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Burning Smell Hi, I have a Rainbow E series that when I run the vacuum there is a burning smell. I have cleaned the entire unit and filter but still have the smell? I am afraid that the motor will burn out?

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  • okeefe7544 Mar 31, 2008

    Thank you for your help!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    My e series Rainbow vacuum cleaner, making loud noise while vacuum. I had checked there is no blocking in the tubing. Please advice what should I check?



    If you have some pictures to show me what to check, that will be great.



    Thank you.



    David.


  • stacnwillie Mar 02, 2009

    My Rainbow model D3C popped and had a burning smell now the motor just hums I can not figure out how to take it apart....HELP PLEASE

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    A burning smell comes from the vacuum after it has been running for some time

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    where to buy filter

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Check the carbon motor brushes, there might be arcing on the armature. New brushes may help if the armature is ok.

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