20 Most Recent Riccar 4812 Vacuum Questions & Answers


To replace just the hose unscrew it from the swivel attached to the back of the vacuum. The replace swivel insert screwdrivers into the tabs holding it to the body (from inside the dust compartment) to remove it, the new one snaps into place.

Riccar 4812... | Answered on Jan 13, 2015


Remove the screw holding the handle to the body of the vacuum. Remove the screws to separate the parts of the handle to gain access to the switch.

Riccar 4812... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Reset switch is located on the back of the vacuum and close to the back wheels.Press a reset switch a few times and vacuum should start. Check also cord plug . Many times metal prongs are broken at the end of the cord (usually one of them)

Riccar 4812... | Answered on Nov 28, 2013


Greetings from GoVacuum.com,

I just wanted to let you know that we are an authorized Riccar dealer, and we can certainly get the replacement wheels for your Riccar 4812 upright vacuum cleaner.

We stock some parts, and what we don't stock we'll order for you. We don't currently have the wheels on our site, but if you still need the wheels, you may email me at chris.jones@govacuum.com.

We do stock a lot of parts for your 4812 Riccar, including the following;

Riccar 4000 Series Bags That Fit the 4812. Paper Bags 12pk.
http://www.govacuum.com/ricc103.html

Riccar 4000 Series Exhaust Filters for the 4812 Part RF4-2;
http://www.govacuum.com/ricc117.html

Riccar 4000 / 8000 Series Drive Belts Part # A20-R2P
http://www.govacuum.com/ricc112.html

Foam Filter Underneath of Bag Riccar 4812 Part B622-0500
http://www.govacuum.com/ricc133.html

I look forward to helping you if you still need to get the wheels for your vacuum.

Thank you,

Chris J.
GoVacuum.com

Riccar 4812... | Answered on Feb 24, 2012


Hi, My Name is Todd and I am going to try to help with this request.

I am trying to get you a service manual, so bear with me, but here is your owners manual

Your manual can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the link below:

http://www.riccar.com/ftp/whitepapers/4000-Series-Owners-Manual.pdf

Riccar 4812... | Answered on Jun 26, 2011


Greetings from GoVacuum,

Yes, the Riccar 4812 does in deed have a reset switch. Unfortunately some dishonest repair man will tell you at this point that your motor has gone, but 7-10 times it's the reset switch.

If you look down at the base of th vacuum cleaner at the vacuum bottom in the back, right above the rear wheels, you will see a small red button. Take a ball point pen, and while the vacuum is plugged in, go ahead and push the red button or the reset switch. Did the vacuum come on?

If not, it may another simple problem of the cord/ plug going bad.

I hink if it just stopped workint all or a sudden, it's prbably the reset switch.

If it's not, please email me or give me a call and I then diagnose the problem for you.

Chris Jones
GoVavcuum.com
chris.jones@govacuum.com
1-866-468-2288

Riccar 4812... | Answered on Nov 28, 2009


Slide a small screwdriver beside the wheel and rotate it to push up on the axle holding the wheel in place

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Oct 23, 2018


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.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Oct 23, 2018


you will need to get the whole base plate look on ebay

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Sep 06, 2018


Start by checking the suction opening by the brushroll. Then remove the screws and take the nozzle cover off. Remove the cover to be able to inspect the impeller for clogs or debris. Pull the motor if necessary to gain access to the lower end of the suction tube/handle.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Sep 04, 2018


Your 8650 is likely about 30 years old. It may not have a reset switch. If it won't run it may need a new cord or switch. If it's in good shape it may be worth having it looked at by your local Riccar dealer.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 05, 2018


Lay the vacuum on the floor upside down, remove two screws to remove bottom plate to get to the lightbulb

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jun 02, 2018

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