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After changing the bag on my riccar it is very hard to push'

\015 It used to run very smooth and was easy to push, not i really hae to work hard to get it to move on te carpet. There is nothing jammed on the roller\015

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After putting a clean bag into the vacuum cleaner, more air can get through it, so it generates more vacuum, sp it is obvious, that it will be harder to push for some time. if it wont get better, it only means you didnt gt it with a clean airbag
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After changing the bag on my riccar it is very hard to push'


After putting a clean bag into the vacuum cleaner, more air can get through it, so it generates more vacuum, sp it is obvious, that it will be harder to push for some time. if it wont get better, it only means you didnt gt it with a clean airbag ... Riccar 8955 Upright Vacuum

I have a dirt devil featherlite plus and all of the sudden it started pushing hard and smells hot. I cleaned the roller, changed the bag, checked the belt. The belt is a little wore, but not bad.


If it is pushing hard then you still have a belt problem. It may not be broken but the belt is stretched out too long and will not turn the roller brush fast enough to make it push easy. ... Dirt Devil M085500 Featherlite Plus Bagged Upright Vacuum

After changing he bag, it is very difficult to push my riccar upright on carpet


Air has more space to go through, will be harder to use on carpet until some dirt gets into the airbag, it will be easier, but you will need to replace bag again ... Riccar Vacuums

My Dyson DC07 has recently been service and was making a clattering noise and very hard to push. We have taken it back and he has changed the clutch mechanism under the base which has solved the clattering, but it is still really hard to push because of the suction. It is even lifting the carpet in one room. Can you tell me what the possible reasons for this could be? One thought we had was that the little rubber wheels on the bottom cover could have worn so the hoover is closer to the floor


On the sole plate you should have 5 little wheels, these are prone to jamming after a while. You should make sure these are not jammed in anyway.\012\012You can release these with a screwdriver, but be careful not to prize too hard as you ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I have the bagless hoover windtunnel and it doesn't pick up anything and it is very hard to push. Changed the belt and The rollers are spinning and the filter has been changed. What else can I do?


It sounds like there are dirt and hair wound around the wheel axels cousing them not to spin freely. You have to remove all hair and carpet fiber. Then drop a drop of lubricant oil on the axel.\015\012Change the filter.\015\012You should ... Hoover U6630-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum

Lid won't close. I started to put in a new bag but accidentally took out the plastic insert section the bag should attach to--so when I closed the lid over that, I must have pushed a little too hard. Now it won't com[pletely close! The plastic clasp is intact. Is there anything I can do before having to haul or send it for repair?


Your supposed to take out the plastic part that holds the bag but the way this unit is designed the lid will not close unless everything is inthere correctly so just make sure evverything in inserted correctly and keep trying! DO you still have your ... Electrolux Harmony Canister Vacuum - EL6985 Vacuum

I have a Riccar 800C, red bag light came on, changed bag, now it wont power on, help.


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I have an old Miele canister vacuum and I do not know how to disassemble the hose to check for a clog. I think it sucked up a nerf ball the size of a ping pong ball. I changed the bag but it did isn't appear to be in the bag. The vacuum powers on but I do not have suction with the hose, and since the hose has hard plastic elbow joints I do not want to pry them apart and break it


Hi Emily: If you have the model number for your machine you may be able to find your manual on the Miele website. Check ... Miele Vacuums

How do I find the opening to change the bag on the Riccar RC 1100


Just above the hole where the hose goes there's a squarish part to where your hand should go. It should just pull upwards. \015\012\015\012User manual download (FREE and in pdf form:)\015\012\015\012http://www.riccar.com/ftp/whitepapers/1 ... Riccar RC1100 Compact Vacuum

When i am vaccuming it is really hard to push how do u change that setting


Raise your height adjust, and replace your belt. This will fix 99% of the problems with vacuums being hard to push. \015\012\015\012Your height should only be as low as it takes to get your brushes to just make contact with your carpet. P ... Dirt Devil Vacuums

Oreck has become hard to push on rugs - Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum


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My Oreck is hopping on my carpet while vacuuming. It is fine when pushed away - it hops and leaves marks on my carpet when I pull it back. I have changed the bag and cleaned off the roller and checked for a clog. All are fine.


