Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner Household Type OWNERʼS GUIDE 160 Series IMPORTANT Do not return this product to the store. For assembly problems or questions contact: Eurekaʼs Customer Service Division toll free at 1-800-282-2886*, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., (CST), Monday Friday and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. *En Mexico llame al 5670-6169 www.eureka.com Index Important Safeguards ......... 2 Service Information ............ 4 Identify Parts ..................... 5 Assemble .........................5-6 Use ..................................... 6 Dust Cup ............................ 7 Dust Cup Filter ................... 8 Warranty ...................... 11-12 Part No. 73543 (4/04) P L E A S E R ETAIN We suggest you record the model, type and serial numbers below. They are located on the silver rating plate on your cleaner. For prompt and complete service information, always refer to these numbers when inquiring about service. Model & Type___________________________ Serial No. ______________________________ It is also important to keep your receipt as proof of date of purchase. ©2004 Electrolux Home Care Products Ltd. Printed in China IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using an electric appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS VACUUM CLEANER WARNING To reduce the risk of ﬁre, electric shock, or injury: • • Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces. • Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children. • Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturerʼs recommended attachments. • Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If vacuum cleaner is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service center before using. • Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not run vacuum cleaner over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces. • • • • • Do not use extension cords or outlets with inadequate current carrying capacity. • This vacuum cleaner creates suction. Some models contain a revolving brush roll. Keep hair, loose clothing, ﬁngers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts. • Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes. • • • Do not use without dust cup ﬁlter in place. • • • Store your cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area. 2 Do not leave vacuum cleaner when plugged in. Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord when not in use and before servicing. Turn off all controls before unplugging. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord. Do not handle plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands. Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce airﬂow. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. Do not use to pick up ﬂammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, or use in areas where they may be present. Keep your work area well lighted. Unplug electrical appliances before vacuuming them. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will ﬁt in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not ﬁt fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not ﬁt, contact a qualiﬁed electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way. GENERAL INFORMATION Use the cleaner to pick up dirt and dust particles. Avoid picking up hard or sharp objects that could damage the vacuum cleaner. Service Information The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to routine maintenance. For additional service information, telephone our toll free number for the nearest Eureka Authorized Warranty Station. You should know the model, type and serial number or date code when you call: USA: 1-800-282-2886 Mexico: 5670-6169 Canada: 1-800-282-2886 If you prefer, you can write to Electrolux Home Care Products North America, Service Division, 807 North Main Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61701, USA. In Canada write to Electrolux Home Care Products Canada, 866 Langs Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 2N7. Refer to The Eureka Warranty for complete service information. DO NOT OIL the motor or the brush roll. The motor and brush roll are permanently sealed and lubricated. Rating Plate The rating plate on the back of the vacuum cleaner shows the model number. For prompt and complete service, always refer to these numbers. Model and Type No. __________________ Serial No. or Date Code _______________ THE EUREKA COMPANY BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS 61701 USA HOUSEHOLD TYPE MODEL TYPE SERIAL # CE Rating System (Cleaning Effectiveness per Amp) This is not an Amp rating. Amps do not measure dirt removal, only the amount of electricity used. Cleaning Effectiveness per Amp is determined by dividing this modelʼs Cleaning Effectiveness by its Amps. CLEANING EFFECTIVENESS is the perfect value obtained from dividing: a. the geometric men of the amount of embedded carpet dirt removed in testing under ASTM Test Method F608-97 by b. the value 29 (the geometric mean of the midpoints of the % dirt pick up scales chosen as a reference for the rating system). 3 Identify Parts Lock Button Handle Bolt On/Off Switch Dust Cup Latch Handle Grip Dust Cup Brush Roll (optional) (inside nozzle) Handle Dust Cup Filter (inside dust cup) HOW TO ASSEMBLE Assemble completely before using. 1. Attach Handle Use your thumb to pull back on the lock button. Push handle into top of cleaner. Insert end with black knob into the cleaner. Release lock button and rotate handle until it locks into place. 2. Attach Handle Grip Locate the handle bolt in the accessory package. Align the hole in the handle with the hole in the handle grip and secure with the 2-part handle bolt, see Detail A. Tighten the handle bolt. 4 2 Detail A Handle 1 Lock Button HOW TO ASSEMBLE (continued) 3 Upper Cord Retaining Hook 3 4 Lower Cord Retaining Hook Hang Cleaner 3. Store Cord Pull up on the electrical cord. Push cord into cord retainer inside upper cord hook. Wrap cord around upper and lower cord hooks. Fasten plug to electrical cord to prevent unwinding. 