Eureka #431DX - Optima 12A Up Vac, Optima 430 Series Owner's manual

Eureka #431DX - Optima 12A Up Vac, Optima 430 Series Owner's manual
Vacuum Cleaner
Household Type
430 Series
Do not return to the store. For assembly
problems or questions, for replacement
of broken or missing items, or to order
replacement parts and accessories
to be shipped direct to you contact:
Eureka Customer Service 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. Or visit our web site,
*En Mexico llame al (55) 5343-4384
Important Information .......2
Assemble ..........................3
Use ...................................4
Maintenance ................. 4-5
Hose & Attachments .........5
Warranty ...........................6
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.
Part No. 75287 (12/04)
©2004 Electrolux Home Care Products Ltd.
Printed in China
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
manufacturerʼs 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 or
operate without shoes.
• 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 brushroll. 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 or 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 present.
• 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.
DO NOT OIL the motors or brushroll. The
motors and brushroll are permanently sealed
and lubricated.
Automatic Motor Shut-Off
Service Information
1. Turn off the switch and unplug the cleaner because
the thermostat will allow the cleaner to automatically
start running again when the motor cools (approximately
30 minutes).
Use the cleaner to pick up dirt and dust particles. Avoid
picking up hard or sharp objects that could damage the
vacuum cleaner.
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 : (55) 5343-4384
Canada : 1-800-282-2886
If you prefer, you can write to Electrolux Home Care Products
North America, Consumer Service, P. O. Box 3900, Peoria,
Illinois, 61612, 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
To protect from overheating, this vacuum cleaner is
equipped with a thermostat which automatically shuts off
the suction motor if it overheats. Should this happen:
2. Check the dust cup and filter regularly, as a full dust
cup or dirty filter could cause the motor to overheat.
3. Call a Eureka Authorized Warranty Station if the
cleaner will not operate after cooling for approximately
30 minutes.
Dust Cup
Release Button
Handle Grip
Cord Retainer
Cord Hooks
Handle Tube
Hose Holder
Off / Suction /
Brushroll Switch
Lock Button
Dust Cup
Receiving Tube
Connector Pins
Handle Release
Clean Out
Port (Open)
Assemble completely before using.
Reset Button
1. Attaching or Removing Floor Nozzle.
Align the lock button on the floor nozzle neck with the
hole in the receiving tube on the main body. Push the lock
button and slide the floor nozzle into the main body until
it clicks into place. Push the lock button in and pull on the
floor nozzle to remove it from the main body.
2. Attach Handle Grip.
Align the lock button on the handle tube with the hole in
the handle grip. Push the lock button and slide the handle
into place
3. Attach handle tube to the cleaner.
Insert the end of the handle tube with the guide tabs into
the cleaner. Push the handle release button to get the
handle tube fully inserted. The handle is properly inserted
when you hear a click.
Clean Out Port
5. Store Cord (using cord hooks).
Pull the electrical cord down around the lower cord hook,
then wrap cord around upper and lower cord hooks.
Fasten plug to electrical cord to prevent unwinding.
6. Store Unit.
Push the telescoping handle release button to lower the
handle into its compact storage position. The handle is
locked down when a click is heard.
4. Attach Hose and Hose Holder.
Snap the hose holder into place on the top of the unit. Insert
the hose end with the guide tabs into the hose coupling
and twist counter clockwise to lock.
Power Switch
1. This vacuum has a 3-position switch. O is Off, I is “Suction Only,”
and II is “Suction and Brushroll.”
2. For bare floor cleaning use suction only (I). For carpet cleaning,
use suction and brushroll (II).
The nozzle allows for low profile cleaning. Airflow under the nozzle
automatically directs suction to the edges and corners for maximum
full width cleaning.
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. To maximize
cleaner efficiency do not allow the dust cup to be filled past the
bottom of the filter.
Empty Dust Cup
CAUTION: Turn off the power switch and unplug the
electrical cord to service.
3. Push dust cup release button.
4. Pull the dust cup away from the main housing.
5. Rotate the dust cup lid counterclockwise to remove. The dust
cup filter comes out with the dust cup lid.
