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Eureka Boss Lite Model 402
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Post# 266689   2/8/2014 at 13:05 (1,709 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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For a while I have been thinking of getting one of the Eureka mini uprights for my collection. New they are $50, but used ones turn up relatively often. Last weekend I found a yellow one at a yard sale so I got it. This one is a yellow model 402 from around 2002-2004 I'd guess. Unfortunately it had been used without a filter, so I had to clean it out. The fan was filled with hair. I also took apart the brush roll and washed the parts with bleach in hot water. The parts are drying now. I looked online and saw the filters are inexpensive, so I will get one to put in it.

I am amazed how tiny the motors are. The brush roll motor is actually a DC powered motor of 11.5 amps and uses a cogged belt to drive the brush. It doesn't seem that part was meant to be serviced easily, but brush rolls and belts are available online.

I really like how these almost seem like a 'toy' vacuum. The two motor system is also interesting in a machine this small. The only thing I don't think I like is the suction motor seems to be very loud.

Post# 267549 , Reply# 1   2/13/2014 at 20:09 (1,704 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Is this what you are referring to?

Post# 267566 , Reply# 2   2/13/2014 at 21:43 (1,704 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Yes, exactly.

Also my post should have read 1.5v for the brushroll motor, not 11.5v!

Post# 267576 , Reply# 3   2/13/2014 at 22:31 (1,704 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I had the Electrolux Boss branded one many many years ago. A great little upright and a shame Electrolux don't make them any more for sale in the UK. The dust bins are tiny but I adored the built in scraper for the filter.

The brush roll was better for hard floors than switched off though. I found its ideal replacement nearly 2 years ago with a brand new Z411 bagless design that still sells in the U.S, I think with a bag under the Sanitaire name.

The Z411 has a lot more power and reminds me of a super thin SEBO as it can go flat.

Post# 267629 , Reply# 4   2/14/2014 at 08:49 (1,703 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
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This machine looks sweet, i don't know if it's the one your referring to but i want to add one of these to my collection someday. (link to page on this vacuum at Sanitaire's website)

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Post# 267634 , Reply# 5   2/14/2014 at 09:29 (1,703 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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looks very clever!

Post# 267637 , Reply# 6   2/14/2014 at 09:46 (1,703 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I would love to get the bagged version of that upright. Maybe I will some day.
The only thing I don't like about the silver one I have is that the cord length is a bit short and has fixed hooks on the rear so it takes a bit long to take off the cord. Also the dust brush has a terrible habit of falling off.

Yep I was referring to the Sanitaire model - Electrolux are missing a big trick here. They'd sell well if they were considered in the UK.

Post# 267638 , Reply# 7   2/14/2014 at 09:51 (1,703 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Does anyone here own one? Looks good on amazon

Post# 267688 , Reply# 8   2/14/2014 at 16:58 (1,703 days old) by blackheart (North Dakota)        
Used to

I used to have one of those sanitaires, it was blue. It seemed to perform well my dyson dc-17 picked up nothing but a bit of carpet fluff after it. It's airflow isn't too great, i think it read in at a 1.5-2 on the baird meter. It's brushroll was where it got a lot of it's deep cleaning power from. i didn't care for the sound of the suction motor, it has that high pitch whine to it. I ended up giving it to a friend of mine who didn't have a vacuum.

Post# 267692 , Reply# 9   2/14/2014 at 17:31 (1,703 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Post# 267695 , Reply# 10   2/14/2014 at 17:37 (1,703 days old) by hi-loswitch98 ()        

I always wanted that Electrolux in reply #3.

Post# 267699 , Reply# 11   2/14/2014 at 18:16 (1,703 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
Older thread...

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concerning the Sanitaire sc782/sc785 (see link).

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Post# 392277 , Reply# 12   5/24/2018 at 00:37 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Here's a video of mine as-is when I bought it, no repairs done to it yet. They are very noisy and dusty vacuums.

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