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

Head doesn't pick up stufff well

\015 The head picks up a little but deposits about half the stuff back on the carpet only to need to be re vacuumed. Making the job very frustrating\015

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When was the last time you changed your belt? Belts should be changed once per year. We can ship new belts to you and have in a day or two.
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When was the last time you changed your belt? Belts should be changed once per year. We can ship new belts to you and have in a day or two.RainVacwww.rainvac.com800-523- ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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