Rainbow Vacuum Hose Falling Off?

One question that we get quite a bit is “Why does my hose keep coming off of my Rainbow E series vacuum cleaner?” To answer this, here’s a video with a few helpful tips and tricks on how to ensure that the hose is connected correctly and how to keep it connected correctly while you’re using your vacuum!


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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 


Instructions

Remove the hose and take a look at the end that connects to the vacuum. You will see two metal prongs - if there is anything blocking the prongs, or if they’re bent, it will cause a bad connection and he vacuum light will probably turn on.

 

The two grey tabs you see on the hose actually secure it to the vacuum cleaner, so if either of the tabs are broken or damaged that could also cause a bad connection and cause the light to turn on as well.

 

When you plug in the hose, you’ll want to lift up the little flap and that opens the electrical port.

 

Insert the hose and firmly press it into place. You should see both grey tabs lock into place and you will probably hear it as well. You can try applying firm pressure to both sides alternately to make sure the latches engage.

 

Another thing to check are the two slots on the vacuum. If these are damaged or broken that could be part of the problem. If they are broken send us an email at service@greatvacs.com, including pictures if possible, and we can help you get it fixed!

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt many Rainbow vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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Replacing the Rainbow Tool Hose Wand

Has your Rainbow tool hose wand seen better days? Is it looking a little beat up? Well you're in luck, in this video we're going to show you how easy it is to replace the wand on your Rainbow tool hose. 

This process will work from Rainbow D4 models all the way up to the E Series E2 2 Speed Blue 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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

Supplies


Instructions

Take your tool hose and firmly grasp the tool wand. Simple pull the tool wand out.

 

If it is stuck and won’t come out, that’s where the heat gun will come in handy. Heat the rubber part up for 10-15 seconds to loosen it up.

 

Once the old tool want is out, grab your new one and simply insert it into the tool hose!

 

Need a new tool hose wand? Check out the links below!

D4 SE and PN2

E series and E2

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt many Rainbow vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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Nothing's more annoying than a stuck Rainbow hose. Well, in this quick video we'll show you how easy it is to fix your hose and keep it from ever getting stuck again.

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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

Supplies

  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers

Instructions 

If your hose is stuck, you can take your flat head screwdriver and locate the release tab between the neck of the water bowl and the rubber push button.

 

Once you’ve located the tab, press down with your screwdriver. Pull the hose out toward as you’re pushing down and it should release.

 

The main reason why your hose is stuck is because of the little hook on the tab. This hook goes on the inside of the water bowl to keep the hose secure. If it’s not at the right angle it’s not allowing the release tab to be pressed down all the way.

 

To fix this, take your needle nose pliers and bend the hook out slightly. Be very gentle when bending, because if you break the tab off you will have to get a whole new hose! Try bending the hook a tiny bit and testing to see if it comes out properly.

 

Repeat until the rubber push button is enough to release the hose.

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt many Rainbow vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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Is your Rainbow Vacuum belt worn out or broken? Take a look at this video where we show you how to replace your belt on almost any model of Rainbow!

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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

Supplies


Make sure the power head is detached from the vacuum and everything is unplugged before getting started!


E-series Black:


Flip the power head over and start by unlocking the grey tab at the back with a flat head screwdriver.

 

There are four tabs that need pressed to remove the bottom plate. You’ll start with the two side tabs. Take your finger and pull up on the bottom plate. With your other hand you can press the tab and the cover will pop up on that side.

 

Repeat with the other one and then you can press the last two tabs on the back at the same time and lift the bottom plate to remove it.

 


Now you need to take the brush roll out. If the belt is broken it will be a little bit easier. Lift each end of the brush roll and it will bring the corner piece with it.

 

Once both ends are free you just need to unhook the belt from the motor.

 


Once the belt is free you can completely remove the brush roll, discard the old belt, and replace it with the new belt. When you put the new belt in make sure it lines up with the grooves on the brush roll. Now you need to hook the belt onto the motor shaft. Make sure that the belt is lined up with those grooves as well.

 


Then, reinstall the brush roll. Align the hooks on the corner brushes with the slot and rotate them into place.

 


Finally, replace the bottom plate. Snap it back into place and don’t forget to relock the grey tab!



E-series (E-1 to Blue)



Flip the power head over and turn the locking tab counterclockwise with a flat head screwdriver.

 

Then squeeze the two tabs together and you can lift the bottom plate off.

 


To get the belt out you will need to open the belt cover. This will give you total access to the belt and motor shaft.

 

If the belt is broken the brush roll will come out a lot easier. Either way, just grab the brush roll and pull it up. Unhook the belt from the motor shaft and you can completely remove the brush roll and replace the belt.

 

Hook the belt back on the motor shaft and then pop the brush roll back into place by aligning the sides with the mounts on the head.



You can even spin the brush roll a couple times by hand to align everything.

 

Snap the belt cover back down and replace the bottom plate, making sure the relock the tab by turning it clockwise.


D4 and SE


Flip the head over and remove the two Phillips head screws with your screwdriver. The plate will then lift right off.

 

You will see the belt on one side and can just slide it off. Then, you will be able to remove the brush roll and unhook the belt from the motor shaft.

 


To put the new belt on, put the brush roll back by pointing the tapered end pieces down.

 

Hook the belt on the motor shaft first.

 

Then, using your thumbs, hook the belt around the end pulley.

 

Spin the brush roll a few times by hand to make sure it’s seated properly.

 


Hook the bottom plate back on the head, making sure the wheels are aligned in the slots, and fold it down. Put your screws back in and you’re done!

Need to buy a new belt? Click here!

Here at Great Vacs we service and rebuild Rainbow vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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