Sanitaire | 800 Series | Commercial Upright Vacuum Cleaner 600 and 800 Series

Commercial Upright
Vacuum Cleaner
600 and 800 Series
Ownerʼs Guide
Do not return this product to
the store. Call 1-800-800-8975*
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 7:30
pm CST and 10 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday or visit our web site, for any
of the following:
• assembly problems
• replacement of broken or missing
• to order replacement parts and
• to view repair parts list
• to locate the nearest Sanitaire
Warranty Station
*En Mexico llame al 5670-6169.
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.
Part No. 55586F (8/04)
©2004 Electrolux Home Care Products Ltd.
Printed in U.S.A.
Important Safeguards .................................. 2
General Information ..................................... 2
Assembly ..................................................... 3
Use ............................................................... 4
Fan Chamber ............................................... 5
Dust Bag ...................................................... 5
Brush Roll Belt ............................................. 6
Brush Roll (chrome steel) ............................ 7
Brush Roll (anodized aluminum) .................. 7
Headlight ..................................................... 7
Warranty....................................................... 8
The cleaner is designed to pick up dirt and dust particles.
Avoid picking up hard or sharp objects with the cleaner to
avoid bag tears, hose clogging, and fan blade breakage
with subsequent motor damage.
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 Sanitaire
Authorized Warranty Station. Refer to The Sanitaire
Commercial Warranty for complete service information.
You should know the model, type and serial numbers
when you call:
USA: 1-800-800-8975
Mexico: 5670-6169
Canada: 1-800-800-8975
If you prefer, you can write to Electrolux Home Care
Products North America, Service Division, P.O. Box
3900, Peoria, Illinois 61612, USA. In Canada write to
Electrolux Home Care Products North America, 866
Langs Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 2N7. Refer to
The Sanitaire Limited Warranty for complete service
DO NOT OIL the motor or the brush roll at any
time. The bearings are permanently lubricated
and sealed.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
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 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 door
on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not
run vacuum cleaner over cord. Keep cord away from heated
• Connect to a properly grounded outlet only (refer to Grounding
• 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 and contains 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 bag in place.
• Belt pulleys can become hot during normal use. To prevent
burns, avoid touching the belt pulley when servicing the drive
• 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.
• Store your cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
• Keep your work area well lighted.
• Unplug electrical appliances before vacuuming them.
Grounding Instructions
This appliance must be grounded. If it should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for
electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
Improper connection of an equipment-grounding conductor can result in risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician
or service person if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
appliance. If it will not fit the outlet, have proper outlet installed by a qualified technician.
This appliance is for use on a nominal 120 volt circuit and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in Figure
A. A temporary adapter which looks like the adapter illustrated in Figure B may be used to connect this plug to a two-pole
receptacle, as shown, if a properly grounded outlet is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly
grounded outlet, Figure A, can be installed by a qualified electrician. The green colored rigid ear, lug, or the like extending
from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the
adapter is used, it must be held in place by a metal screw.
NOTE: In Canada, the use of a temporary adapter is not permitted by the Canadian Electrical Code.
Assembly Packet
The assembly packet is with the ownerʼs guide. The packet contains two
2-part bolts (A) and two cord hooks (B) and (C). An extra drive belt is also
included with some models.
Step 1
Assemble the Handle
Slip the upper handle and the lower handle together so the handle bolt holes
align and the slots in the handle are positioned as shown in Detail A. Insert
a 2-part bolt (A) in the center of the handle and tighten.
Hold the assembled handle so it curves away from the cleaner. Then push
the handle into the handle socket (D) at the rear of the cleaner. Align the
holes, insert the other 2-part bolt (A), and tighten.
Detail A
Step 2
Attach Upper Cord Hook
Pull the spring on the electrical cord upward toward the top of the handle.
Make sure slots in handle are positioned properly, see Detail A.
Insert the lower half of the spring into the upper cord hook, as shown in
Detail B. Snap the hook into the upper handle, directions below.
1. Place inner tab
into slot
2. Press hook
around handle
3. SNAP opposite
inner tab into
Detail B
Step 3
Attach Lower Cord Hook
Insert the power cord into the lower cord hook (C), as shown. Snap
the hook into the lower handle. Pull up on the cord to tighten but leave
enough slack near the base so the cord is not strained when the handle
is lowered. Wrap the cord around the two cord hooks. Fasten the plug
to the cord to prevent unwinding.
