Riccar Model RC1100 Canister Vacuum Cleaner Bags - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


There is most likely something stuck in the hose.

Riccar Model... | Answered on Mar 08, 2014 | 128 views


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

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Apr 26, 2020 | 126 views


Either the cord is bad or the reset button has tripped. It could also be a bad hose or switch. Canisters are harder to diagnose because the electricity for the power nozzle runs from the canister to the power nozzle.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Oct 29, 2019 | 354 views


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.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Oct 29, 2019 | 134 views


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.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Oct 29, 2019 | 123 views


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

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Oct 23, 2018 | 105 views


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.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Oct 23, 2018 | 184 views


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

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Sep 06, 2018 | 78 views


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.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Sep 04, 2018 | 152 views


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.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Aug 05, 2018 | 52 views


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

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jun 02, 2018 | 68 views


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

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jun 02, 2018 | 44 views


Remove the screws holding the cover that holds the handle in to remove the handle. Reverse the procedure with the new handle.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Apr 28, 2018 | 170 views


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.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Apr 22, 2018 | 58 views


Fixya cannot supply Riccar vacuum parts.

Riccar Vacuums | Answered on Jan 22, 2018 | 59 views

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