My first thought is to change the belt.If it is stretched this is a common symptom.You can go to youtube and my chanell is sewvacmd.Their is a video on how to change it.Hope this helps. ... Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Hoover self-propelled windtunnel U6430-900 flat belt gets hot & becomes hard to push. It has a filter bag. Purchased 8/2/01. Took one plate off bottom. Used a compressor to blow out dirt & dust. Put new thin belt on.


Belts get hot when fibers from carpet get wound arounf the belts mounting shaft. Best to take a razor and cut off any fibers so the belt doesn't get hot again ... Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Upright VacuumVacuum

Why is my oreck upright hard to push on rugs- do i need to change the belt?


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After changed the belt, it feel very heavy, have to push hard for it to move


Hi have you tried changing the pile setting ( if it has one ) or your belt maybe a faulty one causing it to be to tight . Always use genuine parts because they are made exactly to the right fit for your vacuum. Fake or pattern parts are not made prop ... Dirt Devil Breeze Bagless VacuumVacuum

No suction Hello - any help with this would be much appreciated! I just changed the bag and filters. The machine runs, seems normal, but there is no suction. There is no blockage of the hose, as indicated by the fact that that little viewer window above where the hose connects to the unit is not showing the red portion that it shows when there is something blocking the hose (god, this is hard to describe!). If I disconnect the hose and put my hand over the hole, I feel some suction. But


Well, it actually sounds like there is a blockage. Try removing your hose and dropping something through it, like a quqrter. If it comes through, no clog. If it is clogged, I believe that machine has a blower on the upper part of the cleaner (mayb ... Miele S514 Solaris Electro Plus Vacuum

I have a RICCAR 8900 - I have changed the belt and I think I did it correctly. Machine is running well, except the self-propelled portion isn't working. Vacuum only goes so far and then needs to be pushed, and yes I have it on the carpet setting.


Your vacuum is not self propelled. It is most. Likely something was not put back together properly when installing the new belt. ... Riccar 8650/8625 s Vacuum

Our Riccar SupraLite Upright Vac used to glide across the floor so easily, but now we have to push it pretty hard. This just recently started. What can be wrong?


Suggest you check the wheels to see if they are moving freely.\015\012Also check the beater brush to see that it is moving freely.\015\012Be sure the belt has not broken. If it has, replace with a new one.\015\012Also take the time to clean the beat ... Riccar 8955 Upright Vacuum

Vacuum hard to push - Oreck XL21 Bagged Upright Vacuum


You probably have a broken belt. replace it ... Oreck XL21 Bagged Upright Vacuum

My vacuum seems to be just pushing around things instead of sucking them up. I changed the bag and cleaned the bottom, but nothing helped.


Did you check to see if the drive belt for the beater brush was broken or frozen up?\015\012The beater brush hits the carpeting and causes the dirt, etc, to jump into the air so the suction of the unit can pull it into the vacuum.\015\012The beater b ... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

My Riccar 8850 stopped running. Changed the bag and cleared all hoses. Light comes on but the motor doesn't operate. I can turn the brush freely by hand.


Greetings from GoVacuum,\015\012\015\012If the light on your Riccar 8850 is coming on, but the motor is not coming on, this indicates that your motor has gone bad. There is a reset switch on the back of the vacuum cleaner that sometimes ... Riccar 8850 Vacuum

New windtunnel bag vacuum worked fine for about a week but now is unbelieveably hard to push at same setting on same carpet as before.


The self propelled unit might have broken, their is a metal wire that helps make unit work correctly ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

Oreck upright hard to push - Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum


If hard to push, only a few things to check:\015\012\015\012(1) Rear wheels will get hair or thread wrapped around axles, dust, etc. and be hard to turn. Make sure each wheel turns easily.\015\012\015\012(2) Small wheels on ne ... Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum

How do I change the vacuum bag? - Riccar Vacuums


If you could tell me the brand/model i could help you ... Riccar Vacuums

Riccar 8995 stopped. Changed vacuum bag. Tried to press reset button but it will not depress at all. Not sure what to do.


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