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I have a riccar supralite vacuum . the bag is new, suction good but when you turn on the machine it makes a loud noise- and automatically short circuits. i reset the switch and it blows again

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It also could have a broken impeller but that won't usually cause it to short out but it might if it can't turn at all.

Posted on Sep 06, 2018

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The brushes in the motor are worn to the point that they are not working, it is shorting out.

Posted on Aug 05, 2018

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SOURCE: Electrolux Epic 6500SR Full Bag sensor working, Does not Reset properly

The problem was a sticking switch that was not being reset. The vacuum on/off switch mechanism is comprised of two switches. One is the main switch that turns the vacuum on and off. The second is a shut off switch that gets tripped when the full bag sensor is engaged. This second switch is supposed to get reset when you push the on/off switch on the outside of the machine. The full bag shutoff switch was stiff and it, therefore, was taking a couple of presses of the on/off switch to move the shutoff switch back into the running position.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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SOURCE: noise

What does this noise sound like? If it's a squealing noise, chances are that it is a belt going bad. You can purchase a new belt at your local Sears, or probably even your local grocery/department store. The vacuum belt is easy to replace and inexpensive. Instructions for belt replacement are in the owner's manual, or sometime on the belt's package. Hope this helps... Please take a few seconds to rate how helpful this suggestion was. Thanks and good luck!

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Full bag system works properly, but doesn't reset easily

Either there is something wrong with your switch. Which it doesnt sound like it. Take it to your dealer or call another one it sounds like the control valve needs to be replaced. I am a dealer 1-866-966-9350.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Loss of suction, loud blowing noise

Hi.

Try cleaning out the vortex this will sort out poor suction.

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Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Hoover started to make loud noise

It sounds like a bad motor. Take it to a local vac shop and they should be able to order the motor for you.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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