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Water blowing out of rear filter

In regards to your question the water was not over the fill line.

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  • made4 Aug 11, 2008

    we replaced a new filter and now its blowing out water from it and i dont know what u mean by cone shaped filter to me it loooks rectangular with an oval opening

  • made4 Aug 12, 2008

    I managed to figure it out what i did i took out the water seperator and it was clogged so i cleaned it out that resolved the problem buts thanks for all your help.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is the cone shaped filter attached to the bottom of the Rainbow?







  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is the filter installed on the machine above the water tank?



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Unless the design has changed, there should be a cone shaped filter with slots around the sides of it. It's secured to a brass bolt in the center of the Rainbow above the motor. The filter is used to keep water out of the motor. If it isn't attached it can blow water out of the secondary filter as well as the exhaust port. It can ruin the motor in some cases as well.

It shouldn't be operated without it being secured to the base of the Rainbow.

We used to call it a filter but what it is its a water serperator. It looks likes this:

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/rainbow-supplies_2008_4241973

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 11, 2008

    Filters are misleading on this machine. They were originally designed to use the water tray as the filter but the industry called them on that especially since it was blowing dirt and dust out of the exhaust. Thats how you end up with hepa filters on the rainbow.



    Thats is why they used to call the water seperator the filter.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 12, 2008

    You have to clean it with a toothbrush all the time otherwise it will spray all over the place.

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