20 Most Recent Riccar 8850 Vacuum Questions & Answers


The armature should be cleaned and dressed when the brushes are replaced as they get full of carbon and can spark.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Feb 11, 2018


Remove the bottom plate to be able to pull the light bulb out and replace it.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Jun 03, 2016


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Riccar 8850... | Answered on Apr 03, 2016


adjust the setting on the vacuum head to pile or plush carpet
it is a simple lever that raises the hood to allow more air under it to make it easier to push

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Oct 07, 2015


There is not a pulley missing, when the belt is tight the shaft will turn the belt but when the belt loses elasticity it will slip on the shaft when being used on the carpet. Replace the n
belt at least once or twice per year.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


On the back towards the bottom

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Jan 13, 2015


If it has no suction it most likely is clogged

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Jan 13, 2015


The knob is to reduce the amount of suction. It normally should be closed.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Jan 13, 2015


Reset button is on the back towards the bottom.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Jan 13, 2015


Inside the bad compartment you can see the swivel portion sticking through. You will need to take a screwdriver and push in on the tabs on the swivel to release it so it can be removed from the body of the vacuum. The new hose ans swivel will just push into the hole and the tabs will hold it in.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015


There are a few parts in the agitator but not many need to reinstall it. Your vacuum is over 10 years old. To insure many more years of service have it checked by your local Riccar dealer.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


The belt has probably lost elasticity or the clutch needs adjusted or a new rubber pad.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Riccar style A or B bags will fit. So will Panasonic U, U3 or U6.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


On the back down by the bottom left side. it's a little white button by the tag that says "reset button"

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


The button will not push in unless it has been tripped. Your model is well over 10 years old, it could be the power cord, the switch or a loose wire somewhere.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


If it spins freely the belt is probably broken or it needs adjusted or has a worn part. This is an inexpensive thing for your Riccar dealer to do when you have your vacuum serviced.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Remove the assembly that holds the foot pedal by removing the three screws after you've removed the bottom plate and brush roll. This allows you to get the nozzle housing out of the way so you can rotate the assembly holding the foot pedal from the metal pivot. Remove the e clips from the shaft and pull the shaft out of the foot pedal (be sure to look closely at the spring and how the shaft are positioned so you can be sure to install them exactly the same way you took them off. It is not a hard job but can be confusing the first time. It's not an expensive fix to have done by your Riccar dealer.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


The carpet / floor selector moves a rod which adjusts the clutch, Your model is over 10 years old, it may need a new belt, clutch rubber pad or just need adjusted. If you don't know how to perform these services take your vacuum to your local Riccar dealer for service. It's the least expensive way to keep it working properly for many years.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014


Your 8850 is an old vacuum. If a new belt does not solve the problem it may need a new rubber motor mount or metal pivot. Both parts are inexpensive and available from your Riccar dealer. If it's been a while since it's been serviced it would be wise to have it serviced by your dealer. A Riccar vacuum will last for many years but should be serviced once a year like all vacuums.

Riccar 8850... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014

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