Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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The motor generates the suction force that enables your vacuum cleaner to work. If the motor has problems, the cleaner will automatically lose airflow. You may notice issues with the motor if the sound it produces differs from the sound you`re used to hearing.
Take the pot off of heat and drop your suction cups in for about 30 seconds. Take them out with a pair of tongs and pat them dry on a lint-free towel. Try to use the suction cups right after you dry so they`re still warm and flexible.
If the vacuum is still hard to push, tilt it back far enough that you can inspect the moving brush while the vacuum is running. Be careful to avoid getting too close to the moving parts. If you see that the brush is not turning, that means you will need to replace the brush belt.
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Looks like a common fault with this particular model judging by the number of complaints on the web.
.Take it to your local vacuum repair shop and they should be able to fix it for a nominal fee.
.A clog in the hose, UR or canister. Detach hose. Drop small coin in one end and lift hose causing it to roll out the other. If it does, no clog in hose. Drop same coin into hose opening on power head. If it rolls out, no clog in PN.
.Broken fan blades, UR. Needs to be taken to shop for repair/replacement.
.A reset button is for use if the motor isn’t running, so won’t have anything to do with the suction.
If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.. .Thank you,.Ralph
... One other thing. All E series vacuums have a built in circuit breaker on the motor. Some of the earlier ones, it was only a fuse, and if it blew, it had to be replaced, or removed and wired directly without it on there. Most of them have a automatic reseting curcuit breaker, that will blow and auto reset its self, after it cools off. They do sometimes stay blown also, and do not reset. If that is the case, it has to also be replaced, or removed, and wired directly, with out it on there.
Motor brushes are usually the source of a non working E-2 vacuums and when they burn out, they usually take the motor armature with them, from excessive heat and flare electrical arking to the armature.
Thank you again,
.I wrote a tutorial on how to take apart an E-Series rainbow.
.If you have any questions let me know
Can’t find my manual and I need to use the shop vac for water in basement, do I have to change the filter or what
lost my user manual never used it to pick up water. need to know how to puit it in wet mode i want to clean the dirty water out of my pool.
.1. When picking up small amounts of liquid
.the filter may be left in place.
.2. When picking up large amounts of liquid
.we recommend that the filter be
.removed. If the filter is not removed, it
.will become saturated and misting
.may appear in the exhaust.
.3. After using the vac to pick up liquids,
.the filter must be dried to reduce the
.risk of possible mildew and damage to
.4. When the liquid in the drum reaches a
.predetermined level, the float mechanism
.will rise automatically to cut off
.airflow. When this happens, turn off
.the vac, unplug the power cord, and
.empty the drum. You will know that the
.float has risen because vac airflow
.ceases and the motor noise will
.become higher in pitch, due to
.increased motor speed.
.IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of damage
.to the vac do not run motor with float
.in raised position
Make sure your water basin is not cracked or broken, also.
.If it is an earlier model, everything applies, except for the filter. They do not have filters, on any of the earlier models.
If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.