Eureka 178A Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Cordless, Rechargeable
VACUUM CLEANER
Household Type
Owner’s Guide
Model 178A
Charge 14-16 hours
before first use.
IMPORTANT
Do not return this
product to the store.
Index
Important Safeguards ................ 2
Service Information ................... 4
Assembly ................................... 5
Use ............................................ 7
Dust Cup ................................... 8
Motor Filter ................................ 9
Battery Disposal ........................ 9
Customer Order Form ............. 11
Warranty ............................ 13-14
For location of nearest
Eureka Warranty Station
or Service Information,
call 1-800-282-2886.
Part No. 59698 (1/99)
©1999 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.
For assembly problems or
questions contact: Eureka’s
Customer Service Division
toll free at 1-800-282-2886*, 7
a.m. to 8 p.m., Central Standard
Time, Monday through Saturday.
For replacement of broken or
missing items to be shipped
direct to you, call 1-800-4387352*, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.,
Central Standard Time, Monday
through Friday.
*En Mexico llame 254 23 52.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using an electric appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS VACUUM CLEANER.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
• Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
• Do not operate the vacuum cleaner or charger that has been damaged in any way.
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.
• To avoid excessive heat and damage to the unit or batteries, do not operate the
vacuum cleaner while in the charging stand.
• 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 the charger provided to recharge; Eureka model AD-0920-UOE/EK for 120
volt.
• Do not pull or carry the charger 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.
• Do not use extension cords or outlets with inadequate current carrying capacity.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the charger, not the cord.
• Do not handle charger or vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
• DO NOT MUTILATE OR INCINERATE BATTERIES AS THEY WILL EXPLODE AT
HIGH TEMPERATURES.
• Leaks from battery cells can occur under extreme usage or temperature conditions.
If the liquid gets on the skin (1) wash quickly with soap and water or (2) neutralize
with a mild acid such as lemon juice or vinegar. If the liquid gets into the eyes, flush
them immediately with clean water for a minimum of 10 minutes. Seek medical
attention.
• The terminal on the vacuum cleaner should be kept free and clean of objects. While
there is no shock hazard from the terminal, a burn could occur if metal objects are
inserted into the terminal area.
• 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 ashes.
• Do not use without a filter in place. When servicing the unit, never put fingers or
other objects into the fan chamber in case the unit would accidentally be turned on.
• 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.
• Locate the wall bracket indoors in a cool, dry area not exposed to the weather to
avoid electrical shock and/or cleaner damage.
• Keep your work area well lighted.
• Unplug electrical appliances before vacuuming them.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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LISEZ TOUTES LES INSTRUCTIONS AVANT D’UTILISER VOTRE ASPIRATEUR.
AVERTISSEMENT
Pour réduire le risque de feu, de choc électrique ou de blessure:
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Household Warranty
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Q: Are there any differences between “made to fit” or “imitation” and Genuine Eureka parts?
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.
Q: How can I be sure I am using only genuine Eureka products in my product?
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: Why should I use only Genuine Eureka parts in my Eureka product?
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. Overall, this saves you money and helps to keep your home clean.
Questions & Answers about Genuine Eureka Products
GENUINE
EUREKA PRODUCT
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.
Further Limitations and Exclusions
CONSEILS DE SÉCURITÉ
Lors de l’utilisation d’un appareil électrique, quelques précautions élémentaires doivent
être observées, incluant les suivantes:
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N’utilisez pas l’aspirateur à l’extérieur ou sur une surface mouillée.
N’utilisez jamais l’aspirateur ou le chargeur s’ils ont été endommagés. Si l’aspirateur
ne fonctionne pas comme il le faut, s’il a été échappé, s’il a été endommagé, s’il a
été laissé à l’exterieur, s’il a été échappé dans de l’eau, retournez-le à un centre de
service avant de l’utiliser.
Pour éviter que l’aspirateur surchauffe, ou que l’aspirateur ou les piles soient
endommagés, n’utilisez pas l’aspirateur lorsqu’il est encore dans son support de
recharge.
Ne permittez pas que l’aspirateur soit utilisé comme un jouet. Une attention particulière
est nécessaire lorsqu’il est utilisé par ou près d’un enfant.
Suivez les recommandations d’utilisation de ce manuel.
Pour recharger l’aspirateur, utilisez uniquement le chargeur qui l’accompagne –
Eureka modèle nº AD-0920-UOE/EK pour 120 volt.
Ne pas tirer l’aspirateur ou le transporter par le cordon. Ne pas utiliser le cordon en
guise de poignée. Ne pas fermer une porte sur le cordon ou tirer le cordon sur des
bordures ou des coins pointus. Tenir le cordon à distance des surfaces chauffantes.
Ne pas utiliser des rallonges ou des prises qui n’ont pas une capacité suffisante
pour transporter le courant.
Ne pas débrancher en tirant sur le cordon. Pour débrancher, empoignez le chargeur
et non pas le cordon.
