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Rainbow SE makes funny noise when first turned on.

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    Rocky May 11, 2010

    What kind of noise?
    Main unit or the nozzle?
    Makes noise and then works fine?
    Makes any strange noises when turned of and motor is slowing down?

    Rocky
    :-)


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Try putting water into it.if not then you should make sure the seperator is in.or is connected properly

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My Rainbow SE works and runs strong but when I switch it on and off for approx. 20 to 30 seconds the motor makes a loud squealing noise. Do I need to oil something or what? Nothing smells, it does not make the noise all the time, but it does more often than not. Thanks

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