Specifications | Eureka 1040 Series Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Vacuum Cleaner
Owner’s Guide
1040 Series
Do not return this product to the
For assembly problems or
questions contact: Eureka’s
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.
For replacement of broken or
missing items to be shipped direct to
you, call 1-800-438-7352*, 8 a.m. to
4:45 p.m., (CST), Monday - Friday.
To order replacement parts and
accessories call 1-800-438-7352*, 8
a.m. to 4:45 p.m., (CST), Monday Friday or visit our web site,
*En Mexico llame al 5670-6169.
Important Information ............... 2-3
How To Use ............................... 3-4
Routine Maintenance
Dust Bag ................................... 5
Pre-Motor Filter .......................... 5
Storage ...................................... 5
Problem Solving
Guide ......................................... 5
Warranty ...................................... 5
Please Retain
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
Part No. 72580A (06/03)
©2002 White Consolidated, Ltd.
Printed in U.S.A.
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 on wet surfaces. Do not expose to rain, store
indoors in a cool, dry place.
• 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.
• Use only with cordset provided.
• 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.
Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. (Refer to
Grounding Instructions).
• Do not exceed combined electrical rating of cordset (13
amps). Vacuum (6 amps), plus attachment (7 amps
maximum if vacuum is running).
• 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 or
operate without shoes.
• Cover unused receptacle when not in use, cover provided
on cord.
• 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.
• Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such
as cigarettes, matches, or hot fireplace or barbeque ashes.
Live sparks or embers could start a fire in waste material
inside the tank.
• Do not use without dust bag or motor filter in place, or
with a damaged filter.
• Use safety goggles to avoid the discharge air as particles
in the air could cause eye damage.
• 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
• Do not store flammable or corrosive fluids in toolbox.
• Keep your work area well lighted.
• Unplug electrical appliances before vacuuming them.
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.
Grounded Outlet Box
Grounding Blade is
Longest of the Three
Grounded Outlet Box
Metal Screw
Figure A
Figure B
The cleaner is designed to pick up dirt and dust particles. Avoid picking up hard or sharp objects with the cleaner to prevent
hose clogs.
If an extension cord is used it must be 3 wire, grounded type and marked SJTW (suitable for outdoor use) 16 AWG
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 numbers
when you call:
USA: 1-800-282-2886
Mexico: 5670-6169
Canada: 1-800-282-2886
If you prefer, you can write to The Eureka Company, Service Division, 807 North Main Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61701, USA.
In Canada write to The Eureka Company, 866 Langs Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 2N7. Refer to The Eureka Limited Warranty
for complete service information.
DO NOT OIL the motor at any time. The bearings are permanently lubricated and sealed.
Thermal Cut Off
This vacuum cleaner has a special thermostat that protects the cleaner in case of motor overheating. If the cleaner suddenly
shuts off, push the on/off switch off (0) and unplug the cleaner. Check the cleaner for a possible source of overheating such as
a full dust bag, a blocked hose or clogged filter. If these conditions are found, fix them and wait at least 30 minutes before
attempting to use the cleaner. After the 30 minute period, plug the cleaner back in and push the on/off switch on (l). If the cleaner
still does not run, then take it to a Eureka Authorized Service Center for repair.
Carrying Handle. Use this handle to carry unit from one
place to another. The handle can also be used for electrical
cord storage.
Tool Box Lid Latchs (2). Lift up on latch to release the
tool box lid.
Suction Inlet. Insert the end of the hose in the inlet to
use vacuum function.
Quick Cord Release Button. Press in on button for quick
access to electrical cord.
On/Off Switch. International symbol I means On,
International symbol O means Off.
Electrical Cord. The electrical cord can be stored
wrapped around the handle or inside the tool box
Electrical Socket. The large end of the electrical cord
plugs into this socket, the other end into a wall outlet.
Blower Port. Insert the end of the hose into the blower
port to use the blower function.
DANGER: Electrical cords can be hazardous. Please
read safety instructions on electrical cord.
HOW TO USE (continued)
Electrical Cord - For shipping purposes, the electrical
cord is stored inside the tool box . Open lid latches, lift tool
tray up, to remove electrical cord.
Blower Port. Insert larger end of hose into the blower port
to use as a blower.
NOTE: Always wear safety goggles
(not provided). Never point
blower toward people,
animals or objects that may
be injured/damaged by
flying debris. These units
must NOT be used to power
a paint sprayer or to supply
air to any other sprayer.
LiftTool Tray
Blower Port
Suction Inlet. Insert larger end of hose into
suction inlet to use as a vacuum.
Plug round end of electrical cord into the tool box, as shown
above. Plug the other end of electrical cord into electric
Accessories - The accessories are stored on the inside
of the tool box lid. There are diagrams on the inside of the lid
to help with placing them back in the correct location.
