Hoover U6446-900 WindTunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum\015 We purchased one in December and has been working great, however, recently it started making a lot of noise by the roller. We took it apart and examined the roller and belt, and they were fine, however the height adjustment knob doesn’t work properly and vibrates loudly. The manual doesn’t address this issue at all, can anyone help? Other than the horrible noise, it works wonderfully.\015

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Bagless vacuums, as the name suggests, don`t use a replaceable bag that collects the dust and dirt from the surface. A bagless vacuum cleaning machine is compact and uses a dust cup or chamber to store the dust and dirt. The dust cup used in the vacuum cleaner can be easily emptied and cleaned.
The air filter traps particles as the air travels through the vacuum cleaner. If the filter is clogged, the vacuum cleaner will not have proper suction. If your vacuum filter is clogged, refer to your owner`s manual for cleaning instructions.
Broken or jammed wheels will make it hard to push the vacuum. Check for any hair or debris in or around the wheel that may be preventing rotation. Clean the wheel and the hinge and check for improvement.
Durable – Vacuums made by Eureka are known to last for many years, maintaining the same level of quality cleaning power as the day they were first put into use.
In general, bagged models tend to work more efficiently than bagless vacuum cleaners because they have an extra layer of protection for their filtration system. If someone in your household lives with allergies or asthma, it`s in your best interest to choose a model that will filter out the air as best as possible.
Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

No need to worry about keeping bags on hand or where to find more. There is no extra expense for buying bags. If your bagless vacuum has a clear cylinder or tray, it`s cool to actually see all of the dust and dirt particles swirling around in the dust cylinder under high pressure.

Loose connections will cause your vacuum cleaner to lose suction. Make sure that the dust container, the hose, the tube and the brush are all attached properly. If the problem continues, your vacuum cleaner might have a technical problem. If you suspect this to be the case, contact an authorised service agent.
Start on the far edge of your carpet or rug and push the vacuum forward in a straight line. This movement lifts the nap (or fibers) of the floor covering to reveal any dirt or debris hidden underneath. Then pull the machine back slowly toward you to collect all that debris.
According to our tests, the Shark Vertex Powered Lift-Away Vacuum is the easiest upright model to push, even on medium- and high-pile carpet. We also found the Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet Reach Vacuum Cleaner easy to maneuver on flat surfaces, though it was a little cumbersome when cleaning stairs.
In 2004 the Eureka Company name was discontinued and replaced with Electrolux Home Products Division, although the brand name was still used.
On average, a well-maintained robotic vacuum cleaner can last up to 4-6 years, but some models may last even longer.
Based on the vacuums we`ve tested in our labs, bag vacuums tend to have more raw power, while bagless vacuums are more maneuverable. Interestingly, this has less to do with a choice between bags or dirt cups, and more to do with the companies that make them.
How Often to Empty the Vacuum Canister. Yes, the chart says to empty the vacuum`s canister after every few uses, but that`s at the very minimum. Rather than waiting for the canister to fill up all the way, the Vacuum Experts suggest you empty it after every use.
Bagless vacuums are not the best choice for those with allergies or those sensitive to dust. They can be messy when emptied and release particles back into the air.
Replace the filter

The vacuum filter will stop all the fine particulates and dust from getting into the inner workings of your vacuum, but can also store a lot of the odour causing material. We advise replacing your vacuum filter every 6 months to maintain performance and to prevent those smells.

The two main indicators to determine vacuum power performance are water lift and airflow. The water lift is measured in mmH2O, mbar or kPa. It represents the suction force and is the reference parameter for vacuuming liquids and heavy materials. The airflow is measured in m3/h or in l/s.
Founded in 1909 in Detroit, Michigan Eureka vacuums have been in American`s homes for more than a century. Now we`re building on that experience with innovative cleaning technology to help you clean for years to come.
Suction is measured in air watts (a European test standard IEC60312 for vacuums) and is a measurement of the airflow at the end of the cleaning hose.
The suction motor creates vacuum pressure and suction by rotating a motor fan. The impeller rotates at an incredibly high speed of about 30,000 to 35,000 RPM. A suction motor`s power is measured by multiplying the rate of air flow and the vacuum pressure, which induces air flow from the brush through the hose.
Clog located in the vacuum hose

Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end.

