How to Test Your Rainbow Vacuum Power Head

Aug 27, 2019

How to Test Your Rainbow Vacuum Power Head

How to Test Your Rainbow Vacuum Power Head

Is your Rainbow Vacuum Power Head not working like it should? Try this simple troubleshooting trick to see if the problem actually is your power head.


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. 



We are starting with the SE power head. Remember that warning to make sure your vacuum is turned off and unplugged when you service it? Well, this time you’ll actually need to plug it in! Then, take your two-prong connector and plug it in to the canister itself.

Flip the power head over and turn your vacuum on. In our video the power head does turn on. If your power head turns on when it’s plugged directly into the vacuum, the problem is likely in the hose.

If your power head didn’t turn on it could be a problem with the two-prong connection or something else within the power head. In that case send us an email to with details about your problem and we can help!

The E series is the same process. Take the power head cord and plug it in to the canister. Then flip the power head over and turn the vacuum on.


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