Question about Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

1 Answer

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

Hi. We have a rainbow e2 2 speed vacuum. Recently, our vacuum motor has been turning itself off after about 5 minutes of vacuuming our carpet or rug. The motor will turn back on for a few seconds if we switch the unit off and then back on. The vacuum will stay on for hours in the low speed but not in the vacuum speed. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 52 Answers

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.

Posted on May 21, 2010

Ad

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

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Vacuum shuts off after a minute. will not turn on untill way later


That may be due to a full filter which causes overheating of the electric motor

Mar 03, 2016 | Rainbow Vacuums

2 Answers

Rainbow E series vacuum shuts downs


When a bearing or the motor brushes go out it will cause the motor to shut down like this. If this is the case and you continue to try to force it there will be potential damage to the armature.

Jul 26, 2014 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

1 Answer

How to fix rainbow vacuum e series on/off switch


You can find a walkthrough on disassembling your E series one speed Rainbow here.Rainbow E Series Motor Unit if you go to step 9 that gets you to the switch and how to unwire it.

GoodVac.com
800-775-6586

May 28, 2014 | Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

1 Answer

Rainbow E Series vacuum will run for a few minutes then shut off


There's something wrong with the engine get a new one.

Jan 31, 2014 | Rainbow Vacuums

1 Answer

Why would the motor of a Rainbow E series vacuum cleaner be made


The bearing for the single speed eSERIES is available on our website. Click here

RainVac
www.rainvac.com
800-523-0510

Mar 18, 2012 | 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

2 Answers

Cleaning the flter on a e series rainbow vacuum


http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=19674&thid=749568
Cleaning the filter on a e series rainbow vacuum
Posted by jonesjpc on Jul 06, 2008
This one does not have the tabs to depress as but has two screws in that area still doesn’t see how to get to the filter. Also I need instructions to replace power cord; On the E series single speed.


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. On the Rainbow E Series there really is no actual filter – the water is the filter for this particular vacuum. Before you remove the separator under the motor, place a newspaper or towel under the Rainbow without the water pan under the vacuum and then turn it on for a short period of time and spin the water moisture out of the motor and separator; then some of the maintenance is to remove the separator under the motor and clean that and then replace it. As far as replacing the cord there are screws under the Rainbow that need removal and then you can get to the end of the cord for replacement. The easiest way is to mark your wires and the cord will be much easier to replace otherwise check the owner’s manual for cord replacement or check with your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or to cal the cust serv @ the Rainbow factory for questions.

The Rainbow / RexAir Factory phone number is listed below:
http://rainbowvacuum.com Customer Service
1-248-643-7222 Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jul 06, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

1 Answer

Rainbow E Series Suction Problem


Being an E series some have a corrgated filter in the top, there is also a filter on the back. Could be a motor problem, not turning as fast as it should, in which case you will have to replace the motor. You might check, some had a 10 year warranty on the motor. If you are the original owner and only have had it 5 years, then it may be covered.

Sep 30, 2007 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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

Related Topics:

907 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Rainbow Vacuums Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18394 Answers

Joseph Hoffmann

Level 3 Expert

1702 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

922 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...