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How do I change the headlight on my riccar 8850

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

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SOURCE: My Riccar 8850 stopped running.

Greetings from GoVacuum,

If the light on your Riccar 8850 is coming on, but the motor is not coming on, this indicates that your motor has gone bad. There is a reset switch on the back of the vacuum cleaner that sometimes trips if the bag is too full, or the filters are not maintained, but when this happens nothing on the vacuum comes on including the headlight. If the headlight is coming on, this indicates that electricity is making it down to the headlight, and the current is going through, but just not activating the motor. This is a tell tale sign of your motor being bad, and needing replacement. You can purchase the motor for the Riccar 8850 (12 AMP, 2 stage motor, Riccar part D113-1700 $122.44) from GoVacuum by giving us a call, as we don't yet have this part on our website.

I hope this helped you. We have been fixing Riccar's for over 30 years, and they are great vacuum cleaners, and the age of the model 8850 is probably the life expectancy of this vacuum cleaner.

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for the information. I pressed the reset button and everything is working fine again."

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SOURCE: My Riccar 8850 belt works but the roller will not spin

I see this same problem posted repeatedly here. The only solutions offered are to "change the belt". When most people state that they've changed the belt and still have the same problem the recommendation is usually "are you sure you changed the belt correctly?".

Bogus. This is a major design issue with the Riccar 8800 series vacuums. It has something to do with the roller and clutch assembly. Either people must replace these every 3-4 months, as they fail at a cost of $50+, or there is another solution and this solution is something other than "change the belt".

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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SOURCE: where is the reset button the riccar 8850?

Hello,

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

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Chris J.
GoVacuum

Posted on Apr 10, 2010

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SOURCE: model 8850 riccar no suction

The bag has a cardboard collar with latex. It must seal over the inlet. Make sure not to tear the bag when replacing.

Is the cover closing properly? The cover seals against a gasket. The same with the filter.

If this is ok, then there probably is still something clogged in the system, Up inside the bottom of the vacuum there is a hole where the dirt goes in to get to the bag. That's where the clog probably is. Also if If the belt is stretched, then it can't turn the brush rol under load, if you haven't chenged it in the last 6 months, then I would put a new one one. Also check the dirt inlet by the brush roll for a blockage. Last but not least, the base plate on a vacuum must fit tightly against the bottom of the vacuum for it to get good suction. this is a culprit on a lot of repairs so make sure the bottom of the vacuum is put togethere correctly and tightly.

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Hello, Refer to page 9 of this owners manual. It involves removing a plate on the bottom.
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You seem to have two model numbers. I plugged the following into Google and got plenty of locations for Riccar belts.
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My Riccar 8850 stopped running. Changed the bag and cleared all hoses. Light comes on but the motor doesn't operate. I can turn the brush freely by hand.


Greetings from GoVacuum,

If the light on your Riccar 8850 is coming on, but the motor is not coming on, this indicates that your motor has gone bad. There is a reset switch on the back of the vacuum cleaner that sometimes trips if the bag is too full, or the filters are not maintained, but when this happens nothing on the vacuum comes on including the headlight. If the headlight is coming on, this indicates that electricity is making it down to the headlight, and the current is going through, but just not activating the motor. This is a tell tale sign of your motor being bad, and needing replacement. You can purchase the motor for the Riccar 8850 (12 AMP, 2 stage motor, Riccar part D113-1700 $122.44) from GoVacuum by giving us a call, as we don't yet have this part on our website.

I hope this helped you. We have been fixing Riccar's for over 30 years, and they are great vacuum cleaners, and the age of the model 8850 is probably the life expectancy of this vacuum cleaner.

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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Replacing belt but brush does not turn


Are you sure that you have the right size of belt? This is the correct belt:

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My Riccar 8850 belt works but the roller will not spin


Thats one of the best vacuums out there.

Take off the bottom plate and you'll probably find that the belt has either come off, broke, or completely stretched out.

If thats not the case, comment back, but I think you'll find that it is.

Good Luck

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