Electrolux AirExcel Compact 990A

Owner’s Guide
990 Series
Canister Vacuum Cleaner. Household Type.
Thank you for purchasing your new Eureka vacuum!
Important instructions
For easy assembly, please take a few
moments to read this owner’s guide.
If you have questions about your new vacuum,
please contact our customer service helpline at
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¡Gracias por la compra de su nueva aspiradora Eureka!
Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre su nueva aspiradora, por favor
contacte a nuestra línea de ayuda de atención al cliente llamando
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Oferta especial – reciba un 15% de descuento en piezas y accesorios cuando haga su
pedido en línea. Esta promoción no incluye aspiradoras ni paquetes de mantenimiento.
Le Guide du Propriétaire
Merci d’avoir acheté votre nouvel aspirateur Eureka!
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Where to find important vacuum information
Keep this information
Write the model, type and serial number here:
Date of purchase (keep your receipt) _______________
Model number and type _________________________
Serial number _________________________________
Find these numbers on a label on the underside of the
vacuum cleaner. Refer to these numbers when ordering
parts and accessories or if service is needed.
Before you start your vacuum cleaner
Read these instructions for assembly and use. This owner’s guide provides
important instructions to prolong the life of your Eureka vacuum cleaner.
Inspection
Carefully unpack and inspect your new Eureka vacuum cleaner for shipping damage. Each unit is
tested and thoroughly inspected before shipping. For instructions regarding any shipping damage,
call Eureka Customer Service HELPLINE 1-800-282-2886 immediately.
Table of contents
Important safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Thermal cut-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
What’s in the carton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Easy assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
How to identify parts of vacuum cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Dust cup maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Filter maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
How to use vacuum and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Automatic cord rewind, telescoping wand, crevice tool, and dusting brush.
How to clear a blockage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Problem solving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Eureka limited warranty information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Spanish owners guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-13
French owners guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-20
Order forms and parts list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-22
! Follow caution information wherever you see this symbol.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS VACUUM CLEANER
WARNING
ENGLISH
!
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
• Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
• Do not leave vacuum cleaner when plugged in. Turn off the switch and unplug the
electrical cord when not in use and before servicing.
• 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 manufacturer's 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. Do not use cord as a handle. Do not 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.
• Hold plug when rewinding onto cord reel. Do not allow plug to whip when rewinding.
• Do not use extension cords or outlets with inadequate current carrying capacity.
• 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.
• This vacuum cleaner creates suction. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body
away from openings and moving parts.
• Use extra care when cleaning stairs.
• Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
• Do not use without dust cup and filter in place.
• Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, or use in areas where
they may be present.
• Store your vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
• Keep your work area well lighted.
• Unplug electrical appliances before vacuuming them.
• Unplug before connecting stair and upholstery brush.
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.
Motor: Do Not Oil the motor or the brush roll at any time. The bearings are permanently lubricated
and sealed.
Thermal cut-off: This vacuum cleaner has a special thermostat that protects the vacuum in case of
motor overheating. If the vacuum suddenly shuts off, turn off the power switch and unplug the vacuum.
Check the vacuum for a possible source of overheating such as a full dust cup, blocked hose or clogged
filter. If these conditions are found, fix them and wait at least 30 minutes before attempting to use the
vacuum. After the 30 minute period, plug the vacuum back in and turn on the switch. If the vacuum still
does not work, take it to a Eureka authorized service center for repair or call 1-800-282-2886.
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What’s in the carton
Dusting brush
Crevice tool
Floor nozzle
Canister vacuum with dust cup
Telescoping wand
Hose with handle
Easy assembly
!
Please read all instructions before using
this vacuum cleaner. Moving parts!
Assemble the vacuum cleaner before using.
Hose with handle
• Insert hose into suction inlet; push
in until it clicks (Fig. 1).
• Push hose handle into wand, aligning
hose suction control and wand release
button (Fig. 2).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
• Push wand into floor nozzle; twist
to tighten (Fig. 3).
• To store: Slip floor nozzle tab into slot on
back of vacuum (Fig.4).
Fig. 3
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Fig. 4
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How to identify parts of vacuum cleaner
Filter latch
(washable dust cup filters
located inside lid)
Dust cup handle
Dust cup
Dust cup release latch
(cyclone assembly
located inside cup)
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Hose
suction control
Wand release
button
Dust cup lip
Suction inlet
Exhaust filter
(located behind wheel cover)
Power switch
Automatic cord
rewind switch
Floor nozzle storage slot
Floor nozzle storage tab
Floor nozzle brush lever
Power cord
Dust cup maintenance
!
Empty dust cup when debris reaches maximum fill line. Always empty after each use.
Press release latch
and lift off dust cup.
Hold over wastebasket and press down
dust cup lever. Debris will empty.
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Close bottom lid until it clicks.
Replace dust cup on canister.
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Filter maintenance
Clean as needed to maintain suction
Wash screen
Washable filters 86051
Replace within 6 months
Exhaust filter 86015
Not washable
Washable dust cup
filters 86051
Press release latch
and lift off dust cup.
Lift filter latch to
open cover.
Cover
Grasp wheel cover
and twist to left to
unlock. Pull wheel
cover straight out.
Cyclone
Twist to unlock
cyclone assembly
from cup.
Screen
Remove foam filter
from frame. Shake
off dust. Rinse and
dry THOROUGHLY.
