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Rainbow shotting water out

Is there a way I can get into this vacuum so I can see why it is shooting water out? I cannot remove the aerator peice inside that says it should be cleaner after each use. The screw seems frozen, I removed the 3 screws from the bottom and can't seem to see what is holding it together- can't get the bottom off. Any suggestions?

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My 4 year old tipped my e series on its side while it was turned off and had water in it, and now it is shooting water from the back filter. I bought a new filter, but it hasn't gotten here yet. I am affraid to turn it on even when I get the filter because there might be water in the motor. The seperater is not cracked and seems to be fine, so is it possible for the water to get to the motor by tipping it over? If so is there a way to remove the water.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

Re: Rainbow shotting water out

Are you filling the water pan too full? Check that the separater spins on the shaft freely too.

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