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

What happens when i run my rainbow vacuume without water ?

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The Rainbow must have water as this is the only way it filters the dirt before the motor. If you don't use water, all the dirt will go through the motor and could create serious issues. We have a cleaning service that will clean your Rainbow inside and out making it like new. Call us for details.
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What happens when i run my rainbow vacuume without water ?

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