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Riccar 8955 sweeper won't run...where is thermal protection switc

I have a Riccar 8955 miled sweeper...I was using the sweeper and It just shut down...It appears that I have voltage to the motor. where is the thermal protection switch for the motor.

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  • thinks Feb 25, 2009

    I HAVE THE SAMEPROBLEM TRYING TO FIND THE RESET BUTTON



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  • sjcline May 03, 2009

    My riccar 8955 wont turn on? I can't seem to locate the reset button. I know somone posted it is located on the back of the machine towward to bottom, Can't seem to find it. If this doesn't work, what else could be the problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    my friend took rollerbrush off to clean wanting to be sure and reassemble correctly

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    need diagram of switch and maybe a new one

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Thermal reset is located on the back of the machine at the bottom

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Why wont the reset button depress on riccar 8955 or turn on after trying


The reset button does not have a significant amount of movement in response to pressing to with a paper clip or ball point pen. If the vacuum does not start upon pressing the button, then either the thermal protection circuit is not why the vacuum stopped in the first place or the reason the thermal protection circuit tripped has not been cleared. Quoting from the manual


"Your Riccar vacuum cleaner comes equipped with a Manual Reset Thermal Fuse Protector. This thermal protector is designed to protect your vacuum cleaner from overheating due to a restriction in airflow (i.e. clogged hose, operating the vacuum without a bag). Should this situation occur, the thermal fuse protector will safely shut off the vacuum cleaner to avoid any potential damage. NOTE: To determine it was the thermal fuse protector that turned off your vacuum
cleaner, please refer to the vacuum cleaner's headlight. If the headlight is on while the motor is off, then the thermal fuse protector did safely shut down the motor. If both the headlight and motor are off, then there is some reason other than the thermal protector (i.e. pulled plug) your vacuum is off.
To reset the thermal fuse:
. Unplug the vacuum cleaner

  1. Check for problem - over-filled bag, clog in hose, clogged filters, etc.
  2. Correct problem
  3. Locate "tripped" fuse - the small white button located on the bottom of the back side of the main body (roughly one inch to the right of the left wheel)
  4. Using a pencil, paper clip or other pointed object, push the reset button in
  5. Plug vacuum cleaner in and resume use"

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Remove the bottom plate after laying the vacuum upside down, make sure it's not plugged in first. Pull the brush roll out of the nozzle housing, put the new belt around the motor shaft and then the brush roll, pull on the brush roll to give you enough leverage to install the brush roll back into place, reinstall the bottom plate.

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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.

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