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

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

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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 carefully peel it back to reveal the access screws for the upper housing. Once removed the hosing should separate from the internal motor compartment If you can save it, this gasket may be re-glued with contact cement when you are done.
Once you are inside this unit with the upper housing off you will see the mounting brackets which hold the motor in place and it will be straight forward, but I would suggest you mark locations for realignment with a felt marker.
CAUTION...before you plunge in, Rainbow é Rexair machines humidify as they run. If you pull the exhaust plug on the back of the vac you will see fine powder on the inner surface. That is dirt which has run through the vac into your air as the machine runs. You don`t smell it because it comes out in the form of moisture. If you were to throw orange juice crystals in the vac it will humidify with orange fragrance to prove this.
Because this moisture travels through the vac the fan housings often rust together as the vac ages.

If you are only replacing carbon brushes or fixing the cord,or switch you should be fine...however if you need internal motor work this is not the most friendly machine, especially if rusted. I have seen far too many arrive for repairs damaged in pieces in a box
If dismantling the motor itself, be sure to mark the fan housings as to their position and which side is in versus out. Post back if you need more help.
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