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

Rainbow stops shortly after starting to vacuum

\015 I can vacuum about 1/3 of my house and my rainbow (e series) just stops. It is about 7 yrs old. This has been going on for about 5 months. Each time my "run time" gets shorter and shorter. I have even removed the filter completely...thinking that it could be dirty. It still stops shortly after I start vacuumming. The salesman used the pitch, "that this vacuum would outlast any vacuum on the retail market!" Well my Hoover that they took as trade was 10 years old at the time and was still working! Any ideas of what the problem could be? Has anyone else had this problem?\015

Answers :

There is a thermal fuse on the motor field that sometimes fails. Sometimes the fuse does what it is supposed to do - prevents motor from overheating.
Causes:
a) Improperly worn motor brushes
b) bad motor bearings (that usually leads to uneven motor brush wear)
c) very dirty cooling air filter

To access filter and the motor - use small flat screwdriver to remove clear side panels. You will see 4 or 6 Phillips screws. Remove screws - cap will come off.

Good Luck,
Rocky
:-)
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 stops shortly after starting to vacuum


There is a thermal fuse on the motor field that sometimes fails. Sometimes the fuse does what it is supposed to do - prevents motor from ov ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Panasonic MC E3001 Vacuum keeps stopping after a short use and then will re start afetr a while to only stop again


... Panasonic 471 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Power Head keeps cutting in and out while vacuuming???Canister motor keeps running but the power head starts and stops like there is a short or some loss of connection somewhere. Any ideas?


My kenmore progressive vacuum had the same problem. The electrical terminal at the bottom of the wand was corroded. I used a flat head screw driver to scrape the female portion of the connector as best as I could. I then took off the plastic cover on ... Kenmore 23913 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum

My handle won't go back up after an extended vacuuming session during which I used the hand/broom/animal hair attachments several times, thus pulling the hose out/putting it back in, starting/ stopping, and suddenly no matter what I do short of forcing it (and even if I try forcing it a bit) I can't raise the handle to put it away.


Do you know what model number Dyson you have? Is it the ball style one? Just find a similar product here on this page and let me know what model number is closest: ... Dyson Vacuums

Eurika Whirlwind vacuum cleaner. Nearly new. Suddenly lost succion.l I cleaned and dried the filter. It developed an odor, then stopped short. I believe the motor may be burned out. Motor is cool, but it won't start. Is there a fuse??t


Look around the nozzle it might have a reset switch ... Eureka WhirlWind Litespeed 5844 Upright Vacuum

Won't start. My son was using the vacuum & Didn't change the bag. The vacuum was making the full bag smell, but the light was't on & it didn't stop. I stopped him, changed the bag, checked the filter, closed the compartments & turned on the vacuum. Nothing happened. I checked to be sure that it was plugged in, that wasn't the problem. I've let the vacuum "rest" for several days, It still won't start. Any suggestions?


There is a reset button at the back of the powerhead. The user manual can be downloaded from the electrolux website, although I didn't find it very useful. There was some info on how to change the powerhead drive belt. ... Electrolux EL7020A Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister Vacuum Cleaner Bagged Vacuum

My oreck halo starts and stops when vacuuming. you get two or three motions and it stops. my hand tingles when i vacuum. can you tell me what is wrong. it was bought in March of 2009


Sound like you have a loose wire inside the unit, " DO NO USE TILL ITS FIXED ". Carefully start taking apart in the locations where the wire runs through. Pay attention to all the wiring, any little nick could be the problem. Somewhere in there a wir ... Oreck HALO100 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Cleartrak vacuum suddenly cleartrak started to make weird loud noise i cleaned. When it got jammed I stopped the vacuum and dislodged the jam and it worked fine. How to stop the weird loud noise?


... Vacuums

My dyson won't stay on. I push the red power button and it begins to start but as soon as I stop pushing it, it stops. It will only work if I keep pushing down the start button the whole time I'm using it. HELP!!! I love my vacuum!


... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Miele Blue moon vacuum motor surging on and off and power light flashing. After many surges of the motor (on->off->on-> off etc), the motor no longer attempting to start as ferquently ie. now off for many seconds and may turn on for 1 second.. sometimes stops turming on and just power light flashes. There is also no voltage at the plug for the hose for the power head. I noticed that the vacuum first started having probs when hair was caught in the power head and the ovetrheating light went on


... Miele Blue Moon Bagged Canister Vacuum

My dyson dc 16 hand held vacume stops & starts while in use, each time you pull the trigger it will start again but then stops after a short while untill i pull the trigger again.


Cutting out can be due to a few things , motor overheating due to dirty filter, Faulty mains cable or plug..sealed type also..Faulty Switch/trigger.May need to seek pro help to fix. ... Vacuums

Good evening, I have a Xio Z1010 electrolux vaacum cleaner and I hope you'll be able to give me some advice. The vacuum cannot be started. Last time it started for a few seconds and stopped suddenly. Something similar happened long time ago but that was due to overheating. Once cooled down in few hours it would start again. It is not the case now after 24 hours. Could you give me any idea what could be the reason? Your help would be much appreciated. Adorian


... Electrolux Vacuums

DT 1300 As I am vacuuming the motor seems to fade in and out and sometimes stops running for a few seconds and then resumes. If I move the hose a bit near the vacuum end, it runs smoothly again. Does this sounds as if there might be a short in the motor? Would this be something I can fix myself or does the vacuum need to go in for repairs.


