Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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If the SRX Rainbow experiences a fault, a red light will flash. As the owner`s manual explains, a solid red light means it`s a problem with the blower motor. A steady blinking red light means there`s a problem with the accessory attached to the Rainbow.
Moving air lifts dust, dirt and debris and whisks it into the Rainbow`s water basin. Dirt and dust are trapped in a swirling water bath. Fresh, water-washed air is returned to your home. Together, they give you a cleaner, healthier home.
Check for a clogged hose or filter; unclog the hose and replace the filter. Wait 45 minutes for the vacuum to cool; then plug in the vacuum. Turn the power switch to the “I-On” position to start the vacuum. If the vacuum still does not start, contact Customer Service at 1-800-798-7398.
If you checked your brush roll, floor setting, and belt but your brush roll is still not spinning, that means you probably need a Shark micro switch replacement. This small switch tells the vacuums brush when to start spinning.
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Air pulled into the Rainbow is cleansed through a swirling water bath and then is filtered through a HEPA neutralizer, returning fresh, water-washed air to your home. If playback doesn`t begin shortly, try restarting your device.
We repair more Rainbows than any other company in the world. Our factory-authorized repair technicians have the expert knowledge and experience needed to keep your vacuum running like new. There are no gimmicks or empty promises, only reliable repair services from a name you can trust.
If you follow these basic guidelines, expect your Rainbow to last some 20 to 30 years because it is a very robust machine.
It is the only vacuum that is a certified air purifier and is designed to run 24/7 on a lower speed to purify the air in the home. The unique difference is the water. All dirt and dust is trapped in a basin of water so that no debris can re-enter the home atmosphere.
Can the Rainbow pick up liquids? The Rainbow Power Nozzle is not able to pick up liquids.
Lack of power, a bad power cord, failed drive motor or broken wires in the vacuum hose can prevent the vacuum cleaner from starting. Make sure the electrical outlet that you`re using for the vacuum cleaner works. Try using a different outlet if you suspect that the outlet you`re using is dead.
Vacuum Cleaner: Why doesn`t my vacuum cleaner`s brush roll spin? A broken drive belt, damaged brush roll, jammed brush roll bearings, tripped brush roll motor overload, failed brush roll motor or a wiring failure in the wand or nozzle can prevent the brush roll from spinning.
A damaged vacuum hose, clogged motor air filter or bad suction motor can cause the vacuum cleaner to shut off during use. A tripped overload on the vacuum suction motor can shut off the vacuum cleaner during use. If your vacuum has a reset button, push it; if the vacuum seems hot, let it cool off first.
A damaged vacuum hose, clogged motor air filter or bad suction motor can cause the vacuum cleaner to shut off during use. A tripped overload on the vacuum suction motor can shut off the vacuum cleaner during use. If your vacuum has a reset button, push it; if the vacuum seems hot, let it cool off first.

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Power My E Series does not turn on, I have cleaned the filter thinking that was the problem but no results. Help.
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.does that version has the “restore” red button in the upper side?
.If yes, when you push it, the engine showld work for litle time only (restoring), then the rest is normal. If not, the engine can be clogged, wich needs to be opened and cleaned (tuff operation but easy). Normally it happens when the engine has a overheat.

Our problem with our Rainbow E Series is that it has sucked water up and blown it out through the lower part of the hepa filter, making the filter wet and dirty. This had happened before and the repair shop did not see any problems with the machine, so we replaced the filter and were very carful not to overfill the tank and to change the water often. Now it has happened again and ruined another filter. Do you know what could be causing this issue? Can the filter be cleaned or will a new one be
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1. There is no reason to waste money on an EXPENSIVE replacement. While some people may like the fact that something that may be brand new may work better, this is not always the case.
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2. You can easily set the filter out to try as long as there is NO WET ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, if so, you will be facing electrical damage
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3. Once you have performed a natural or sun dry on the old filter, ensure to check your unit for anything that may have caused the back clog.
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4. Back clogs for your model are often times associated with a BUILD UP of dirt and HAIR. YOU may always use pressure air for example at a gas station to flush out the build up.
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5. Other occasions, users accidently build the vac WRONG causing continual backup and water going where it is NOT suppose to go.
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I have a Kenmore Elegance Vacuum with Dirt Sensor, Model # 116.30750400C, Serial number M41901532. When vacuuming the carpet the power head will work for 3-6 mins then automatically shut off, power is still there and lights work but the power head motor turns off and the suction stops. I will turn it off and on, check the outlet, flick the on off buttons…nothing. I will turn it off for a couple minutes and it turns back on and runs like normal. I’ve check the bags, filters, cleaned the hos
ANSWER : It is an electrical problem in the handle, if you can or know somebody that has any fix it ability it can be fixed in about ten minutes. Oh, and Sears SUCKS!!

