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Rainbow se trying to fix

The silver disks or fans how do they go back together

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  • ckwhitney Oct 24, 2008

    need help with putting the silver disc and the spacers back in correctly

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Small red washer on top - motor is the top. Also on only everyother fan spins.
Small fan with the small hole up
Barrel Spacer
Large Fan with the the hole down
Hour Glass spacer - this spacer has a washer welded to the bottom of it - spacer down!
small fan hold down.
Lower motor housing

Hope you changed the bearing while you were where here.

Give it a spin by hand and make sure there is no grinding.

Hope this is right, doing it from memory, have a picture at work.

Good luck

M

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The Rainbow / RexAir Factory phone number is listed below:
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