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Rainbow SE Power Switch

How can I open the vacuun to get to the Main Power Switch?
I suepct there is a loose wire that prevents for turning on.

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  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    I am having the same problem but my rainbow is the model before this one. I am trying to figure out how to remove the cover to access power switch.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    No power to cannister. On the operations checklist it says to check fuse or breaker and replace if bad. Is there a fuse located somewhere on the cannister?

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The 2 clear side panels come off, remove the screws there, then the top will come off and you can get to the switch from there also.

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