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DO you replace a power cord on a d3c rainbow as you do on the d4c ?

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SOURCE: I have a d4c rainbow vacuum, need help replacing the electrical cord

There is no reset button, but some of those old switches are very touchy . . . if there was some  corrosion, you may not have a good contact (was enough of the new wire insulation stripped away, before putting it into the switch) . . . 
I prefer splicing, rather than going all the way to the switch  . . its just a matter of cutting out the old cord and splicing in the new cord in a convenient spot up in the motor compartment. . . a Rainbow purist would run the new cord all the way up into the power on/off rocker switch that's built into the top of the handle and then wire the new cord in there, directly at the switch . . . that way means no splicing . . . I've done it both ways, but I prefer to splice and use wire connectors inside the motor compartment . . . because going further, all the way up directly into the on/off switch just to avoid splicing the new cord in requires taking more things apart . . . and risks screwing up the power switch . . . that's not worth the extra time and trouble, IMHO.  (This from someone who has dismantled and refurbished over 200 D4C and SE models)

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Rainbow D4C power switch replacement

As far as I know, that switch with 6 terminals is still available. But if not, I would wire the 2 for the power head and the 2 motor wires together. Then you would have 4 leads to attach.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Power Switch

This is not that hard:
1. - remove gasket (it is glued so you may end up damaging it)
2. - remove 4 screws holding baffle
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3. - under it you will see 4 more screws holding cap
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4. - Four more screws and you will remove cap cover
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5. - cut the cable tie, make a note how wires are connected, use flat screw driver to press on the latches holding the switch in while pushing onto the switch OUT. Tension will not let the latches pop back in.

6. - reassemble in the reverse order.
NOTE:
Switch - if you have old style switch installed you will need to push something into each hole next to the wires to release them. There is a cooper lip in each hole that you have to bend a bit to release each wire. Installing new style switch (with 4 wires) - attach one power cord wire to one blue switch wire and another to another blue switch wire. Attach one motor and one power nozzle cord receptacle wire to one black and another pair to another black wire.
Gasket - use weatherstripping glue to glue motor gasket back (you can get some in almost any automotive store)
Need parts - visit our store HERE.

No diagrams - sorry. It is Rexair, Inc. intellectual property and we can not use them...

Good Luck
:-)

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: rainbow vacuum model D4C leaks water,

you can buy them on line, there sticky on 1 side, you need too clean the area after removing the seal.be sure the areas clean so the seal will stick

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: What's the difference between the rainbow D4C SE

the se has a newer updated version of the power nozzle. the power nozzle is smaller.the d4c is older
than the se. the attachments are pretty much the same and the se is a darker color than the
d4c

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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