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My rainbow vacuum is spitting water - Rainbow Vacuums


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Where is the water coming out? If it's coming through an exhaust port, then it's gone through the motor, which will ruin the motor. If the motor does still run, stop using immediately and take it to a repair shop for thorough drying and possible cleaning. This must be done immediately to prevent rusting. It may already be too late, and a new motor will be necessary.
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My rainbow vacuum is spitting water - Rainbow Vacuums


Where is the water coming out? If it's coming through an exhaust port, then it's gone through the motor, which will ruin the motor. If the motor does still run, stop using immediately and take it to a repair shop for thorough drying and possible cl ... Rainbow Vacuums

Vacuum smells I have a 6 year old rainbow vacuum model E and it smells terrible everytime I use it. Probably because often times i don't remove the water basin after vacuuming and just let it sit. It's my own fault however now I don't know what to do to get rid of this terrible smell. I've water cleaned the hepa filter, not able to remove the separator screw to clean. Can you give me some suggestions?


In addition to vinegar, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is also an excellent remedy for many odour problems. Try generously sprinkling baking soda on a rug you wish to clean, and afterwards, vacuum up the spot. Rugs, and dirt ... Vacuums

My kids were in charge of the Rainbow, but they moved out. My husband surprised me by cleaning a dirty rug. Neither of us know how to use the Rainbow, but I at least know that you're supposed to use water. Will it damage my Rainbow that he did not use any water when he vacuumed?


Your Rainbow might have been damaged. It would be advisable to take the machine to a shop and have them do a cleaning on it. The water is the filter, and there is a separator between the water and the motor. The separator only prevents the water f ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Rainbow vacuum-water not spinning


Remove hose and turn on the unit with nothing on the intake - see if it helps - feel the suction with hand.a) If it works fine without the hose - look for a clog in the hose, wand or the nozzleb) If the suction is weak even wi ... Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

Rainbow SE I turned the vacuum on and it worked to do one room Then I shut it off to wait until my husband got of his call. I realized that their was cloggage in the vacuum part that vacuums the carpet and unclogged it. I then tried to turn on and it was dead. I have the water filled just above the stick.


The clog may have over heated the motor, usually if you unplug it then after little while, try it again. If it still won't go, does the separator turn easily or is it bound up and won't turn. Take it off and see if the motor will run(without water) ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Do i need a special hose to vacuum up water? - Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum


Yes. You need a non-corded hose so there is no power running through it when vacuuming up liquids. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Vacuum clogged Just had new carpet installed. In trying to vacuum the carpet for the first time, fine particles have clogged the sweeper. I'm using a rainbow sweeper with water reservoir.


If you are talking about the electric hose, try using your none electric hose with the crevice tool attachment to extract the particles from the other one. When using any of the hose please leave it running a few minutes to make sure everything in th ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Water spits out the area where air blows out while I'm vacuuming up water.


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Rainbow vacuum is spraying water onto floor - Vacuums


This is usuallly one of two things. Crack in water basin. And the seperator underneath needs to be taken off and cleaned with a tooth brus between each of its fins. Their are alot of fins dont miss one. ... Vacuums

Water won't spray out rainbow aquamate - Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum


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Rainbow Vacuum, about 5 yrs old (bought new, no issues prior) - my 6yr old tipped it on it's side while water was in basin. Now when I turn the power on, it makes a very loud sound in the motor and you can feel the vibration on the floor. The suction still works and basin still catches dirt - the noise is just so loud and I'm not sure if I should continue use or how to fix -?


Although a wet/dry vacuum, it cannot tolerate water in the motor. Water will cause the motor to short out, which will cause the motor to act/sound like yours does now, if it continues working at all.\015\012To prevent additional problems, the ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

I just recieved an old Rainbow D-3 vacuum (1980 's). Everything seems to be properly assembled but water spews from the basin when I turn it on. Suggestions?


Download manual here > http://www.rainvac.com/rainbow-vacuum-manuals ... Vacuums

My rainbow e-series canister vacuum cleaner has a horrible smell. i cleaned out the water tray and it STILL smells horrible. how do i fix this problem?


Get a new hepa filter.\012\012It is at the back side of it, behind that rectangular cover, where the exhaust cover is. It either snaps off with two plastic tabs on the bottom of it, or has two screws on the bottom of it, and two screws be ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

How to replace the aquamate II water pump - Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum


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I changed the hepafilter on my eseries Rainbow Vacuum cleaner, I rinsed it with water,put everything back and now it wont turn on.


Please dry the hapafilter before putting it back \012and then try switching on \012thank you \012with regards\012Trilok ... Vacuums

Rainbow vacuum model D4C leaks water,


You can buy them on line, there sticky on 1 side, you need too clean the area after removing the seal.be sure the areas clean so the seal will stick ... Rainbow Technologies D4 Bagless Vacuum

My rainbow vacuum is spraying water out of the back by where the filter is. What is wrong with it??


Mine is too, would like to know why. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

My rainbow spits water out of the back where the filter is - this machine is less than 1 yr old


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What happens when i run my rainbow vacuume without water ?


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 a ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

No water coming out - Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum


I am guessing you are speaking of the AquaMate shampoo attachment. Please go to our web site to determine what model you have. Look at the manuals page to see ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

My rainbow vacuum tipped over while I was vacuuming and motor quit. I unplugged it. Do I have to do something special or is the computer ruined?


I have a couple questions to ask and I may help resolve your problem. I own a Vacuum store and I can help with the repair. Your can google me out at "Florida Sweeper Exchange" or call me at 954-732-9548 ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Rainbow is spurting water from seam!


You fill the chamber only to the top of the peg in the center don't you? Any debris foreign debris or object stuck to the seal on the motorbase? Have you cleaned the slinger? (that ivory-colored thing with the little slots in it) ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

I do not have my users manual and have never vacuumed wet with this vacuum. How do I change it from a dry to wet vacuum. Can't find my manual and I need to use the shop vac for water in basement, do I have to change the filter or what lost my user manual never used it to pick up water. need to know how to puit it in wet mode i want to clean the dirty water out of my pool.


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I have a Craftsman wet dry vac with blower capability (22 L). While I was using it to **** up water, the water came out of the blower hose. Now I can't get it to work as a vacuum. What can I do to fix this problem? Is there a toggle switch somewhere that allows me to choose vacuum or blower? Also, will the vacuum still work without the filter nut attached to the plate? Please let me know at your earliest convenience. Thank you.


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Rainbow e series vacuum on/off swicht not working


It is possible that the motor is throwing the circuit breaker. It is self resetting so your unit should turn back on after an hour. If it does not, please give us a call at 800-523-0510...www.rainvac.comService Specialist ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
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