Frequent vacuuming remains one of the best ways to keep your home clean. If you don`t vacuum your carpet, the dirt will break down carpet fibers and create a breeding ground for dust mites and bacteria. In addition, your home will begin to smell musty from the dirt, mites, and other organisms settling into the fibers.
For most models, the lowest setting is optimal for bare floors or thin carpeting. The middle setting offers the best suction for slightly fuller carpets. The highest setting is best for plush carpets or area rugs.
The suction power is measured in Watt (W) and is typically between 250 W and 450 W for machines with 1 motor. The suction power is to be measured at the end of the tube of a complete vacuum cleaner (i.e. with tube, hose and filters – but without nozzle).
Take your time. Vacuuming slowly will allow your machine to suck up more dirt and dust, and ultimately get your rugs and carpets much cleaner. Slow vacuuming allows the brush to agitate the carpet properly and suck up the unclean bits that emerge.

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Eureka Boss Capture – bagless upright – green
ANSWER : .Eureka Boss Capture – bagless upright NOISE PROBLEM FIXXED!!!.
.I had the same noise problem as everyone else here and found no solutions on the web. i took the thing apart a few different times to no avail. i read here that it could possibly be the brush bearings but i didn’t believe that was the problem. i removed the brush and spun the bearings in my hand and they seemed to be ok, i didnt feel or hear anything wrong. i looked around the house for something to use to lubricate the bearings but i found nothing. i then remembered the all purpose wonder tool that is olive oil. i carefully added some to brush bearings on both sides and spun them in my hand a little bit and put everything back together. Voala! The vacuum now runs as quiet as the day i first bought it. i no longer feel ashamed to vacuum at 11pm and my neighbors can get some sleep 😀

Looking for Eureka belt 70646A for a Eureka The Boss upright
ANSWER : I just replaced the belt on my Eureka The Boss Smart Vac (Model 4870D). I purchased a namebrand Eureka R belt from a local vendor. I did my best to follow the instructions printed on the bottom of the machine. I turned on the vacuum cleaner and the belt brush was spinning! I dropped it into vacuuming floor mode and the belt wouldn’t spin no matter what level I put it on.
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.I called the manufacturer (1-800-282-2886) and spoke with a very nice woman on the phone. While I was speaking with her I noticed that a silver screw was lodged within the “brush roll control” yellow selector switch. With some shaking it became dislodged and I was able to put the “brush roll control” into the hard floors setting and turn the “carpet height adjustment” all the way to the right, so that it was facing the word “low.” I then followed the instructions for replacing the belt again.. (1) remove base plate (2) remove brush roll (3) place new belt around motor shaft and then around brush roll (4) insert left side of brush roll before right side (5) rotate brush roll to be sure belt is centered (6) replace base plate, making sure to insert under 4 little tabs before securing with screws.
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.It appears that it is very important that the carpet height and brush control adjustment are set to their highest point possible (hardwood setting) in order to get the brush to roll in a carpet setting.
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.″R” is the correct belt for the 4870 and should be correct for all other 4800 models.
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.Thank you for posting your problem to this website. If I hadn’t seen that others were having trouble, I would have just given up. I hope this long post helps someone that was in my situation.

Tear in Eureka Upright “The Boss” 4870
ANSWER : Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=414813&thid=652524
.Tear in Eureka Upright “The Boss” 4870
.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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.Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum. In answer to your question, the owner’s manual may or may not give an example to install the hose only, but on most vacuums the hose sometimes will screw in to the hose cuff on both ends unless if it is a hose assm then it will then twist and turn. Check with the
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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My wife’s Eureka 5855 Boss Bagless Wide Track stopped running
ANSWER : Its probably something in the motor. you may have to replace the motor which could cost around $50.

I have a eureka boss capture bagless
ANSWER : By the pic, its not an eureka, its a hoover w.t. s.p . if you removed the clog and still nothing, change the bag or clean the washable filter at the bottom of the bag.(belts should be changed every 6 months)

What type of filter used my eureka 431a – Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : You need a dcf 10/14 you can find them at walmant kmart target lowe sears or eureka.com thru eureka they are 14.99 plus 7.50 shipping

What type of belt does the Eureka Uno take? – Eureka Uno 2998AZ Bagless Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : Here is a link to the belts for the Eureka Uno models and a manual you can view which has instructions.

Eureka Uno Belts and Manual

What bag fits the 7618 eureka boss lite – Eureka 7618 Bagged Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : It takes the Eureka Style U Bag