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Reset buton? HI was using the shampooer , the container got full, the vacum stopt before i could empty it and now it doesent turn back on, is the a reset button to hit

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Re: reset buton?

Hi painter1 and skkkfam,
even not knowing what Rainbow models are you using, I know that in the newer versions there's a red buton in upper side that is "Restore". Other case is a security shaft that makes the machine available when we turn it on, wich works only when the water tank is on it.

you'll need to see if that shaft is well sit in it's place and working perfectly (you'll ear a small click pushing a small insider black button in the lower side of the machine, when separated of the wet canister). If nothing of this works, you'll need to see the engine, because it's clogged.

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