Electrolux | Eureka 160 | Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner OWNERʼS GUIDE 160 Series

Vacuum Cleaner
Household Type
160 Series
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
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)
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
When using an electric 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 allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near
Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturerʼs recommended
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.
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.
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.
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 _______________
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).
Identify Parts
Lock Button
On/Off Switch
Dust Cup Latch
Handle Grip
Dust Cup
Brush Roll (optional)
(inside nozzle)
Dust Cup Filter
(inside dust cup)
Assemble completely before using.
1. Attach Handle
Use your thumb to pull back on the lock
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.
Detail A
Lock Button
HOW TO ASSEMBLE (continued)
Upper Cord
Retaining Hook
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.
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.
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
To operate as a stick vac
attach the upper handle.
Lock Button
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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