Upright Vacuum Cleaner Owner’s Guide 600 Series Household Type Index Important Safeguards ........................ 2 Service Information ............................ 4 Assemble ........................................ 5-6 Use ..................................................... 7 Dust Bag ............................................ 8 Brush Roll Belt ................................... 9 Brush Roll ........................................ 10 Headlight .......................................... 10 Warranty ...................................... 11-12 For location of nearest Eureka Warranty Station or service information call 1-800-282-2886*. *En Mexico llame al 5670-6169 www.eureka.com IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using an electrical 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 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. • 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. • • Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. • • • 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. Belt pulleys can become hot during normal use. To prevent burns, avoid touching the belt pulley when servicing the drive belt. 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. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 2 CONSEILS DE SÉCURITÉ Lors de l’utilisation d’un appareil électrique, quelques précautions élémentaires doivent être observées, incluant les suivantes: LISEZ TOUTES LES INSTRUCTIONS AVANT D’UTILISER VOTRE ASPIRATEUR. AVERTISSEMENT Pour réduire le risque de feu, de choc électrique, ou de blessure: • Ne pas utiliser à l’extérieur ou sur des surfaces mouillées. • Fermez le commutateur et débranchez l’appareil lorsque vous ne l’utilisez pas ou avant le nettoyage ou l’entretien. • Ne permettez pas qu’il soit utilisé comme jouet. Une attention particulière est nécessaire lorsque utilisé par ou près d’un enfant. • Suivez les recommandations d’utilisation de ce manuel. Utilisez uniquement les accessoires recommandés par le fabriquant. • Ne pas utiliser si le cordon ou la fiche sont endommagés. Si l’aspirateur ne fonctionne pas comme il le devrait, s’il a été échappé, s’il est endommagé, s’il a été laissé à l’extérieur ou échappé dans l’eau, retournez-le à un centre de service avant de utiliser. • Ne pas le tirer 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 coins ou distance des surfaces chauffantes. • Ne pas utiliser des rallonges ou des prises qui n’ont pas de capacité suffisante pour transporter le courant. • Fermer tous les contrôles avant débrancher. • Ne pas débrancher en tirant sur le cordon. Pour débrancher, tenez la fiche et non le cordon. • Ne pas manipuler la fiche ou l’aspirateur avec les mains mouillées. • Ne pas rien insérer dans les ouvertures. Ne pas utiliser si des ouvertures sont bloquées; assurez-vous qu’elles soient dégagées de poussière, mousse, cheveux ou toute autre chose qui pourrait réduire le passage de l’air. • Cet aspirateur crée de la succion et contient un rouleau-brosse tournant. Tenir les parties mobiles et les ouvertures loin des cheveux, du linge, des doigts et de toute partie du corps. • Ne pas ramasser des objets qui brûlent ou fument comme les cigarettes, allumettes ou cendres chaudes. • N’utilisez pas sans le sac de poussière en place. • Les poulies du courroie peuvent devenir chaudes pendant l’utilisation normale. Pour prévenir des brûlures, évitez de touché la poulie du courroie lorsque vous réparez la courroie. • 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. • Entreposez votre aspirateur à l’intérieur dans un endroit propre et sec. • Maintenez un bon éclairage à l’endroit où vous travaillez. • Débrancher les appareils électrique avant de les balayer. CONSERVEZ CES INSTRUCTIONS 3 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 in 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. Afin de réduire le risque de choc électrique, cet appareil est muni d’une fiche polarisée (une des lames est plus large). Cette fiche ne peut être insérée dans une prise polarisée que d’une seule façon. Si la fiche ne peut être insérée dans la prise, retourner la fiche. Si la fiche ne peut toujours pas être insérée dans la prise, faire installer une prise adéquate par un électricien qualifié. Ne pas modifier la fiche. GENERAL INFORMATION The cleaner is designed to pick up dirt and dust particles. Avoid picking up hard or sharp objects with the cleaner to prevent bag tears, hose clogs, 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 Eureka Authorized Warranty Station. You should know the model, type and serial numbers when you call: USA: 1-800-282-2886 México: 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 or the brush roll at any time. The bearings are permanently lubricated and sealed. Rating Plate The model, type, and serial numbers are indicated on the rating plate located on the underneath side of the cleaner. For prompt and complete service information, always refer to these numbers when inquiring about service. Model & Type_________________________ Serial No.____________________________ 4 MODEL VOLTS TYPE SERIAL NO. AMPS. HERTZ SERVICE INFORMATION: 1-800-282-2886 THE EUREKA COMPANY BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS 61701 HOW TO ASSEMBLE CAUTION: Completely assemble vacuum cleaner before using. Handle styles may vary. One handle has four snap pins on the back side of the handle, the other handle has two snap pins on each side. The cord hooks may be different. Assembly Packet A - CONNECTOR Step 1 - Handle Connector Push connector A into the upper handle and align holes. One connector, shown, is flat on one side and the 4 pins snap into one side. The connector in Detail A has 2 snap pins on each side and alignment tabs that slide into the handle. C - 2-PART D - BAG BOLT SCREWS BFASTENER Step 2 - Fastener Push fastener B into a hole and apply thumb pressure so fastener snaps into position. Secure second fastener. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to complete the assembly of the handle. See Detail B. B A B Tab Detail A Detail B Step 3 - Handle Socket E C– Push handle into handle socket E so handle grip curves away from the cleaner. Align the holes, insert the 2part bolt C and tighten. 