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I can't take apart the Rainbow Rainmate to clean it.

How do I take apart the Rainbow Rainmate to clean out all of the dust & grime that has accumulated over time?

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The E series has a clear plastic window on each side that you remove to get to the screws, remove them and it will come apart. Some will have tabs instead of screws.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008


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The Rainbow / RexAir Factory phone number is listed below: 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.

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