... Oreck DutchTech DTX1300C with Motorized Carpet Brush Bagged Canister Vacuum

My Dyson DC07 vacuum started to run slower after being on for a little while and then would run normally again. I have switched on today and it has just stopped. When I push the start button, on occasions it almost starts and then doesn't. I am wondering if there is a problem with the switch and if so how can it be fixed? Thankyou.


The motor running slower was the motor starting to burn out. The "almost start" is the brushes making intermittent contact with the armature in the motor. \015\012\015\012Your machine needs a new motor Pam. ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Suction Problem I was vacuuming and stopped to empty the cannister. When I started vacuuming again - the suction wasn't working properly. The vacuum was just pushing stuff around the floor. I cleaned the hair out the brush on the bottom and it still isn't working. It was working fine before I emptied the tube :( I can't figure out what happened.Help!


Greetings from GoVacuum,\015\012\015\012I believe what may have happened is that your vacuum cleaner belt has either broken, or been stretched so far that ithe brushes are no longer spinning fast enough. \015\012\015\012Here' ... Vacuums

Fantom vacuum vacuum starts running fine at first,but after about 15 mins the suction stops but the vacuum continues to run


Sounds like a partly clogged filter ... Fantom Vacums FM741 Twister Bagless Upright Vacuum

Vacuum cleaner starts and stops


... Hoover Vacuums

My Miele s558 Silver moon vacuum just stops suddenly while vacuuming. I can start it again using the button on the handle of the hose. It is erratic, doesn't SEEM to be due to overheating. I read online that this may mean it need a new starter switch. What do you think?


This is caused by a circuit board problem in the hose. Unfortunately, the only way to fix this problem is to purchase a new SES 125-3 hose. The good news is that the new production hoses have rectified this problem and you will not experience it agai ... Miele Vacuums

I have a vacuum cleaner model Z5245 and the flexible hose keeps sucking together and stopping suction. This is the bit with the stop start controls on it. How do I repair this or replace it?


If theres a clog, then youll have to remove the entire section of hose from the vacuum and use a non blunt stick - bamboo sticks are excellent for this purpose. Stretch the whole hose out and put the stick down the hose until you can wriggle the stic ... Vacuums

My DC 14 makes a terrible noise when I am vacuuming on carpet, so I put it in the upright postion and it stops. I but down the head and the noise will stop. If I bump the head it will start making the noise.


If the noise is rattly then it means the drive belt needs replacing, if your model has a protective brush on/off mode on the front plate where you would normally put your foot, it would have to be repaired officially by a repairer. Replacing a protec ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I have a Beam serenity plus SP800A vacuum, the red light went on and the bristles stopped turning when I vacuumed up my bathroom rug. what does the reset button look like. Or does this model have a reset button. how do I turn off the red light so that the bristles start turning again?


... Beam Industries 2775 Serenity Plus Central System Vacuum

My purple Dyson Animal (without the ball) isn't working correctly. When I turn it on, the red power light, as well as the medium pile buttons flashes. When I first turn it on, the brush rotates for 3 to 5 seconds, then once I start moving the vacuum, it stops and that's when the lights start flashing. I've checked the filters, they are dry and installed correctly. What could be the problem?


I need help repairing my Dyson. I cannot push the buttons down to select Short pile/Medium pile or bare floor. The buttons will not push down at all. It will not allow me to select anything. I have very short pile carpet so it does not pick up that w ... Dyson DC28 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum

Vacuum stops My Wind Tunnel stops working in a very short time when using. It takes awhile for it turn back on. It still shuts off quick. I have cleaned the hoses and inside of the power brush. This doesn't correct problem. Delbert Briggs


Your thermal cutout is tripping. This only happens when the motor heat gets very high, and the reason it takes a while to turn back on is that the motor has to cool down before it will reset. Ensure that absolutely every air pathway is clear, because ... Hoover U6630-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum

I have a model B1500 vacuum. The vacuum would lug and stop and start if I lifted it off the rug. I changed the belt to the beater bar. That didn't help. I also noticed that the connection between the hose and wand heats up. How can I fix it?


I'm not exactly sure what make of vacuum this is -- a number of companies make a model b1500, so this may be a bit general. If the vacuum has an adjustment for the height of the carpet pile and you have it set too low, it will overload the brush and ... Vacuums

My Kirby Heritage II vacuum is not picking up dirt up out of the carpet like usual, and I have to keep setting it lower to pick anything up. I finally get it to such a low setting that it starts sucking the carpet up and makes a whirring noise, and starts smelling. Every time this happens, we find the belt has been burned. We are wondering if the brush roll inside with the brushes that pick up dirt are worn out and too short?


... Kirby Heritage II 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: 0.0742 seconds