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how to remove the separator nut on a rainbow e series vacume

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I have a Rainbow E series. The separator is broken. I removed the acron nut but the separator won't come off. Is it ok to pry it off from bottom?


It's ok to pry on it if you're careful. Tap it too, use a screwdriver handle and just go around it and tap judiciously. When you're prying, be sure that if something is going to break it's the separator and not the machine housing.Clean t ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Cannot remove the brass nut for separator on rainbow series e


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Take off the round flat water seal, carefully, you will have to glue it back on, remove those screw to take off the bottom piece. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Vacuum smells I have a 6 year old rainbow vacuum model E and it smells terrible everytime I use it. Probably because often times i don't remove the water basin after vacuuming and just let it sit. It's my own fault however now I don't know what to do to get rid of this terrible smell. I've water cleaned the hepa filter, not able to remove the separator screw to clean. Can you give me some suggestions?


In addition to vinegar, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is also an excellent remedy for many odour problems. Try generously sprinkling baking soda on a rug you wish to clean, and afterwards, vacuum up the spot. Rugs, and dirt ... Vacuums

Having problems removing separator on Rainbow Vacuum....


Not a good sign. If your Rainbow is SE or newer - separator should not spin freely.Some may recommend torch but I am afraid that you may end up melting some plastic parts so be careful. I'd say put a wrench on the nut, hold the separator ... Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

Series e best way to remove a frozen ariater nut


First purchase a new aerator nut and aerator. Now spray where the nut meets the separator liberally with liquid wrench , let soak for an hr or 2 and then take a tooth brush to it at the same place. Don't try loosening it with a screw driver , use a ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

How to remove an old Rainbow E Series Cooling Filter


The motor filter is under the top cover.\015\012Caution: Be sure your vacuum is unplugged from the electrical outlet before proceeding! There are 2 screws on each side of the top cover of the Rainbow ‘E’ series vacuum cleane ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Where is the reset button in the e series Rainbow vacum cleaner?


Wait 12 hours empty unit and restart. ... Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

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Click this link to download the manual and watch videos how to use your rainbow Ehttp://rainbowsystem.com/support/videos/ ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

How do you remove the motor aff a series e Rainbow vacuum cleaner


Adrian, You will need to lift the motor housing off the water reservoir. Underneath you will see the a fin shaped separator with a brass acorn nut . Remove the acorn nut. Around the separator you will see a flat sponge rubber gasket. Try to ca ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Cleaning the separator


Try spraying something like WD40 around the shaft, then if you have to, use 2 small flat blades that will fit under the edge of the separator and keep working it until it pops loose. It is just crude and calcium from water that is keeping it on. ... Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

Bissell proheat 2x 9200 series carpet cleaner. I need to remove the Brush Drive motor. However, this series has the gear end of the motor shaft poking out a hole on the left hand side. I removed the retaining washer and pin from the gear shaft. I need to get the gear off of the shaft in order to remove the motor. It's not budging. How do I remove the gear so I can pull the motor out of the unit? Thanks .


Chap, I wish someone had answered this. I'm having the exact same issue. ... Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright Deep Cleaner, Red Berends Vacuum

The nut on the seperator on my e series is frozen on , how do I get it off and can I use the e2 series seperator on an e series. Aparently the e series nut and seperator had to be take off more often or it freezes on...I bought a used one that's stuck and It works but I can get the seperator off to clean.


Do you have a friend who is a car or motorcycle mechanic? The acorn nut you refer to can be removed with the use of a small air impact wrench. Make sure the wrench is set to REMOVE (anti clockwise) the nut and give it a short burst. Never fails. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Something loose underneath the separator? ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Ran my Rainbow SE (1996 model)without separator


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Unable to remove round filter in bottom due to bolt not secure inside vacuum and it is just spinning so I can't remove nut holding on filter, but cannot see how to remove top of vacuum to get at other end of nut.


If you are talking about the acorn nut that secures the separator to the motor shaft, it can be removed with a small (or even a big, for that matter) air or electric impact wrench with the proper sized socket. Find a mechanic friend who has one, make ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

I need to reassemble my rainbow e series electrified hose handle


Yes, it is a ground wire. When you put it back together, make sure that the two halves of the hose handle are holding the wire up against the metal. I just had one apart the other day for the first time and if I recall correctly, the wire goes near t ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Rainbow vaccuum e series will not turn on - Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum


Most likely the motor is dead, or the switch is bad. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Hi, there is no reset button on a Rainbow vacuum. There is a safety switch on all E series and E2 series Rainbow vacuums, that keep it from running without the water basin on it.If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow s ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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It could if the separator is binding, or dragging, when it turns, causing the motor to over heat, that maybe what you are smelling. If it is, then replace the separator. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Hello, my names Travis. I was contacting you in concern of my Kenmore Quick Clean 12AMP Vacum Cleaner. My girlfriend took the bottom off the vacum and removed the belt because the vacum wasnt picking up. I know have a new belt i just dont know where to put it on the vacum to reinstall it


Look for grooves on the motor shaft and on the brush shaft. ... Kenmore Quick Clean 30012 Vacuum

Changing the two HEPA filters in the Rainbow E Series.


Plastic thing is fine. it probably has "e" in the middle...To replace the motor filter you would have to remove cap. You have to get clear plastic lenses off the unit (you will need small flat screwdriver to release latches on the top of the le ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Rainbow E series Model E2 will not start up!


Unfortunately that large beige box that was resting on top of the motor is the computer that controls the 2 speed function of the vac.\015\012\015\012The first thing to check is motor it's self, there are 2 brush 'boxy things ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Don´t know how to take my Rainbow apart. - Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum


Your model is a bit newer than mine, but on mine, I have to peel off the foam rubber gasket that seals the canister to the top of the vac when you put it together. You will have to replace this gasket once you peel it off. Under the gasket are the ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
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