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Changing the filter in Rainbow e series

I have a Rainbow e series and need to know how to change the filters. Have had it 2 yrs.

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    someone gave me a rainbow and it smells of pet really bad. Does anyone know how I can get rid of that smell or how to find the smell?

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Some of the e-series has a corrugated filter in the top section. To get to it, remove the clear plastic panels that are the sides. Most have 3 screws on each side to move, then the top half will come loose. There also is filter on the back, there is a door to remove to get to it.

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Changing the filter in Rainbow e series
Posted by bigdaddy808 on Jun 03, 2008
I have a Rainbow e series and need to know how to change the filters. I Have had it 2 yrs.

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The Rainbow E Series vacuum, there are really no filters on this vacuum, the water is the actual filter and you need to clean the separator every time you use the vacuum and then as a rule dry out the vacuum separately, separate the water pan from the vacuum, clean the separator, and as a maintenance tip – place a newspaper or towel on the floor and then once you have replace the separator, then turn on the vacuum on with out the water pan on the vacuum and spin the moisture out of the motor section of the vacuum. This will prolong the life of your Rainbow, a little bit more maintenance but you don’t have to replace the motor as often. 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

  • vernrb Jan 25, 2011

    There is a HEPA filter on the e series Rainbow as mentioned by redevil6. It filters the released air after being filtered by water so any small particulate that escapes from the water bath is caught. I've owned and maintained Rainbows for 25 years.

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