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There are numerous reasons. If there was no smoke or burning smell, first try a different outlet. Then you can try wiggling the cord and check cord for damage, if you can get it to start and it turns off again cord is loose or damaged. Try the switch, sometimes switch wears out, if it is not making a click sound or is very loose it may be the switch. The most common reason for an E series to not start after working just fine is a broken actuator on the water basin or missing from the bottom of the vacuum. There is a raised part on the water basin that depresses a little black plastic actuator on the bottom of the vacuum. This is a safety switch to make sure the water basin is there so the vacuum will turn on. You can try pressing in on that and trying to start your vacuum, if it starts you will need to check and see if the part is broken off of your basin or if the little black actuator is missing. You can see pictures here.

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You must have a late model 2006 or newer E2 two speed Rainbow vacuum that has the white foam padding in the canister, to dampen the sound of the motor, and has a red light on the computer board.

I hate to tell you, but your computer is most likely the problem, and is out on your E2 two speed vacuum.

The only solution is to get a new computer for it.

It is realy not worth replacing it, because it may also be the motor. The E2 is a very high tec system, and is not like any other vacuum. When you turn it on, you are not turning on the vacuum. You are turning on the computer, which is controling everything.

I could supply you with another canister, if you are interested.

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

Thank you,
Ralph

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IT WILL NOT START - IT TRIES BUT DOES NOT TURN ON.


Unplug the vac and spin the acorn nut on the separator in the water reservoir. If it spins freely and this vac has run for a few years you may need a fresh set of motor brushes. Do not attempt to run the vac if the motor hums or makes a burning smell. Worn brushes are normal and can often be replaced in an older Rainbow/ Rexair

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I am interested in bying Rainbow cleaner, i am not shure about my electical supply. I live in Europe,and wee use 200v insted of 110v so I need a transformer. Could you specify The power in watts and ampers...


If I may comment, as an allergy sufferer and service tech,and former Vac Store Owner, etc, a Rainbow, IMHO is a waste of time and money.
A Rainbow or REXAIR works on the basis that it filters dirt through a water tank,with a `centrifugal separator` when in fact as it runs, it actually humidifies with dirty water, releasing nasty stuff back into the air.
Although the motor is good quality the humidity often causes rust damage as the vac ages leading to VERY expensive repairs with proprietary parts.
Test the filtration theory for yourself, do two things, pour a packet of orange drink crystals into the bucket with water and run the vac , you will smell the orange because it is being mixed with moisture and released into the air. Dirt will do the same. I have done this in front of a Rainbow Salesman in my girlfriend`s home, he was speechless...
Also pull the exhaust plug cap from the back of a rainbow after it has been used and wipe the dust from the inside of the cap. The dust should not be there if in fact the vac is all it is puported to be, but you will find it.
There are some excellent vacs in Europe, SEBO and Nilfisk are two with exceptional filtration. and are both very tidy to handle when emptying. They will also provide excellent tools with good cleaning results. Miele also makes several very good units, which should provide years of service.
For my money, it would be SEBO....Just remember, when it rains , the air smells great , but the street is still not clean, water and dirt dont mix

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Rainbow vac cleaner is making a bubbling sound


you put to much water in probobly.If it gets to high. its hard for it to work

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Water leaking from out of the heppa filter


Reasons for that to happen:
a) You have tilted the vac while vacuuming
b) Used the Rainbow without separator (basket like thing on the bottom of the motor)
c) Overfilled the rainbow tank with water (may have happened when shampooing with AquaMate)

Clean and install back the separator, remove HEPA, Set the Rainbow on empty water pan (with HEPA removed) turn it on for a while so everything will dry. Install new HEPA.

You will have to get a new HEPA filter (you can find them HERE)

Good Luck,
Rocky
:-)

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Vintage rainbow vac stored with water- now will not turn on.


it wouldnt be worth the trouble being so old..

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Cant get rainbow shampooer to work


use the suction port for the vac hose
the water hose hooks to your kitchen faucet

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I want to take the vac apart to clean around the motor ?


likely a break in your cord somewhere. if you have a ohm meter check it otherwise tale it to a vac repair shop

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