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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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  • snbonfiglio Sep 18, 2010

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Suggest you check the wheels to see if they are moving freely. Also check the beater brush to see that it is moving freely. Be sure the belt has not broken. If it has, replace with a new one. Also take the time to clean the beater brush of any debris and spray a little WD40 on both ends of the beater brush axle.

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  • snbonfiglio Sep 17, 2010

    It wasn't any of the above but at least I learned how to open my vac and check out all these items. Thankss for your response.

  • pwillitz Sep 17, 2010

    Oyi! Look at all you learned! And you only gave me 2 thumbs up!!!!!
    I will have to turn in my "Do a good deed daily!" button.

    Glad it helped a little at least.

  • pwillitz Sep 18, 2010

    Ah! I will hang on to it a bit longer. At least you did respond. I have about 170 solutions submitted with only about 23 responses.
    Have a great weekend.



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