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How do you use the rainbow to **** up a large amount of water from an air conditioner tray

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You simply begin with an empty water basin, turn the unit on, and gingerly slurp the water away. Do not plunge the nozzle into a pool of water. Afterall, this is a vacuum cleaner, it moves air and the water/debris you kick-up into the air, not a water pump. The standard basin has a maximum capacity of 2 quarts, before the unit effectively drowns. If you have the special larger basin, then it has a 4 quart capacity. If you are trying to remove a larger volume of water, then you will have to empty the water basin multiple times. Unfortunately, you have to keep a close eye on the water level, so that you do not drown the vacuum.

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Rainbow e2 vaccum has water in basin but separator not filtering water


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Rainbows don't really trap as much in the water as the salesman says. That's why they don't want you to suck up drywall dust. To the extent that dust floats in the air, it also stays just as suspended in the bubbles as they go through the tank. When the bubbles pop at the surface of the water in the tank, much of the airborne dust isn't trapped and gets sucked through the motor. The idea of sucking gunpowder through a Rainbow sounds interesting. There's sparks flying around the commutator in that motor and you could possibly have dust going through. Id like to watch you suck up gunpowder.....from a distance.

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Rainbow filter spraying water just changed filter?


If your Separator is broken, then this will allow water to go up through the motor and out the exhaust. The HEPA Filter Neutralizer 2nd Edition for eSERIES is at the end of the air bath of exhaust so this will be soaked with water. If that does not fix, call us with your Rainbow in front of you for some troubleshooting... Contact Us

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What is the separater


The separator is the tiny little plastic basket that goes into your water basin. This prevents large debris from getting into your motor.

You can see it here:

Rainbow separator


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My e series rainbow smells very badly... my teenager often leaves the water in for days and that nasty smell has saturated the sweeper itself. How do I get the smell out


You should always put a new hepa filter in any E and E2 series Rainbow vacuum, when it taken to a new home, or every two Years, or so, or if your Doughter makes it get funky smelling. :-) It will smell like the home that it was in, or how ever it smells, 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 that you breath, in your home, also.

Replace the hepa filter first thing.

The water separator is the thing that spins in the center of the motor where your water basin attaches to it. It looks like a cone shaped fan looking thing. It should be cleaned after every use.

Use your Rainbow separator cleaning brush, or a tooth brush, if you do not have the Rainbow one. They are just like tooth brushes.


Never store your Rainbow canister on your water basin, with or without water in it. It can and will ruin your vacuum in dew time.

You can get manuals either here,
http://www.rainbowsystem.com/ or here,
http://www.rainvac.com

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

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Jan 05, 2010 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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I am interested in bying Rainbow cleaner, i am not shure about my electical supply. I live in Europe,and wee use 200v insted of 110v so I need a transformer. Could you specify The power in watts and ampers...


If I may comment, as an allergy sufferer and service tech,and former Vac Store Owner, etc, a Rainbow, IMHO is a waste of time and money.
A Rainbow or REXAIR works on the basis that it filters dirt through a water tank,with a `centrifugal separator` when in fact as it runs, it actually humidifies with dirty water, releasing nasty stuff back into the air.
Although the motor is good quality the humidity often causes rust damage as the vac ages leading to VERY expensive repairs with proprietary parts.
Test the filtration theory for yourself, do two things, pour a packet of orange drink crystals into the bucket with water and run the vac , you will smell the orange because it is being mixed with moisture and released into the air. Dirt will do the same. I have done this in front of a Rainbow Salesman in my girlfriend`s home, he was speechless...
Also pull the exhaust plug cap from the back of a rainbow after it has been used and wipe the dust from the inside of the cap. The dust should not be there if in fact the vac is all it is puported to be, but you will find it.
There are some excellent vacs in Europe, SEBO and Nilfisk are two with exceptional filtration. and are both very tidy to handle when emptying. They will also provide excellent tools with good cleaning results. Miele also makes several very good units, which should provide years of service.
For my money, it would be SEBO....Just remember, when it rains , the air smells great , but the street is still not clean, water and dirt dont mix

Sep 20, 2009 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Invert the vacuum cleaner without the water tray installed. With the machine unplugged, give the separator a spin clockwise. If it spins easily, this is a good sign. If the bearings are good on an SE, you should hear the faintest of rapid clicking sounds as you spin the motor. This is the sound of the brushes as the commutator segments pass under them. The brushes on SEs will sometimes hang up and not make proper contact; they are too precise a fit in their holders and the carbon dust they generate plus a tiny bit of moisture will cause them not to extend as they wear. When this happens, the brush tension spring overheats, relaxes, and it's time for new brushes and a service. Anyway, if you determine that the motor is turning smoothly (resistance or binding indicates bad bearings), install the water tray dry, plug the vac in, switch on, and give it a couple of bi__ch slaps with the palm of your hand on the side of the vac near the top. This can sometimes free up a stuck brush but the effect is likely not to last. It will, however, give indication of whether the machine might run or not after a fairly cheap repair (under 100 dollars).

Apr 04, 2009 | Rainbow 75th Anniversary Canister Vacuum

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Remove hose and turn on the unit with nothing on the intake - see if it helps - feel the suction with hand.

a) If it works fine without the hose - look for a clog in the hose, wand or the nozzle

b) If the suction is weak even without the hose:
Clean the separator,
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If this is SE Rainbow - remove exhaust cap and if there is a sponge - take it out

Still no luck - It has to be serviced

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