No Water My Bissell rug shampooer does not eject water or saop whan I pull the saop trigger on the handle. I checked both filters and they are clean. Then, I removed the container that sucks up the water and pulled the saop trigger, water barely came out of the tubes. I tried to clean the rug in our family room and the rug was not wet when I finished, no water coming out to clean the rug. HELP HELP HELP!!! I live in Colorado is there a Bissell repair shop near Denver, HELP!!! Thanks Dominick ema
ANSWER : Does water squirt out of the hose nozzle, if it does, then check the heater inside the handle asm. Make sure that where the tubes hook up to it are not clogged. If water doesn’t squirt, check for the seal at the bottom of the tank, it needs to be on the tank, not in the hole, this is for the soap bottle also, there is a seal on the bottom of it as well. The flow indictor cap is leaking air or maybe is too tight. If you had the top cover off, make sure that the tubes are routed right so as not to get pinched when the cover is put back on, the smart mix knob should be in the water setting and that the piston is on the bottom of the smart mix knob. Pump is bad. Try running a mix of vinegar and water to see if that unclogs the lines. Is the top cover and the base tight together in the back, sometimes the top breaks loose and it will raise up and it can’t spray, just re-fasten it down.
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.Bissel’s Number is: 1-800-237-7691, they can tell you were to get service in your area.

Roomba Discovery My Roomba turns on and moves but the brushes won’t turn. Someone told me that I had forgotten to put in the yellow and black end bearings, but I did. Help, I miss my Roomba
I have a Roomba 530, I have had it for 2 weeks and really loved it. I have followed all the cleaning instructions etc.. Then the Roomba wanted it’s brushes cleaning “please clean Roombas brushes” So thinking that something was stuck I removed and cleaned the brushes, (yellow tabs on and in place by the way)
ANSWER : I read somewhere that you need to clear the software in case there is a glitch. To do this, take the battery out and then, simultaneously hold down the “spot” and “clean” buttons for 30 seconds. Replace battery. This has worked for my Discovery model.

Electrolux twin clean vacuum cleaner. After 5 minutes it keeps of thinking the filters need cleaning (and they don’t). I re charge the
power, and all seems fine and then it goes back to
wanting the filters cleaned. The suction is also
not working to full capacity.
ANSWER : Because the suction is not working fully it feels that the bags must be full and the air cannot be pulled through the bags. It could be due to 1) bags not being of correct quality. The air has to pass through them to allow all the dust to reach there. 2) There being real low suction due to a blockage somewhere. Check and remove he blockage.

The vacuum won’t turn on. We’ve tried multiple outlets with the same problem. We’ve cleaned the filters, which caused it to turn on once, but a week later the problem occurred again. HELP!
ANSWER : I have this vacuum and mine would not turn out and it turned out to be the top half where the power switch is located was not aligned properly. I ended up putting a new screw in, but before I could see where the vacuum was not aligned and would just push the top half forward to align with bottom half then vacuum would work. I believe they should have supplied a longer screw to keep this from happening.

I just received my Hepa filter in the mail today. Product #XSH621 – Hepa filter for EP619 & EP621 :005-04 When bought my vacumn, I was told that the filters were free and all I do is pay Postage. Today I received one filter and it lookes like I got charged the postage for two filters. The packages slips: One stated order #11152282 The other order # 1151940 If I get charged for two I expect to receive two. Can you help me with this matter or where can I go to get resolution. Catherine Fantini e-
ANSWER : This isn’t really a problem that can be fixed here on Fixya rather than advise you as a buyer. You’d have to contact the people/company you have purchased the filters from and take it up with them regarding the postage. Hope you get a decent reply.