20 Most Recent Riccar R552 Questions & Answers

We know we can buy a manual you greedy people. Thought this was where people help with advice. The machine don’t even cost $60 why would someone buy a manual for that or get “pro” advice for that? It would be cheaper to go buy another used machine.

Riccar R552 | Answered on Oct 31, 2019

Here's a manual for the 551, it should be similar enough for your machine.
If not look on www.riccar.com/help/manuals for a similar model.
Find out what shank your machine is and you should be able to buy parts for it. I find ebay great for old sewing machine parts.
Hope this helps!

Riccar R552 | Answered on Jan 03, 2018

You can get Riccar manuals for some machines from their site.
I couldn't find one based on the serial number. It's easier if you use the model number.
Might this be the one for you machine?
I'm assuming RD stands for Rental Deluxe.
If not have a look at the manuals that are available to find the right one for your machine.
Hope this helps!

Riccar R552 | Answered on Dec 13, 2015

here are sites to find a manual

Riccar R552 | Answered on May 31, 2012

Switch off the power and smell closer to the motor , is you feel the motor was running hot or is still heating up without a movement then it is possible that the motor is faulty.
Make sure there is no friction on the mechanism or the drive. If so remove motor and test on direct voltage to confirm if there is any issues with the switch.

Riccar R552 | Answered on Aug 19, 2011

Try www.diplodocs.com for one

Riccar R552 | Answered on Apr 16, 2011


Get a manual for the 555, it should be able to give you enough knowledge for your machine.

If not look on the website www. riccar.com for a similar model.

Find out what shank your machine is and you should be able to buy parts for it. I find ebay great for sewing machine parts.


Riccar R552 | Answered on Feb 10, 2011

I check at sewingpartsonline.com they have both models numbers at the top---it's shows they have bobbins

click on the riccar parts & look for your model number it's toward they middle of the page just click on the number R551 or R552

Riccar R552 | Answered on Dec 01, 2010

Do you have the right size bobbin? And is your casing inserted the correct way and in the right position? Sometimes, if you have the wrong size bobbin it will cause this, remember not all bobbins fit all machines. Be sure you use the ones that your manufacturer recommends, or you can cause internal damage

Riccar R552 | Answered on Oct 04, 2010

Here is the direct link to their website databased full manual :


It does have a page with the part numbers. You can go here to find where to buy accessories: http://www.riccar.com/where-to-buy/
Hope this helps:)

Riccar R552 | Answered on Sep 24, 2010

There may not be an option. Try this - set the stitch length to zero. This should stop the movement of the feed dogs.

Tape an index card over the feed dogs with a hole punched out for the needle to enter and exit.

Riccar R552 | Answered on Feb 20, 2010

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