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Rainbow D4C power switch replacement

I have to replace the power switch on my D4C Rainbow... the switch that I have removed had 6 wires plugged into it (2 for the moter, 2 for the power cord, and 2 for the power head). These wires all pushed into the switch through 6 seperate holes. I was able to remove the wires without any problems. However, the switch that I ordered has only 4 wire leads coming out of the switch. I have checked several suppliers and the switch I have seems to be the only one available. How should I connect the leads???

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  • gmaninfo Feb 07, 2008

    Reddevil-- thanks for your reply... I have looked and it seems the 6 terminal switch has been discontinued. The new switch worked like a charm... just used simple wire nuts and tape to connect. The 2 black wires are for the power wire and power head supply (since the power head can be turned on independantly from the motor). The 2 blue wires connect the motor.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    Hello, I have a model DC4 with a bad switch also and ordered the one for my model. I have 6 wires but the new switch only has 4 places. This won't affect the vaccumm in anyway by conection the wires together. I don't want to have it over heat.

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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.

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