Specifications | Eureka 170 SERIES Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Hand Held
Household Type
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.
Please Retain
Important Information ...2
Assembly Parts ............3
How to Use ...................3
Filters ...........................4
Troubleshooting ............5
Warranty .......................5
Part No. 73198 (8/03)
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
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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
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, 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 surfaces.
• 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 motor filter in place.
• 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
• Store your cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
• 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
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 The Eureka Company, Service
Division, 807 North Main St., Bloomington, Illinois 61701, USA.
In Canada, write to The Eureka Company, 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
Assembly Parts
On/Off Power Switch
Dust Cup Release Button
Dust Cup
Carrying Strap Connection
Telescoping Handle
Floor Nozzle
Carrying Strap
Storage Bag
Flexible Hose
Crevice Brush
Cleaning Brush
Dust Cup Filter (inside dust cup)
NOTE: Dust cup filter must be used when operating the
To open the dust cup, push release button and pull dust cup
away from cleaner. Verify that the dust cup filter is inside,
reattach the dust cup to the hand vac.
Dust Cup
How to Use
CAUTION: Always unplug from electrical outlet before
changing tools or maintenance of vacuum.
Stick Vac
How to Use (continued)
Changing And Cleaning Dust Cup Filters
CAUTION: Always unplug from electrical outlet before
opening the dust cup.
Adjust telescoping handle by grasping vacuum firmly in one
hand while pushing button on handle forward and sliding
handle to desired length.
1. To open the dust cup, push release button and pull dust
cup away from vacuum.
2. Pull filter cover and filter away from vacuum.
3. Empty debris from the dust cup and brush debris from
filter cover and filter.
4. Occasionally rinse the filter cover and filter in cold water.
Then wait until they dry completely before placing them
back on vacuum.
5. Place the dust cup filter into filter cover and place filter
cover back on vacuum.
6. Reattach the dust cup to the vacuum.
Stick vac can be used for
above the floor cleaning.
Release handle from vacuum
by pressing the black button
release and pulling up on
Dust Cup
Hand Vac
Dust Cup
CAUTION: The hand vac is a very powerful unit. Make
sure that you hold it firmly, otherwise it can
slip out of your hand and cause injury.
1. Hold the hand vac firmly with your hand on handle.
2. Push the On (-) Off (0) power switch to “On (-)” position.
3. Start vacuuming.
CAUTION: Adequate airflow must be maintained at all
times through the cleaner. Any obstructions
will cause the motor to overheat resulting in
permanent damage.
Trouble Shooting Guide
What This Warranty Covers
Hand vac will not
1. Plug unit in firmly.
2. Check fuse or breaker. Replace
fuse/reset breaker.
Hand vac will not
pickup or suction
power is weak.
1. Empty dust cup.
2. Turn unit off and unplug from wall
outlet and check for object(s)
causing clog and remove.
3. Clean or replace the filter cover and
Dust escaping from
hand vac.
Hand vac hose or
brushes will not
1. Empty dust cup and clean filter
cover and filter.
2. Review dust cup filter instructions.
3. Replace dust cup filter.
1. Remove hose and/or brushes.
Remove obstruction from hose.
2. Empty and clean dust
cup and clean filter
cover and filter.
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.
Warranty Registration
Please fill out and return the warranty registration card accompanying your
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
For the location of the nearest Eureka Authorized Warranty Station or for
service information visit www.eureka.com, or telephone toll free: USA: 1800-282-2886, 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.
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
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
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
For Genuine Eureka Value, Accept No Imitations!
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
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