Having problems with your Riccar 8955 Upright Vacuum ?
It is smoking and bogs down like it is losing power. I have had it for 10 years. Is it "fixable"?
I have this vacuum. Over the years I have had many problems with it. This can happen for a number of reasons. It's PROBABLY clogged and can't rotate, not allowing the motor inside to run to full capacity, making it "bog", as you explained. I wouldn't try disassembling it on your own if you don't know much about vacuums. I would bring it to a vacuum repair shop. They shouldnt charge you more than 100 dollars to do this. Hope that helps! Please rate my solution!
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It is smoking and bogs down like it is losing power. I have had it for 10 years. Is it "fixable"?
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