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Problem with E series rainbow, motor starts then slows down to a halt and smells.

I have an E series rainbow in which I'm not sure if the motor is going bad or if it just needs new carbon brushes. The machine produces a foul electrical smell and then just quits. Could it be the armature & brushes? Or should I just replace the motor completely?
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    I just replaced the brushes on my d2 rainbow and it was working well for a few minutes, then slowed down and smelled like an electrical fire. Just wondering if I may have put them in wrong.

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From what you describe, you will probably have to replace the motor. But you could take it apart and see if it just needs carbon brushes.

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