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Cannot separate water basin from motor - Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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You need to unlock the latches on either side of the water basin.
If they rusted or froze into place you may have to break them.
There are two latches on either side of the water basin.

Rainbow and E2 latch

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Posted on Mar 06, 2015

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The separator doesn't filter the water. It allows air to go through the machine but not the water. It "separates" the air and water, hence the name.

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Why will the motor on my rainbow power on if I hold it up off of the water basin and push the safety switch with a screwdriver but when it's sitting on the water basin it won't power on ?


There is a little tab that sticks up on the water basin, this tab pushes in on the switch allowing the unit to run, I'm guessing the little tab on the tank is broken off.

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D3B. Could overfilling the basin cause motor failure?


If water overflow leaked into the motor, it could have failed

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What is the separater


The separator is the tiny little plastic basket that goes into your water basin. This prevents large debris from getting into your motor.

You can see it here:

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We used it then turned it off and went to turn it back on but wouldnt do anything.latches are locked and has water in it. im getting power to the switch


E series vacuums have a safety switch underneath the motor unit to insure the water basin is on. You can see the part here and where it is located (left of the separator)
Rainbow interlock plunger

Sometimes this part may have fallen out and gotten lost when you were putting your vacuum away, or your water basin where it would depress this switch broke of.

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D4 Rainbow leaking water around the water basin while running. Already replaced the seal. Still leaking.


Clean the water separator. Use a tooth brush if you do not have the Rainbow separator cleaning brush. It is the same thing, and works perfectly. :-)

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The cannister begins to shake during usage


Either you have too much water in it, or your water separator is missing teeth. The water separator is the thing that spins in the center of the motor where your water basin attaches to it. It looks like a cone shaped fan looking thing. It should be cleaned after every use.

Use a your Rainbow separator cleaning brush, or a tooth brush, if you do not have the Rainbow one. They are just like tooth brushes.

You can get manuals either here,
http://www.rainbowsystem.com/ or here,
http://www.rainvac.com


Never store your Rainbow canister on your water basin.

You fill the water basin to the top of the knub thing that is inside of it.

If it is a standard water basin, it holds two quarts, of water. If it is the larger one, it holds 4 quarts of water.

If your vacuum begins shaking or swaying during usage, that meens that you need to poor out the dirty water, and start over with fresh water, because the water level will rise as it gets dirtiet.

If you have any more questions, let me know.

I am a Rainbow vacuum expert.

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My kids were in charge of the Rainbow, but they moved out. My husband surprised me by cleaning a dirty rug. Neither of us know how to use the Rainbow, but I at least know that you're supposed to use water....


Your Rainbow might have been damaged. It would be advisable to take the machine to a shop and have them do a cleaning on it. The water is the filter, and there is a separator between the water and the motor. The separator only prevents the water from entering the motor. The dirt that goes in the water is no longer airbourne, so it cannot enter. Without water, the dirt is still airbourne and some of it could have entered. I am sure that most of what was picked up landed in the basin. Is the separator(the little nut on the bottom of cleaner holds this in) full of fluff? Take off the separator nut(there should be a wrench/toothbrush tucked in under the cleaner that is used to remove separator and clean it.) Is there fluff visible up in the machine? If so, definitely take it to a shop. The separator must be cleaned after every use. Never store water in the basin. Those are the 2 main rules for care and use of your Rainbow. Well, good luck with your Rainbow. They are truly great vacuums. Let me know if this helped you. Thanks Rene(the VAcuum Doctor)

Nov 10, 2009 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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I have my vacuum set to shampoo a rug, but cannot get the water to come out


Sometimes it takes up to 10 or so minutes for the Aqua mate 2 to begin pumping out anything.

If it is the new Aqua mate 12 (the big blue one, that is like a giant power head) the same thing is true for it.

If it is an earlier model Aquamate, then it is clogged somewhere in the hose, or the fluid control valve is clogged.

The water separator is the thing that spins in the center of the motor where your water basin attaches to it. It looks like a cone shaped fan looking thing. It should be cleaned after every use.

Use your Rainbow separator cleaning brush, or a tooth brush, if you do not have the Rainbow one. They are just like tooth brushes.

Never store your Rainbow canister on your water basin, with or without water in it. It can and will ruin your vacuum in dew time.

You can get manuals either here,
http://www.rainbowsystem.com/ or here,
http://www.rainvac.com

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

Thank you,
Ralph

Jan 25, 2009 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Rainbow e series


If you have the Rainbow e series, then this manual will explain exactly how to remove the separator from the wash basin and the basin from the caddy. (Please refer to page 6)
http://www.rainbowsystem.com/pdf/manuals/rainbow_eseries/eseries.pdf A special tool is stored on the underside of the power unit next to the separator , which you can use to loosen the brass nut holding the separator.
The manual also provides instructions on how to remove the basin and clean it.

In my opinion, it is most likely a blockage in the tubes that must be causing this problem. This seems to be a common issue with this cleaner. There is also a small metal ring between the separator and basin that may be dislodged and causing this problem. Please the manual for an idea of what I am talking about.

If that does not help, then its best to contact the customer support.call, (248) 643-7222,
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between 9:00am and 5:00pm (EST)
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