20 Most Recent Riccar R650 Questions & Answers


Have you used a voltmeter to make absolutely sure that the unit is receiving electricity? Highly unlikely that BOTH the lamp and the motor will go bad at same time. Need to carefully trace the electricity down because there has to be some junction that is stopping everything.

Riccar R650 | Answered on Jul 25, 2015


Ok. I know that this question is old, but on the offhand that someone else is looking, I'll give input. The bulb that came out of mine is a Okusun 120V/15W bayonet mount, twin lead. The bulb I replace it with is a Sylvannia T7 number 15T7DC/BL/12 rated at 120V and 15W.

IF YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR AROUND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DON'T DO THIS. There are high voltage capacitors in this unit. Make sure you are unplugged and leave it to allow voltage to drain from the capacitors. By the way, I also found a fuse 15 amp if yours has stopped working.

Take the six screws from the top panel off. Two on top and four on rear of microwave. I also took the right side panel off (looking at the microwave), but I don't think you have to.

One screw holds down the bayonet mount and allows the removal and replacement of the bulb.

Replace in reverse order and you're good to go.

Riccar R650 | Answered on Nov 21, 2012


Try the 5 page tutorial....HERE

Riccar R650 | Answered on Jan 02, 2012


Here's a manual for the Riccar 2910, it should be similar to your machine.
http://www.riccar.com/ftp/whitepapers/2910-Owners-Manual.pdf
Threading is on page 13 and 14 of the manual, I think, Have a browse through it. Hope this helps!

Riccar R650 | Answered on Jun 06, 2011


There's a manual available free from the Riccar website.
http://www.riccar.com/ftp/whitepapers/650-Owners-Manual.pdf
Hope this helps!

Riccar R650 | Answered on Oct 08, 2010


There are threading guides for 4 models at the sewusa website and one may be the same as yours.

Riccar R650 | Answered on May 01, 2010


Sounds like it is out of balance - I would take it in to a repair man .

Riccar R650 | Answered on Feb 16, 2010


I have fixed it now the bobbin case didn't seem to stay seated during sewing or tangling i should say!. I decided to change the needle and from then on everything worked fine.

Riccar R650 | Answered on May 09, 2009


When writing emails, I often ended it with "thank you in advance". Even more, I used to have it in my signature for a certain time (mea culpa).
However, recently I've been told that it is not appropriate or even rude.
I checked on the Web and found some links (1), (2) that confirm this point.
There's also a discussion at ELU on this matter.
Instead of "thank you in advance", they usually suggest something like "I appreciate any help that you can provide" or "I will be grateful if you can..."
OTOH, in my native language there are two distinct types of appreciation: appreciation "after" is merely like English "thank you", but appreciation "before" can be translated something like "let the divine providence be with you" or "...give you power (to do what I'm asking)", or, simply speaking (not very accurate, though), "bless you (to do what I'm asking)".
I'm trying to combine both things, i.e. avoid using "thank you in advance" and preserve the meaning of above. Is it possible?

  1. "Thank you ... "
  2. "Thank you for any help you can offer ... "
  3. "Gratefully, [your name] ... "
  4. "Thanks for considering this ... "
  5. "In any case, thanks for your help ... "
  6. "Many thanks ... "
  7. "Let me know if this isn't feasible by [date], and I'll see what I can do ... "
  8. "I hope this is possible ... "
  9. "Really appreciate your time here ... "
  10. "In the meantime, thanks for your time ... "
  11. "Thank you for doing X ... "
  12. "Looking forward to [discussing the results, talking about what you find, learning more about X] ... "
  13. "I'd be grateful if you could finish X by [date] ... "
  14. "You're the best ... "
  15. "Thanks again ... "
  16. "Thank you for your understanding ... "
  17. "I appreciate your extra time here ... "
  18. "I know your time is valuable and I appreciate your attention ... "
  19. "Let me know if I can help ... "

