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Riccar 8955 carpet/floor switch won't stay on carpet mode keeps moving to floor mode

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SOURCE: riccar 8955 sweeper won't run...where is thermal protection switc

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

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: no suction on carpets

The reason it doesn't pick up on the carpets is because the belt is stretched or worn and can't turn the roller brush against the resistance of the carpet. Here is a link to the replacement belts you need:

Riccar Upright Vacuum Belts

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SOURCE: absolutely no power. No light or anything. Is

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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Why does the riccar vacuum reset button not depress?


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The bare floor/carpet switch moves on it's own from bare floor to carpet all the time.


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I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC07. When you have your brush control set to 'Carpets', the brushbar should run when the cleaner is reclined into the vacuuming position, and shut off when you stand the cleaner upright. When you have the brush control set to 'Hard floors', it should remain in the off position until you change it manually back to 'Carpets'.

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The brushes will not spin when in the lock down position. I adjusted the arm internally and it does not seem to apply enough pressure to have it fully lock down. Can the mechanisms wear out.


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Our Riccar SupraLite Upright Vac used to glide across the floor so easily, but now we have to push it pretty hard. This just recently started. What can be wrong?


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8955 Upright Vacuum: How to change belt?...


Be sure to unplug your vacuum from the electrical outlet before proceeding!

-Turn your vacuum upside down so that the handle is resting on the floor and nozzle portion is resting on a work bench.
-Remove the 2 phillips screws from the metal bottom plate and set the bottom plate aside.
-Look at the right side of the brush roll. You will see a bent metal rod that attaches to the brush roll end cap. This is the clutch rod that allows your brush roll to spin or not depending on the position of the carpet/floor switch on the top of the nozzle. Pull this rod out of the brush roll clutch only. Leave the switch end of the rod where it is and just let the rod rest there.
-Pull the brush roll and old belt out and dispose of the old belt.
To install a new belt; put the new belt on the motor shaft first, next put the other end of the belt over the end of the brush roll and stretch belt and brush roll back in to place. Notice that on the brush roll end cap opposite of where the clutch rod goes, there is a metal piece with a slot cut into it. Be sure that this slot mates with the plastic stop in the nozzle so that the end cap cannot move.
Snap the clutch rod back in place and rotate the brush roll by hand to make sure the belt is not pinched.
Replace the bottom plate.

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Remove and replace belt


Hi There,

Here's a very helpful repair that I did exactly for your problem on how to replace the belt on your Riccar. Your model, the 8955 is more difficult then other models due to the rug/floor selector knob. No worries though, I explained this step by step with pictures.

Hopefully this helps you,

http://www.fixya.com/support/t4373126-replace_belt_in_8850_model

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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