The electrical plug has been designed so an electric tool or
appliance can be plugged directly into it.
1. To use accessories remove
hose from top of the lid by
lifting up.
2. Place desired accessory onto
end of hose or crevice wand.
Cover unused receptacle when not in use with outlet cover
(attached to cord as shown).
Extension Cords
NOTE: If an extension cord is used, make sure the plug
connection does not come into contact with any
liquid. Use a grounded extension cord with 3-prong
plug and 3-pole receptacle; 16 gauge, SJTW type.
Loop the cords to prevent unplugging. Suitable for
outdoor use.
ON/OFF Switch. International symbol I means On,
International symbol O means Off.
Hose or
Dusting/Upholstery Brush is for furniture, blinds,
books, lamp shades, shelves, curtains, draperies, cushions
and fabrics.
Crevice Wand cleans corners, stairs, baseboards, and
between cushions.
Helpful Information:
Listen to your cleaner. If you notice a change in the sound of the motor or a change in performance, it could simply indicate
a common usage or maintenance issue. Such as, possible blockage in hose , dirty filter or full dust bag . These are all easy
to fix and the instructions are included in this owner’s guide. Becoming familiar with the information in this guide will help
you to get the best possible performance from your new cleaner for many years to come.
Emptying the Dust Bag and Installing or
Cleaning the Pre-Motor Filter:
The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to routine
maintenance. To avoid unnecessary service calls, check the
dust Bag and filter often. We suggest emptying the dust bag
after every use.
NOTE: When vacuuming carpet fresheners or cleaners,
powder, plaster dust, or similar fine substances,
the dust bag and filter will require more frequent
CAUTION: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical
cord before changing the dust bag or filter.
Never operate the vacuum cleaner without the
dust bag or filter in place.
1 Open the tool box. Lift up on the dust bag compartment
Bag Compartment Lid
NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord
before servicing.
Motor will not
• Push plug securely into outlet, at each end.
• Try another outlet.
• Check circuit breaker.
Motor suddenly • Page 5.
Does not pick
up debris.
• Clean or replace the filters. Hint: If picking up fine
dust, the filters may not look dirty but a fine
substance tends to reduce suction when it blocks
the air flow through the filter(s).
• Empty dust bag.
• Be sure hose is secure in suction inlet.
• Remove any blockages from the hose that restrict
the airflow.
Missing parts.
• Call 1-800-438-7352 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45
p.m., (CST), Monday - Friday. Know the model and
serial numbers when you call.
• Call 1-800-282-2886 between 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.,
(CST), Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(CST) Saturday. Know the model and serial
numbers when you call.
What This Warranty Covers
Lift the dust bag out of compartment. While the dust bag
is out of the cleaner, check the pre-motor filter to see if it
needs to be cleaned. Pull it up out of the two brackets
holding it in place.
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, brush roll bristles, impellers and cleaning.
• Damages or malfunctions caused by negligence, abuse, or use not in accordance with the
Owner’s Guide.
• Defects or damages caused by unauthorized service or the use of other than Genuine Eureka parts.
What The Eureka Company Will Do
The Eureka Company 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 Eureka Company
will not refund the consumer’s purchase price.
Dust Bag
Warranty Registration
Please fill out and return the warranty registration card accompanying your cleaner.
Obtaining Warranty Service
Pre-Motor Filter
pre-motor filter, you can vacuum it with another
vacuum or wash it under running water. The filter must
be completely dry before reinstalling in the cleaner.
4 To empty cloth dust bag, hold dust
bag over a waste container and
slide the bottom clamp off the dust
bag. Shake debris into waste container. Reposition plastic clamp at
base of dust bag.
Reinstalling the Pre-Motor Filter and Dust
To replace the pre-motor filter, slide it down between the
two brackets in the dust bag compartment. Make sure
the filter is pushed all the way down to the bottom of the
Put the dust bag back in the bag compartment and close
the bag compartment lid.
Store indoors in a cool, dry place. Do not expose to rain.
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
visit www.eureka.com, or telephone toll free: USA: 1-800-282-2886, Mexico: 56706169, Canada: 1-800-282-2886.
If you prefer, you can write to The Eureka Company, Service Division, 807 North Main Street,
Bloomington, Illinois 61701, USA. In Canada write to The Eureka Company, 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 Eureka 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 our exacting specifications and engineered
with emphasis on quality, performance, and customer satisfaction, ensures the long life and cleaning
efficiency of your vacuum cleaner.
Q: How can I be sure I am using only genuine Eureka products in my vacuum cleaner?
A: Typically, packaged products and paper bags are labeled “Genuine Eureka Product”.
For Genuine Eureka Value, Accept No Imitations!
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
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