Having problems with your Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum ?
Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner starts slow smells hot
\015 Cleaner is actually SE model. When I turn on my cleaner it starts at a slow speed--then the motor heats up and smells HOT as it struggles to come up to speed. I don't want to burn it out and I've taken the cleaner apart but I can't see what the problem is. It seems like the impeller is slowed by something (rust maybe) but I can't get it apart enough to see what is under the impeller. Can't figure out who to get bottom apart. Sound like scale, rust or bearings? Help? Ideas?\015
I would suggest that your motor bearings are packing up. You will eventually harm the windings by overheating (although there is a thermal limiter). The bearing replacement is a job for a service shop unless you are pretty handy.
We ahve a canister Rainbow E series with powerhead. We took the Handle apart because it was clogged and now can't figure how to put back together. Any help would be great.
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Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner starts slow smells hot
I would suggest that your motor bearings are packing up. You will eventually harm the windings by overheating (although there is a thermal limiter). The bearing replacement is a job for a service shop unless you are pretty handy. ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
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