No suction for use of crevice tools, running hot, then shut off
No suction on hose when using crevice tool, power nozzle seems to work as I can hear sand going up the hose. When I remove the hose and electrical cord attached to canister and put my hand over the outlet on the canister I get good suction. There is no way to clean the hose or detach from power handle. The vacuum over heated and shut off Why?
Re: No suction for use of crevice tools, running hot,...
Obviously no suction in hose would indicate a blockage, over heating is a breaker that shuts off the machine when it over heats. There is no way to clean hose the on this model because the hose does not detach at either end, therefore I had to employ the use of the good old wire hangar. Job complete up and running, with good suction. It is amazing what a prayer to God can do.
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Hi there! The crevice tool can only be used when using the unit has a hand vac. Remove the handle and nozzle from unit. Attach the crevice tool by inserting into hand vac nozzle opening. To remove, gently pull apart. Hope this helps!
If the vacuum is old, the intake path from the hose to the dirt receptacle may be plugged from years of dust, dirt and grime. This happened to one of our vacuums, and I had to take off the bottom guard, the belt and the sweeper bar to access the intake, and it took me about an hour to get it unplugged.
If this is a new machine, the hose may not be properly connected when you are using the crevice device. Check the manual for proper installation.
Hi! Below is step-by-step instructions for attaching your crevice tool.
1. Place unit in an upright position. Push release button forward, then pull handle from unit.
2. Remove floor tool from nozzle.
3. Attach crevice tool by inserting into nozzle. To remove gently pull apart.
<p>The hose could be clogged. <a href="http://www.rainvac.com/rainbow-vacuum-schematics"></a>Check the suction on the main unit without any hoses connected. If that seems good, then connect a hose and check suction again at the end of hose. If suction is still good and you are having issues when using the power nozzle, then open up the bottom of the power nozzle to check for clog.</p> <p>RainVac </p> <p><a href="www.rainvac.com">www.rainvac.com</a></p>
Is there suction at the end of the hose? If so, then there's a clog in the power head air flow section. To double check, detach the hose, drop a coin into power head and see if it falls through.
You can clear it by using the hose and crevice tool to **** the clog out from the brush end. If this doesn't work, try using a knitting or crochet needle to pull clog out. It may also be possible to reach it with needle nose pliers.
I assume you're referring to the tube in the power nozzle. Unless you're acquainted with taking the pn apart and putting it back together properly, don't try.
Disconnect wand from pn, get a pair of needle-nose or long nose pliers, and try to reach the "something". Do so gently so as to not poke hole/s in tube.
You can also attach the hose to the exhaust port of the vacuum, attach the crevice tool, and attempt to blow out the clog.
Trythe following suggestions to see if you can get your machine suctioning properly:
1) Remove the Tank-in-Tank Assembly and place your hand over the motor intake valve. This valve is located next to the Floor Nozzle gasket (at the top of the Floor Nozzle window) and behind the SmartMix Bottle. If you feel vacuum-like suction at this area, your suction power of the unit is working but air is escaping at some point. If there is no suction at the motor intake valve your machine will need to be inspected by an Authorized Service Center Technician.
2) It is possible the Floor Nozzle on your machine is inserted incorrectly. This would directly affect the suction of your machine. Please follow the directions below for removing and replacing the nozzle.
Before starting, please be sure the machine is unplugged and the machine handle is reclined.
To remove the Floor Nozzle window, first detach the Phillips head screws located at the base of the nozzle. Then, remove the Tank-in-Tank Assembly. Next, pull forward at the top of the Floor Nozzle window to release the tabs of this window from the receiving holes of the machine. This window is designed to allow access for cleaning.
When replacing the Floor Nozzle window, please be sure the tabs at the TOP of the nozzle are properly inserted into the receiving holes provided. If you do not have the tabs in place properly, the suction power of the machine could be affected.
Rotate the window down into place and replace the screws.
3) Ensure that the Ready Tools knob (diverter knob) is in the proper setting and the valve opens and closes freely. Ensure the black foam gasket is in place under the valve.
4) Check to ensure the Tank-in-Tank assembly is seated properly and that it is not full of dirty water. (If this tank has a drain cap, make sure it is in place and that it has a black o-ring).
5) Check the float and baffle to ensure they are properly installed on the Tank-in-Tank. The larger square portion of this part should be below the clear baffle of the tank with the red flag portion of the float resting on top of the baffle.
6) Check the Tank-in-Tank and lid for damage. Is the lint screen clogged? Make sure the lint screen is in place on the tank lid and not placed into the motor duct. Also, clear the holes on the lint screen.
7) Check to see if the upholstery hose has suction. If the hose has suction and the floor nozzle does not, check the diverter valve to see if it opens and closes freely. This can be seen through the Floor Nozzle window as you switch the diverter knob from the floor to tools setting.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=19674&thid=493359 No power in power nozzle Posted by pjs5451 on Apr 06, 2008 Vacuumed with power nozzle one day working fine took attachment off to use crevice tool reattached power nozzle and no power whatsoever. Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Rainbow E Series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum. The Rainbow Power Nozzle does have a reset button on the newer model on the top of the power nozzle, just push it and it should reset, or check all your pigtail connections to make sure they are connection and the cord leading to the actual Rainbow Vacuum itself. Out in left field might be that the power nozzle motor could be shorting out or not working or dead and might be in need of replacement. Check the cord for any frays or bad connections. If you have a problem please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. The Rainbow / RexAir Factory phone number is listed below: http://rainbowvacuum.com Customer Service 1-248-643-7222 Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
You can try thehooverstore.com, or call a repair shop and I am sure they can order for you. Doubt that you will find a (#56511A01)manual tho. The hose part #43434268 and will sell for around $15 to $20. Dusting brush #43414145 $8 to $10. Extentsion tube #38634678 about $5. Furniture nozzle #38614029 about $5. Crevice tool #38617024 about about $5. Hope this helps.