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Hose has no suction

My Eureka 4870 series "The Boss" has no suction on the hose function.  I have  cleared the hose and the tubing between the hose and the bag.  I cannot find what is casing the lack of suction.  Any suggestions?

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  • aliciasteele Jul 26, 2008

    Even in the upright position, the hose does not function.  I cleaned all the hose/piping out, disconnected the bag from the vacuum to check if anything was blocking the airflow, and changed the bag.  There is not any change in the suction level.  When I place my hand on the hose when it is in the hose function, I feel NO suction at all.

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    I have the same problem! I am so frustrated with it right now because I just got it a few months ago...

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Most uprights need to be in the up-right locked position to enable the hose pickup.

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Posted by kdunnett on Jun 07, 2008
I have a tear in the hose of an upright Eureka "The Boss" 4870 vacuum. I cannot find how to release the parts I need to get the hose out and put in a new hose (which I already have) I've searched the Eureka site and the owner's manual - nothing about how to replace the hose itself. Thanks in advance.

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Eureka website and have them send out a schematic and owner’s manual for you so that you can install your hose properly. Sometimes you have to place hose glue on the end of each side in order for the hose to screw in properly. the website address will be listed below and they certainly should supply you with the owners’ manual and maybe a schematic of the parts breakdown that also may help. If not; check with your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area. 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.
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