20 Most Recent Riccar Model RC1100 Canister Vacuum Cleaner Bags - Page 4 Questions & Answers


There is a connector that has two little tabs that must be pushed in so it can be removed to insert the hose back in.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 13, 2015


Replace the switch

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 13, 2015


If the noise is not something in the brush roll or the brush roll bearings or shaft is damaged the impeller may have something stuck in it or it may be broken.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 03, 2015


Remove the bottom plate screws & bottom plate. Remove the screws holding the motor and fan assembly to the nozzle housing. Remove the screws Holding the fan housing to the motor to gain access to the fan. Remove the bolt holding the fan on the motor shaft to remove the fan.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 03, 2015


Your 8850 is probably over 15 years old, almost all parts are interchangeable with the 8955 or 8925 model made today. You may need to replace the pedal if the catch has worn or broken. There is no wire on the. Pedal assembly but there is a spring that goes on the pedal shaft to make the pedal spring back after you push on it.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 03, 2015


If you are facing the back of the vacuum the reset button will be towards the bottom of the vacuum.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 03, 2015


Filter is plugged maybe but burning smell is something over heating like a motor which should be serviced by a pro.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Dec 28, 2014


On the back at lower left. Its a little white button. It should be beside a tag that says "Reset Button"

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Depends on the model

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


There is a clog somewhere in one of your tubes and/or the filters need replaced

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Depends on which model you have.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Depends on which model you have. If it's a red light it might be your full bag indicator. If it's glowing red you might have a clog somewhere .

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Get a new belt. If that doesn't take care of it, replace the rubber motor mount and metal pivot. Your vacuum is probably close to 20 years old and has some worn parts.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


It might be a bad bearing in the brush roll or the hall sensor is squealing. I recommend taking it to your local dealer to have it checked. Failure to fix it properly could cost more in the long run.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Remove the bottom plate to gain access to the belt.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


It's impossible to get a coin the motor of most Riccar models. Take it to your dealer to see if it's possible with your model.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


The clutch has to be adjusted occasionally and the rubber pad holder sometimes wears out after 5 or 10 years of use. If you can't figure out why it's not working properly take it to your dealer.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Make sure bearings spin freely. If brush roll is not cleaned frequently enough hair can damage bearings or end caps. f

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


It might be best checked out by your Riccar dealer.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


It depends on which model and where the clip went. On most models it will just suck the clip right into the bag causing no harm to the vacuum. If you can't find it and don't hear any funny noises it probably will not cause any harm. You can have it checked out by your Riccar dealer to be sure.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014

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