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Whether you're writing to a colleague or direct report, use these "thanks in advance" alternatives to thank them for their consideration.
1. "Thank you ... " For a simple, gracious close that won't offend anyone, sign off with "Thank you."
2. "Thank you for any help you can offer ... " Show appreciation for your recipient's time and energy with this ending. It translates to "Even if you can't help, I appreciate your effort."
3. "Gratefully, [your name] ... " Use this alternative when your ask is slightly out-of-the-ordinary: You're giving the person less time than ideal, increasing the scope of your original request, or pulling them into a project they're not a part of.
4. "Thanks for considering this ... " With this sign-off, you say, "Hey, it means something you're even thinking of doing this." Revealing a little humility can help you win the other person to your cause.
5. "In any case, thanks for your help ... " After you've made your request, end with this tactful line. You're essentially telling the other person, "Whether you agree or not, I value your consideration."
6. "Many thanks ... " This variation on the classic "thank you" is a bit more formal, making it feel more authentic.
Below is a sample email using one of these alternatives. It clearly states the request, and thanks the recipient for their consideration.
Hi Tim,
We're holding a holiday fundraiser for the children's hospital on December 5th. Our team will be managing the bake sale and I still need volunteers to cover a few more shifts at the bake sale table.
If you're available on December 5th from 5:30 PM to 600 PM or 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM, your help would be much appreciated. I've attached the sign-up form below where you can pick your shift.
Thank you for any help you can offer.
-- Peter

Thank you in advance for your help.

These "thank you in advance" alternatives can be used when you're requesting help or previously requested assistance from the recipient.
7. "Let me know if this isn't feasible by [date], and I'll see what I can do ... " I'd recommend saving this sign-off for a direct report. It's clear your recipient can't really say no to whatever you've asked -- at most, you'll let them negotiate the deadline. And you're suggesting even that option isn't ideal.
Why is this better than "Thanks in advance"? Because it's straightforward and direct, while "thanks in advance" feels inauthentic and/or passive-aggressive.
8. "I hope this is possible ... " #8 is an alternative to #7, but for someone who's your peer or superior. It's softer and leaves more room for pushback.
9. "Really appreciate your time here ... " Are you telling, not asking? When the other person doesn't have a choice in the matter, you want to avoid closes that make them sound like they can opt out. This close is a polite but firm way to say "You have to do this" that won't annoy them.
10. "In the meantime, thanks for your time ... " Let your recipient know you recognize their attention.
11. "Thank you for doing X ... " Explicitly acknowledge the help they're providing, whether that's "thanks for meeting with me," "thanks for reviewing this proposal," "thanks for introducing me to so-and-so," or "thanks for answering these questions."
12. "Looking forward to [discussing the results, talking about what you find, learning more about X] ... " When you're asking someone to do some work on your behalf, this close comes in handy. You're showing your interest in the project -- validating that it's worth their effort.
13. "I'd be grateful if you could finish X by [date] ... " Tactfully give the person a timeline with this sign-off.
14. "You're the best ... " When you're emailing a close colleague who's doing you a favor, use this heartfelt closing line. (Just make sure you save it for special occasions, or you'll seem fake.)
15. "Thanks again ... " Did you already thank your recipient once? No harm in reiterating the sentiment.
16. "Thank you for your understanding ... " Sometimes, it's necessary to appeal to your recipient's compassionate side. Maybe you're asking for something you know they're not thrilled about -- or giving them the heads up you can't follow through on their request.
They'll have a harder time denying you after you've expressly said thanks for their patience.
17. "I appreciate your extra time here ... " Don't we all just want to be appreciated? Sometimes, all it takes to move someone to action is to let them know you notice them and their efforts and to thank them for spending their time on you.
18. "I know your time is valuable and I appreciate your attention ... " Again, letting your prospect know you realize they're carving out time especially for you is always appreciated. They don't have to help you out, and it's a good idea to recognize that.
19. "Let me know if I can help ... " Is there something you could do to make this ask easier for your prospect? Try to take these actions proactively, and always let them know you're happy to step in and shoulder some of the work.
Here's an example email using a "thanks in advance" alternative.

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Nov 08, 2018


Turn wheel until needle rises as far as it will go, Lubricate that bar inside that goes up and down above the bracket or housing that holds it, Also take note if there is a lower bracket that also needs to be oiled. Make sure you got the bushing around the turning shaft nearest the handwheel, and make sure there is not a thread wrapped around the shaft nearest the handwheel. (Behind the handwheel,)

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Oct 07, 2018


Google (riccar)(204b)(manual) without parens.

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Aug 21, 2018


Install a brand new needle and verify it is installed correctly.

If it is still not picking up the bobbin thread, then most likely the machine is out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Aug 21, 2018

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