6. Empty the dust cup into a waste container. (To clean filter refer
to dust cup filter section.)
7. Put the lid back on dust cup. Be sure the gasket on the filter
bottom is centered in the inner tube and the lid is aligned
correctly on the cup. Rotate the dust cup lid clockwise until it
8. Place the bottom of the dust cup in the main housing. Push the
top of the dust cup back into place until it locks.
Remove a Clog in the Base
This model has a clean-out port which allows access into the
bottom of the power nozzle in order to remove large debris that
has become lodged in the airway. (See page 3 for location.)
CAUTION: Turn off the power switch and unplug the
electrical cord to service.
1. On the bottom of the power nozzle, locate the transparent
Clean-Out Port Door located between the wheels. (See page
2. Remove the port door by squeezing the latch at the back of the
nozzle and rotating the port door forward. No tools are needed
for this step.
3. Locate and remove clog from the power nozzle. If needed, you
may remove the power nozzle from the main body of the cleaner
to locate the clog in the neck of the power nozzle.
4. Reattach the clean-out port door by inserting the front edge
into position and rotating the door into the base until the latch
snaps into place. Ensure that the latch is secure. Do not use
the vacuum without first reattaching the clean-out port door.
Brushroll Reset Switch
This vacuum comes equipped with a brushroll circuit protector
which turns the brushroll off in the event of a stall situation. The
reset switch is located on the right side of the power nozzle.
(see page 3)
CAUTION: Turn off the power switch and unplug the
electrical cord to service.
1. Turn off the vacuum and unplug it.
2. Remove the obstruction from the brushroll.
3. Plug the cleaner back in, press the reset switch and then
turn the vacuum on to continue cleaning.
4. Periodically remove hair and threads from the brushroll.
Hose and Attachments
CAUTION: Turn off the power switch and unplug
the electrical cord to service.
1. Pull the hose end from the hose retainer at the bottom of
the unit and the hose holder at the top.
2. Turn the hose actuator valve counter clockwise to direct air
from the floor nozzle to the hose end.
3. Attach hose wand, dusting brush or crevice tool.
4. After using attachments, remove hose wand, dusting brush
or crevice tool, store in designated holders.
Clean Dust Cup Filter
CAUTION: Turn off the power switch and unplug
the electrical cord to service.
Clean dust cup filter as necessary.
1. Remove dust cup.
2. Remove dust cup lid and filter assembly.
3. Shake and brush the dust and dirt from filter. If desired,
launder the filter by hand in warm water using a mild
detergent. The filter may be washed up to 6 times. Air dry
NOTE: The dust cup filter is not dishwasher safe.
Do not put in dishwasher.
4. Remove filter from dust cup lid by pressing the release tab
and lifing the filter out.
5. Replace filter in dust cup by twisting the dust cup lid firmly
into place to ensure proper filter performance.
6. Place bottom of dust cup in main housing. Push top of dust
cup back into place until it locks.
You may order replacement filters from Electrolux Home
Care Products N.A., Consumer Service, P. O. Box 3900,
Peoria, Illinois 61612. Order dust cup filter, Style DCF-10, PN
62396. To place an order please telephone 1-800-282-2886.
5. Turn the hose actuator valve clockwise to direct air from the
hose end to the floor nozzle.
6. Wrap hose around the top hose holder and re-attach at the
bottom of the unit into the hose retainer.
W 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
hat This Warranty Covers
granted only to the original purchaser and members of his or her immediate household. The warranty is subject to the following provisions.
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 Ownerʼs Guide.
• Defects or damages caused by unauthorized service or the use of other than Genuine Eureka parts.
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 consumerʼs purchase price.
Please fill out and return the warranty registration card accompanying your cleaner.
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, telephone toll free:
USA: 1-800-282-2886
Mexico: (55) 5343-4384
Canada: 1-800-282-2886
If you prefer you can write to Electrolux Home Care Products North America, P O Box 3900, Peoria, Illinois 61612, 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
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.
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. 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 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.
For Genuine Eureka Value, Accept No Imitations!
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