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I received this vacuum as a gift. The person set it up for me. However from the time I received it just did not pick up any dust. Now I see online that it got really good reviews. I'm convinced that it was not set up properly and I don't have the instructions to try to set it up myself. Please help!!!

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Http://www.eureka.com/service/manuals/80244.pdf

That should be a direct link to the owners manual, however there are no instructions on how to assemble. It should be pretty easy tho. On this model the only thing that you had to do was insert 2 or 3 screws into the handle to assemble.

Something to check tho is the top filter on the front. Sometimes the clear plastic casing comes apart from the yellow coloured housing and you will loose your suction there.

another spot to check is the dust cup itself. Make sure that the cup is in the proper place, and has the yellow cap or lid on the cup there. That too will cause a loss of suction.

The hose should have great suction if both of those are ok. If it is not picking up off the floor, the hose should be in the correct spot on the back to connect to the hose that continues down and under the machine.

the final possibility is that maybe the belt needs to be replaced. I know it is not that old, but belts can be old and stale even from the store shelf. A belt should be replaced once a year under normal use, and twice a year for my pet lovers.

Good luck and let me know how it goes.
Mark

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