Top 20 Riccar Model RC1100 Canister Vacuum Cleaner Bags Questions & Answers


There is most likely something stuck in the hose.

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Link below to company with some info and contact info
https://www.riccar.com/customer-support
One place it says if your vacuum has a thermal overload reset see owners manual if vacuum will not start. It also says make sure hose is not plugged and filter and bag are good.

Manual below has a troubleshooting guide
http://media.riccar.com/manuals/RSQ1_OM1706.pdf
https://az589519.vo.msecnd.net/productdocuments/Riccar_RSQ1_supraquick.pdf

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I can’t really help with the bag issue because I’ve never heard of that before. But my guess is that the bag isn’t breathing properly or is overly full. If the vacuum sounds louder it’s possibly because the fan is off balance and/or the brush could be bad. To test this turn both switches on and listen is the vacuum sounds normal then we know it’s not the bypass motor. If however you put the handle back and the vacuum is loud it’s probably the fan in the direct air motor. You can also take the brush out and do the same test to see if the loud noise is coming from the brush. If you take the brush out and run both motors and they sound fine, you know the problem is in the brush. Hopefully that helps.

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I usually just break them off. The new one will literally pop on. Don't forget to take of the hubcap and put it on the new wheel.

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Your 8955 could be up to 17 or 18 years old. If yours is old or has been heavily used it may have a wiring short somewhere. The screw holding the handle in to the body of the vacuum might be loose which can cause the handle to not full engage the switch. Try wiggling the handle back and forth to see if it causes the power to turn on and off. Tighten the screw holding the handle in.
If the nozzle housing is restricted from pivoting freely by wear or dirt or debris the nozzle may not go all the way down when the handle is reclined back into the vacuuming position. Inspect the pivot area closely.

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Start by checking the suction opening by the brushroll. Then remove the screws and take the nozzle cover off. Remove the cover to be able to inspect the impeller for clogs or debris. Pull the motor if necessary to gain access to the lower end of the suction tube/handle.

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Slide a small screwdriver beside the wheel and rotate it to push up on the axle holding the wheel in place

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Your 8650 is likely about 30 years old. It may not have a reset switch. If it won't run it may need a new cord or switch. If it's in good shape it may be worth having it looked at by your local Riccar dealer.

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you will need to get the whole base plate look on ebay

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Lay the vacuum on the floor upside down, remove two screws to remove bottom plate to get to the lightbulb

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Hello, Refer to page 9 of this owners manual. It involves removing a plate on the bottom.
http://media.riccar.com/manuals/8000_Owners_Manual.pdf

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Your 8955 could be as old as 18 yrs. Try tightening the screw holding the handle in, it could be loose allowing the handle to move back and forth enough to keep the switch from activating.
If it's an older vacuum or is used heavily it could have cracks in the body where the handle screw attaches or some damage inside the vacuum body where the handle bottom goes into.
If that doesn't help, Remove the bag door, remove the screws at the top to remove the cover to gain access to the area where the switch and wiring is located to inspect for the cause. When you push the lever at the top of the handle a lever going down activates the switch. It doesn't take much play in the handle to make the switch go on and off.

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I will likely save money by having it checked out by your local Riccar service center. A Brilliance can last a long time and work great but like any quality vacuum should be properly serviced every year or two depending on use. A qualified service technician knows what to look for and what your vacuum needs to work properly.

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Fixya cannot supply Riccar vacuum parts.

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Your m
2150 L is likely 25 to 30 years old. The first Riccar vacuums were made in Japan. Your was likely made in Taiwan. Production of most models was brought to St. James, MO 20 years ago. Filters, bags and some parts are still available from your local Riccar dealer, or from ThatVacGuy.com

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