5 Step 4 - Outer Bag Hold outer bag with zipper away from handle. Important: To provide a good gasket seal, the bag coupling must seat firmly against the motor base and not overlap the furniture guard. Start the bag screws D by hand, then tighten with a screwdriver. Step 5 - Bag Support G Loop the spring F onto the bag support G, located to the back of the upper cord hook. Upper Guide Upper Cord Hook F E C– D Step 6 - Cord Storage Secure the cord in the guide below the upper cord hook as shown or secure the cord into the side of the upper cord hook. Secure cord into lower cord hook. Pull up on cord to tighten but leave slack near the base so the cord does not strain when the handle is lowered for use. Wrap the cord around the cord hooks. Fasten the plug to the cord to prevent unwinding. 6 Lower Cord Hook HOW TO 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). 1. Store 2. Use 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. 3. Clean Underneath Handle Lock ON/OFF Power Switch The power switch is mounted on the motor hood. A push with the foot turns the motor ON; push again to turn the motor OFF. Cord Storage The cleaner has two convenient cord storage hooks attached to the handle. However, some models feature a quick release cord hook on the upper handle. A downward twist of the cord hook frees the cord for quick removal. With either style, wind the cord around the hooks for storage. 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. The front of the cleaner has an adjustment that raises or lowers the cleaner base to match the type of carpet. With the cleaner cord unplugged, set the adjustment to lowest setting for maximum cleaning. If the cleaner is difficult to push, move adjustment to next highest setting until cleaner is comfortable to push. The brush roll must reach the carpet for effective cleaning. Make each adjustment with cleaner switch off and cord disconnected from outlet. For ease in moving the adjustment knob, place handle in operating position and tilt cleaner back to remove weight from front wheels. 7 HOW TO MAINTAIN 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. Disposable Dust Bags Paper bags play a very important role in the efficiency of a vacuum cleaner. The purpose of a paper bag is to trap dirt. But at the same time the bag must be porous enough to allow air to pass through. If the paper bag becomes clogged, no air can pass through the cleaner and no cleaning can take place, regardless of how powerful the unit is. Change 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 changed more often. How To Change Disposable Dust Bag–Style F & G NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before changing dust bag. Never operate the vacuum cleaner without the dust bag. TOP THROAT BOT 1. Pull zipper down 4. Unfold new bag. TOM 2. Roll down coil spring. 3. Pull bag throat off sleeve. 6. Roll up coil spring. 5. Place bag throat on sleeve. 7. Place paper bag into outer bag. GENUINE Look for the EUREKA PRODUCT symbol. Ask for GENUINE EUREKA dust bags–Style F & G. NOTE: Be certain there are no folds at the top or bottom of the paper bag. 8. Lift zipper Cleaner Care NOTE: 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. 8 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. How To Replace A Worn Belt NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before replacing belt. Belt pulleys can become hot during normal use. To prevent injury, avoid touching the belt pulley when servicing the drive belt. IMPORTANT: Improper installation of the brush roll or brush roll belt could cause carpet or cleaner damage. 2 Motor Pulley 1 1 ✎ ✎ 1. Release cam locks. Belt Guide 2. Pull up on belt to rotate it off the motor pulley. Lift up on brush roll and remove worn belt. 5 6 Brush Roll Pulley Check for brush wear, see Brush Roll instructions. 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. Then, slant brush roll forward so end caps are in line with slots in cleaner base. 6. Push brush roll into base 7. Place lower side of belt into belt guide and pull to stretch the belt around the left side of the motor pulley. Rotate pulley to secure belt into groove. Ask for GENUINE EUREKA replacement belts No. 52100. 9✎ 9 ✎ 7 8 8 8. Place slots of bottom plate over tabs of cleaner base. 9. Seat and secure cam locks GENUINE Look for the EUREKA PRODUCT symbol. 9 Brush Roll The rotating brush roll sweeps and combs the carpet nap. Keep the brush roll free from hair and threads so it will continue brushing. When the bristles of the brush roll no longer touch a straight edge held against the bottom plate, the brush roll is ineffective because the bristles no longer touch the carpet nap. To maintain the most effective cleaning, the brush roll should be replaced. Headlight Bulb (Standard on most models) NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord before replacing headlight bulb. 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 backward. Replace the lens tabs into the top or the bottom of the hood opening. Rotate lens to position and press down at notch until the lens locks into position. NOTE: Use 25 watt replacement bulb, only. Ask for GENUINE EUREKA replacement bulb, 40009A. 1 2 3 10 THE SANITAIRE® LIMITED WARRANTY WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS Your Sanitaire 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 purchase of the cleaner. 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 bumpers, bags, bristle strips, belts, light bulbs, hoses, and impellers. • 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 cleaner. –continued on reverse side– 11 OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE To obtain warranty service you must return the defective cleaner or cleaner part along with proof of purchase to any Eureka/Sanitaire 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/ Sanitaire Authorized." For the location of the nearest Eureka/Sanitaire 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: The Eureka Company Service Division 807 North Main Street Bloomington, IL 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/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. 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 THAT 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. THE EUREKA COMPANY Bloomington, Illinois 61701 (s58331A) Part No. 71383 (1/01) ©2000 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Printed in U.S.A.