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Vacuum clogged Just had new carpet installed. In trying to vacuum the carpet for the first time, fine particles have clogged the sweeper. I'm using a rainbow sweeper with water reservoir.

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    Rocky May 11, 2010

    So what is the problem? Are you having difficulty cleaning clogs? Yf yes - where are you having the problem?

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If you are talking about the electric hose, try using your none electric hose with the crevice tool attachment to extract the particles from the other one. When using any of the hose please leave it running a few minutes to make sure everything in the hose moves through and does not stop midway through.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Rainbow SE

The clog may have over heated the motor, usually if you unplug it then after little while, try it again. If it still won't go, does the separator turn easily or is it bound up and won't turn. Take it off and see if the motor will run(without water) You didn't say which model you have, but some of the newer ones have a small shaft, on the water tank, to activate a switch when you put the water tank on. If it is gone, or didnot seat right, then it won't turn on.

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SOURCE: Bissell carpet cleaner won't spray water on floor setting

I have the same problem, can someone help.

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SOURCE: rainbow e2 2 speed vacuum shuts off after 5 minutes of vacuuming.

2 speed E2 models have a circuit board inside that controls the machine. It sounds like this controller board may be bad. The unfortunate part of this is that the board is not only very expensive, but it is only available from an authorized Rainbow service center.
Use caution if you decide to work on this yourself or if you take it to a service center that is not famliar with these models. The circuit board mentioned above is susceptible to damage from static eclectricity discharge. The static you generate from just walking across a carpet could make this board useless. So, if the original problem is not the board you could make the problem worse.

Posted on May 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Central vacuum won't start even

Is it only the power head that's not working, or the central vacuum itself? Disconnect wands from hose, turn on, and hold hand over hose end to check for suction. If none, go through first set of steps below.

If the vacuum:
1. Press reset button on vacuum.
2. Check circuit breaker at the circuit box to make sure it's ON.
3. Make sure the unit is plugged in completely.
4. Use a voltage tester to check for power at the outlet.
5. Check filter. If dirty rinse it with warm water, and allow to dry thoroughly. I strongly suggest having a second filter for use during drying, then just trade off using them.

If the vacuum still doesn't turn on, consider the following:]
Broken or worn out power switch in hose handle...Switch needs replaced.
Broken wire in hose...Replace hose.
Bad connection...Needs taken to an authorized Aerus service center for check and repair.

If the power nozzle (suction at end of hose, but power nozzle doesn't work:
1. Ensure the brush has been thoroughly cleaned of any hair, string, and other items that may have wrapped around it.
2. Power nozzle motor runs, but brush doesn't turn when vacuum is on...belt needs replaced.
3. Power nozzle motor does not run...All wiring, connections, and motor need to be checked.

If you can't determine the problem with the above helps, the entire machine, including hose, wands, and power nozzle, needs to be taken to an authorized Aerus service center for complete check.
If you don't know the location of the nearest Aerus Electrolux store, go to below site, type in zip code, and click on "view dealer list". They may also be able to send someone to pick it up.

http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

The reset button on the "sweeper" is only to start the "sweeper" motor after it has shut off due to the brush getting jammed. It doesn't effect the vacuum operation.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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SOURCE: I borrowed my daughters Rainbow. I have vacuumed

Yes, you have put too much water in it. Simply drain a little bit out.

Jim

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