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Shampooer I have a rainbow e series and my shampooer is not working. The tubes do not seem to be clogged and it sounds like it is trying to work but we cant get the water to come out. We pull the trigger and nothing no soap, no water, nothing. Can anyone help?

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  • piepup Feb 03, 2008

    My problem is much like the one posted earlier. I have everything hooked up correctly [as far as I can tell], but when I pull the trigger to spray nothing happens. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • shanev Feb 18, 2008

    I have the same prob. I contacted a Rainbow dealer and they had no solution either. It is like the pump in the shampooer is not working for some reason but I am not sure how to check it.

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MY RAINBOW VACUUM HAS LOST SUCTION POWER AND i DON'T KNOW WHY


Your Rainbow E series has lost suction power, because you need a new hepa filter, ot your water basin gasket is messed up, or the center motor gasket is messed up or out of position.

Make sure your water basin is not cracked or broken, also.

If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.

Thank you,
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Shampooer will not work on my e2 Rainbow. Help!


Your Rainbow E series has lost suction power, because you need a new hepa filter, or your water basin gasket is messed up, or the center motor gasket is messed up or out of position.

Make sure your water basin is not cracked or broken, also.
If it is an earlier model, everything applies, except for the filter. They do not have filters, on any of the earlier models.

If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.

Thank you,
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Jan 30, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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I got a rainbow (ES)with shampooer how do I use it?


The manuals are available on the website (http://www.rainbowsystem.com/). Go there, click on owner resources and then Rainbow User Manuals.

Jun 26, 2009 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Instuctions on how to use them together


youhook up the shampooer the same way you would hook up the vacuum head. you can put jut a little bit of water in the basin and it basically works like the vacuum except it dispenses cleaner and water when you posh the button in on the handle.

Apr 02, 2009 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Aquamate II NOT WORKING !!


If this is pre-owned unit that you bought - it may be clogged. If people who had it did not rinse shampoo solution out of the system after using it - shampoo becomes thick and sticky when dry and may clog the tubes. Also it may impair the pump.

Pump may also be defective. It should make a humming noise while in operation. It is hard to hear when vacuum is on so take the Rainbow with water bowl of the white AQM basin, turn on the vacuum while AquaMate is still plugged in, put your hand on the black plastic on the white AquaMater water nontainer and you should feel pump vibrating inside.

If you feel it start with filling up the white tank and bottle with warm water, turn AQM on and try rinsing it. However if water can not get through at all - it will not help.

Then take the handle apart (a bit tricky but be careful ant to break the plastic and you will get it open). See if there are no clogs there. in tubes nor the VALVE.

If no clogs fing - you will have to acces the pomp and few short tubes inside this plastic box assembled onto the water tank. to get it open you may have to break off 4 latches that hold top halve to the bottom. You can purchase one HERE. Make sure that tubes inside are not bent at the sharp angle and obstructing the flow. If you need any tubing - you can find it cheap at Home Depot (have a sample with you so you pick the right diameter).

Clean all tues inside and you possibly will have to take the pump apart to get it cleaned. If it is not working you can buy one HERE.

Stil no luck - put EVERYTHING in a plastic bag or several bags and then in a box and ship it to us - we will get it running.

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Mar 27, 2009 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Cant get rainbow shampooer to work


use the suction port for the vac hose
the water hose hooks to your kitchen faucet

Nov 11, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Rainbow shampooer and frieze carpet


yes, it can be used without harm, but try a test area to be sure the dye is not cheap

Aug 21, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Rainbow Shampooer


It's been while since I used one. Hopefully things haven't changed.

One hose has to be be connected to the faucet of the sink using the adaptor. The other hose is supposed to go to the Rainbow iteslf.

one gets the rug wet and the other extracts.

Jun 24, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Rainbow E series Canister shampooer


i have never used my rainbow shampooer and have had it 2 or 3 years it is not working it will **** up water but will not spray water or shampoo what do i do?

Feb 18, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Rainbow aqua mate II instructions


You have the vacuum and the basin, you put them together just like when you vacuum but don't put water in the basin. There is a large white container that comes with the shampooer. you fill that up with water and then you place the vacuum cleaner and the basin on top of that. Now you will need the water hose (not the one that has the gas pump hadle). Hook that in the same spot that you do for vacuuming. Then you take the shampooing handle( it will have a trigger and a little white bottle and some tubes hooked to it) the one end of it hooks to the water hose and the other end hooks to the wands. There are 2 wands that come with your shampooer. At the end of those the shampooer head will be attached. There are two separate tubes there is a thick tube ( there two tubes fused together) and a thin tube, they hook to the large white container that you fill with water. Just look and you will see where they go. Then there is a tube that hooks to the shampooer head at the bottom. The you take the little bottle and fill it with your shampoo. You should have gotten some clips to hool onto your hose so that you can keep the tubes attached to it so they aren't in the way. You should be set. I hope I helped.

Jan 27, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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