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I cannot get the cup out to empty it, can you help me with this?

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  • debtm May 23, 2008

    can't remove the cup to empty either



  • 123456saraj Jun 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. I am following the directions exactly, but the cup is stuck. It came out easily at first.

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I experienced the same problem of being unable to remove the dust cup. Inspection of the dust cup appeared to indicated two tabs on the bottom of the dust cup preventing it from sliding straight out as illustrated in the instructions. However, after much fiddling, I assumed that the dust cup with the tabs was probably a slightly different part than actually intended for that particular model (2996avr) and so decided to force the cup out, reasoning that if the tabs broke in the process, that was necessary for removal of the cup anyway, and therefore not detrimental.

HOWEVER, upon forcing the cup out, the cup broke away from a plate upon which it is designed to sit. The cup had apparently become stuck to the plate after much use without sufficient care and cleaning. The plate is what the tabs are attached to, and so by breaking the cup free of the plate, the tabs were not an issue, and the cup easily slid in and out of the housing, as intended. It was also observed, upon removal of the cup, that there is a very slight lip on the front of the plate to secure the cup in the proper position; this would likely act as an additional hinderance if the cup was also stuck to the plate by old cemented grime.

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  • ianwebstuff Feb 18, 2010

    A couple of corrections/addendums to the above:

    1) incorrectly cited model number above: should have been 2996avs

    2) should have noted that my assumption about having the wrong part was incorrect, but that was not evident until I dislodged the cup from the supporting plate.

    3) with the cup in the housing, the cup and plate can be differentiated by the colour of plastic - cup is clear; plate is gray.

  • ianwebstuff Feb 18, 2010

    4) I also assumed people were already also following the instructions of the previous poster.

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You guys helped nothing by stating the obvious. It is a crappy design and caused my sister-in-law to buy a different brand. Anybody wanna buy a slightly used Altima crapbox?

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Posted by Imcharmed on May 16, 2008
I cannot get the cup out to empty it; can you help me with this?
Can’t remove the cup to empty either
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Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model #2996AVS Check your owners manual for the dust cup removal but I have listed the Owner’s manual below as per the removal of the dust cup

Removing the Dust Cup
Step 1: Remove dust cup ●D by sliding dust cup lever ●O from
right to left (FIG. 12).
Step 2: Grasp dust cup ●D with both hands and pull out (FIG. 13).
Step 3: Empty dust cup ●D into trash.
Step 4: Reposition dust cup ●D in cleaner body and secure by
moving lever ●O from left to right (FIG. 14). The dust cup must be secure for proper performance.
So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
http://www.eureka.com
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Thanks, Don the Vac Man
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Posted on May 27, 2008

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SOURCE: I can not get the dirt cup out to empty it.

Just slide the dark gray release tab, located just below the cup, all the way to open position, and then pull the Easy Empty Cup toward you.

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