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I don't know how to take apart me Rainbow e2 series vac.

I'm in the process of replacing some parts on my Rainbow and found out my Rainbow has a filter around the motor. I can't figure how to get my Rainbow apart to get to the motor to see if the filter needs replaced.

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I recently took mine apart because the motor stopped working. Realized the brushes were pretty well worn down and one side was completely gone. I was looking on the internet for detailed instructions on how to take it apart. I ended up just ripping it apart with no problems but made a tutorial to help you guys out. Here's a link to it

http://www.vacuumcleanerforum.com/f20/21715-how-take-your-rainbow-vaccum-apart.html

This is for the e-series vaccum, not the e2 but they pretty much have the same design and same motor (e2 has a 2 stage motor).

Let me know if you have any questions

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Sounds like this is the item you are trying to replace...
Cooling Air Filter
Use a small screwdriver to pop off the side lens on both sides. This will allow you to see the screws for removal of the top cap assembly from the main housing.
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Nice post and nice help....thanks...Scott

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I don't know how to take apart me Rainbow E2 series...
Posted by tomang6 on Jul 10, 2008
I'm in the process of replacing some parts on my Rainbow and found out my Rainbow has a filter around the motor. I can't figure how to get my Rainbow apart to get to the motor to see if the filter needs replaced.

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The Rainbow E2 Series can be complicated and the best way if you are to do it yourself is to contact the Rainbow factory; to get the owner’s manual and check the trouble shooting and or a schematic to see the break down. As per the filter – the water in the pan is actually the filter; there is a rubber gasket that you could replace and there are screw under the gasket but the biggest maintenance is the cleaning of the separator, take a newspaper and place it under the Rainbow and turn on the vacuum without the water pan underneath and spin the moisture out of the motor for a period of 30 to 45 seconds. Also, there are a lot of wires under the housing so make sure you mark or label your wires when you install or re-install the motor section. 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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You must have a late model 2006 or newer E2 two speed Rainbow vacuum that has the white foam padding in the canister, to dampen the sound of the motor, and has a red light on the computer board.

I hate to tell you, but your computer is most likely the problem, and is out on your E2 two speed vacuum.

The only solution is to get a new computer for it.

It is realy not worth replacing it, because it may also be the motor. The E2 is a very high tec system, and is not like any other vacuum. When you turn it on, you are not turning on the vacuum. You are turning on the computer, which is controling everything.

I could supply you with another canister, if you are interested.

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Your model is a bit newer than mine, but on mine, I have to peel off the foam rubber gasket that seals the canister to the top of the vac when you put it together. You will have to replace this gasket once you peel it off. Under the gasket are the screws that hold the top cover on.
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Unfortunately that large beige box that was resting on top of the motor is the computer that controls the 2 speed function of the vac.

The first thing to check is motor it's self, there are 2 brush 'boxy things' at right angles to the armature (the part of the motor that spins). Check those and make sure that the brushes are evenly worn and in contact with the motor. Next see of there are burn marks on the motor itself - it should be copper in color.

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Thanks, Don the Vac Man
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