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

Rainbow E Series Suction Problem

\015 My rainbow e series vacuum has lost its suction - not completely but you can tell a difference. Is there something that can be replaced? or is it the whole vacuum I need to replace? Have had the vacuum about 5 years.\015

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Being an E series some have a corrgated filter in the top, there is also a filter on the back. Could be a motor problem, not turning as fast as it should, in which case you will have to replace the motor. You might check, some had a 10 year warranty on the motor. If you are the original owner and only have had it 5 years, then it may be covered.
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Rainbow E Series Suction Problem


Being an E series some have a corrgated filter in the top, there is also a filter on the back. Could be a motor problem, not turning as fast as it should, in which case you will have to replace the motor. You might check, some had a 10 year warrant ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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