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I'm not sure if that model does but if so it will be on the back of the vacuum in the area of the motor compartment.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Nov 23, 2017

Hi Patty.
Could be:
Power cord. Check esp. strain-relief where cord enters housing.
On/off power switch. Needs strip down & continuity check.
Motor burnt out. Smell if burnt. Strip search.
Carbon brushes inside motor worn. Dismantle & check / renew.
Does this help?
Regards, Clive.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Nov 05, 2017

If the screw has no head it may be a stray screw that doesn't belong there. Even if there is a missing screw in your Sunburst it would likely not cause any harm to it.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Oct 28, 2017

Try pushing the reset button on the back of the vacuum.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Oct 02, 2017

The belt should be replaced at least once per year. They lose elasticity and will slip when vacuuming. The brush strips in the brush roll can be replaced. It is well worth having it serviced by a Riccar dealer,. The 8000 series can last many years but any long lasting vacuum will require routine maintenance.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Sep 07, 2017

Check the back of it.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jul 11, 2017

If your Riccar is overheating you most likely have a full bag, clogged filters or a clog somewhere in the hose or vacuum tubes.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jun 27, 2017

The belt has to go around the motor shaft then under the roller on the pivoting lever (it's called the hall sensor) then around the brush roll. It may be easier to remove the top cover of the nozzle housing by removing the 5 screws from the bottom of the vacuum.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Feb 23, 2017

The cause could be different depending on which model you have. Some models have stretch belts which should be replaced at least once per year because they lose elasticity. The most common problem I've found with Riccar vacuums is the belt coming off when a new belt is installed on an older model. Riccar vacuums are very well built and many owners use their vacuum for many years without having it serviced. I recently had a 17 year old Riccar Vibrance model brought in for service because the belt crumbled to pieces. The vacuum had the original belt and filters. Putting a tight new belt on the vacuum pulls on the motor because it must be stretched so much. After many hours and years of use screws may need tightened up and motor mounts and pivot points can become worn.
If your model is a few years old or is used heavily I suggest having it inspected by a qualified Riccar service center. A properly maintained Riccar vacuum can last 10 or even 20 years. A few dollars spent on maintaining it can add years to the usable life.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Feb 04, 2017

Riccar Tandem Air models have a hose that has releases to push to remove the hose. Most Vibrance & 8000 series and older series vacuums have the hose attached to a swivel on the back of the vacuum. The hose can be unscrewed from the swivel. To remove the swivel you need to remove the vacuum bag inside the dust compartment, you must compress the tabs holding the swivel to the body to be able to pull it out.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 10, 2017

When you press the reset button you must make sure to push it in far enough. You may need to use a small tool to make sure you are getting it reset. Your Riccar vacuum is still under warranty. If it is not the reset button I suggest you take it back to your dealer for repair.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 08, 2017

The lower duct hose will come out by pulling it out at either end.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jul 03, 2016

Your belt should not need replaced unless it has over heated the belt somehow. It has a lifetime belt. There are screws on the bottom of the vacuum that allow the cover of the nozzle assembly to be removed to gain access to the belt area. It may be less cost in the long run to have it looked at by a Riccar repair technician.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jun 03, 2016

The Brilliance has a lifetime belt but if it gets overheated it can get warped and comes off. Normally you do not need to replace the belt unless there is a problem. You have to remove the cover over the power nozzle assembly by removing the screws on the bottom. Notice how the belt goes around the motor shaft and through the "Hall Assembly" which is the spring loaded lever that detects a jam and shuts the brush roll motor off.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jun 03, 2016

The red guard goes on top of the foam after it is installed. The purpose of the red guard is to keep the bag from sucking down against the filter when you get a few inches of dirt in the bottom of the bag. If it sucks down against the filter the dirt in the bag will cause an airlfow restriction even though the bag is not full.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jun 03, 2016

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