Step 4
Install The Bag
Insert the bag adapter clip (E) on the bottom of the bag collar into the
bag adapter retainer (F).
Push the bag collar up and forward so the locator lug slides (G) into
the slot indicated by the arrow. Then turn the cam latch (H) to lock the
bag onto the rivet (I).
Loop the spring from the top of the bag onto the bag support located
to the back of the upper cord hook, see Detail C.
Detail C
1. Store
2. Use
The upright vacuum cleaner is designed to be used on multiple types of carpeting. Do not
attempt to use the upright vacuum cleaner on bare floors, as damage to the floor covering
may result. Above the floor cleaning tools are available (optional).
Handle Adjustment
With the tip of the foot, press down to release the handle lock located at the left rear
side of the cleaner. Move the handle and adjust it to the desired position for (1) storing
upright, (2) operating the cleaner at a comfortable height for the user, and (3) cleaning
underneath low furniture.
Power Switch
3. Clean
Handle Lock
The power switch is mounted on the motor hood near the handle. Switch style varies by
model and may differ from the illustration. A push with the foot turns the motor ON; push
again to turn the motor OFF.
Edge Kleener®
Edge Kleener feature provides for improved cleaning of carpets near walls and stationary
furniture. Slots on the sides of the nozzle increase air flow to the edges of the cleaner
and add to the cleaning efficiency of the cleaner. To operate, simply run cleaner along edge board. Edge Kleener operates
instantly and automatically.
Cord Storage
The cleaner has two convenient cord storage hooks attached to the handle. Wind the cord around the hooks and fasten the
plug to the cord to prevent unwinding.
Cleaner Height Setting
WARNING: Avoid injury. Keep loose clothing, hair, fingers, and all other parts of body away from any moving
part (such as the revolving brush). Turn off the switch and unplug the cleaner before changing
the cleaner height setting.
Adjust the vacuum cleaner height setting to match the carpet pile height.
The front of the cleaner has either a knob or slide adjustment which raises or lowers the cleaner base to match the type of
carpet. With the cleaner cord unplugged, set the adjustment to the lowest setting. While the cleaner is off and disconnected from
the outlet, place the handle in the operating position, tilt the cleaner back to remove the weight from the wheels, and adjust the
setting. Then plug the cleaner into the electrical outlet, turn on the switch, lower the handle, and pass the cleaner over the carpet.
If the cleaner is still difficult to push, follow the procedure and test the cleaner at the next higher setting. Continue testing the
setting until the cleaner is comfortable to move. Moving the knob or slide to the next higher setting raises the brush roll slightly,
making the cleaner easier to push. However, the brush roll must make contact with the carpet for effective cleaning.
The instructions given in this booklet serve as a guide to
routine maintenance. To avoid unnecessary service calls,
check the bag, belt and brush roll often.
Quick Kleen® Fan Chamber
(800 Series Models Only)
CAUTION: Turn off the switch and unplug the
electrical cord before cleaning.
The clear, removable fan chamber
cover provides easy inspection,
cleaning, and maintenance of
the fan chamber. Removing the
cover provides easy access to
the motor fan. Grease buildup,
dirt, or other obstructions, visible
through the fan cover, should be
removed. To clean the fan area,
take off the chrome bottom plate
by releasing the two cam locks
(see Brush Roll Belt, Figure 1
and 2). Remove the belt from the motor pulley, then loosen
and remove the screws on either side of the fan cover, as
indicated by the arrows. Push the cam locks outward against
the wheels to lift the cover from the cleaner base. Dirt and
obstructions can easily be cleared; however, caked grease
may need to be scraped from the cover and the cleaner. If
the fan does not turn freely, it also should be removed for
cleaning. To remove the fan, place a wrench over the motor
pulley. Hold the fan blades with one hand and turn the wrench
counterclockwise. Remove the motor pulley and lift the fan
off the motor shaft. Clean the area and replace the fan over
the motor shaft. Tighten the motor pulley snugly clockwise
with the wrench. If necessary, replace the fan cover or the
gasket with replacement parts.
Be sure the fan cover gasket is in place. Reposition the fan
cover by first placing the exhaust end into place between the
large rear wheels. Seat the fan cover firmly. Next replace
the belt and bottom plate as the pressure from the bottom
plate helps seal the fan cover. Start the two screws by hand
to be sure they are straight, then tighten.
Order fan chamber cover replacement kit (fan cover,
gasket, two screws) Part No. 52334.