Collar
Pull out old
exhaust filter.
Cyclone
assembly
Dust cup
Reinstall filters.
Twist and remove
collar to release
screen from cyclone.
Rinse screen and
dry THOROUGHLY;
reassemble.
Place new filter
inside wheel.
Close cover until
it clicks.
Reposition wheel
cover over filter,
twist to right to lock.
Exhaust filter 86015
(located behind wheel cover)
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Never use vacuum without all filters in place.
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How to use vacuum and accessories
!
Never use vacuum without all filters in place.
Empty dust cup after each use.
Make sure vacuum is turned off before connecting or disconnecting hose, telescoping wand, or tool.
ENGLISH
When pulling out power cord, watch for a yellow
line on cord. Continue pulling cord slowly; stop
pulling when you see the red line! The red line
indicates the end of usable cord.
• Pull out cord to desired length (Fig. 1) and plug
into electrical outlet.
• Adjust floor nozzle brush lever. For hard floors,
press lever down to extend brushes (Fig. 2).
For carpeted floors, pull lever up to retract
brushes.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
• Step on power switch to turn on vacuum (Fig. 3).
• To lengthen wand, push wand release button
and pull to extend telescoping wand (Fig. 4).
• For accessories, push tool onto end of wand or
directly onto hose handle; twist to tighten (Fig. 5).
• When vacuuming delicate surfaces such as
drapes or picture frames, slide hose suction
control to reduce suction (Fig. 6).
• When finished vacuuming, step on cord rewind
switch to retract cord. Guide the cord with hand
to be sure it does not whip around and cause
damage.
Crevice tool
Fig. 5
Use for baseboards, corners and furniture.
Push crevice tool onto end of wand.
Dusting brush
Use for furniture, drapes and vents. Push
dusting brush onto end of wand (Fig. 5).
Fig. 6
How to clear a blockage
Make sure vacuum is turned off.
Watch for sharp objects.
• Pull floor nozzle off wand and check for
blockage (Fig. 7).
• Flex hose to clear any blockage (Fig. 8).
Fig. 7
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Fig. 8
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Problem solving
! Make sure vacuum is turned off and power cord is unplugged.
Problem
Motor will not start.
Vacuum does not clean
carpet or bare floor.
No suction at the
end of wand.
Cord will not rewind fully.
Solution
Cause
Power switch
• Push power switch to turn vacuum on.
Thermal cut-off
• See detailed thermal cut-off instructions on page 1.
Dust cup and filter
• Empty dust cup, clean and/or change filter.
• If picking up fine dust, the dust cup may not look full, but
a fine substance tends to reduce suction when it blocks
air flow through the filter and screen. Refer to page 4 for
filter maintenance. Make sure filter, screen and dust cup
are installed properly.
• Filter and screen must be in place for cover to lock.
Hose/wand assembly
• Remove clogs from the hose and wand that restrict airflow.
Page 5
• Clear blockage from hose/wand assembly. Page 5
Dust cup and filter
• Empty dust cup, clean and/or change filter.
• If picking up fine dust, the dust cup may not look full, but
a fine substance tends to reduce suction when it blocks
air flow through the filter and screen. Refer to page 4 for
filter maintenance. Make sure filter, screen and dust cup
are installed properly.
• Filter and screen must be in place for cover to lock.
Hose/wand assembly
• Remove clogs from the hose and wand that restrict airflow.
Page 5
• Clear blockage from hose/wand assembly. Page 5
Floor Nozzle
• Check for blockage in nozzle. Page 5
Cord tangles
• Pull cord out and rewind. Page 5
The Eureka limited warranty
Eureka warrants this vacuum cleaner to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a
term of one year for normal household use. Warranty is granted only to the original purchaser and
members of immediate household.
This warranty is good for one year from the date of purchase only when the vacuum cleaner is
used in the accordance with Eureka operating instructions.
This warranty does not cover
• Parts of the vacuum that require replacement under normal use such as disposable dust
bags, filters, drive belts, light bulbs, brush roll, bristles, impellers and cleaning.
• Damages or malfunctions caused by negligence, abuse, and use not in accordance with
the Owner’s Guide.
• Defects or damages caused by unauthorized service or the use of other than Genuine
Eureka, ARM & HAMMERTM and FiltreteTM by 3M parts.
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Mexico: (55) 5343-4384
Canada: 1-800-282-2886
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Obtaining warranty service outside your community
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 located on the rating plate on the lower backside of the vacuum.
Further limitations and exclusions
Obtaining warranty service
Any warranty that may be implied in connection with your purchase or use of the vacuum, 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
vacuum. 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 may vary by
state.
To obtain warranty service you must return the vacuum or vacuum part along with “proof of
purchase” to any Eureka Authorized Warranty Station. For Eureka Authorized Warranty Station
or Service Information, visit www.eureka.com, write or telephone toll free:
The ARM & HAMMER name is a trademark of Church and Dwight Co., Inc. 3M and Filtrete are
trademarks of 3M Company, used by Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc. under license.
What Eureka will do
Eureka will, at its option, repair or replace a defective vacuum or vacuum part that is covered by this
warranty. As a matter of warranty policy, Eureka will not refund the consumer’s purchase price.
Warranty registration
Please fill out and return the warranty registration card accompanying your vacuum.
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