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Riccar SUPRALITE RSL1A User's Manual
RSL1A, RSL3, RSL4, RSL5,
RSL1AC, RSL3C & RSL5C
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Congratulations!
You have purchased a vacuum cleaner that will provide years
of efficient, dependable service. Your Riccar vacuum cleaner is
made using high quality materials and superior workmanship.
Please read these operating instructions carefully before you
use your vacuum.
Riccar is a nationwide company with over 600 Authorized
Retailers to serve you.
To locate your closest Authorized Retailer regarding warranty
work, questions, bags and accessories, please call
1-888-6-RICCAR
or visit our website
www.riccar.com
IMPORTANT:
To activate your warranty, within 30 days of purchase please fill
out and return the warranty postcard OR fill out the warranty
form online at www.riccar.com.
Please fill out warranty information located on page 18 and keep
it for your records.
Key Replacement Parts
Genuine SupraLite Performance HEPA™ Vacuum Bags: RFH-6
Genuine SupraLite Vacuum Bags RSL-6
Genuine SupraLite Vacuum Belts: RBS-2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Contents
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Getting Started
Important Safety Instructions Grounding Instructions Assembling the Vacuum 5
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Vacuum Features
On/Off Switch Edge Cleaning Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment Bare Floor Cleaning Brushrolll Jam Indicator Lifetime Belt Protection Warranty 10
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How To
Change the Vacuum Bag Remove/Install the Bottom Plate Change the Belt Replace the Headlight Bulb Replace the Squeegee Reset the Circuit Breaker 13
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Owner’s Information 18
For Best Performance 18
Warranty 19
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USING THIS APPLIANCE
he manufacturer cannot accept responsibility for damage
WARNING: Tcaused
when the appliance is not used according to the
instructions, or for uses other than those for which it
was intended.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury:
• Do not leave appliance when plugged in.
Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before servicing.
• Do not handle plug or appliance with
wet hands.
• WARNING: ELECTRIC SHOCK COULD
OCCUR IF USED OUTDOORS OR ON
WET SURFACES.
• Do not put any object into openings. Do
not use with any opening blocked; keep
free of dust, lint, hair and anything that
may reduce air flow.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close
attention is necessary when used by or
near children.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all
parts of body away from openings and
moving parts.
• Use only as described in this manual.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
• Do not pick up anything that is burning or
smoking, such as cigarettes, matches or
hot ashes.
• Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If
appliance is not working as it should, has
been dropped, damaged, left outdoors,
or dropped into water, return it to your
Authorized Retailer for service.
• Do not use without vacuum bag in place.
• Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as
a handle, close a door on the cord, or pull
cord around sharp edges or corners. Do
not run appliance over cord. Keep cord
away from heated surfaces.
• Do not use to pick up flammable or
combustible liquids such as gasoline or
use in areas where they may be present.
• Turn off all controls before unplugging.
• Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
• Do not attempt to service the unit while
appliance is plugged in.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To
unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Do not use vacuum to pick up water or
any wet materials.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Grounding Instructions
Assembling the Vacuum
Household Models: RSL1A, RSL3, RSL4 and RSL5
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance is equipped with a polarized alternating
Nozzle
Cloth bag
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into
the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact a qualified electrician
to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
Power cord
RSL1A and
RSL1AC Handle
Quick Cord Release
RSL3, RSL4, RSL5 and
RSL3C Handle
Quick Cord Release
(with aluminum upper cord hook)
RSL5C Handle
Commercial Models: RSL1AC, RSL3C and RSL5C
This vacuum cleaner must be grounded. If it should malfunction or break down, grounding
provides a path of least resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock.
This vacuum cleaner is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor
and grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
This vacuum cleaner is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit and has a ground plug
(see illustration). Make sure that the vacuum is connected to an outlet having the same
configuration as the plug. No adapter should be used with this vacuum.
WARNING – Improper connection of
the equipment-grounding conductor
can result in the risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or
service person if you are in doubt
as to whether the outlet is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the vacuum – if it will
not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
Important Note:
Under no circumstances should you plug in the
vacuum cleaner prior to complete assembly.
