I have a d4c rainbow vacuum, need help replacing the electrical cord
I have opened the vac up and removed the old elec cord and replaced it with the new one and now the vac won't run.
I had to use a safety pin to remove the old wires from the switch before placing the new ones in. Is there by chance a reset button???
I purchased a cord from a rainbow dealer.
any help is greatly appreaciated. I having problem replacing the power cord for a d4c can you help tell
me how to do this without splicing it in.
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You have to splice them.
Use crimp-on wire connectors (best), or threaded twist-on wire connectors. Do NOT just twist wire strands together and tape wires without using wire connectors . . . that is a NO-NO.
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The Rainbow D4, D4C and SE all are the same vacuum base, only changes were made to the nozzle. As long as the nozzle cord on your D4 has 2 prongs, not 3 prongs you can use the D4 nozzle that looks like This or the SE PE (SE Performance) Nozzle that looks This
Are you talking about the power switch. The new power switches have 4 wires sautered to the power switch, where the old ones have 6 wires that slip in and lock into the power switch.
The blue ones are for your power cord, and the black ones are for your vacuum motor, and your power nozzle plug.
Secure one motor wire and one power nozzle plug wire to one of the black wires out of the new switch, and secure the other two, to the other black one from the power switch. It does not matter which ones that you match together. Secure one of each of the power cord to the two blue wires from the power switch. It does not matter which one of them goes to each wire neither. It is AC so power goes both ways.
Use twist on wire nuts to secure the wires to each other, and put some electrical tape around each of them, after you secure them securly with the wire nuts.
It is best to secure the cluster of wires to each other with a pull tie, after you are finished wiring everything.
If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=645474 Generic problem for all Vacuums Vacuum was used to clean up after plaster sanding. Posted by veronica1113 on Jun 04, 2008 Could the debris from plaster sanding cause my rainbow series D4C vacuum not to work? If so how is the best way to clean it? Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The Rainbow D4C will still work but not @ the highest efficiency rating – the suction will be reduced because the sheetrock dust gets into the motor and the fan blade(s) Quan 3 and would need a professional cleaning 1st or 2nd. Replacement of the motor; if it is too serious and or too expensive. It’s a good vacuum back it is suggested that people use a good Shop Vac for the sheetrock dust removal. Feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or you can try to repair and change out the fans, clean out the carbon brush area and cleanup the armature. 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: http://rainbowvacuum.com Customer Service 1-248-643-7222 Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
If it just quit running, it could be the cord. If you have a meter, you can check it to make sure it isn't broke. Take out the 4 I think, screw from the bottom, the top half should come off, then you get to the switch and the end of the cord. Check the motor brushes also, if they are worn down, they may not be conducting and the motor won't run. It gets involved, so don't know if you want to do this at home.
There is no reset button, but some of those old switches are very touchy . . . if there was some
corrosion, you may not have a good contact (was enough of the new wire insulation stripped away, before putting it into the switch) . . .
I prefer splicing, rather than going all the way to the switch . . its just a matter of cutting out the old cord and splicing in the new cord in a convenient spot up in the motor compartment. . . a Rainbow purist would run the new cord all the way up into the power on/off rocker switch that's built into the top of the handle and then wire the new cord in there, directly at the switch . . . that way means no splicing . . . I've done it both ways, but I prefer to splice and use wire connectors inside the motor compartment . . . because going further, all the way up directly into the on/off switch just to avoid splicing the new cord in requires taking more things apart . . . and risks screwing up the power switch . . . that's not worth the extra time and trouble, IMHO. (This from someone who has dismantled and refurbished over 200 D4C and SE models)