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Eureka Boss Smart Vac 4870 evidentally overheated. Allowed unit to cool and observed a spark/smoke at outlet when it was replugged into the power outlet. Unit will not power up now. Circuit breakers in the home are fine. Is there a fuse that can be replaced in the unit? Does the unit need to be serviced? Is there a Eureka Authorized Service Center in Orlando, Florida?


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Seems Eureka is putting faulty, insufficient wiring in many models, most especially my model (if you do a search of this site, you will be how many people have experienced fried wires and switches). There should be a class-action lawsuit in my opinion.
Nonetheless, I had exactly the same problem with my upright Eureka Model 5893\015\012bagless. Eventually, the handle would get hot, and finally it just\015\012quit. When handle was disassembled, the wires were melted and it was\015\012toast. Ordered a switch after talking\015\012to several repair men. Talked to Eureka, too, and they were absolutely\015\012no help. Cheap wiring and switch made in China. Good luck trying to\015\012find a switch. vacuum-depot.com has switches, so you might try there,\015\012but make sure you get the 3-prong switch (same switch used on Eureka's\015\012Genesis). It is Part #27871.
The wires leading to the switch inside my Eureka 4870 are fried...black and melted. Don't know why that happened, but it may be what is happening to the others listed on this site as well.
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