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Power Switch How do I get the power switch out to replace it? I have a D4C model. Rainbow/Rexair. Is there a place where I can get a parts breakdown of the vacuum cleaner? Steve

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  • omiesteve Mar 12, 2009

    Yes I finally got a parts breakdown. I did like you said. It came out. Definately make a diagram for hooking the wires back up to the switch. I had eight on my switch.

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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

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
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Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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