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8600 riccar was vacuming and it stopped hit red reset and still n

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  • seg21 Jan 30, 2009

    puhed red rest with a pen and it still doesn't start

  • seg21 Jan 30, 2009

    it just quit

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    OK. Are you certain that the plug your plugged into is good? Try plugging a lamp into the plug to confirm that the plug is powered.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Did you smell anything burning just before the vacuum quit?

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Please describe you problem completely as anything you may have entered originally got cut off.

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This sounds like the Thermal Switch in your motor tripped. All Riccar vacuum cleaners have a motor reset switch, that will shut the motor down when it gets hot. Usually it's caused by a full bag, clog, or dirty filter.

Try resetting the thermal switch first. If this doesn't work, you may have done some more serious damage to the motor, and it might be a good idea to take it into a local Riccar dealer in your area.

Here's a step by step guide on how to check the reset switch on your Riccar 8850:

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Remove the vacuum bag, and see if you can visibly see any obstructions, or replace the bag if it's full:
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Also inspect the Secondary filter while you have the vacuum bag removed from the machine. If the filter is clogged or dirty, rinse under warm water, and air dry completely before reinstalling it into the vacuum. It's best to wash this filter every 30 days, and replace after 4-5 washings.

Here's a link to the secondary filter on our website if you ever need to purchase one:
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Your Riccar 8850 also has a set of exhaust filters that are on the front of the vacuum, near the bottom where the upright body meets the agitator housing. These filters when clogged may also cause the thermal switch to trip. These filters are recommended to be replaced every 6-12 months, and are not recommended to be washed.

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Locate "tripped" fuse – the small white button located on the bottom of the back side of
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Using a pencil, paper clip or other pointed object, push the reset button in, you should hear a clicking noise when it resets.

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Please feel free to ask any follow up questions by adding a comment to this repair, I'm always more then happy to answer any and all follow up questions if you need some clarification. If this was helpful, please rate the repair helpful or leave some feedback for me. Thanks so much,

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Where is the reset button located?


Greetings from GoVacuum,

The reset buttons on the Riccar vacuum cleaners are located at the bottom of the vacuum cleaner in the back, underneath of where the wand sits on the vacuum cleaner.

Here's a picture of a Riccar 8925 which replaced your 8850 a few years ago, but the reset switch will be in the same exact location on all Riccar uprights;


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Here's a closer look of the reset switch;

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