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Rainbow eseries water coming out from the back

When I start to vacuum, water is spewing out from the back Hepa filter.

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<p>Please check your <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.rainvac.com/separator-e">Sepatator</a> to see if it is damaged or missing. If a fin is broken out of the sepatator, this will allow water to be pulled up through the motor and spit out the exhaust.</p>
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Posted on Jun 14, 2013

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If pieces are missing or broken I would try and replace the piece. You can usually get these items cheap on Ebay.

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Your separator needs to be cleaned

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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SOURCE: water leaking from out of the heppa filter

Reasons for that to happen:
a) You have tilted the vac while vacuuming
b) Used the Rainbow without separator (basket like thing on the bottom of the motor)
c) Overfilled the rainbow tank with water (may have happened when shampooing with AquaMate)

Clean and install back the separator, remove HEPA, Set the Rainbow on empty water pan (with HEPA removed) turn it on for a while so everything will dry. Install new HEPA.

You will have to get a new HEPA filter (you can find them HERE)

Good Luck,
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Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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Remove hose and turn on the unit with nothing on the intake - see if it helps - feel the suction with hand.

a) If it works fine without the hose - look for a clog in the hose, wand or the nozzle

b) If the suction is weak even without the hose:
Clean the separator,
If this is e-series or E2 Rainbow - remove HEPA and try vacuuming without it (sometimes it is too dirty so stops good airflow). New HEPAs HERE.
If this is SE Rainbow - remove exhaust cap and if there is a sponge - take it out

Still no luck - It has to be serviced

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The red flashing light is normal, as long as it does not give an error code, and is a steady flashing, when it is running.

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Hi! It appears your thermal protector sensor has kicked in and caused your cleaner to power off. This is usually due to a clog or a filter that needs to be cleaned or replaced. Try these steps to get your vacuum back up & running!

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Be sure to that the latches are connected to the water pan. The eSERIES and up will not turn on without the water pan latched. If that is not the issue, please call us and speak to a Rainbow Specialist.
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