Riccar Vacuums\015 A black screw about 1/4″ diameter and about 5/16″ long with Phillips indentation but no “head” fell out of the machine. All externally visible screws are in place and are shiny “stainless-like” screws. I can't see where to open the cover to search for a place where the screw came from. Please advise.\015
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.The flint should be near the striker.Or the thumb roller,usually below it.
.As old as it is you may not see it beacause its worn down.
.Maybe taking it to an antique store or a smoke shop would be more helpfull.
.I know with zippos the cover slides off to the top when you hold the 2 nodules in.Which is how you get to the wick.
.The screw at the bottom which does not come out, may be a flame adjustment screw.
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Self Propel doesn’t work – via other expert advice here for other models of Hoover – I’m thinking it is the actuator that needs to be replaced as I can see the cable does not connect to anything on the bottom. My problem is – I can’t get the cover off. Been trying for a couple of hours. I removed every screw I can seem to find but something is hold it down. I also am wondering if/when I do eventually get the cover off, would I need to replace the cable when I replac
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.However, most vacuum cleaners are fairly straightforward machines, and as long as you unplug the unit before you attempt any maintenance, then you should not have any trouble with the repair.
.Just be sure to keep track of all the screws you remove, and if different sizes are used in different parts of the vacuum, keep them separated and labelled so you can reinstall them in the correct places later.
.If the unit has a cover over the collection bag compartment, be sure to remove the cover and the bag to check for additional screws in that compartment.
.Other than that, just remove the visible screws holding the cover in place and then carefully remove the cover. If you need to reconnect the power supply wires from the cord to the vacuum, you may need to use a soldering iron, depending on how they are connected.
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