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Start by replacing the belt. Stretch belts should be replaced at least once per year because they lose elasticity. If that doesn't solve it have it check out by your Riccar dealer. It may be the clutch pad or might need adjusted.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Start by replacing the belt, check the brush roll while you have it out.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Your dealer may have written the purchase date on the tag for your maintenance plan. If not your dealer can determine the age by using your serial number

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Remove the bag door, you will see a little round rubber piece about 1/4 in diameter on the motor cover. Remove the rubber piece and very gently push the button while the brush roll motor is running

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


You have something wrong with your brush roll or you have damaged the fan. Remove the brush roll and belt and turn the vacuum back on, if the noise is gone it is likely something wrong with your brush roll, if the noise persists you probably have a broken fan. You have to remove the motor and fan housing after removing the top cover, unscrew the bolt holding the fan on and install a new fan (you can get one from any Riccar or Simplicity vacuum dealer)

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


I think you mean it's an 8955, Riccar has not had a 8995 model. If there is no suction in the hose it has to have something clogging it. Open the little round opening on the back of the vacuum where the hose attaches to see if you have suction there.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


If it has suction it has to be exhausting the air. Filters should be replaced at least once a year.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


It depends on the model, most models require simply removing the bottom plate and replacing the belt in place of the old belt.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


drop a quater thru hose make sure it goes thru

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jun 21, 2014


You can likely get any 8000 series motor to fit but there are different motors and you really need to talk to a qualified trained Riccar repair technician to determine the proper motor for your model. Your model is almost 30 years old and a newer motor would be difficult for the average homeowner to safely install. You were given good advice because they told you to discuss it with a qualified retailer for the proper way to safely get your vacuum running again. If done properly there could be many more years of usable service left I your old vacuum. If done wrong it could cause damage to the motor or other parts of the vacuum or even cause a fire, death or injury.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Apr 21, 2014


Could be a stretched belt, a slipping clutch if it has one or a problem in the floor selector switch if it has one.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Apr 21, 2014


If the button will not reset it is possible it has not tripped. They can go bad but it is very rare. You can remove the wires from it'll bypass it. If the vacuum runs after you bypass it then it should be replaced.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Apr 21, 2014


Maybe Riccar can provide a diagram.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Apr 16, 2014


It means there is a clog or obstruction somewhere

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Apr 03, 2014


I'm not sure which model you have but this is good for Riccar upright vacuums. If the hose has good suction but is not picking up well check the suction tube that is down by the brush roll. The suction tube starts by the brush roll and goes to the back of the vacuum where you put the suction hose into. If it has a clog or restriction the vacuum will not pick up properly.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Apr 02, 2014


more than likely you can just take it into your local guarantee vacuum and sewing center and they will tell you the cost and get the part for you

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Mar 24, 2014


could possibly be a bad bearing on the motor or motor itself. and possibly the end on the beater bar ( bearing or belt placement roller ) could be seized up .

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Mar 12, 2014


The light is indicating an obstruction somewhere. It is most likely in the hose or the suction tube the hose inserts into.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Mar 11, 2014


Your belt may look fine but if it's over 6 months old it may be stretched and Is slipping. At the age your vacuum is there may be a minor worn part that your dealer could fix easily. You have a
very durable long lasting vacuum but it could benefit from an occasional professional service. It will increase the life of your vacuum and save money in the long run.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Mar 08, 2014

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