Having problems with your Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum ?

My Model 2961 Eureka wont take power now?

\015 My 2961 Eureka lost suction yet the brush would still spin fine although there was that vinegary smell of something burning indicating electrical malfunction. The second attempt a week later the unit wont even take power again no suction but brush spinning fine & with in a second it died... wont even take power now...... Any thoughts to fix this?\015

Answers :

Hi,

Anytime that you smell that electrical burning smell on a vacuum cleaner, this is the motor going bad. There are two distinctive burning smells in fixing vacuum cleaners, the electrical burning smell which is the motor, and a rubber burning smell which is the belt.

The bagless vacuums cleaners in general, their motors last usually no more then 3-5 years. The motor in bagless vacuums work much harder then the motors in their bagged counterparts.

The motors in Eureka vacuums can range in price from $70-$120. If you can provide me with the exact model number on your vacuum cleaner (can be found on the bottom or the back of the machine on the sticker that also contains the serial number) I will be able to get you the part number, and price of the motor that's used in your vacuum.

It may be worth considering to just get a new vacuum cleaner at this point. If you'd like me to give you a personalized recommendation specifically for your unique cleaning needs, I'd be honored to do so. Please just let me know what types of floors you have mostly in the home and I'll be happy to share my knowledge of vacuum cleaners.

I hope this was helpful to you. If you found this helpful, please be sure to rate the repair helpful so other Fixya users that have this same problem can easily find the answer.

Thanks so much,

Chris J.
GoVacuum.com
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum

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