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

There has been a burning smell for some time, but we continued to use it as everything was in working order. Sometimes the smell was not even noticeable. Today, however, the smell was intense and the motor kicked off. As it did, it was draining electricity like crazy. The lights dimmed drastically.


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It sounds to me like the brushes in the motor are worn out or the motor has gotten water in it (if you have been using it for wet pick-up). The way you described the situation, I am really surprized if it did not trip the circuit breaker for the circuit that you were running it on.
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\015\012Anyway, it would probably be cheaper (and a LOT lees frustrating) to buy a new vacuum than it would be to try to repair that one. Even IF you could find the parts necessary, they would probably cost nearly as much as a new vacuum.
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\015\012In the meantime, I would not plug it into the wall anymore unless you would REALLY like to see how long it takes the fire department to get there to resuscitate an electric shock victim and put the fire out. :)
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