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The rainbow sat for too long on the water now wont run

The rainbow sat on the water tank for too long and now it smells burning rubber. The rubber ring is distended and misshapen

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So depending on how long, you may have rusted out the bearings in your motor, especially if it sat so long as to eat the glue off of your gasket.
Sounds like you may need a new motor, gasket, baffle plate and separator.

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SOURCE: Burning Smell

Check the carbon motor brushes, there might be arcing on the armature. New brushes may help if the armature is ok.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Rainbow Vacuum smells like something is burning.

Your belt is worn and that is why there is a burnt rubber smell. You need to change your belt. You can find a replacement belt and instructions here:

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Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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