Model RSL1A and RSL1AC
The vacuum cleaner handle is packed as a
separate component that requires assembly.
Fig. 1
Installing the Handle:
Grounded
Outlet
1. R
elease the handle bracket from the handle
tube by removing the two screws (figure 1).
Grounding
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Grounded
Outlet Box
2. P
lace handle onto the handle tube, aligning
holes with pegs (figure 2).
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Fig. 2
Assembling the Vacuum
Assembling the Vacuum
Model: RSL1A and RSL1AC cont.
Models: RSL3, RSL4, RSL5, RSL3C and RSL5C
3. P
lace the handle bracket back into position
(figure 3).
The vacuum cleaner handle is packed as a
separate component that requires assembly.
4. Secure with two screws removed in step 1.
Fig. 3
Postioning the Power Cord:
Fig. 6
Installing the Handle
1. L
oosen, but do not remove, the screw holding
the upper cord hook (figure 4).
1. R
elease the handle bracket from the handle tube
by removing the two screws (figure 6).
2. P
osition the cord between the cord hook and
the vacuum tube (figure 5). Re-tighten the
screw.
2. P
lace handle onto the handle tube, aligning holes
with pegs (figure 7).
3. O
nce the cord is secured by the cord hook,
proceed with wrapping the cord.
3. P
lace the handle bracket back into position
(figure 8).
Fig. 4
4. W
rap the cord clockwise around the top and
bottom cord hooks. Fasten the plug to the
wrapped cord using the channel on the plug.
When not in use, store the vacuum indoors in
a clean, dry area where it can not be damaged
or cause injury.
5. T
hread cord through cord guides and proceed
with wrapping the cord (figures 9a & 9b).
Fig. 5
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Fig. 7
4. Secure with two screws removed in step 1.
6. W
rap the cord clockwise around the top and
bottom cord hooks. Fasten the plug to the
wrapped cord using the channel on the plug.
When not in use, store the vacuum indoors in
a clean, dry area where it can not be damaged
or cause injury.
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Fig. 8
Fig. 9a
Fig. 9b
Vacuum Features
Vacuum Features
On/Off Switch
On/Off two speed switch on handle cont.
Pull the switch backward to turn the vacuum on.
Push the switch halfway back to turn the vacuum
off. Push the switch all the way forward to use the
maximum power setting.
NOTE: There are three different on/off switch
configurations depending on the model you
own. Identify your vacuum cleaner model and
see the corresponding on/off switch operating
instructions below.
Machine should be turned off before returning handle
to full upright position. Always turn the vacuum cleaner
off before unplugging it from the electrical outlet.
Models: RSL1A and RSL1AC –
On/Off switch on base:
Locate the switch on the back side of the nozzle
to the left of the handle tube (see figure 10).
Simply press the switch with your foot to turn
the vacuum on or off.
Machine should be turned off before returning
handle to full upright position. Always turn the
vacuum cleaner off before unplugging it from the
electrical outlet.
Edge Cleaning
The edge cleaning feature provides improved cleaning
near walls and stationary furniture. For maximum edge
cleaning, place the left side of the nozzle against the
wall or stationary furniture.
Fig. 10
Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment
Models: RSL3 and RSL3C –
On/Off switch on handle:
Locate the switch on the top of the vacuum
handle. Using your thumb, push the switch
forward to turn the machine on and pull
the switch backward to turn the machine
off (see figure 11).
Machine should be turned off before returning
handle to full upright position. Always turn the
vacuum cleaner off before unplugging it from the
electrical outlet.
Your SupraLite vacuum is designed with an automatic,
self-adjusting nozzle. No manual adjustments are
required. The height of the nozzle is instantly and
automatically adjusted to the flooring surface. This selfadjusting feature allows the nozzle to float evenly over
all flooring surfaces.
Fig. 11
The RSL4, RSL5 and RSL5C models come equipped
with a squeegee on the bottom of the vacuum to
improve its effectiveness in cleaning bare floors.
