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How do I remove the pin on my Rainbow Vacuum Model SE clips?

I need to replace the clips that hold the motor unit on to the basin. I bought replacement clips, but can't remove the pin that holds the clip in place. How do I safely remove the pin and replace the clip without doing more damage?

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  • smontanaro Dec 13, 2008

    How do I remove the pin on my Rainbow Vacuum Model SE clips?

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    I had to replace a broken latch on my old SE Rainbow and this answer gave me all I needed to do the job. I used the new pin to tap out the old one and remove the broken parts. Thanks!

  • RainVac - Rainbow Vacuum Specialists

    The pin has a rough cut on one end and is smooth on the other. Punch the pin from the smooth side. The rough cut is what bites into the plastic and holds it into place. If you have other questions, let us know at www.rainvac.com

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When I used to repair Rainbow SE vacuums for a living, I had a long nail of small diameter that I had filed the end off of just for this purpose. The pin you need to remove is grooved on each end to "catch" in the plastic housing, but a slight tap with a hammer, using this "nail" will do the trick. When you're ready to re-attach it, just tap it again to put it back in place.

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How do I remove the pin on my Rainbow Vacuum Model...
Posted by ecmmmm on Apr 04, 2008
I need to replace the clips that hold the motor unit on to the basin. I bought replacement clips, but can't remove the pin that holds the clip in place. How do I safely remove the pin and replace the clip without doing more damage?

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Rainbow E Series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum. The Rainbow latch can be replaced but I believe it is a pop rivet that holds and replaces the old latch and to replace the new latch, I have seen it done but if you don’t have the right tools you may want to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area, it can be done. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your 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.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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