Question about Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
Cleaner is actually SE model. When I turn on my cleaner it starts at a slow speed--then the motor heats up and smells HOT as it struggles to come up to speed. I don't want to burn it out and I've taken the cleaner apart but I can't see what the problem is. It seems like the impeller is slowed by something (rust maybe) but I can't get it apart enough to see what is under the impeller. Can't figure out who to get bottom apart. Sound like scale, rust or bearings? Help? Ideas?
I would suggest that your motor bearings are packing up. You will eventually harm the windings by overheating (although there is a thermal limiter). The bearing replacement is a job for a service shop unless you are pretty handy.
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
We ahve a canister Rainbow E series with powerhead. We took the Handle apart because it was clogged and now can't figure how to put back together. Any help would be great.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
Sounds like the motor is going bad and will eventually not start. I am in the process of changing the motor in mine too and they are not cheap. just search around for a motor
Posted on Nov 03, 2007
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