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Riccar Spirit Upright R21


The Riccar Spirit upright vacuum delivers when power, filtration and durability are essential. It gets the job done every time.

  • HEPA media bag and filter
  • Durable metal brush roll
  • Lays flat to clean under furniture
  • Includes telescoping wand and on-board tools
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The Spirit upright vacuum brings a lot of cleaning punch. It boasts on-board tools, HEPA media filtration, long cord, and auto-adjusting nozzle. This powerful upright vacuum excels at getting your rugs and carpets beautifully clean. You can lay it all the way to the ground to get under furniture, and you can also use the hose and tools to reach high places like curtains or fans.

The Spirit is durably built, and you can see this in its metal brush roll and handle tube. The vacuum was meticulously designed and tested, and is assembled in St. James, Missouri.

It’s backed by a 2 year warranty, and is sure to handle your cleaning needs for years to come.

It featuers:

Auto Height Adjust

The Spirit nozzle automatically adjusts based on your rug or carpet height.

Use the stretch hose with wand and on-board tools to clean spaces high up.

Lay Flat Feature

You can depress the vacuum all the way to the ground in order to clean under chairs, tables, beds or other low-clearance furniture.


  • Metal brushroll
  • HEPA filtration
  • For carpet and rugs
  • Two year warranty
  • Onboard tools
  • Telescopic wand
  • 30 inch cord

Buying a Vacuum?

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Buying a Beam, VacuFlo or other central vacuum system doesn’t have to be hard. American Vacuum sells it all—units, hoses, power heads and pipe. We are your one-stop central vacuum shop.

Do you need an upright vacuum? Or a canister? Maybe a robot vacuum? We have it all. We carry Sanitaire, Eureka, Hoover, Dyson, and anything else you can think of. Do you think you can find it for less somewhere else? Call us, and we’ll do our best to get your business.

Do you own or work in a commercial setting—a hotel, restaurant or school? From Hoover Commercial to ShopVac to Rug Doctor, we have you covered. Also, ask about setting up a commercial account.

Service, Installation and Repair

We have been repairing vacuums at our retail locations for decades. Plus, we are the authorized warranty station for almost all major brands.There's nothing we can't fix. We also service and install central vacuums in your home. Come to us for your Beam, VacuFlo, NuTone, Hayden and other needs.


Right Type for the Right Job


  • Wider cleaning path
  • Better on carpet
  • More commonly has motorized brushbar
  • Longer power cord
  • With power cord and hose, longer reach
  • In bagged units, often have larger bags
  • Rarely has automatic power cord rewind
  • Harder to get around and under furniture
  • Have to move entire machine on each pass


  • Narrower cleaning path
  • Better on bare floors
  • Frequently have air-driven brushbar
  • Shorter power cord
  • Shorter reach
  • In bagged units, often have smaller bags
  • Often has automatic power cord rewind
  • Easier to get around and under furniture
  • Only have to move hose & nozzle on each pass

What We Do

American Vacuum Company does it all. For over 40 years we have had Kansas City covered. We are expanding west with our retail and service and we are already all over the world through with our Internet presence. Whether you are in Kansas City or Kalamazoo, let American Vacuum take care of your vacuum cleaning needs.
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