Dust Bag
Dust bags play a very important role in the efficiency of a
vacuum cleaner. The purpose of the dust bag is to trap dirt.
But at the same time the bag fabric must be porous enough to
allow air to pass through. If the bag fabric becomes clogged,
no air can pass through the cleaner and no cleaning can
take place regardless of how powerful the unit is. To keep
the cleaner operating at maximum efficiency, empty the dust
bag frequently. Some fine particles can restrict airflow very
quickly and will decrease performance even before the bag
appears to be full. For that reason, when vacuuming carpet
fresheners or cleaners, powder, plaster dust, or similar fine
substances, the bag may need to be emptied more often.
How To Empty Reusable Dust Bag
CAUTION: Turn off the switch and unplug the
electrical cord before servicing the
bag. Never operate the vacuum cleaner
without the dust bag.
1. Pull bag out open end of clamp.
2. Turn cam latch (A) on bag collar to release
3. Place top of bag into appropriate container. Hold bag collar
and shake vigorously several times. (Bag can be turned
wrong side out and brushed with a whisk broom.)
Cleaner Care
CAUTION: Turn off the switch and unplug the
electrical cord before cleaning unit.
To keep the vacuum cleaner looking new, it can be wiped with
a damp cloth and a mild soap solution, then thoroughly dried.
Never use any type of chemical as chemicals can damage
the cleaner. When not in use, the cleaner should be stored
in a clean, dry place.
4. Insert bag adapter clip (B) into bag adapter retainer (C)
5. Push bag collar up and forward so locator lug (D) slides
into slot (E)
6. Turn cam latch to lock bag collar onto shoulder rivet
7. Fold top of bag and slide back into clamp
CAUTION: Never wash or dry-clean cloth bag.
How To Change Disposable Dust
Bag – Style F & G (Some models only.)
How to Replace A Worn Belt
CAUTION: Turn off the switch and unplug the
electrical cord before replacing belt.
Belt pulleys can become hot during
normal use. To prevent burns, avoid
touching the belt pulley when servicing
the drive belt.
1. Pull zipper down
IMPORTANT: Improper installation of the brush roll
or brush roll belt could cause carpet
or cleaner damage.
2. Roll down
coil spring
1. Release cam locks to remove
bottom plate.
2. Pull up on belt to rotate it off the
motor pulley. Lift up on brush
roll and remove worn belt.
3. Pull bag throat
off sleeve
Fan Cover
4. Unfold new bag
Brush Roll Pulley
6. Roll up coil spring
7. Place paper bag into outer bag
NOTE: Be certain there are no
folds at the top or bottom of the
paper bag
8. Lift zipper
Look for the
Ask for GENUINE EUREKA dust bags–Style F & G.
3. Place new belt around brush roll.
4. Align brush roll pulley with belt guide.
5. Place rubber end cap covers
over both end caps (flat side
against end cap). Align holes
and secure.
6. Align end caps with slots in
cleaner base. Push brush roll
into base.
Brush Roll
7. Place lower side of belt into
belt guide and pull to stretch
the belt around the left side of
motor pulley. Rotate pulley to
secure belt into groove.
The rotating brush roll sweeps and combs the carpet nap. Keep
the brush roll free from hair and threads so it will continue brushing
the carpet nap. Replace worn brush strips when the bristles
no longer touch a straight edge held across the bottom plate.
There are two types of brush rolls, the chromed steel tubular
brush roll or the anodized aluminum spiral brush roll. Follow
the instructions for the type of brush roll featured on the cleaner.
CAUTION: Turn off the switch and unplug the
electrical cord before replacing brush
Brush Roll Belt
The brush roll belt on the upright vacuum cleaner drives the
brush to agitate, sweep, and comb the carpet nap. The belt
should be checked regularly to be sure it is in good condition.
Replace the belt if it is stretching, cracking, or slipping. Cut away
any hair or thread wound around the brush roll or the belt pulley
because the buildup could cause the belt to rotate unevenly.
Motor Pulley
5. Place bag throat
on sleeve
8. Place slots of bottom plate
over tabs of cleaner base.
Seat and secure cam locks
(refer to 1).
Look for the
Ask for GENUINE EUREKA replacement belts - No. 52100.
How To Replace Worn Brush Strips
(chromed steel brushroll)
New brush strips are supplied in sets of two, one long and
one short. To replace, remove bottom plate and belt (see
How To Change Belt). Then, grasp center of brush roll and
lift to remove.