When cleaning tile, hardwood, linoleum, etc.,
use the on setting, as opposed to the maximum
power setting, for best results. (See figure 13)
Models: RSL4, RSL5 and RSL5C – On/Off two speed switch on handle:
The switch for these models, located on the
vacuum handle, is a three-way switch. The
middle position is the off setting, the rear
position is the on setting and the forward
position is for maximum power (see figure 12).
Use the maximum power setting for carpet
cleaning and the on setting for cleaning bare
floors and throw rugs.
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Bare Floor Cleaning - Models RSL4, RSL5
and RSL5C
Fig. 13
Fig. 12
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Vacuum Features
How To
Change the Vacuum Bag
Brushroll Jam Indicator
Models: RSL5 & RSL5C
If an object, such as a throw rug or article of
clothing is ever picked up into your vacuum,
the vacuum will sense this “jammed brushroll”
condition and turn off the brushroll. When this
happens, the “brushroll warning” light on the
top of the nozzle will flash in red.
• Turn off the vacuum and remove the cause of
the jam. Turn vacuum back on.
• If the brushroll is free of any object and the
“brushroll warning” light is still flashing, it’s
likely the clogged condition is located in the
vacuum motor fan. If so, please take your
SupraLite to an Authorized Riccar Retailer
for service.
CAUTION: First, unplug the vacuum cleaner from
the electrical outlet.
1. Unzip outer cloth bag (figure 14).
2. R
emove used bag by pressing the bag holder
tab and pulling bag off vacuum (figure 15).
Discard used bag.
Fig. 14
3. T
o install new bag, position the bottom of the
bag collar into the bag collar holder (figure 16).
4. P
ush the top of the bag collar inward until
the collar “snaps” into place under the bag
holder tab.
5. Zip the outer cloth bag closed.
Fig. 15
Lifetime Belt Protection Warranty
Models: RSL5 & RSL5C
Your vacuum belt is covered with a lifetime
warranty. Should the vacuum belt break,
simply bring your vacuum or the broken belt
to your Authorized Riccar Retailer for a free
replacement.
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Fig. 16
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How To
How To
Remove/Install the Bottom Plate
Change the Belt
Models: RSL1A, RSL3, RSL4,
RSL1AC and RSL3C
CAUTION: First, unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet.
To Remove Bottom Plate:
CAUTION: First, unplug the vacuum cleaner
from the electrical outlet.
1. A
fter unplugging the power cord, turn
the vacuum cleaner over, exposing the
underside.
1. T
urn the unit over and remove the
bottom plate (see “How to Remove
Bottom Plate”).
Fig. 17
Fig. 19
2. P
ress the two holding tabs inward (figure
17) releasing the bottom plate. Remove
the bottom plate.
2. R
emove the brushroll and the worn or
broken belt from the brushroll pulley and
the motor drive shaft (figure 19).
To Install Bottom Plate:
3. L
oop the new belt around the
motor drive shaft and the brushroll
(figure 20).
1. Install bottom plate, making sure
bottom plate hinges are in place before
setting the plate (figure 18).
2. P
ress plate into position until the plate
“clicks” on both sides.
Fig. 18
4. R
einstall the brushroll back into the
housing. Turn the brushroll by hand,
making sure the belt is not twisted
and all rotating parts move smoothly
(figure 21).
Fig. 20
5. R
einstall the bottom plate (see “How to
Install Bottom Plate”).
NOTE: To ensure maximum cleaning
efficiency, the belt should be checked
regularly to be sure it is in good condition.
Check to see if the belt is stretched,
cracked, or if excessive slipping is occuring.
Replace if needed.
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Fig. 21
How To
How To
Replace the Headlight Bulb
Replace the Squeegee Models: RSL4, RSL5 and RSL5C
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric
shock and injury from moving parts, unplug
vacuum before cleaning or servicing.
1. F
irst remove the nozzle housing. Turn
the unit over to expose the underside.
Locate the two main nozzle screws
(figure 22) and remove both. Turn the
unit right side up. Locate the two nozzle
tabs on the back of the unit (figure 23)
and unlatch the nozzle housing. (Note: It
is easier to remove the nozzle when the
vacuum is lying flat on its back.) Lift the
nozzle housing off the unit to expose
the light bulb.
