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The cause could be different depending on which model you have. Some models have stretch belts which should be replaced at least once per year because they lose elasticity. The most common problem I've found with Riccar vacuums is the belt coming off when a new belt is installed on an older model. Riccar vacuums are very well built and many owners use their vacuum for many years without having it serviced. I recently had a 17 year old Riccar Vibrance model brought in for service because the belt crumbled to pieces. The vacuum had the original belt and filters. Putting a tight new belt on the vacuum pulls on the motor because it must be stretched so much. After many hours and years of use screws may need tightened up and motor mounts and pivot points can become worn.
If your model is a few years old or is used heavily I suggest having it inspected by a qualified Riccar service center. A properly maintained Riccar vacuum can last 10 or even 20 years. A few dollars spent on maintaining it can add years to the usable life.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Feb 04, 2017

Difficult to assess as there are a multitude of things that go into price, ie overall visual condition, operating condition, accessories included, owner's manual, collectibility/rarity, location...

Just search for the:

Make Model

and see if anything comes up that is currently listed for sale or recently sold.

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Jan 31, 2017

Riccar Tandem Air models have a hose that has releases to push to remove the hose. Most Vibrance & 8000 series and older series vacuums have the hose attached to a swivel on the back of the vacuum. The hose can be unscrewed from the swivel. To remove the swivel you need to remove the vacuum bag inside the dust compartment, you must compress the tabs holding the swivel to the body to be able to pull it out.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 10, 2017

When you press the reset button you must make sure to push it in far enough. You may need to use a small tool to make sure you are getting it reset. Your Riccar vacuum is still under warranty. If it is not the reset button I suggest you take it back to your dealer for repair.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 08, 2017

You may be better off going to google and search "riccar 2910 manual" That way you can follow their detail dorections rather then someone elses and it confuse you. Usually the PDF versions have pictures with it :-)

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Jan 03, 2017

Most foot controllers are attached to the cabinet to be used as a knee control. If yours appears to be a foot pedal and the cords are long enough, you can probably remove it from the cabinet and try it on the floor.

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Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Oct 24, 2016

The pedal is stuck in the ON position. Unplug the sewing machine and try to open up the pedal to inspect it. Or try pressing the pedal a few time to loosen up the pedal movement. Good luck!.

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Oct 24, 2016

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Could be the machine needs needle bar adjustment or the machine has not been professionally cleaned & oiled for some time. Old oil solidifies and sticks moving parts together.

Berninamatic 910 is frozen Where can find manuals so that can service it

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Oct 12, 2016

a piping foot is a normal foot with one side cut off
that allows the needle to be positioned next to the piping while the remainder of the foot holds the material down and progresses the material for sewing
to do double piping you would need to sew one in first then repeat the operation laying the second piping in next to the first lot

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Oct 02, 2016

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE The manufacturer cannot accept responsibility for damage caused when the appliance is not used according to the instructions, or for uses other than those for which it was intended..... • Do not leave appliance when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing. • WARNING: ELECTRIC SHOCK COULD OCCUR IF USED OUTDOORS OR ON WET SURFACES. • Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children. • Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer's recommended attachments. • Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If appliance is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to your Authorized Retailer for service. • Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on the cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not run appliance over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces. • Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord. • Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands. • Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair and anything that may reduce air flow. • Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts. • Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes. • Do not use without vacuum bag and/or filters in place. • Turn off all controls before unplugging. • Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. • Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline, or use in areas where they may be present. • Do not attempt to service the unit while appliance is plugged in.

Riccar Sewing... | Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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