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Dirty filter caused vacuum to swtich off mid-use. Filter's cleaned, but machne won't start again. Is there reset switch or do I need to take it in to get fixed?

Hi! I just received a westinghouse wired upright vaccum. It works great, well, it did at first. But I'm embarrassed to say that since I didn't get a manual with it, I didn't realize the filter had clogged and needed cleaning until the vacuum stopped working mid-use this morning. I didn't smell any burning wiring - but the machine won't turn back on. Is there a trip switch I can flip to "reboot" it now the filters are cleaned out? Or should I take it in to get looked at? Many thanks, Susan

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Here is a copy of the manual for your vacuum

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Hello! The vacuum will reset itself, you only need to allow it time to cool off.This can take up to an hour. Overheating is usually caused by a clog or a filter that needs to be cleaned or replaced. Below are simple instructions for checking your vacuum for clogs.

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If you can't smell burning then it's probably a broken power switch or the vacuum got too hot and the thermal overload protection has tripped. Try leaving it off for 15-30 minutes and try it again. The thermal overload will reset itself during this time and it should work again.

In the meantime, make sure you have power to the vacuum, check for any blockages and check that the rollers in the cleaning head will turn by hand. Also, give your filters a clean. Any of these could cause the vacuum to overheat.

If you've already done this and/or power doesn't return after 15-30 minutes, I would start by checking the switch.

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Stopped running. Filter was clogged. Cleaned filter and changed bag, but still won't start. Motor was warm when it stopped.


Hi There,

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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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.

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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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It's also possible that you may have clog in the suction port inside of the agitator housing. Remove the bottom plate from the vacuum, and look for the tube that runs on the left hand side from the tray to the rear of the agitator housing. Make sure that this tube is clear from obstructions:
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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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Can the filter cause the vacuum to shut off?


Greetings from GoVacuum,

The answer to this question is yes, sometimes the filters can cause the vacuum to shut off. This typically happens when the filter behind the bag, or the pre-motor filter is clogged or dirty. Also if you have a clog somewhere in the system, this can also cause the machine to power down after a short usage time.

If the machines shuts down, and won't start until waiting for a period of 1-2 hours, then what's happening is that for some reason the motor is overheating, and to protect the motor from damaging itself because the motor can not breathe, it will shut it self down as a precaution.

This is either caused by a clog in the vacuums hose or power nozzle, or it can also be caused by a full bag, or dirty filter.

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