1. Remove rubber end cap cover from one end (A).
2. Unscrew locknut (B).
3. Remove end cap (sleeve bearing brush roll assembly
includes a shaft washer, not pictured) (C).
4. Remove bearing retainer (D).
5. Push shaft through opposite end (E).
6. Pull out worn brush strip with pliers (F).
Slide in new brush strip of same length (rounded end
first). Fit track on either side of brush strip into brush roll
slot (F).
Replace second brush strip from opposite end of brush
Replace shaft (E).
Align indentation on bearing retainer with brush strip on
both ends of brush roll (D).
(replace shaft washer on sleeve bearing assembly)
Position end cap with flat sides of center hole over flat sides
of threaded shaft (C).
Tighten locknut (B).
Align holes and secure rubber end cap cover flat side
against end cap (A).
When properly assembled, the brush roll should rotate freely
between the two end caps. Check the condition of the belt;
change if necessary. Replace the brush roll, belt, and bottom
plate (see How To Replace A Worn Belt).
Ask for GENUINE EUREKA replacement brush strip.
12 inch No. 52282; 16 inch No. 52246-1
How To Replace Worn Brush Strips
(anodized aluminum spiral)
New brush strip inserts are supplied in sets of two, one long
and one short. To replace, remove bottom plate and belt (see
How To Change Belt). Then, grasp center of brush roll and
lift to remove.
1. Remove rubber end cap cover from one end (A).
2. Unscrew locknut (B).
3. Remove end cap (C).
4. Press down on the brush strip and push out. Slide in new
brush strip of same length, clip first, until clip locks into
place (D). Replace second strip from opposite end. (double
bristle brush roll requires two sets of brush strips.)
NOTE: Some models have two rows of bristles.
1. Position end cap so flat side of center hole is over flat side
of threaded shaft (C).
2. Tighten locknut (B).
3. Align holes and secure rubber end cap cover (flat side
against end cap) (A).
When properly assembled, the brush roll should rotate freely
between the two end caps. Check the condition of the belt;
change if necessary. Replace the brush roll, belt, and bottom
plate (see How To Replace A Worn Belt).
Ask for Genuine Eureka replacement brush strip.
12 inch–No. 52140; 16 inch–No. 52264
Order two sets for double bristle brush rolls.
Headlight Bulb (Standard on most models)
CAUTION: Turn off the switch and unplug the
electrical cord before replacing headlight
Headlight style varies by model. Locate the notches that
release the tabs at either (1) top, (2) side, or (3) bottom of the
lens, as illustrated. Place a screwdriver into one notch; twist or
pry the screwdriver to release the lens. Repeat for the second
notch on the opposite side.
Rotate the bulb socket forward. Push bulb in and turn to
remove. Secure new bulb into socket and rotate bulb socket
Replace the lens tabs into the top or the bottom of the hood
opening. Rotate lens to position and press down at each notch
until the lens locks into position.
NOTE: Use 25 watt replacement bulb, only.
Ask for GENUINE EUREKA replacement bulb, 40009A.
Your Sanitaire commercial cleaner is warranted to be free from all defects in material and workmanship in normal use
FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR. The warranty is granted only to the original purchaser of the cleaner. The warranty is subject
to the following provisions.
Parts of the cleaner that require replacement under normal use, such as bumpers, bags, bristle strips, belts, light bulbs
hoses, and impellers.
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/Sanitaire parts.
Electrolux Home Care Products 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, Electrolux Home Care Products will not refund the consumerʼs purchase price.
Please fill out and return the warranty registration card accompanying your cleaner.
To obtain warranty service you must return the defective cleaner or cleaner part along with proof of purchase to any Sanitaire
Authorized Warranty Station. You will find the nearest location in the Yellow Pages under “Vacuum Cleaners–Service and
Repairʼ. Be certain that the Warranty Station is “Sanitaire Authorized”.
For the location of the nearest Sanitaire Authorized Warranty Station or for service information, telephone toll free:
USA: 1-800-800-8975
Mexico: 5670-6169
Canada: 1-800-800-8975
If you prefer, you can write to:
In Canada write to:
Electrolux Home Care Products North America
Service Division
P.O. Box 3900
Peoria, IL 61612, USA
Electrolux Home Care Products North America
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 Sanitaire 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 numbers from the data plate on the cleaner.
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 ELECTROLUX
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.
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
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