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Re: rainbow e-series not working
Pop off the clear plastic side pieces and the 4 screws are located underneath. I suggest checking the carbon brushes and armature, as these are the parts of the e series that are most generally in need of replacement.
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Be sure to have a solid connection and that you hear two clicks when connecting your electric hose to the front of the main unit. If this connection is not solid, then the receptacles can not make contact. Try bypassing the hose and plug your power nozzle directly into the front of the main unit to confirm that the hose is the issue. RainVac www.rainvac.com 800-523-0510
There are 2 screws on each side of the top cover of the Rainbow ‘E’ series vacuum cleaners located behind the decal windows. To get to the screws; use a non-scratching tool such as a plastic putty knife and pry out a corner of the plastic window, carefully pull out the plastic window and decal and remove the 2 screws. Repeat this process for both windows and then just lift up the top cover to expose the inside.
All SE series vacuums have a built in thermal and load fuse on the motor, and if it blew, it has to be replaced, or wired directly, with out it on there.
Motor brushes are usually the source of a non working Rainbow D4 and SE and all model Rainbow vacuums and when they burn out, they usually take the motor armature with them, from excessive heat and flare electrical arking to the armature.
It is probably the thermal and load fuse, that is your problem, if you did not smell any electric burning type of smell, before it quit. It could be the power switch, but not as likely as the fuse.
If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.
The motor filter is under the top cover. Caution: Be sure your vacuum is unplugged from the electrical outlet before proceeding! There are 2 screws on each side of the top cover of the Rainbow ‘E’ series vacuum cleaners located behind the decals. To get to the screws; use a non-scratching tool such as a plastic putty knife and pry out a corner of the plastic window, carefully pull out the plastic window and decal and remove the 2 screws. Repeat this process for both windows and then just lift up the top cover to expose the inside.
If there was a smell like something plastic burning it may be that something just actually burned. It does not have to smoke like a chimney (sometimes it does though - depends what is burning)... If there were no strange noises and it did not seem to run any different than usually - most likely the motor is still fine. I would inspect the cord really carefully but to do any more than that you would have to open the unit and inspect everything else.
If you chose to do so – open the Rainbow and hook up the motor directly to a power supply (hold on to the unit as it will move while starting) – if it runs then problem is in wiring. Test the cord with a tester or bulb, then the switch (or 2 switches if this is e-series Rainbow). Make sure all wires are intact. There is not much to test so you will get it done and find the problem quick.
This is messing with electricity and subjecting you fingers to potential hazard by exposing working motor so do it at your own risk and be very careful and if anything goes wrong do not blame me :-)
To get access you need to remove the plastic side cover panels. To remove these, I found the easiest way was to use a small flat screw driver, leverage it under the pastic in the centre at the 'cord end' and lift carefully. There are two lugs at the top and one at the bottom. The plastic panel will 'bow' a little, but with care, it will pop off. The gold looking vents underneath are just a 'facade'. By removing the side plastic panels they will expose three screws either side. Undo these and the top will half of the cleaner will lift off. Good luck!