2. R
emove bulb by pulling it straight out of
the light socket (figure 24).
Fig. 22
If your squeegee splits or begins to look
worn, simply remove the worn squeegee
from its track and slide a new one into
the track (figure 26). If you have trouble
installing the new squeegee, please see your
Authorized Retailer.
Fig. 26
Reset the Circuit Breaker
Models: RSL1A, RSL3, RSL4,
RSL1AC and RSL3C
Fig. 23
3. T
o install new bulb, simply reinsert the
bulb into the light socket.
4. P
lace nozzle housing back onto unit with
the front side of the nozzle set into place
first (figure 25) then press the nozzle
downward until nozzle “clicks” into place
on both sides. Turn unit over and reinsert
two main nozzle screws.
Fig. 24
Your vacuum features a circuit breaker to
protect the machine against damage due
to a surge in the electrical current. Electrical
surging can be a result of, though not limited
to a jammed motor fan.
Should your SupraLite vacuum cleaner
experience a jammed brushroll with the
circuit breaker tripping, first turn the vacuum
off and unplug the unit. Inspect the brushroll
by removing the bottom plate (see “How
to Remove Bottom Plate”) and remove
any debris which may be causing the jam.
Reinstall the bottom plate (see “How to Install
Bottom Plate”), reset the circuit breaker by
pressing the Circuit Breaker Reset Button
(figure 27), plug in power cord, and turn unit
on. If the unit fails to turn on, return it to an
Authorized Riccar Retailer for service.
Fig. 25
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Circuit breaker
reset button
Fig. 27
Owner’s Information
Warranty
(keep this for your records)
The model and serial number of this product may be found on the back side of the unit. You
should note the model and serial number of your unit in the spaces provided below, and
retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase.
What is Covered:
This warranty covers any defects in material and workmanship in your new
Riccar vacuum and applies exclusively to the original purchaser.
Date of purchase _____________________________________________________
Serial number ________________________________________________________
Model number _ ______________________________________________________
Purchased from:
Store name ________________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip _______________________________________________________
Telephone ________________________________________________________
Your Riccar vacuum cleaner is a product of high quality materials and superior workmanship.
We urge you to read these operating instructions carefully before you use this vacuum
cleaner, in order to obtain the full performance and satisfaction it can offer you.
How Long Coverage Lasts:
Warranty coverage for Riccar SupraLite household model vacuums lasts
three years. Household models used commercially are only warranted for
90 days. Warranty coverage for Riccar SupraLite Commercial model
vacuums lasts one year.
What is Not Covered:
• Damage to the vacuum which occurs from neglect, abuse, alterations,
accident, misuse or improper maintenance.
• Normal replacement items: belts, light bulbs, squeegees, agitator brush
strips and disposable bags. Belts are covered under warranty on the RSL5
and RSL5C models.
What Riccar Will Do:
This warranty provides, at no cost to you, all labor and parts to place this
vacuum in correct operating condition during the warranted period.
How to Get Service:
For Best Performance
•Keep your SupraLite clean and in good operating condition.
• Change vacuum bags once a month or when the bags are 2/3 full to maximize
cleaning performance.
• Always use genuine vacuum bags and replacement parts. Use of other products may
result in poor cleaning performance, potential vacuum cleaner damage and may void
vacuum warranty. Genuine products are designed for maximum cleaning performance.
• Have your SupraLite checked periodically by your Authorized Riccar Retailer.
• Use only Authorized Riccar Retailers for parts or service.
• Store your SupraLite carefully in a dry area.
• For optimum cleaning performance and safety, follow your owner’s manual instructions.
Warranty service can only be obtained by presenting the vacuum to an
Authorized Riccar Retailer. A proof-of-purchase and product serial number
will be required before service is rendered. To locate your nearest Riccar
Retailer, please call 1-888-6-RICCAR or visit the Riccar website at
www.riccar.com.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES WHETHER WRITTEN, ORAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
(INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
How State Law Applies:
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
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