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Cannot remove the brass nut for separator on rainbow series e

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Take off the round flat water seal, carefully, you will have to glue it back on, remove those screw to take off the bottom piece.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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Try spraying something like WD40 around the shaft, then if you have to, use 2 small flat blades that will fit under the edge of the separator and keep working it until it pops loose. It is just crude and calcium from water that is keeping it on.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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Not a good sign. If your Rainbow is SE or newer - separator should not spin freely.

Some may recommend torch but I am afraid that you may end up melting some plastic parts so be careful. I'd say put a wrench on the nut, hold the separator and press it towards the motor (thus holding the armature as much as it is still possible) and then hit the wrench that is on the nut with another one - create momentum.

If this does not work - you can use pliers to destroy the separator completely so you would gain access to another nut that is under the separator so you can hold the armature with another wrench.

I can not guarantee 100% that you will succeed as sometimes those nuts are so rusted that you have to have the armature held in a vise.We usually disassemble the motor so we can hold the armature by hand or in a vise but if you do not want to go that far into the motor - use described above method - maybe it will work.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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It's ok to pry on it if you're careful. Tap it too, use a screwdriver handle and just go around it and tap judiciously. When you're prying, be sure that if something is going to break it's the separator and not the machine housing.

Clean the shaft well before putting the new separator on, it's a pretty close fit and you don't want crud in it, and be sure the threads are clean and dry before putting the acorn nut on.

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Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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How do I remove the seperator to clean it?


Sometimes the separator can get stuck. Once nut is removed, take a small flat screw driver and get under the lip of the separator to remove.
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Apr 18, 2012 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Frozen seperator can't be removed


Once you have the nut removed, then take a flat screw driver and lightly pry up on the lip of separator to remove.
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Mar 04, 2012 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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I have a Rainbow E series. The separator is broken. I removed the acron nut but the separator won't come off. Is it ok to pry it off from bottom?


It's ok to pry on it if you're careful. Tap it too, use a screwdriver handle and just go around it and tap judiciously. When you're prying, be sure that if something is going to break it's the separator and not the machine housing.

Clean the shaft well before putting the new separator on, it's a pretty close fit and you don't want crud in it, and be sure the threads are clean and dry before putting the acorn nut on.

lp

Jan 09, 2011 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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My kids were in charge of the Rainbow, but they moved out. My husband surprised me by cleaning a dirty rug. Neither of us know how to use the Rainbow, but I at least know that you're supposed to use water....


Your Rainbow might have been damaged. It would be advisable to take the machine to a shop and have them do a cleaning on it. The water is the filter, and there is a separator between the water and the motor. The separator only prevents the water from entering the motor. The dirt that goes in the water is no longer airbourne, so it cannot enter. Without water, the dirt is still airbourne and some of it could have entered. I am sure that most of what was picked up landed in the basin. Is the separator(the little nut on the bottom of cleaner holds this in) full of fluff? Take off the separator nut(there should be a wrench/toothbrush tucked in under the cleaner that is used to remove separator and clean it.) Is there fluff visible up in the machine? If so, definitely take it to a shop. The separator must be cleaned after every use. Never store water in the basin. Those are the 2 main rules for care and use of your Rainbow. Well, good luck with your Rainbow. They are truly great vacuums. Let me know if this helped you. Thanks Rene(the VAcuum Doctor)

Nov 10, 2009 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Rainbow e series


If you have the Rainbow e series, then this manual will explain exactly how to remove the separator from the wash basin and the basin from the caddy. (Please refer to page 6)
http://www.rainbowsystem.com/pdf/manuals/rainbow_eseries/eseries.pdf A special tool is stored on the underside of the power unit next to the separator , which you can use to loosen the brass nut holding the separator.
The manual also provides instructions on how to remove the basin and clean it.

In my opinion, it is most likely a blockage in the tubes that must be causing this problem. This seems to be a common issue with this cleaner. There is also a small metal ring between the separator and basin that may be dislodged and causing this problem. Please the manual for an idea of what I am talking about.

If that does not help, then its best to contact the customer support.call, (248) 643-7222,
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between 9:00am and 5:00pm (EST)
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May 27, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Older Rainbow Noisey


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Posted by Capt_Troll on May 06, 2008
I Have an Older Rainbow (i think it's a d4)
my Old roommate ran it once without water.
it Still works now (with water), but
it's Very noisy on start up
Also I Can't seem to remove the separator (no instructions) but the nut at the end of it appears to free spin the motor when i try to turn it.
Can I Take this apart and Clean/lube it? And if so how? Or is this thing on its last legs? Thanks



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 D4 is an older Rainbow Vacuum and the part where the separator is part of the armature, the separator should be able to be removed and that might be one of the things making noise. As normal maintenance the separator should be removed and cleaned after every use and re-installed, then place a newspaper or towel under the motor unit and turn on the Rainbow and spin the moisture out of the motor unit. This should be done every time you use it. Other wise the Rainbow has 3 fans in the bottom of the motor and if they are weak they will make noise from the motor unit as well. Watch out… the repair of the Rainbow D4 may exceed the cost of a new motor of which will solve your problem of noise and separator --- compare the cost and the labor and make a decision. If you have further questions please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer. . 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
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May 06, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Cleaning the separator


Try spraying something like WD40 around the shaft, then if you have to, use 2 small flat blades that will fit under the edge of the separator and keep working it until it pops loose. It is just crude and calcium from water that is keeping it on.

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Take off the round flat water seal, carefully, you will have to glue it back on, remove those screw to take off the bottom piece.

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I think he was talking about the separator. It has a nut holding it on, remove it then it will pull off. It is mounted on the motor shaft, right in the middle, on the bottom. Take it off and clean with water using a small stiff brush.

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