How to Replace a Cord on a Riccar, Simplicity, or CleanMax Ultra Light Weight Vacuum Cleaner

Riccar, Simplicity, and CleanMax Cord Replacement

The power cord of your Riccar, Simplicity, or CleanMax supralite vacuum plays a crucial role in providing the energy needed for efficient cleaning. If you’ve noticed fraying, damage, or a loss of power due to a faulty cord, it’s time to replace it. Fortunately, replacing the cord is a manageable task with the right tools and a systematic approach.

Models this article is relevant to include:
Simplicity Models F3100, F3300, F3300C, S10E
Riccar Models RSL1 RSL1A RSL1AC R10E
Clean Max Zoom 200

Riccar, CleanMax and Simplicity Cord Replacement Tutorial

Before starting, gather the following materials:

  • Replacement power cord compatible with your Riccar vacuum model
  • Screwdriver
  • Wire strippers
  • Wire nuts or crimp connectors
  • Heat shrink tubing (optional)
Below is both a 50ft Riccar, Simplicity, or CleanMax cord assembly as well as an aftermarket 40 ft cord assembly.

If the cords listed are not correct for your model, click here to be directed to our schematics / parts list page where you can search your Riccar, Simplicity, or CleanMax model to find the right cord that you need.

Below is a full video tutorial with our authorized Riccar, Simplicity, and CleanMax technician where he shows you how to complete this repair.

Riccar Cord Replacement Step by Step

Step 1: Safety First Turn off and unplug your vacuum cleaner from the power source. Ensure the vacuum is on a clean and well-lit surface for a safe working environment.

Step 2: Access the Cord Entry Point Identify the entry point of the power cord into your Riccar, Simplicity, or CleanMax vacuum. This may involve removing screws or clips securing the cord entry cover.

Step 3: Disconnect the Old Cord Using a screwdriver, carefully remove any screws or fasteners holding the old cord in place. Once the cover is off, identify the cord’s connections inside the vacuum. Disconnect the old cord from the internal wiring, taking note of the color-coded connections.

Step 4: Prepare the New Cord Prepare the replacement power cord by stripping a small section of insulation from the ends of the wires. If needed, use wire strippers for precision.

Step 5: Connect the New Cord Connect the new power cord to the internal wiring of the vacuum, ensuring proper color-coded connections. Secure the wires using wire nuts or crimp connectors. For added protection, you can use heat shrink tubing to cover the connections.

Step 6: Secure the Cord Carefully route the new cord along the original path, securing it with any clips or fasteners you removed earlier. Make sure the cord is properly seated in the entry point.

Step 7: Test the Vacuum Plug in your vacuum cleaner and turn it on to ensure the new cord is providing power. Confirm that the vacuum operates smoothly without any issues.

Step 8: Final Checks Inspect the cord entry point and cover to ensure they are securely fastened. Run the vacuum over a small area to verify that the cord remains properly connected during operation.

Conclusion: Congratulations on successfully replacing the cord on your Riccar, Simplicity, or CleanMax vacuum cleaner. Regular maintenance, including prompt replacement of worn-out parts like the power cord, ensures your vacuum remains a reliable tool for maintaining a clean home. With a new cord in place, you can enjoy uninterrupted power during your cleaning tasks.