eureka vacuum-cleaners

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Eureka vacuum cleaners that were reported from 2011 to 2022.

Common problems: burning, fire, melting, overheating, smoke, sparks, turning on/off.

Faulty modules: fan, motor.


21 issues reported

Eureka The Boss Smart Vac 4870

  • Date: 3/13/2011

Consumer was using the vacuum cleaner to vacuum the apartment. When consumer went to turn the vacuum off the switch would not work, it was also hot to the touch. consumer had to unplug the vacuum to shut it off. consumer found that wires & connections to rocker switch melted.

Eureka Model 59

  • Date: 4/19/2011

After running the handheld vacuum Cleaner for about 1 minute, it gets excessively hot. 53 yom sustained burns while using the vacuum Cleaner.

Eureka 4870

  • Date: 4/23/2011

vacuum cleaner began turning on when it was plugged in. The switch would not operate the unit. The only way to turn it off was unplug it. the foot pedal keeps poping out of its socket & unit falls over at slightest touch, damaging floor & hitting consumer's foot.

Eureka 4870GZ

  • Date: 5/8/2011

Vacuum Cleaner's switch stopped working properly. Vacuum cleaner would turn on and then it would not turn off. When consumer took the cover off to see if a wire came loose, she noticed that the wire and plastic surrounding the wire was melting.

Eureka 4870

  • Date: 5/9/2011

the on/off switch on the Vacuum Cleaner stopped working. the vacuum could be turned on only by plugging in the power cord & turned off by unplugging the cord. the switch wires were touching & the insulation had fused & bare copper was showing on one of the wires.

Eureka 4870K

  • Date: 6/5/2011

While replacing belt on the vacuum cleaner consumer Noticed that power switch was not always working. consumer discovered the crimp lugs on the power switch showed evidence of overheating. the plastic housing was sligtly melted inside in the vicinity of the switch.

Eureka 4870RZ

  • Date: 6/13/2011

The wires for the on-off switch on the vacuum cleaner melted together and heat damaged some of the surrounding insulation. consumer had to unplug the vacuum to turn it off.

Eureka The Boss 5902 BVZ

  • Date: 12/5/2011

Vacuum cleaner handle was hot to touch & sparked within handle. When handle was opened, it was discovered that wiring melted through its unsilation. Some wiring was charred & handle melted where wires were touching inside of plastic on handle. Pale greenish residue on wires.

Eureka 4870

  • Date: 1/4/2012

The consumer says that the vacuum was in use when it suddenly stopped. The handle was hot to the touch. He noticed considerable amount of smoke so he unplugged it & took it outside. He opened up the unit & saw where the switch melted the wiring & the rest of the body of it.

Eureka 5892

  • Date: 3/23/2012

55 YOM was using vacuum cleaner when handle got hot & unit stopped working. He took handle apart & noticed that switch in handle was burnt. He replaced switch. 1 year later, same thing happened, but this time unit smoked, wouldn't shut off with switch & had to be unplugged.

Eureka AS1000A

  • Date: 4/30/2012

Regardless of carpet height setting on 48 YOM's vacuum cleaner, brush continues to spin even when hose with attachments is used. While cleaning upholstery, he noticed burning smell & looked at vacuum cleaner to find cord underneath brush with insulation almost burned through.

Eureka The Boss Smart-Vac 4870GZ

  • Date: 7/9/2012

A 44 YOF reports that while using the vacuum unit, the on and off switch caught fire, melting the electric wire.

Eureka 4D Boss 5893AVZ

  • Date: 7/23/2012

Consumer was using her vacuum cleaner for approximately 5 minutes on carpet surface when handle became hot. She turned it off & let it cool. It took 30 minutes for it to cool. Same incident happened on other surfaces. She experienced this issue for approximately 6 months.

Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A

  • Date: 8/21/2012

A 51 YOF reports that while using the vacuum cleaner, she tried to use attachments & attempted to lift the vacuum. The unit was extremely hot to the touch around the bottom front & when lifted it to reach the higher area to use on top of chair, it burned a hole in upholstery.

Eureka 5893 AVZ

  • Date: 9/1/2012

A 28 year old female received a hand burn when the switch located on the handle of a upright bagless vacuum cleaner overheated.

Eureka AS1000A

  • Date: 10/10/2012

41 YOM reports that after approximately 4 uses rubber coating on cord appeared to have been damaged by vacuum cleaner when it was accidentally run over. On 3-4 spots entire protective sheathing on wire was gone exposing inner wires, & 3-4 other spots showed chaffing.

Eureka 5892BVZ

  • Date: 4/22/2013

Consumer reports that vacuum cleaner power switch heats up and melts the plastic handle. Consumer believes that this will cause a fire.

Eureka 442

  • Date: 7/30/2013

Consumer was using vacuum cleaner & started to smell plastic burning odor. He turned unit off & when he looked at socket, he noticed it had turned black. He unplugged unit. One of metal prongs became detached & got stuck inside socket. Socket area of wall had burn marks.

Eureka AS1041A

  • Date: 8/15/2013

A 14 MOM infant’s foot was caught in vacuum, which was set in “tools” setting, when it’s tower fell along with him during 1st time use. His right big toe looked like shredded lettuce & he was referred to plastic surgeon. Consumer is appalled that there was no safety shut-off.

Eureka The Boss 7671 Type A-4

  • Date: 11/24/2014

The consumer stated that the vacuum cleaner's metal blades contacted the unit's motor stator, resulting in sparks and fire of lint.

Eureka HDSV19

  • Date: 1/10/2022

48 YOF was using stick vacuum when it began to emit smoke from filter cover. Flames became visible through plastic housing around motor. She unplug it & handed to 52 YO consumer who brought it outside d/t smoke & smell. Also 13 YO child was involved in incident.

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