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Rainbow wont turn on

I was in the middle of using my rainbow and itturned off i the middle of use, this has happened before. is it possible its over heating somewhow?

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is the water up to the fill line. Is the filter clean?

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No. It has happened to me too. the hose accidently hits the on/off buttom and it turns off.

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Rainbow E series cannister wet/dry vacuum


When using a rainbow vacuum it is important not to overfill the water basin with water as it can splash up to high and cause problems at the seperator. The seperator is the metal piece that is located at the bottom of the unit when you take the water basin off it is up inside the cannister. This piece is one of the most important pieces in this machine as it is designed to bring in the air and dirt with out letting the dirt get past it as well as keeping the water out of it as well. Keeping the water level below the plastic marker in the middle of the water basin will help to keep this from happening. When you are done cleaning with your rainbow it is crucial that you remove the seperator by un doing the hand tightened nut at the bottom of it. Hold thr seperator in one hand and turn the bolt to the right. This is the opposite way to undo normal;nuts or bolts but because the separator spins at a high rate of speed it is what is called "reverse threaded".Once you get the nut off the seperator should just come right off easily by pulling it straight down. When you get it off you must take a toothbrush(provided when ou purchased) and you must scrub this clean in order to keep from any dirt or dust getting up into the motor.Scrub the seperator as well as the area that it covers up while installed.this needs to be done each and every time you finish with the machine as you do not want to leave it because it will become rusted right on and it can break the shaft if you have to turn it to hard and if the shaft breaks it can get very costly.Rainbow does not come with a manufactures warranty only a distributors warranty and if you can not find the dist. that sold you the unit you have no one to honor the warranty. This information is stated right in the users manual.my point is if anything goes wrong with it it is most likely going to come out of your pocket. Though the manufacturer is still available the distributor go in and out of business all the time so be aware.
You must also dump all the water every time you finish using your rainbow as it will cause condensation to get up in to the seperator and rust things together. do not store it with the basin that hols the water attached. I hope this will keep your rainbow's running longer and better for years to come.

on Oct 10, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Vacuum has power but wont run


From your question it sounds like the Rainbow will not run on high speed. Very good chance the Controller Asm 120v e2 Silver Gold is bad. Call us when you are able as we can replace at a discounted price if your machine meets the requirements. Contact Us

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I changed the hepa filter on my rainbow vacuum and now the vacuum wont power on. What do I do next?


Did you remove the Baffle Plate Asm at any point? If so, it is possible that the Interlock Plunger could have dropped out. If so, the Rainbow will not turn on.
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Hi, there is no reset button on a Rainbow vacuum. There is a safety switch on all E series and E2 series Rainbow vacuums, that keep it from running without the water basin on it.

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

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Apr 25, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Water leaking from out of the heppa filter


Reasons for that to happen:
a) You have tilted the vac while vacuuming
b) Used the Rainbow without separator (basket like thing on the bottom of the motor)
c) Overfilled the rainbow tank with water (may have happened when shampooing with AquaMate)

Clean and install back the separator, remove HEPA, Set the Rainbow on empty water pan (with HEPA removed) turn it on for a while so everything will dry. Install new HEPA.

You will have to get a new HEPA filter (you can find them HERE)

Good Luck,
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My Rainbow stopped running


I took my unit apart to clean it. I was careful to put it back the same way. Now it won't start.

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did you ever find out the problem with your rainbow? Mine did the same thing today- turned on the switch yet nothing happened. Think it needs a new switch???? Do you know how to get canister apart after taking out first screws?

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