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E2 series not cleaning

After I have vaccuumed for awhile, the water in the basin is still clear. But my floors are still dirty. I have taken the machine apart and cleaned everything. It is still not working correctly. What is wrong with my machine?

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  • candchudson Apr 16, 2009

    Yes, it still spins. What now?

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    If you take the water canister off the machine and lay it the rainbow on its side and turn it on .. does the turbo on the bottom spin?

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Are the brushes spinning on the power head? If you disconnect the power head and just leave the hose only with the water canister filled .. does it "**** up" dirt?

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • ruthkeathley
    ruthkeathley May 15, 2012

    I'm having the same problem and the brushes are spinning on the power head? And the other attachment hose does **** up debris from the floor/carpet. The reset button seems to be very loose. I mean it doesn't click or anything when it is pushed and pops back up, is this suppose to happen?

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You can also use fragrances, and deodorizer air freshener in your vacuum, which not only eliminates odors, it add fresh aromas to your air that you breath, in your home, also.

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You can get manuals either here,
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