Having problems with your Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum ?

Rainbow E series sounds "whiny" and loud while running

\015 We recently purchased a used Rainbow E series made in 2004. It sounds whiny and high pitched when it is running. It works fine, but worries me. A servicing place told my husband that these models go bad because of the filters needing to be changed, and people not knowing it. Then the motor has to be replaced etc. Has anyone else had this problem?\015

Answers :

The whinning sound may be the bearings are bad. This will have to be taken care of or it will wear your motor brushes down very quickly. It is not generally caused by the filter, but by not be cleaned properly and may have been stored on its water basin.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Rainbow E series sounds "whiny" and loud while running

The whinning sound may be the bearings are bad. This will have to be taken care of or it will wear your motor brushes down very quickly. It is not generally caused by the filter, but by not be cleaned properly and may have been stored on its water b ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

My Rainbow e-series will not run. It will turn on, but it sounds like the motor is barely running for a few seconds and then it stops. It will do this over and over.

Remove the water canister and turn the motor on it's side. Try to turn the 'diffuser' device by hand--it should turn freely. If very hard to turn, then one of the motor bearings may have frozen and the plastic case must be removed to access the motor ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

My Oreck xl makes really loud sound and starts to smell hot when running still picks up but I am afraid I will damage something if I use it. The loud sounds gets very loud then quits for a few seconds then starts again.

... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

I have an older Oreck XL vacuum that sounds like it is running twice as fast as it should. I disassembled the entire vacuum, including disconnecting the motor wires, to clean out the hair, string, and other things. When I put everything back and connected all the wires, everything appears to work, including the light. The only problem is, it sounds extremely loud like the motor is running too fast. The model number is: XL3610HH Ser. No. 3610HHXA039740-6 I do not have as electrical diagram to see

... Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum

I replaced the belt on my Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum and the brush roller rubs and makes a very loud noise when turned on. I have gone exactly by the manual instructions and made sure the belt and end caps were on correctly, but the bristles still rub the back and it makes a very loud noise. Without the brush roller in the vacuum, it sounds and runs normal. What could the problem be?

Http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=561283\015\012Generic problem for all Vacuums\015\012I replaced the belt on\015\012Posted by piggyt ... Vacuums

Rainbow Vacuum, about 5 yrs old (bought new, no issues prior) - my 6yr old tipped it on it's side while water was in basin. Now when I turn the power on, it makes a very loud sound in the motor and you can feel the vibration on the floor. The suction still works and basin still catches dirt - the noise is just so loud and I'm not sure if I should continue use or how to fix -?

Although a wet/dry vacuum, it cannot tolerate water in the motor. Water will cause the motor to short out, which will cause the motor to act/sound like yours does now, if it continues working at all.\015\012To prevent additional problems, the ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

It's making a very loud noise when running. I have a Bissell Quicksteamer series 2080. When I was using it yesterday it was making a light squealing noise then it turned into a loud racket. I shut it off and and cleaned the brush (lots of dog hair on it) But the racket continued.

... Bissell 1770 Quicksteamer II Upright Vacuum

Rainbow d4c My rainbow d4c just quit running. Sounds like the motor. What is an easy way to troubleshoot at home?

If it just quit running, it could be the cord. If you have a meter, you can check it to make sure it isn't broke. Take out the 4 I think, screw from the bottom, the top half should come off, then you get to the switch and the end of the cord. Chec ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

I have a Rainbow E2 series, 23, for about 3 years. It has now a different and very aloud sound coming fron around the motor and also I feel it is not suctioning with the same power. If I close the hose like closing totally the suction entrance, the sound comes normally. I will appreciate if some one can tell me what to do, becouse there is not a Dealer in my Contry any more. Thank You. Pierre Chabaneix - Lima-Peru [email protected]

Hi there, Pierre!\015\012Sorry, but I think this is bad news. From your description, I suspect that a motor bearing has failed. The only way to fix it is to replace the motor, and without a dealer in your country, that could be a big problem.\015\012 ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

I have an old canister CP-D4 power-mate. The motor sounds loud and the switch glows when running. Does this sound like it is worth repairing.

