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Rainbow SE power nozzle

The power nozzle stops spinning the brush after a few seconds. When i push the reset button it will work again but only a few seconds more before stopping again. the belt is fine , the brush is free spinning smoothly.

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Re: Rainbow SE power nozzle

If the brush is spinning ok, and the belt isn't slipping, then probably the circuit breaker is bad, or the motor is causing the problem.

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There are a few problems with this head which we frequently encounter.

One, the motor get's clogged up and the brushes get stuck in the motor.
The red top circuit breaker fails, and under load, the motor will stop.

Take the 2 wires off of the breaker in the power head, and short them together to find out once you have cleaned out the motor which will be a mess inside.

The belt if worn will not operate the power head if you put your foot on it and see if the brush spins.

The belt is a major problem as well as the replacement of the motor.

The motors are 45.00 CAD and belts 4.00 Cad.

The yoke on the power head also gets clogged and needs cleaned out.

Try these procedures and I hope all works out for you!

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All SE series vacuums have a built in thermal and load fuse on the motor, and if it blew, it has to be replaced, or wired directly, with out it on there.
Motor brushes are usually the source of a non working Rainbow D4 and SE and all model Rainbow vacuums and when they burn out, they usually take the motor armature with them, from excessive heat and flare electrical arking to the armature. It is probably the thermal and load fuse, that is your problem, if you did not smell any electric burning type of smell, before it quit. It could be the power switch, but not as likely as the fuse. If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.

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hello lilbutmunch1,
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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Rainbow E Series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum. The Rainbow Power Nozzle does have a reset button on the newer model on the top of the power nozzle, just push it and it should reset, or check all your pigtail connections to make sure they are connection and the cord leading to the actual Rainbow Vacuum itself. Out in left field might be that the power nozzle motor could be shorting out or not working or dead and might be in need of replacement. Check the cord for any frays or bad connections. If you have a problem please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

The Rainbow / RexAir Factory phone number is listed below: Customer Service
1-248-643-7222 Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

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