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Vacuum quit in mid job will not start again
Don't know if your vacuum has a fuse in the power feed circuit. Most modern appliances do. If so, the fuse is shot. If not it's iether got a bad internal connection or the motor is fried. Also you mentioned a "reset". this sounds like a circuit breaker. Sometimes these breakers go bad and are replaceable.
on Jul 02, 2012
The height adjustment on a 8955 riccar machine isnt self adjusthing.
Your 8955 could be up to 17 or 18 years old. If yours is old or has been heavily used it may have a wiring short somewhere. The screw holding the handle in to the body of the vacuum might be loose which can cause the handle to not full engage the switch. Try wiggling the handle back and forth to see if it causes the power to turn on and off. Tighten the screw holding the handle in.
If the nozzle housing is restricted from pivoting freely by wear or dirt or debris the nozzle may not go all the way down when the handle is reclined back into the vacuuming position. Inspect the pivot area closely.
on Oct 23, 2018
My riccar 8955. If I lift it off the floor while it is running it shuts off. What's up?
Your 8955 could be as old as 18 yrs. Try tightening the screw holding the handle in, it could be loose allowing the handle to move back and forth enough to keep the switch from activating.
If it's an older vacuum or is used heavily it could have cracks in the body where the handle screw attaches or some damage inside the vacuum body where the handle bottom goes into.
If that doesn't help, Remove the bag door, remove the screws at the top to remove the cover to gain access to the area where the switch and wiring is located to inspect for the cause. When you push the lever at the top of the handle a lever going down activates the switch. It doesn't take much play in the handle to make the switch go on and off.
on Apr 22, 2018
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