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Changing the two HEPA filters in the Rainbow E Series.

I changed the one filter located on the blow side of the canister. It is a little different than the one I removed. It has a black plastic thing that is in the middle so that when I put it back together it looks like a protective shield on the filter. Is it installed backwards? Also, how do I get to the internal filter to change it? Thank you for your consideration.

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  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010
  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    I have to date myself here but when I was involved with Rainbows we didn't hepa filters on them at the time. I'm going throw this to the experts and see what kind of answer I get.



    I should have an answer for you in a few hours.



    Sorry about that,



    Tim

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Plastic thing is fine. it probably has "e" in the middle...
To replace the motor filter you would have to remove cap. You have to get clear plastic lenses off the unit (you will need small flat screwdriver to release latches on the top of the lenses). Under those you will find a total of 4 or 6 screws. They hold the cap onto the main body. Filter is under the cap. See HERE if you need the filter.

Good Luck

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