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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.
Inside the bad compartment you can see the swivel portion sticking through. You will need to take a screwdriver and push in on the tabs on the swivel to release it so it can be removed from the body of the vacuum. The new hose ans swivel will just push into the hole and the tabs will hold it in.
look on line for a pool hose swivel. your hose should be 1 1/2 as a norm . they don't know what a swivel is at all the pool stores I stopped at. should be able to improvise I stretched my hose out on the bricks for 2 days in the florida heat. it seems to have helped. but still look for the swivel connector,cut into hose about 3 ft. at either end you chose to mount the swivel. good luck. amf
You need to purchase a Hoselock tap connector. There are two basic types, one has a thread that screws on to a theaded tap and the other type is a compession fitting that can be secured to most other taps.
The full range of connectors can be found on their website
The snap ring is generally found on a Canadian made LUX AP series prior to 1982 and it is in fact a coil spring you must leave the wiring off the handle. Be sure the steel cap and rubber o ring are on the tip of the hose. Slide the handle onto the hose with the hose tip facing upright. then with a small flat screwdriver separate the hooked tip of the spring from its body and run your screwdriver around the spring,feeding it into the groove inside the hose handle, spiraling as you go. similar to how you would feed a key onto a key ring. Before inserting the wire cover try to swivel thew handle it should rotate smoothly. Be very gentle inserting the wire cover pin as it will crack the handle. Use gentle pressure with pliers to start it , then squeeze it into place with your plier jaws fully open. Post back to advise how you have made out
Turned out to be a "doh!" moment. Use the lever on the side of the seat to permit swivel. Unplug Controls connector. Lift seat off unit. Remove battery compartment cover by loosening 2 Philips-head screws on the Charger cover at the rear. Disconnect cable to Electronic Controller at front of front battery. Disconnect the Red and Black battery connectors, the ones that join the 2 batteries. Lift out batteries. Transfer battery connections to new batteries. Reverse the above process to reassemble.
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The line needs to installed on the reel as it is on the new spool when purchased. Also check spool drag. If it is a spinning reel it is important to install the string correctly and use a quality brand of string.
If you are sure the base is clear, and that the flexible hose and attachment tube are clear, the only other common place for a blockage is the swivel neck that joins the base to the bottom of the dust bag housing. Here's what to do:
Press the housing release button (front bottom of bag housing) and lift off the bag housing from the base. This can be quite hard (three or four hands would be helpful) but be sure to lift straight. When you've got the bag housing off, release the foot pedal and lower the swivel neck to 45 degrees. Check inside the swivel neck channel closest to the foot pedal, and clean it out as necessary.
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Got this post off this web site...I just replaced my swivel and it worked: http://www.managemyhome.com/mmh/answers/Answers.action#l4q110567
To install a new swivel assembly, you will need 2 small, flat tip screw drivers. Unplug the vacuum. Push the screw drivers in between the hose and the collar where you see the seams in the plastic collar on the end where the hose enters the collar. This will release tabs that hold the collar to the swivel. Pry and pull the collar back over the hose and then pull the small screwdrivers out of the collar. Slide the collar back along the hose. Unplug the wiring connections from the hose. Pull the hose wires up and out of the holder on the swivel assembly. Lift the tabs on the side of the hose and pull it off of the swivel. Push the new swivel onto the hose. Align the hose wires and secure them in the holder. Plug the wires from the swivel into the hose wires (blue to blue, white to white). Secure the swivel wires into the wire holder on the swivel assembly. Push the collar back up the hose and onto the swivel with the plastic seams aligned with the tabs on each side of the hose. Snap the collar securely into place.