4. Store Unit Use the hole in the handle to hang the cleaner for storage. HOW TO USE Power Switch NOTE: On models without the brush roll in the nozzle, the power switch will have two positions, on and off. 1. Slide the power switch forward to turn on; slide backward to turn off. 2. Select type of cleaning. Carpet cleaning starts the brush roll turning. Bare ﬂoor cleaning stops the brush roll. NOTE: Some models do not have a brush roll. Off Floors Carpets Nozzle with Edge Kleener® The nozzle turns down for regular or low proﬁle cleaning. Airﬂow under the nozzle automatically directs suction to the edges and corners for maximum full width cleaning. Dual Uses To operate as a hand vac remove the handle by releasing the lock button. To operate as a stick vac attach the upper handle. Lock Button 5 HOW TO MAINTAIN The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to routine maintenance. To keep the cleaner operating at top efﬁciency empty the dust cup and clean the ﬁlter after each use. Empty Dust Cup NOTE: Turn off the power switch and unplug the electrical cord to service. Dust Cup Latch 1. Slide dust cup latch up. 2. Pull dust cup from handle section and lift from the nozzle. 3. Pull ﬁlter out of dust cup. 4. Shake and brush the dust and dirt from ﬁlter into waste container. (To clean ﬁlter refer to dust cup ﬁlter section.) 5. To replace dust cup, ﬁt dust cup down into nozzle. 6. Gently squeeze the sections together until the dust cup latch locks the cup in place. 6 Clean Dust Cup Filter NOTE: Turn off the power switch and unplug the electrical cord to service. Clean the dust cup ﬁlter as necessary. 1. Remove dust cup. 2. Pull dust cup ﬁlter out of dust cup. 3. Shake and brush the dust and dirt from ﬁlter. 4. If desired, launder the ﬁlter by hand in warm water using a mild detergent. NOTE: The dust cup ﬁlter is not dishwasher safe. Do not put in diswasher. 5. Air dry thoroughly. 6. Replace ﬁlter in dust cup by pushing the seal located at the top in ﬁrmly to ensure proper ﬁlter performance. Replace a dirty or torn ﬁlter. Order additional dust cup ﬁlters from The Eureka Company, Bloomington, IL 61701. Order dust cup ﬁlter, part number 61544. To place an order please telephone 1-800-282-2886. Clean Brush Roll (on some models) NOTE: Turn off the power switch and unplug the electrical cord to service. The brush roll turns to sweep and comb the carpet nap. Keep the brush roll free from hair and threads so it will continue cleaning. When the bristles of the brush roll no longer touch a piece of cardboard held across the bottom plate, the brush roll is ineffective because the bristles no longer touch the carpet nap. To maintain the most effective cleaning, install a new brush roll. 7 THE EUREKA LIMITED WARRANTY What This Warranty Covers Your Eureka cleaner is warranted to be free from all defects in material and workmanship in normal household use for a period of one year. The warranty is granted only to the original purchaser and members of his or her immediate household. The warranty is subject to the following provisions. What This Warranty Does Not Cover • Parts of the cleaner that require replacement under normal use, such as disposable dust bags, ﬁlters, drive belts, light bulbs, and brush roll bristles, impellers and cleaning. • Damages or malfunctions caused by negligence, abuse, or use not in accordance with the Ownerʼs Guide. • Defects or damages caused by unauthorized service or the use of other than Genuine Eureka parts. What the Manufacturer Will Do The manufacturer will, at its option, repair or replace a defective cleaner or cleaner part that is covered by this warranty. As a matter of warranty policy, the manufacturer will not refund the consumerʼs purchase price. Warranty Registration Please ﬁll out and return the warranty registration card accompanying your cleaner. Obtaining Warranty Service To obtain warranty service you must return the defective cleaner or cleaner part along with proof of purchase to any Eureka Authorized Warranty Station. You will ﬁnd the nearest location in the Yellow Pages, under “Vacuum Cleaners – Service and Repair.” Be certain that the Warranty Station is “Eureka Authorized.” For the location of the nearest Eureka Authorized Warranty Station or for service information, telephone toll free: USA: 1-800-282-2886 Mexico: 5670-6169 Canada: 1-800-282-2886 If you prefer, you can write to Electrolux Home Care Products North America, Service Division, 807 North Main Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61701, USA. In Canada write to Electrolux Home Care Products Canada, 866 Langs Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 2N7. If it is necessary to ship the cleaner outside your community to obtain warranty repair, you must pay the shipping charges to the Eureka Authorized Warranty Station. Return shipping charges will be paid by the Warranty Station. When returning parts for repair, please include the model, type, and serial number from the data plate on the cleaner. Further Limitations and Exclusions Any warranty that may be implied in connection with your purchase or use of the cleaner, including any warranty of Merchantability or any warranty for Fitness For A Particular Purpose is limited to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Your relief for the breach of this warranty is limited to the relief expressly provided above. In no event shall the manufacturer be liable for any consequential or incidental damages you may incur in connection with your purchase or use of the cleaner. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you speciﬁc legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary by state. GENUINE EUREKA PRODUCT Questions & Answers about Genuine Eureka Products Q: Why should I use only Genuine Eureka paper bags, belts, and parts in my Eureka vacuum cleaner? A: Using Genuine Eureka Products, which are made to exacting speciﬁcations and engineered with emphasis on quality, performance, and customer satisfaction, ensures the long life and cleaning efﬁciency of your vacuum cleaner. Overall, this saves you money and helps to keep your home clean. Q: How can I be sure I am using only genuine Eureka products in my vacuum cleaner? A: Typically, packaged products and paper bags can be identiﬁed by a “Genuine Eureka Product” symbol (see illustration above). For further identiﬁcation assistance, you may call our toll-free number, 1-800-282-2886, for the location of a nearby Eureka Authorized Warranty Station. Q: Are there any differences between “made to ﬁt” or “imitation” and Genuine Eureka paper bags, belts, and parts? A: Yes, there are some very important differences in materials, quality, and reliability. Many customers have mistakenly purchased “imitation” paper bags and parts while thinking they purchased genuine. Unfortunately, many of these customers discovered the differences after they experienced related difﬁculties. For Genuine Eureka Value, Accept No Imitations!