I have a used Rainbow SE Performance vacuum and when I use it to vacuum my carpet, it blows out some dust when I push the button to vacuum. While holding on to the button the dust only comes out on the initial push of the button and when I pull back when vacuuming. I hope this makes since. I've already cleaned the brushes and it still does that. Please let me know what needs to be done to not have that happen. I was thinking that there might be a filter somewhere that needs to be changed. Let me know. Thanks.
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Re: Dust blown out of Rainbow SE Performance vacuum
There are no filters inside the SE Rainbow. Unfortunately, sometimes Rainbows get all dusty and dirty up inside the main unit and need to be cleaned internally. This service can cost anywhere from $50.00-$100.00, depending on your local vac shop prices.
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The Rainbow D4, D4C and SE all are the same vacuum base, only changes were made to the nozzle. As long as the nozzle cord on your D4 has 2 prongs, not 3 prongs you can use the D4 nozzle that looks like This or the SE PE (SE Performance) Nozzle that looks This
Kellie, I've had 2 Rainbows and the only way I know that they can blow is if you have your hose attached to the outflow(exhaust) for such things as blowing up air beds water toys, etc. If your hose is on the front of the machine and it is still blowing air....I got nothin'! That seems very odd to me, and I've never been told even when I sold the machines that there was any type of airflow adjustment for them, especially on these older models.
There is only one difference between the D4 and the D4 SE, which stands for D4 (Special Edition). It is the exhaust plug screws in on an SE and snaps in on a regular D4.
Then the SE-PE came along, which stands for (Special Edition-Performance Edition) which has a more powerful motor, with larger motor brushes, for more power and runs on 9.8 amps, where the regular SE and D4 run on 8.8 amps. It also has the newer PN-2 power nozzle, which is very much like the latest E and E2 series Rainbow vacuums, instead of the earlier rectangular ones, that have the bottom metal plate, which will rust. You can upgrade your D4 to one of these, though you will need the electric hose with gas pump style handle, with the built in power corn in it.
They are all D4 models.
If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.
The unit and the nozzle have to be taken apart and cleaned. You almost for sure will need a new HEPA and possibly even the motor cooling filter. There is a lot of dust inside that got moist (moisture in the air,vacuuming wet carpet, maybe you have pets or everything together)
It will require a bit more advanced skills but you do not have to be a vacuum repair professional to do this.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=645474 Generic problem for all Vacuums Vacuum was used to clean up after plaster sanding. Posted by veronica1113 on Jun 04, 2008 Could the debris from plaster sanding cause my rainbow series D4C vacuum not to work? If so how is the best way to clean it? Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The Rainbow D4C will still work but not @ the highest efficiency rating – the suction will be reduced because the sheetrock dust gets into the motor and the fan blade(s) Quan 3 and would need a professional cleaning 1st or 2nd. Replacement of the motor; if it is too serious and or too expensive. It’s a good vacuum back it is suggested that people use a good Shop Vac for the sheetrock dust removal. Feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or you can try to repair and change out the fans, clean out the carbon brush area and cleanup the armature. 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.