Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum\015 I have a tear in the hose of an upright Eureka “The Boss” 4870 vacuum. I cvannot find how to release the parts I need to get the hose out and put in a new hose (which Ialready have) I’ve searched the Eureka site and the owner’s manual – nothing about how to replace the hose itself. Thanks in advance.\015

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Inspect the belt to see if it is broken, stretched out, or out of place. If the drive belt is broken or stretched out, replace it. If the brushroll is sticking, it will cause too much friction and put too much strain on the belt. Remove the brushroll and clean all hair, string, and lint from the brushroll bearings.
To reset the thermostat, press the vacuum`s power button into off position and unplug the vacuum. Check the vacuum for potential causes of overheating, such as clogs or a full dust cup, and allow the vacuum to set and cool off for 30 minutes before turning it back on.
The brush roll or its bearings may be clogged with hair, threads or dirt. Make sure they are clean and the roll spins. The belt may also have slipped because it was loose. Check the fit of the new belt when it is installed.
If the Side Brush is not spinning, please perform the Side Brush care procedure. If the Side Brush is not spinning after cleaning, you may need a replacement Side Brush Module. Please visit the iRobot Store – Parts and Accessories, contact iRobot Customer Care, or use an authorized retailer or partner.
If your vacuum runs but isn`t always picking up dirt, it might be time to change the belt. Consumer Reports` experts reveal how fast and simple it is to install a new belt which can save you a trip to the repair shop.
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.
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.

On average, a well-maintained robotic vacuum cleaner can last up to 4-6 years, but some models may last even longer.
Robot vacuums are packed with sensors to help them avoid objects, and many advanced models can also judge if there is clearance to make it under furniture. But these features don`t always work as planned, and homes can have many different kinds of furniture with varying heights. So, sometimes robovacs get stuck.
The most common problem with a vacuum cleaner is also the easiest to remedy: clogs in the hose or attachments. Also the electrical cord, motor, switch, fan, brushes, and motor bearings can all need repair or replacement. The drive belt may need replacing; and the attachments, hoses, and filters may need unclogging.
The average life expectancy of a mid-range vacuum cleaner is about six years. You can fix or replace things like blocked filters, jammed brush rolls, frayed hoses, worn-out stick vac batteries and broken accessories yourself.
Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Company was founded in 1909 in Detroit, Mich. by Toronto, Canada-born real estate auctioneer Fred Wardell (1866-1952) to sell vacuum cleaners for which he had acquired several patents.
You should replace the belts on your vacuum at least every three to six months if the vacuum is regularly used. This is very important for proper cleaning.
Your Vacuum Has Suddenly Gotten Extra Noisy

Just like noises under your car hood, belts that are stretched to the breaking point, or that have become loose can indicate that problems are on the way.

Culturally protected by the “redwood curtain,” the city is most famous for its unique Victorian architecture, creative culture, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and artisanal businesses.
According to the Eureka wiki (https://github.com/Netflix/eureka/wiki), the Eureka 2.0 has been discontinued. The open source work on eureka 2.0 has been discontinued. The code base and artifacts that were released as part of the existing repository of work on the 2. x branch is considered use at your own risk.
The Dyson is slightly easier to maintain and has no recurring costs, while the Eureka has a HEPA filter that needs replacing on occasion. The Dyson is a bit more maneuverable overall, but its strong suction force can make it harder to move around on carpets.
Over time and extended use, a very fine layer of particles will start to line the inside of a vacuum bag, remaining in place even after the bag is emptied. This means that the bag will lose the proper airflow required to let the incoming air escape. As the airflow is restricted, the suction dies down too.
Clogs Cause Vacuum Spitting

What`s happening with your vacuum cleaner is that a clog has built up and debris being agitated by the roller is spitting out or stirring up dust without sucking it in.

Replace the Brush Belt

If the vacuum is still hard to push, tilt it back far enough that you can inspect the moving brush while the vacuum is running. Be careful to avoid getting too close to the moving parts. If you see that the brush is not turning, that means you will need to replace the brush belt.

Keep your robot plugged in and charging on the Home Base® or Clean Base™ when not in use. If your robot will not be used for more than a few weeks, we recommend placing the robot in ship mode. and storing it in a cool, dry place.
As models get more expensive, they offer more advanced features, like self-cleaning, AI and voice connection, automatic floor mapping capabilities, and dedicated apps. The cheapest models often lack suction power, especially for homes with high pet hair.
A strong odor from the shellac that coats the copper coil windings is an indicator that the motor is about to or has burnt out. If the motor is still running, even if it turns on and off by itself as it is heating and cooling, you can still run the motor until it gives up for good.

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Tear in Eureka Upright “The Boss” 4870
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.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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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.

Eureka 4870 brush won’t stop turning in upright position
ANSWER : There will be a linkage that as come loose and not operating the limit switch to turn it off, try looking at 23. Idler Clamp Assembly on the link below.
http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/Eureka-4870-Ultra-Smart-Vac-s/1928.htm

What causes my eureka boss vac to smell bad – Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : Clean it out with lemom juice

Eureka 4870 will not power on – Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : It is probably a thermal issue

Eureka boss smart vac 4870 upright-How to replace on/off switch
ANSWER : This just happened for the second time with our 4870. It about $8 part with shipping (total of $12) from 24×7 vaccum. Pretty easy to change out.

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

Eureka Boss – no suction in upright postion
ANSWER : When mine does that I find that the hose is not connected properly where it comes off to use the attachments.
If there is suction there, it is a straight shot to the floor unless it is loose where it fits together.