Having problems with your 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.

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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. It's likely to be the lower bearing as it is very near the water in the bottom. If you leave water standing in the unit after vacuuming for long periods, this will hasten the bearing problem. Remove the diffuser and check the pot-metal spinner device underneath to make sure parts of it aren't dragging against the outer frame--dirt and other debris will cause these parts to seize together. You can clean this space with a thin screwdriver blade if you are careful. Hope some of this helps!
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