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The hose on my Rainbow vaccuum smells like mildew.....how do I clean the hose out?

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Agree with the others; however remember Bleach can leave the metal parts to rust if not completely dry after treatment. Only use a small diluted amount of bleach as strong bleach can pit metal parts and cause mechanical problems down the road.

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Tie off one end of hose to keep water from coming out. You can use heavy plastic bag (freezer bag) etc and rubber band, or cable tie. Pour diluted bleach water into hose, tie off other end to keep water from coming out. Then swish back and forth to wash out hose. Be sure and rinse thoroughly so bleach water does not compromise you hose. Dry using the exhaust to make sure you don't smell any leftover bleach. Don't forget to put exhaust cover back on. Hope this will help.

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If it is the standard hose then you can soak in bleach water. If it is the electric hose, you can still run bleach water through it to clean out.
Hook the hose up to the exhaust when finished to blow dry for about 15 minutes or so. Place the other end of the hose into the intake so all water that is blown out of hose will be sucked up back into the Rainbow. Creates a loop effect and helps dry the hose faster.

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You should always put a new hepa filter in any E and E2 series Rainbow vacuum, when it taken to a new home. It will smell like the home that it was in, until you do.

You can also use fragrances, and deodorizer air freshener in your vacuum, which not only eliminates odors, it add fresh aromas to your air in your home, also.

Replace the hepa filter first thing.

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You can also use fragrances, and deodorizer air freshener in your vacuum, which not only eliminates odors, it add fresh aromas to your air that you breath, in your home, also.

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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.

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