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Motor filter replacement

After removing the four screws, I don't see anymore screws! How do I get the motor out? My Rainbow is the newer e series.

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If you are talking about the motor cooling filter round filter like this here then you must have removed wrong screws. Screws that you want to remove are hidden under clear lenses on the sides of the unit. You will need a screwdriver to remove the lenses (2 latches at the top of each lens). Once you have removed lenses you will see screws (4 or 6 - depending on the e-series model). Remove them and you will have the access to the filter.

Good Luck

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This one does not have the tabs to depress as but has two screws in that area still doesn’t see how to get to the filter. Also I need instructions to replace power cord; On the E series single speed.


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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

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