... Kenmore Vacuums

Noise My Dyson DC08 is making a loud, rough, vibration/noise that seems to be coming from the from the rotating brush housing. I replaced the old belt which was several years old and slipping. When I run the motor with the new belt removed the machine sounds normal. The bearings on the rotating brush seem to be running smoothly when turned by hand both when out of the brush holder and when installed in the machine. I can't find anything rubbing on the belt or rotating brush. I applied a bit o

Hi there, it's Jack at Dyson.\012I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty with your Dyson vacuum. From your \012description, it sounds like the model number you've supplied may not be correct, \012as DC08 is a cylinder vacuum which doesn't use ... Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum

My vacuum is making a loud whirring sound and is hotter than normal.

Hi Kelsey! I understand how frustrating this must be. Dirty filters or a clog can cause the vacuum to change sound and be hotter than normal. Here is a quick link to troubleshooting the excessive noise:\015\012 ... Bissell Cleanview Helix Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleanview Helix Bagless Upright Vacuum, 95P1

Loud rainbow and water leaking

If pieces are missing or broken I would try and replace the piece. You can usually get these items cheap on Ebay. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Shampooer I have a rainbow e series and my shampooer is not working. The tubes do not seem to be clogged and it sounds like it is trying to work but we cant get the water to come out. We pull the trigger and nothing no soap, no water, nothing. Can anyone help?

Aqua mates have an o-ringed valve assembly that go bad regularly reccoment having it replaced by local vac shop ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

The rainbow e series is leaking water when running-I assume that I need a new seal? If so, what is a good website to order from

Clean your water separator. That is the thing that spins around in the water pan, that it attached to the motor. It is a bunch of slots around it. Like a strange fan of some sort. The nut holding it on is half ench. Use a tooth brush, if you do not h ... Rainbow Technologies D4 Bagless Vacuum


... Bissell Vacuums

My Rainbow E Series poweres on but after a while that it is working it sounds like it wants to power off, the motor seems to loose speed and then it continues.

If you have used it alot, then the brushes are PROBABLY worn and failing. You should take it to have this checked as it will wreck the commutator to run that way requiring whole motor to be replaced. Take it to a repair facility. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

High rpm The machine runs very loud and sounds like the rpm is to high

These machines are noisy to begin with, but will become worse if anything is allowed to enter the fan area of the motor. I have seen debris clog the front fan and put the motor out of balance so it will really scream when it runs. This work is best l ... Hoover Portapower C2094 Bagged Canister Vacuum

When running this machine sounds like a freight train.........LOUD. What can be done to quiet it down?

... Dyson DC15 All Floors - The Ball Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Really LOUD Just recently this vacuum went from the normal everyday vacuum to now sounding louder than my power saws in my workshop. Checked for clogs.. everything is clear.... cleaned it all over and then turned it back on and.... The neighbors thought I was running a saw mill out of my house. HELP!

Its the belt if it is a savvy.Have the same problem ... Hoover U8145-900 Savvy Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Was running fine and then just shut off - Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

You may have too much water in it. And if you add deodorizer to the water, it sometimes can cause too much foam causing the vacuum to shut off.Jim ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

We have a series e rainbow cleaner. my wife had been using it i turned off and turned the canister up sie down to get the serial number. it would not turn back on.we need a new hose and thats why i was looking for the serial num. it has a rocker switch and the motor will work on low but will not run on the suction side. i have checked the wiring harnesses out as best i could without taken it all apart. im wondering if it may be the switch. it started once and then stopped.

There is one way to verify if it is the switch.It's kind of dangerous though,but not too bad.You need an extra piece of wire,fairly thick.I would use 4 guage myself.Hold it with pliers,just in case it gets hot.Turn the switch on and hold the wire to ... Rainbow Vacuums

E2 gold series - makes loud noise on start up

That is normal. All E2 two speed Rainbows make that sound. It is because it has a brushless motor that the computer is controling, and the computer is controling everything. The motor rotor has no coils on it on the rotor, which is very small and lig ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Burning Smell Hi, I have a Rainbow E series that when I run the vacuum there is a burning smell. I have cleaned the entire unit and filter but still have the smell? I am afraid that the motor will burn out?

Check the carbon motor brushes, there might be arcing on the armature. New brushes may help if the armature is ok. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

When running it makes a very loud quite high pitched long clicking sound . What can I do about it as I do not want to continue to use it like this

If the noise is continuous from switching on and slows down to a stop when machine is tured of it has to be some thing on contact with the motor or the brush roller the brush roller is easy to check the motor isnt but is less likly to go wrong ... Dyson DC04 HEPA Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.mictaservice.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.0501 seconds