Eureka vacuum handle switch


Old 04-10-16, 04:15 PM
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Eureka vacuum handle switch

Eureka "The Boss" 4870 upright vacuum.

The beater bar is not shutting off with the handle in upright locked position. If I push forward on the handle, the bar will stop. So, it seems there is a switch that needs adjustment? My question is where is this switch located?

Also, this vac seems to be making a lot of racket after I installed a new drive belt. The first belt I installed developed a bad spot after only 2 mos of service. I got a belt from a different source this time.
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Old 04-10-16, 05:17 PM
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Although I can't locate it in the exploded diagrams..... it's location should be down by the motor. The following link has the exploded views of the vacuum. At the bottom is a repair video that may help you in opening the motor area up for switch access.

Eureka 4870T Parts List and Diagram : eReplacement Parts

Make sure the beater bar is clean and not wrapped with hair and old carpet fibers.
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