning. Checked everything again, including carpet switch, turned it back on and nothing.Now it won't start at all. Deader than a door nail. Do you think it's the motor? If it is, then is it worth fixing?
Yes its motor problem.First it was very weak and overheating.And now it got overheated and went short.Replacing the motor should help.
The Eureka 4870 motor actually is a very high output motor and creates a decent amount of suction power.
and yes its advisable to get the motor replaced.Its worth getting it replaced.Its a good unit and has very long life.
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Posted on Jul 05, 2010
You problem must be with the motor belt, but if you smelt burnt rubber there's another problem which made your motor belt loosen or broken. There must be some short inside the operating components which in turn sparked and then broke the motor belt. This is very common with vacuum cleaner and you'll not be able to find out unless you open it apart.
If you wanna try, you can open the base opening, but I don't recommend doing it "do it yourself" method since that could bring more damage if you have not sufficient knowledge. I would suggest you to call a technician or if possible take it to the servicing center to get it repaired. I am sure that your machine can be repaired if it's power on. But if it's not, then I can't assure you, but you can give a try if it's only with the motor. This could be a burned out motor, from which my advice would be to go shopping and buy a new one if you know how to replace a motor (you'll need a soldering, soldering wire, etc..). But before we go shopping it’s always worth checking to see if the cord has become exposed or broken in some way.
Quite often vacuum cleaner cords are ran over by the machine and become tattered. With a thorough inspection you can look for any exposed wiring, and cover it with electrical tape. The two sets of wires in the cord cannot touch each other and need to have tape wrapped around them separately. If the copper is broken, it can be twisted together with needle-nose pliers, and then taped. Once the cord is inspected and exposed areas have been ruled out, it is always possible that the cord has been pulled away from its connection to the motor. Look for all the screws on the body that hold the plastic case housing the cord. Remove them and check the area where the cord connects to the inside wiring. If disconnected, match the same color wires and twist them together with needle nose pliers and cover the wiring with tape. Reassemble the casing with it screws and plug your vacuum cleaner in. These repairs should have your cleaner powered up and running.
My suggestion to you is to call a technician, unless you are sure what you are doing with it. If you know about wiring, soldering, etc.. no problem go ahead, you'll be able to find out the problem and will be easily able to notice how to fix it.
I could only wish you good luck.
Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Jul 05, 2010
wiggle the cord while running the vac. if it cuts off from that, then you most likely have a bad switch or cord. if the motor is bad, you would smell it. it smells awful. If it is the motor, it is still worth fixing it if you still love your eureka the boss smart vac, you can go ahead to replace the motor on the device but if still under warranty, contact the dealer for service or replacement of the motor but if not, go ahead to replace the motor because with the smell you said perceive, the motor is bad, replace the motor on the device.
Posted on Jul 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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