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

My Rainbow stopped running

\015 I was using the Rainbow and it stopped running. Is there a fuse or reset button. Nothing happens when I turn the switch on.\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012I used the deodorizer solution in the tank. It foamed up and the vacuum shut off. Now it won't turn back on.\015

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If u took it apart a little black plastic piece may have fell out like on mine fine it. Bc it is the safety switch that tells that thewater basin is in or not. I know this bc I took mine apart amd had same problem. Hope it helps. Helene
I took my unit apart to clean it. I was careful to put it back the same way. Now it won't start.
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My Rainbow stopped running


If u took it apart a little black plastic piece may have fell out like on mine fine it. Bc it is the safety switch that tells that thewater basin is in or not. I know this bc I took mine apart amd had same problem. Hope it helps. Helene ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

My Rainbow stopped running


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