Question about Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
I was vacuuming carpet and dumped over the canister unit. I immediately up righted the unit and shut it off. I noticed a small amount of water on the carper, retrieved a towel to clean it up. When I picked up the power head to continue my chores, water had puddled on the carper where the power head rested. I noticed water in power head. I am afraid to use unit now. How should I proceed?
Make sure machine is un plugged. Open up the power head that you are worried about and put some uncooked rice inside then close it back up, wait a few hours (or day if you want more reassurance). The rice will soak up any moisture trapped underneath anything or stuck in corners etc. Re-open use a cotton que-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean the inside, electric boards and all, large surface areas that are not electrical could be cleansed in a less tedious way. Close it up again then try plugging in and turning it on. Watch for and smell for any burning signs, if you see or smell any turn it off and unplug it immediately. That is how to dry and clean any electrical device. Hope this solves the problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Remove hose and turn on the unit with nothing on the intake - see if it helps - feel the suction with hand.
a) If it works fine without the hose - look for a clog in the hose, wand or the nozzle
b) If the suction is weak even without the hose:
Clean the separator,
If this is e-series or E2 Rainbow - remove HEPA and try vacuuming without it (sometimes it is too dirty so stops good airflow). New HEPAs HERE.
If this is SE Rainbow - remove exhaust cap and if there is a sponge - take it out
Still no luck - It has to be serviced
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
SOURCE: I think the power head
Make sure you have suction at the end of the hose. If not, the clog is most likely in the hose. Detach hose from vacuum and wand. Drop a coin into one end and allow it to fall through. If it doesn't drop out, the clog is definitely in the hose. Then visually check the wands for a clog
Disassembling the power nozzle is not necessary, or recommended. First, ensure the clog is in the power nozzle. Drop a coin in the wand end and see if it falls out. If not, the clog is elsewhere. You should be able to clear the power nozzle by disconnecting the wand. Use the handle of a table knife to try to push the clog back through the power nozzle, toward the brush. If that doesn't work, try using long nosed pliers to clear the clog.
Posted on Jan 04, 2011
Get a new hepa filter.
It is at the back side of it, behind that rectangular cover, where the exhaust cover is. It either snaps off with two plastic tabs on the bottom of it, or has two screws on the bottom of it, and two screws behind the cord holder taps thing. If it is that kind, the cord holder tabs thing, snaps off with a flat head screw driver on either side of it. You will see the little slots on it, if it is the kind with the screws on the filter cover. Two screws behind the cord holder tabs thing, towards the top of the filter cover, and two on the bottom of the filter cover.
Always clean your water separator with a tooth brush, or Rainbow separator cleaning brush. If it has it, it is by the water separator in a special slot for it, rite there by the water separator. If not, use a tooth brush. They are just alike. The separator nut, is a half inch, or 13 milimeter size of a nut.
Posted on Jan 12, 2011
empty the water bin out and dry the machine inside and out with paper towels. get it all extra dry. then put the machine on a hard flat surface with newspaper under the machine. next start adding water one cup at a time. after each cup is added wait ten minutes and check the newspaper for water spots. note how many cups were added before the leak was detected. if the leak apears after only one or two cups of water are added then the leak could be in the very bottom of the water bin. if so a good way to fix water leaks is using plumbing goop. this is a very good product that stops leaks and stays in place. if you don't have a leak after the first two cups then the crack must be higher up. keep adding water one cup at a time until the leak is noticed. if it doesn't leak start the machine up after it is full of water and leave it on the newspaper. you need to notice where the water is coming from and then try to fix the crack with plumbing goop. follow the instructions get everything dry then put on a layer of goop not real thin but not over about 1/8 of an inch thick. let it completely dry then refill and check for leaks. the plumbing goop is available at the hardware store and is a wonderful product that really sticks and bonds. it should fix any leak.
Posted on May 03, 2011
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Posted on Oct 30, 2011
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