20 Most Recent Eureka 5849A Boss Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum Questions & Answers

You have a clog in the hose (or somewhere) most likely the hose though. Find the clog -clean it out-let the machine cool down and you are back in business. This is really a good feature of the Eurekas because rather than continue to run and burn up the motor it shuts off -you clean it out and your vacuum is saved.

Eureka 5849A... | Answered on May 07, 2015

replace beater bar belt, check and insure beater bare rotates freely with belt removed.

Eureka 5849A... | Answered on May 19, 2012

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Eureka 5849A... | Answered on Oct 30, 2011

The belt part number for the Eureka 5848 AV-2 vacuum is 61120A.

Should you need part numbers for other pieces of the Eureka 5848 AV-2 vacuum, click on the following site, http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/Eureka-5848-Lightspeed-Whirlwind-s/1959.htm

Eureka 5849A... | Answered on Oct 02, 2011

This happened to my vacuum also. I used it this way for quite a while, starting at one end of the room and "blowing" the dirt behind me as I went and then used a broom and dustpan when I got to the tile floor.

The problem was fixed the next time I changed the bag. Apparently, my husband had put the bag in backwards! hahaha Easy fix! :D So, check to make sure the bag is installed correctly!
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Eureka 5849A... | Answered on Jul 08, 2011

replace belt for the brush to work!! it may be broken or the wrong size belt. if you remove bottom part, then you can replace belt. have a good day!!

Eureka 5849A... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010

In the upright position with the power off, press the reset button on the left side of the power head.

Eureka 5849A... | Answered on Oct 16, 2010

Have you tried cleaning the hose from the vacuum end, the end that feeds the sweepings into the cannister/bag? Might be something close to that end of the hose. Also, one reason for a hose not to work is the possibility of a cut or broken hose or a loose connection. The closer an opening like this might be to the vacuum end of the hose, the less suction the unit will have through the hose as it will pull air through the hole/break easier than through the full length of the hose.

Eureka 5849A... | Answered on Sep 19, 2010

It is because the belt is worn and stretched. when you go forward there isn' t as much resistance and the brush can turn and pick up, but when you go back there is more resistance and doesn't pick up. You simply need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need:

Eureka Boss 5849 Belts

Eureka 5849A... | Answered on May 20, 2010

The top comes off to get to the belt and brush roll. Did you check the brush roll to make sure that the ends turn freely, or is one not turning, the belt is a lon life "U" part #61120A. The brush roll is what drives the vacuum, but if brush roll or belt is bad, then it won't drive it.

Eureka 5849A... | Answered on May 03, 2010

Your switch should have 2 different on positions. One for simple suction and one to engage the beater. The setting without the beater being engaged should be first position from off and the beater would be second position

Eureka 5849A... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010

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