Ne pas manipuler le chargeur ou l’aspirateur avec les mains mouillées.
NE PAS MUTILER OU INCINERER LES PILES. LES PILES EXPLOSENT A DES
TEMPERATURES EXCESSIVES.
Il peut y avoir des fuites des éléments des piles lorsque celles-ci sont soumises à
des conditions d’emploi excessif ou de température excessive. Si le liquide touche
la peau (1) laver tout de suite la peau avec de l’eau et du savon (2) Neutraliser avec
un acide doux, tel que le jus de citron ou le vinaigre. Au cas de contact avec les
yeux, nettoyer à grande eau pour un minimum de 10 minutes. Cherchez des soins
médicaux.
La borne de l’aspirateur doit être maintenue propre et libre de tout autre objet. Il n’y
a aucun risque de choc électrique de la borne elle-même, mais une brûlure est
possible si des objets en métal sont introduits dans la borne.
Cet aspirateur crée de la succion. Tenir les parties mobiles et les ouvertures loin des
cheveux, des habits, des doigts et de toute partie du corps.
Ne pas ramasser des objets qui brûlent ou fument comme des cigarettes, des
allumettes ou les cendres chaudes.
Ne pas utiliser sans que le filtre ne soit installé. Lors de réparations ou d’entretien, il
ne faut jamais mettre les doigts, ou autres objets, près du ventilateur dans le cas où
l’aspirateur serait accidentalement mis en marche.
Portez une attention particulière lorsque vous nettoyez les escaliers.
Ne pas utiliser pour ramasser des liquides inflammables ou combustibles comme de
l’essence. Ne pas utiliser dans les endroits où ces liquides pourraient être présents.
Situez le support pour l’aspirateur à l’intérieur, dans un endroit frais, sec et protégé
pour éviter le choc électrique ou les dommages.
Travaillez toujours dans un endroit bien éclairé.
Débranchez les appareils électriques avant de les nettoyer avec l’aspirateur.
CONSERVEZ CES INSTRUCTIONS
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Charge for 14-16 hours before first use.
Batteries could lose charge in shipping.
It is best to charge the batteries when temperatures are between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F
(40°C). Other temperatures could damage batteries.
While charging, the charger may become warm to the touch. This is a normal condition
and does not indicate a problem.
Service Information
The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to routine maintenance. If additional
service is required, telephone toll free:
USA: 1-800-282-2886
Mexico: 254 23 52
Canada: 1-800-282-2886
for the nearest Eureka Authorized Warranty Station. If you prefer, you can write to THE
EUREKA COMPANY, Service Division, 1201 E. Bell Street, Bloomington, IL 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 has lubrication and has a permanent seal.
Rating Plate
The model number is indicated on the rating plate
which is located on the underside of the vacuum
cleaner. For prompt and complete service, always
refer to these numbers.
Model and Type No. ____________________
Serial No. or Date Code _________________
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THE EUREKA COMPANY
Bloomington, Illinois 61701 USA
HOUSEHOLD TYPE
MODEL
The cordless vacuum cleaner is the answer for quick, convenient, and easy cleanups.
Grab the cleaner for little tasks rather than using a larger cleaner. Place the wall bracket
in any area of easy access that allows versatile cleaning of kitchen crumbs, window
sills, or steps. Always store the cleaner in the wall bracket to provide a ready charge.
If you prefer, you can write to THE EUREKA COMPANY, Service Division, 1201 E. Bell 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.
Mexico: 254 23 52
Canada: 1-800-282-2886
USA: 1-800-282-2886
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:
Obtaining Warranty Service
Please fill out and return the warranty registration card accompanying your cleaner.
Warranty Registration
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.
What The Eureka Company Will Do
• Parts of the cleaner that require replacement under normal use.
• 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 This Warranty Does Not Cover
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 Covers
THE EUREKA LIMITED WARRANTY
GENERAL INFORMATION
Identify Parts
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On/Off Switch
Stick Vac Handle
Release Button for the Stick
Charging Indicator Light
Motor Unit
Release Button for the Dust Container
Filter
Dust Container
Nozzle
Charging Holder
Connection, Charging Plug
Charging Unit
Broom Nozzle
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NOTE: Charge the cleaner for 14-16 hours before initial use. The batteries of a new
cleaner are on a low charge.
www.eureka.com
Simply fill out this
Order Form. Please
be sure to include
day and evening
phone numbers.
By Mail
254 23 52
*En Mexico Llame
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
central standard time
Monday through Saturday
1-800282-2886*
To Answer Problems
or Questions
By FAX
1-309823-5789
HOURS:
Call between 8 a.m.
and 4:45 p.m.
central standard time
By Phone
1-800438-7352*
(Eve)
Vacuum Cleaner
Model Number:
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Telephone
City
(Day)
Part No. 59857
Signature (full name as shown on acct.)
Acct. number
Expiration Date
M Check or money order (payable to The Eureka Company). Do not send currency.
