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My 12 year old Rainbow SE suddenly began a burning odor

\015 I think the motor may have burned out. \302\240Is that something I can replace simply? \302\240Or could there be another cause for the sudden problem. \302\240It is possible someone may have used the vac w/o water, as it was sitting out when some workers were in the house doing some renovations.\015\012\015\012Thanks, \302\240Pam Thornton\015

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My 12 year old Rainbow SE suddenly began a burning...
\015\012I think the motor may have burned out. Is that something I can replace simply? Or could there be another cause for the sudden problem. It is possible someone may have used the vac w/o water, as it was sitting out when some workers were in the house doing some renovations.
Thanks, Pam Thornton

\015\012I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
\015\012You can replace the motor your self if you are mechanically minded but there are wiring problems and a gasket replacement and to also replace the spider (looks like a small bowl with vents on the side of the bowl) underneath the vacuum. It you mark the wires with tapes on each wires it can be replace but the motor is a $300.00 or better if you do it right and include the motor, gasket and spider. This price may include labor in a vacuum shop. The $300.00 is just an estimate and you would need to contact the local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area to do the replacement, it’s a good vacuum and if you like it have the motor replaced. Always use water when using the vacuum, the workers may have used the vacuum to pickup sheetrock dust of which will get into the motor and reduce the life of the Rainbow motor and will destroy any vacuum on the market, it plugs the spores of the cloth, paper and dirt cup filters of which need replacing.
\015\012The Rainbow / RexAir Factory phone number is listed below:
\015\012http://rainbowvacuum.com Customer Service
\015\0121-248-643-7222 Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
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