20 Most Recent Eureka WhirlWind 4381 Upright Vacuum Questions & Answers


Where does the flat 'pre-motor' filter go. Mine

Although the manual says this model shouldn't have one, this one does. The flat perf metal plate goes at the bottom on the filter chamber. The top DOES have to be removed to put it in correctly and that was the problem. The plate had been removed during a prior dis-assembly and I'd forgotten exactly where it came from.

The filter itself fits over the perf metal plate, it's to keep birds and asphalt out of the blower 8-)

Now that the motor bearing are replaced ($5 for the bearings, $60 for a set of Torx and a bearing puller) later, it sounds much better. Of course it took awhile to find the bearing puller that will *just* slip under the bearing on teh short end. That armature is a bit close.

Tanks, Dave
1/30/2010 1:36:07 PM • Eureka WhirlWind... • Answered on Jan 30, 2010

Need instructions to reassemble Eureka vacuum

Need instructions to reassemble Eureka vacuum
Posted by TamiLynn on Jun 18, 2008
I had to completely disassemble my Eureka Whirlwind Lite Model 410 bagless vacuum due to an excessive amount of debris that collected in an inconspicuous spot and now that I've reassembled it sounds like something from the motor is rubbing inside somewhere as if I put it together incorrectly. Do you have any schematics on what the insides should look like so I can put it together properly?

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The best way to get the schematics is to contact the Eureka Factory @ the listing I will give you below. Sometimes the owners manual have the schematics in the owners manual but if not they might be down loaded from the factory website or to contact them by phone

And ask for cust serv or the serv tech support or parts for the schematics. 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 Customer Service 1-800-282-2886
Customer Service Dept
Electrolux Home Care Products
P.O. Box 3900
Peoria. IL 61612
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 7:30pm CST
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 6:30pm CST
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

1/16/2009 10:37:58 PM • Eureka WhirlWind... • Answered on Jan 16, 2009

I don't have any suction

finish cleaning, through the whole air path

usually, by the time that a large clog has built up in the narrow neck behind the brushes,
that is easy to find when the cover plate is removed,
some has also got into the fan impeller,
not so easy to see
and restricts suction
the fan housing is held on the front of the fan & motor with clips, it disassembles easily and the lint and such can be flicked out of the impeller
then the exhaust of the motor to the bag can be likewise cleaned
11/5/2008 6:25:10 PM • Eureka WhirlWind... • Answered on Nov 05, 2008

How to change belt on Eureka Whirlwind

On the top cover, there are holes at the front on both sides, there is a screw on each side in one of the holes. Take the out, and the cover should come off, then you can get to the brush roll and belt.
10/27/2008 1:13:17 PM • Eureka WhirlWind... • Answered on Oct 27, 2008

Eukerka lite speed

There are 2 screws on the top cover, remove those and the cover comes off, then you can get to the brush roll and belt. Inspect the brush roll, make sure the ends turn freely, if not, then replace it also.
6/12/2008 10:00:59 PM • Eureka WhirlWind... • Answered on Jun 12, 2008

Eureka bagless whirlwing lite vacuum cleaner

On the top cover, one on each side will be a screw, take those out and the top cover should come off. While you have it off, check the brush roll to make sure it is turning freely, and replace the belt, they stretch after a short time and will give you problems.
4/20/2008 9:26:34 PM • Eureka WhirlWind... • Answered on Apr 20, 2008

Install filaters

not sure which filters you have ... i will assume you have a replacement cassette micron filter -- goes in the compartment on the front of the vacuum just lift up the handle on the compartment and swing upwards it will pull out like one large piece the filter is on the back. the cassette door will be hinged at the bottom so just pull firmly from the top and snap back in place after replacing the filter. Replacement HEPA filter cartridge --- attaches to rear of Eureka upright vacuum cleaners. Here is a pictorial or changing the filters : http://www.eureka.com/servlet/FindOwnersGuide
3/8/2008 7:57:13 PM • Eureka WhirlWind... • Answered on Mar 08, 2008

I have a Eureka The Boss superlite upright vacuum Model405 I know...it's old..LOL. I was vacuuming and it just shut down and I was wondering if there was a reset button somewhere. Thanks

I am not sure about your "Boss", but a lot of vacuums have thermal cut-off switches built into the circuit so if the machine overheats from things like clogged filters/hoses the switch kicks in and kills power. You usually can NOT reset it manually ... you just have to wait until the machine cools down.
8/21/2021 4:19:20 PM • Eureka Vacuums • Answered on Aug 21, 2021

My Eureka boss vacuum does not power until handle is pulled down.

That sounds like a design feature and it the same as my Dyson. It stops you leaving it in one place with the brush turning. Google Eureka (model) Manual (or Review)
7/11/2021 6:09:07 PM • Eureka Vacuums • Answered on Jul 11, 2021

Eureka 4870 brush roller stops spinning under any pressure

Check belt
3/21/2021 2:41:33 PM • Eureka Vacuums • Answered on Mar 21, 2021

Eureka vacuum model#2961 Won't start???

Well documented issue, overheating, melted cheap wiring, cheap burned out switches made in China, a Dyson, it is not! Had exactly the same problem with my upright Eureka Model 5893 bagless. Eventually, the handle would get hot, and finally it just quit. When handle was disassembled, the wires were melted and it was toast. Ordered a switch after talking to several repair men. Talked to Eureka, too, and they were absolutely no help. Cheap wiring and switch made in China. Good luck trying to find a switch. vacuum-depot.com has switches, so you might try there, but make sure you get the 3-prong switch (same switch used on Eureka's Genesis). It is Part #27871. And lots more https://www.google.com/search?q=Eureka+vacuum+model%232961+Won%27t+start
3/20/2021 6:20:15 PM • Eureka Vacuums • Answered on Mar 20, 2021

Eureka "The Boss" vacuum just quit. No power at all.

Lack of power, a bad power cord, failed drive motor or broken wires in the vacuum hose can prevent the vacuum cleaner from starting. Make sure the electrical outlet that you're using for the vacuum cleaner works. Try using a different outlet if you suspect that the outlet you're using is dead. https://www.searspartsdirect.com/diy/symptom/vacuum-cleaner-repair/1234581/won-t-turn-on/vac1000
5/11/2020 11:23:25 AM • Eureka Vacuums • Answered on May 11, 2020

I'm looking for a replacement hose for my eureka steam cleaner...

3/21/2020 9:58:23 AM • Eureka Vacuums • Answered on Mar 21, 2020
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