I have a Rainbow Canister Vacuum, model#D3B, and was trying to Change the power cord head on it because I'm now living in a new home with older style electrical outlets (2 prong - no ground). So I purchased a cord end (2 prong) to fit the electrical outlets. When I installed it, I didn't connect the ground wire. Now the machine doesn't turn on. So I purchased a 3 prong cord head, installed it, with the ground wire installed properly, took it to work to test there, on a 3 prong electrical outlets, and it worked.
Why won't this machine work without the ground wire connected? Also, what should I do, to make it work with a 2 prong electrical outlet?
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Re: Rainbow Vacuum Model D3B
If it won't work without a ground wire, but still works with one, then you must have a ground/earth connection to make it work - it sounds like there is a safety device that needs an earth to release, you could almost certainly bypass this relatively easily, but it will be there for a good reason and that would be dangerous.
Bearing this in mind, regardless of which 2/3 prong adaptors you use, without an earth connection it will not function without risk probably of electric shock from the case or damage to the vacuum, else the safety device would not be there.
Get an electrician to your home, and make him install grounded sockets where necessary (should be all, but at least get a couple). Ungrounded/unearthed domestic power sockets at all domestic AC voltages are lethal eventually, to man or machines. A lot of devices don't need an earth, but especially something with a big motor or a metal case usually does. At least ask a local electrician what he thinks.
If you want to do it yourself, an Earth circuit in your home is not too hard to achieve if you have basic wiring skills (and access to the ground floor), but most insurance would dislike the idea - if you want to - post again and I may talk you through it.
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Hi, the only way, is to test that it has power at the swirch with a circuit tester or voltage meeter, or test the plug on the handle where you attach your power head power cord, or Rainbowmate power cord to.
If it does not get power there, then test that the switch is getting power.
If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.
There is no reset button on the canister. It may be a bad power switch, a power cord, or the button that presses in when you put the water basin in place may be bad - or the prong on the water basin that pushes that button in when you place the canister on the basin may be broken off.
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