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Sour odor My rainbow vacuum smells sour. I have cleaned all of the hoses already but am not sure what else to do.

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You should always put a new hepa filter in any E and E2 series Rainbow vacuum, when it taken to a new home. It will smell like the home that it was in, until you do.

You can also use fragrances, and deodorizer air freshener in your vacuum, which not only eliminates odors, it add fresh aromas to your air in your home, also.

Replace the hepa filter first thing.

If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.

Thank you,
Ralph

Posted on Jun 13, 2010

  • bobagain1 Sep 13, 2011

    expert? If you have a sour odor, make sure you're cleaning the bottom of lint and hair. It can retain water and smell moldy when it dries. Clean separator at least once a month. It can draw moisture up if it becomes too blocked. If filter does become wet, let rainbow run 30 minutes outside as soon as possible. If filter remains wet, it can become moldy smelling. Once it does that the best thing to do would be change it out.

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