M Charge to my M Visa (13/15 digits) M MasterCard (13 digits) M Amer. Express (15 digits)
Adapter Unit
Battery
Wall Bracket
Miscellaneous Items
Motor Filter only
Floor Nozzle w/o Brush
Floor Nozzle w/Brush
Genuine Eureka Replacement Parts
Item
(Fax)
Method of payment (no C.O.D. orders)
Be sure to include
your model, type, and
serial numbers.
These numbers may
be found on the
rating plate.
IMPORTANT:
Serial Number:
Type:
Fig. 3
To Order
Fig. 2
(Day)
Fig. 1
Telephone
Zip
6. Place cleaner, with the nozzle pointed up, on the wall bracket, Fig. 3.
State
5. Tighten the screws to secure the bracket.
City
4. Coil up any extra cord length and place on the back of the bracket as shown in Fig. 2.
Qty.
8.19
25.99
3.09
1.79
3.09
9.19
Price
All prices
in U.S. dollars.
3/99
Total
$3.75
(Fax)
Zip
© 1999 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.
TOTAL
TOTAL ENCLOSED
Postage & Handling Charge(within U.S.A.)
Tax (add state tax & local taxes as required by law)
Total (prices subject to change without notice)
60695
60702
60779
60694
60780
60781
Part No.
(Eve)
State
Address (street address needed for UPS)
3. Insert the anchors and drive the screws into both holes.
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2. Use a 1/4 inch drill for drilling holes for the plastic anchors.
ORDER FORM
1. Hold bracket against wall to mark location for screws. Make sure the wall bracket is
positioned vertically, with the charger socket at the bottom. See Fig. 1.
Address (street address needed for UPS)
7. Plug the charger into an electrical outlet.
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Cleaner hangs in bracket with the nozzle end up. Mount on a wall where there are no
dangerous objects hidden beneath the wall surface like electrical wires, pipes, etc.
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How to Mount your Vacuum Cleaner
VACUUM CLEANERS
Your vacuum cleaner has a special bracket designed to hold the unit, so that it may
recharge while mounted on the wall.
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CAUTION: Use only charger model AD-0920-UOE/EK for 120 volt.
1201 E. Bell St.
P.O. Box 2799
Bloomington, IL 61701-2799
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Charger
Socket
The Eureka Company
Attach Charger Plug to Wall Bracket
HOW TO USE
To use as a hand vac,
push and hold the on/off
switch. When the switch
is released the cleaner
will turn off.
To use as an upholstery
cleaner, attach floor
nozzle.
To use as a wisk broom attach
the broom nozzle.
To use as a stick vac, attach the stick
vac handle and floor nozzle. To turn
cleaner on, push the on/off button on
the handle forward. To shut off, pull back
on the on/off button.
To use as an upright sweep vac, attach the
broom nozzle. To turn cleaner on, push the
on/off button on the handle forward. To shut
off, pull back on the on/off button.
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Clean Motor Filter
HOW TO MAINTAIN
The instructions given in this booklet serve as a guide to routine maintenance. Keep the
cleaner operating at top efficiency. Empty the dust cup and clean the filter after each
use.
Storing and Charging the Vacuum Cleaner
Return your vacuum cleaner to the wall holder (as
shown) after every use. Firmly position into the mounting
bracket ensuring that the vacuum cleaner fits correctly
into the charging socket. It will then be recharged and
ready for operation at all times.
Clean the motor filter after each cleaner use.
1. Remove the filter frame from the dust cup.
2. Shake and brush the dust and dirt from filter.
The plug charger can be left in the electrical outlet at all
times, even when the unit is in use. It is impossible to
overcharge the batteries. The plug charger will become
warm, however, this is not a cause for concern. The
unit is charging when the red light on the top of the
vacuum cleaner is illuminated.
3. If desired, launder the filter by hand in warm water (150°F, 65°C) using a mild
detergent.
4. Air dry thoroughly.
Vacuum stored in wall holder.
Replace a dirty or torn filter. Order additional motor filters from The Eureka
Company, Bloomington, IL 61701.
Order motor filter, part number 60694.
Empty Dust Cup
1. Push down on dust cup latch.
2. Pull dust cup from motor unit.
3. Remove motor filter from dust cup.
Remove Ni-MH Battery Pack for Disposal
4. Shake contents into a waste container.
NOTE: Remove the battery pack only when the batteries no longer hold a charge
and you plan to dispose of them.
5. Clean motor filter (refer to motor filter section, page 9).
6. Replace motor filter in the dust cup.
CAUTION: Do not short circuit or dispose of in fire. Dispose of properly.
7. Press dust cup onto handle section until they snap together.
1. Lay cleaner down on its top.
2. Grasp handle with thumb on battery cover. Using thumb push down and slide battery
cover toward wrist. This will loosen the battery cover so it can be freed from the
cleaner.
3. Remove battery pack and throw away.
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