Question about Riccar Vacuums
Your 8955 could be as old as 18 yrs. Try tightening the screw holding the handle in, it could be loose allowing the handle to move back and forth enough to keep the switch from activating.
If it's an older vacuum or is used heavily it could have cracks in the body where the handle screw attaches or some damage inside the vacuum body where the handle bottom goes into.
If that doesn't help, Remove the bag door, remove the screws at the top to remove the cover to gain access to the area where the switch and wiring is located to inspect for the cause. When you push the lever at the top of the handle a lever going down activates the switch. It doesn't take much play in the handle to make the switch go on and off.
Posted on Apr 22, 2018
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There's a small white button on the back of the machine near the left wheel. Use a paper clip or similar item to push that in.
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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