How to Fix a Loose Motor on Rainbow E2 2 Speed Vacuums

May 28, 2019

How to Fix a Loose Motor on Rainbow E2 2 Speed Vacuums

How to Fix a Loose Motor on Rainbow E2 2 Speed Vacuums

Sometimes the motor comes a little loose over time, or during shipping. In this video, we show you how to put the motor back where it belongs with a few simple tools. This video applies to all Rainbow E2 2 speed vacuums from the Gold model to the Black model.


Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you.  


  • Flat head screwdriver


The Rainbow E2 2 speed vacuum is a great machine, but there is one problem with it: the motor has a tendency to come loose. The cause is this gasket that can pop off the lip. To fix it we need to disassemble the vacuum cleaner.

The first step is to remove the cord from the vacuum.  Then use your flat head screwdriver to pop the cover off the side and remove the decal. Repeat on the other side.

There are two tabs on each side that keep the top and bottom connected. Hold the vacuum up from above to keep the weight off the bottom. Take your flat head screwdriver and push the tabs in. It can be a little tricky to get them pushed in, but when you do pull the bottom down a little to prevent them from popping back in place before you can get to the other side.

Once the tabs are pushed in on both side you can pull the two halves apart carefully. They will still be connected by wires, but you can now access the interior of the vacuum cleaner to fix the gasket!

With one hand (or arm) push down on the motor and with the other use the flat head screwdriver to pull the gasket back over the lip. When it is on correctly you won’t be able to see the lip anymore.

Now that the motor is secure you can reassemble the vacuum. Make sure to align everything as you put the top half back on. Also make sure you’re not pinching any wires or cables. Push down and it will snap back into place! Now you can reinstall the decals and plastic covers and you’re all done!

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