Question about Riccar 8955 Upright Vacuum
The bag has a cardboard collar with latex. It must seal over the inlet. Make sure not to tear the bag when replacing.
Is the cover closing properly? The cover seals against a gasket. The same with the filter.
If this is ok, then there probably is still something clogged in the system, Up inside the bottom of the vacuum there is a hole where the dirt goes in to get to the bag. That's where the clog probably is. Also if If the belt is stretched, then it can't turn the brush rol under load, if you haven't chenged it in the last 6 months, then I would put a new one one. Also check the dirt inlet by the brush roll for a blockage. Last but not least, the base plate on a vacuum must fit tightly against the bottom of the vacuum for it to get good suction. this is a culprit on a lot of repairs so make sure the bottom of the vacuum is put togethere correctly and tightly.
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
The reason why there isno suction with your Riccar 8850 is because of the problem with the belt. It might be either stretched or worn. You will need to replace the vacuum belt. Here's the link where you can order the replacement belt: Riccar Belt.
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Posted on Apr 03, 2011
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