Question about Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
I was vacuming with my Rainbow, picked up some sheet rock debris from a repair. It caused the water to foam up. I changed the water, but now the vacum will not come back on.
Bad idea.... I think the foam got through the separator and into the fan system. When it dried it hardened and now it need to be taken apart and cleaned.
Turn it on for less than 1 sec and if you hear motor making humming sound - it is ALIVE and cleaning (maybe new fan blades too) may be all that it needs. If no sound at all it may be KAPUT. You must have smelled something burning when you turned on and it did not work.
for D4 and SE models - When cleaning I would recommend to replace bearings as they are not that expensive and if you took it apart - maybe a good idea to replace them. Also you probably will need a new gasket as when taking old one off (it is glued) it may rip apart.
For e-series - you will need a new HEPA filter.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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