Question about Rainbow Vacuums

1 Answer

On a rainbow d4c there is what looks like a capacitor. it is mounted close to the power nozzel recepical. it has two wire attached to it. I need a new one but haven't been able to locate. Can someone

Trying to locate this part.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Stuart Bassett
    Stuart Bassett Dec 16, 2014

    Hi Dan. It may be a circuit breaker and not a capacitor.

  • Stuart Bassett
    Stuart Bassett Dec 16, 2014

    have a look at thermal cutout on google images.

  • dan smart Dec 17, 2014

    Stuart, I sure appreciate the help. I had no idea what I was looking for and yes, it is a thermal cutout. Thank you very much! Dan

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Night Owl:

    An expert who has answered 10 or more questions between 12 midnight and 6am on the same day.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 109 Answers

Does the power nozzle have a motor in it. If it does the capacitor is probably an interference suppressor type. Is it a square / oblong cap with 2 leads? If it is then you need to look at it and find the capacitance value and the voltage. In the UK it is something like 0.1uF / 250 Volt (or higher). Some have 3 leads, 2 go to the motor power leads and the other is an earth connection. If it's a cylinder type then it will probably be either a mains filter cap or a motor start cap. Either way you should be able to get one from electronic component suppliers or even Ebay. As long as you can get the info off the original cap.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks for the quick reply Stuart! It is a small round aluminum piece that is mounted with two small screws and is located about 2 inches from the power receptical for the floor sweeper. It is about the size of a nickle and maybe 1/4 inch high.There is a brown piece made of plastic? that fits under it like a shield of some sort. There are two black wires that plug into it. One wire looks like it comes from the power switch and the other goes into the motor housing. I hate to say it, but I've lost it! I've looked at schematics for it and where I think it is there is a tag saying "see note below"--but there is no note below.I appreciate any help."

  • 1 more comment 
  • dan smart Dec 16, 2014

    "Thanks for the quick reply Stuart! It is a small round aluminum piece that is mounted with two small screws and is located about 2 inches from the power receptical for the floor sweeper. It is about the size of a nickle and maybe 1/4 inch high.There is a brown piece made of plastic? that fits under it like a shield of some sort. There are two black wires that plug into it. One wire looks like it comes from the power switch and the other goes into the motor housing. I hate to say it, but I've lost it! I've looked at schematics for it and where I think it is there is a tag saying "see note below"--but there is no note below.I appreciate any help."

  • dan smart Dec 16, 2014

    I think you are right--several look a lot like it. Do you know how I might find the correct one?

  • Stuart Bassett
    Stuart Bassett Dec 17, 2014

    May be a bit difficult to find without the old one. You need to know the cut off temperature and voltage and current rating.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Will D4c se plug into D4c


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

Sep 01, 2014 | Rainbow Vacuums

2 Answers

Why is my rainbow d4c kicking out so much dust?


Do you have the water level set right? Is there an elbow missing inside the tank?

Jul 27, 2014 | Rainbow Generic D4c And D4ce Fan Assembly....

2 Answers

How does the Power Head wire up to the switch on the Rainbow SE?


Here is the wiring for a D4 switch:

Rainbow D3 D4 SE power switch

Rainbow no longer makes the switch with 6 wires, it comes now with only 4.

GoodVac.com
800-775-6586

Jun 29, 2014 | Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

2 Answers

I need a wiring diagram for a rainbow d4c


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.

Thank you,
Ralph

May 25, 2010 | Rainbow Technologies D4 Bagless Vacuum

1 Answer

What's the difference between the rainbow D4C SE and the D4C?


the se has a newer updated version of the power nozzle. the power nozzle is smaller.the d4c is older
than the se. the attachments are pretty much the same and the se is a darker color than the
d4c

Jul 01, 2009 | Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

1 Answer

I have a d4c rainbow vacuum, need help replacing the electrical cord


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.

Jun 02, 2009 | Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

1 Answer

Rainbow D4C power switch replacement


As far as I know, that switch with 6 terminals is still available. But if not, I would wire the 2 for the power head and the 2 motor wires together. Then you would have 4 leads to attach.

Jan 31, 2008 | Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

2 Answers

I have a d4c rainbow vacuum, need help replacing the electrical cord


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)

Jul 26, 2007 | Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vacuums Logo

Related Topics:

135 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Rainbow Vacuums Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18394 Answers

Joseph Hoffmann

Level 3 Expert

1702 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

922 Answers

Are you a Rainbow Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...