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Mk-101 older model. the thermal protection shut off motor and after lengthy time would not reset thermal switch and turn back on. help

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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

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Your mini breaker is probably bad if its a new motor. Its found on the relay board and they can weaken over time, especially if you had a bad motor before that tripped it a lot.

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Was using my cleaner it went off and now it won't turn back on


Many models have a thermal reset to turn off the vacuum if it gets hot. Better vacuums have a mechanical reset switch that you push to reset. Most vacuums have an automatic thermal cutoff built into the motor, if it gets too hot it shuts off the power and will reset itself when it cools back down. If it shut off due to getting too hot it indicates a clog somewhere or the filters are clogged or the bag is full.

Jan 22, 2017 | Vacuums

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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"

Mar 08, 2015 | Riccar 8955 Upright Vacuum

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Reset switch



There is no reset button it as a Thermal Cut Off



This vacuum cleaner has a special thermostat that protects the cleaner in case of motor overheating. If the cleaner suddenly

shuts off, turn the switch off and unplug the cleaner.

Check the cleaner for a possible source of overheating such as a blocked hose or clogged filters. If these conditions are found, fix

them and wait at least 30 minutes before attempting to use the cleaner. After the 30-minute period, plug the cleaner back in and

turn on the switch. If the cleaner still does not run, then call 1-800-282-2886 for customer assistance
this link below is the manual
http://dl.owneriq.net/b/b7517422-db37-404e-9da2-d898185942e5.pdf

Sep 05, 2013 | Eureka 4700A Maxima Bagless Upright Vacuum

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Dyson dc. 27 filters


PLEASE go to :http://www.dyson.com/support/default.asp select your model and proceed with common sense for troubleshooting.
Most of the time see if the motor has water or some chemical, Try to dry or see if the brush is worn. Try to stop the machine by 2 hours for help to motor. They have thermal switch or thermical fuse that protect the system. Help the motor to dry. God bless you

Jul 15, 2012 | Vacuums

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Vacum shuts off


If you have BISSELL vacuum, some of our models have a brush reset. Here are the instructions to turn it back on:

If something becomes lodged in the foot and the

brush shuts off, turn the cleaner off and unplug

from the outlet. Remove the obstruction. The

brush will automatically reset when the cleaner
is plugged in and turned back on.

Additionally, you could have dirty filters that are activating a thermal protector switch that shuts the vacuum off if the motor becomes too hot. If this is the case unplug the vacuum, clean any filters, clogs, or obstructions and wait 30 minutes for the unit to cool. Then plug the unit in and it should work. I hope this helps.

May 03, 2012 | Vacuums

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My eureka enviro vac shut off and wont turn back on it was clogged but does not smell burnt . is there a reset or some kind of shut off when it gets clogged?


Same thing happened to me. I checked the owner's manual and it turns out the Eureka Envirovac has a built-in thermal cut-off switch. So anytime the motor gets too hot, it just shuts down. Most of the time this is because it gets plugged or the filter is too dirty. In my case, the dust basket thingy and filter were clogged beyond belief. Probably would help to clean that more regularly in hindsight. Supposedly it will turn back on after the recommended 30 minute wait.

Apr 15, 2011 | Eureka 5893AVZ Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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I have a Hoover Mach 2.7 Windtunnel that shut off during use and wouldn't turn back on. Was doing kitchen floor and running fine. Though a breaker tripped but didn't...what could it be?


Hello,

It sounds like your thermal reset switch inside of your Hoover may have gone bad. When a vacuum cleaner doesn't turn on it, it's either caused by one of four things.
  1. Electrical Short in your Cord.
  2. Plug has gone bad.
  3. Motor of your vacuum is faulty
  4. The On / Off Switch has gone bad, and/or your Thermal Reset Switch has gone bad
Since this happened while you were vacuuming, I would guess that this is either your electrical plug that's shorted out, or that your thermal reset switch has shorted out. Your model Hoover was built with a protection system that is supposed to automatically shut down your machine if it senses any excessive heat. This mechanism is controlled by a Thermal reset switch which is located in motor compartment. This part is notoroious for failing, even when there's no overheating that's occured.

Before you disassemble the entire machine to check this part though, I would try testing the On / Off switch in your machine, as well as testing the electrical cord, which will also let you know if your plug has gone bad.

Here's a link to a solution I've done here on FixYa explaining how to check the On / Off switch;
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4530569-replace_off_switch_hoover_windtunnel

While you have this apart, you can use the same electrical tester to test your cord. Simply put one end of the test into the terminal from the switch, and the other end of the test on one of the metal prongs that plugs into the wall. See if you have continuity here, if not, switch to the other prong of the plug and see if this helps.

If not continuity, this means your plug, or your cord has failed. If you do have continuity, this means that it's either the On / off switch, or the Thermal Reset Switch that's gone bad.

Here's a link to the solution that I've done on here showing how to replace the Thermal Reset Switch on your vacuum cleaner:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4999778-replace_thermal_overload_switch_hoover

If you'd like some more help diagnosing this vacuum, please feel free to just use the comment field on the bottom of this page. I'm always happy to help you do some more advanced diagnosing, or answer any questions you may have.

If you found this solution helpful, please be so kind and rate this repair helpful, or leave feedback for me. This is greatly appreciated by the FixYa community. Thanks so much,

Chris Jones
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Jan 10, 2011 | Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel...

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The vacuum stopped running and won't turn back on?


While there's no reset button it's not uncommon for the internal thermal switch to trip to an "open" position. This internal, no-access-switch opens when the motor gets hot, it protects the motor from overheating to the point of failure. Bissell's website states that if the thermal switch is tripped let the vacuumm sit for a half hour and then it try it again.

If it doesn't work you might then try Tech610's suggestions.

Dec 08, 2008 | Bissell 3594 CleanView PowerTrak Bagless...

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


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

Nov 24, 2008 | Riccar 8955 Upright Vacuum

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The machine shuts off!! will restart after a few minutes, but shuts right off again...


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The machine shuts off!! Will restart
Posted by mjzimmervt on Apr 30, 2008
The machine shuts off!!
Will restart after a few minutes,
but shuts right off again...


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
Not knowing the brand name or model number of the vacuum, some vacuums have a thermal switch or thermal shut off switch to protect the motor and once the motor gets hot the vacuum will shut off, or the vacuum could very well be clogged and the air is not getting through to the motor to keep it cool. Please check your owner’s manual under the trouble shooting section or cal the factory / manufacturer to see if the can send you an owner’s manual (OM) or you can download the OM from the manufacturer’s website. Next time include the brand name and model #. ? So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
Don – The Vac Man
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Apr 30, 2008 | Vacuums

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