Thread Number: 34499  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Eureka problem
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Post# 373073   6/1/2017 at 17:30 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Hello, My Eureka has been having a problem. When I turn it on, it shoots a couple sparks and ticks loudly as it runs. Is there a way to fix this? It is either a model 9 or a model 11. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Post# 373077 , Reply# 1   6/1/2017 at 18:26 by Bvac6 (Fort Wayne, Indiana)        

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Shoots sparks from where? Maybe the commutator needs a turning.

Post# 373078 , Reply# 2   6/1/2017 at 18:28 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Carbon Brushes are bad or could.stand to be re-seated.

Post# 373081 , Reply# 3   6/1/2017 at 19:40 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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The sparks come from the rear of the motor where the 4 ventilation holes are.I checked the carbon brushes later and instead of coming out, the springs pulled off the carbon.


Post# 373086 , Reply# 4   6/1/2017 at 22:04 by Electroluxxxx (cortland, NY)        

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At this point the carbons are stuck, the machine needs to be taken apart and carbons need to be pressed out, replaced and the new carbons need a reseat to clean the commutator.

Post# 373156 , Reply# 5   6/3/2017 at 13:09 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Does anyone know where I could order the brushes and which ones to order?



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