Question about Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

2 Answers

E2 Rainbow vacuum motor protector

I have an E2 Rainbow vacuum system and the motor protector trips just after a few minutes of running. I have to let it cool down for a long time to be able to re-start it but, eventually, it will trip again.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,040 Answers

You need to take the Heppa Filter off and rinse it very good under running water in the sink. You will see the dirt roll out of it! I'm not sure on dry time though. You may want to check with the manufacturer.

This happened to a friend of mine but she wasn't so lucky. She burnt the motor up and she had to replace it.

Jim

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 14 Answers

Some possible ideas:
Make sure the cone shaped air impeller does not have hair/thread/fibers wrapped around it. This will cause the motor to work harder, and trip the protector.
Make sure you are not overfilling the vacuum with water. If the water is touching the impeller, that will also cause it to move slower, and trip the protector.
Other than that, i'd have to examine it.
Hope that helps!

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Rainbow turns on for a second or two then quits and won't turn back on.


If you have the model Rainbow E-2 eSERIES then the Motor Rainbow 120v could be going bad. This will trip the auto reset until it cools down.
If you have an E2 Type 12 Rainbow, then the Controller Asm 120v e2 Silver Gold could be going bad.
Our technical support team is available if you need... Contact Us

RainVac

Mar 24, 2016 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

2 Answers

Looking for replacement component for motor controller board, a capacitor that is in series with the AC input line.


Unfortunately Rainbow does not offer this part by itself, they only make the computer as a complete assembly. Rainbow E2 controller 120v You can try contacting local vacuum shops and see if they have any broken Rainbows with good controllers that they would be willing to sell only that part to you.

800-775-6586
GoodVac com

Feb 10, 2015 | Rainbow Vacuums

1 Answer

Rainbow e2 will not power on no smell just turned itself off motor spins freely


Try turning it off and on a few times. They have a lot of trouble with the on/off switch.

Jan 11, 2015 | Rainbow Vacuums

1 Answer

E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum: My tank foamed up into the motor and now the rainb...


Hi, there is no reset button on a Rainbow vacuum. There is a safety switch on all E series and E2 series Rainbow vacuums, that keep it from running without the water basin on it.
If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.

Thank you,
Ralph

May 17, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

2 Answers

Have a rainbow e-2 that was running and quit.


Hi, there is no reset button on a Rainbow vacuum. There is a safety switch on all E series and E2 series Rainbow vacuums, that keep it from running without the water basin on it.

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

Thank you,
Ralph

Apr 25, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

1 Answer

No power


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

Feb 20, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

1 Answer

Rainbow E2 2 speed vacuum motor whines at startup


I used to sell rainbow vacuums and this latest 2 speed model does whine when it is first turned on. So you definately have nothing to worry about. I believe this is due to the fact that this motor is much more powerful than in the previous 1 speed E series model. I finally just purchased a 2 speed model after many many years of wanting one. Good luck to ya and enjoy your clean house!

Feb 18, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

1 Answer

Rainbow e2 2 speed vacuum shuts off after 5 minutes of vacuuming.


2 speed E2 models have a circuit board inside that controls the machine. It sounds like this controller board may be bad. The unfortunate part of this is that the board is not only very expensive, but it is only available from an authorized Rainbow service center.
Use caution if you decide to work on this yourself or if you take it to a service center that is not famliar with these models. The circuit board mentioned above is susceptible to damage from static eclectricity discharge. The static you generate from just walking across a carpet could make this board useless. So, if the original problem is not the board you could make the problem worse.

Jan 31, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

1 Answer

E2 gold series - makes loud noise on start up


That is normal. All E2 two speed Rainbows make that sound. It is because it has a brushless motor that the computer is controling, and the computer is controling everything. The motor rotor has no coils on it on the rotor, which is very small and light, and the computer gives it a small power boost when you first turn on, then increases the power until ir reaches full speed.

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

Thank you,
Ralph

Jan 02, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Not finding what you are looking for?
Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum Logo

Related Topics:

426 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Rainbow Vacuums Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18390 Answers

Joseph Hoffmann

Level 3 Expert

1702 Answers

JoeVacs

Level 2 Expert

357 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...