How to Remove the Water Separator on any Rainbow Vacuum!

Here’s a quick tutorial on removing the water separator on any model of Rainbow vacuum. These separators should be removed and cleaned often; preferably after each use. The more often you clean your water separator, the better your vacuum will run, and the longer it will last! If you need a new Rainbow Water Separator wrench, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com with your Rainbow model information, and we’ll get you taken care of!

 

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. 

 

Rainbow E-series 1 speed:

 To remove the water separator nut you can use the wrench that usually comes with the E-series vacuum cleaners. If you don’t have that, you can use a ½” socket or just a flat head screwdriver.

 

If you use a screwdriver you can insert it into the slot on the top of the nut and grab the water separator with your hand. Twist the water separator clockwise as you turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen.

Sometimes they can be really tight and it may help to really press down on the water separator as you turn it. If all else fails, using a ½” socket with a socket wrench will usually give you enough leverage.

 

Remove the nut and then you can remove the water separator by pulling it up.

 

Rainbow SE models:

 

The best way we’ve found to remove the nut on SE cans is to insert the flat head screwdriver into the slot on top of the nut and push down on the water separator with your other hand - just like we showed in the previous vacuum cleaner. If you do need more leverage, you will need a 9/16” socket or wrench.

 

Rainbow E2 models:

 

Here we are showing you an E2 Black, but this technique will work on the E2 Gold and the E2 Blue as well. These are a little different because you can’t use a flat head screwdriver since there is no slot on top of the nut. You will also note that the nut is plastic, so you don’t want to use a metal socket or wrench on it.

 

 

You will need to use the included wrench tool! If you need a new Rainbow Water Separator wrench, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com with your Rainbow model information and we can help you out.

 

To remove the water separator, use this plastic wrench on the nut counterclockwise while holding the water separator with your other hand and turning clockwise. Usually the nut isn’t on super tight because it is plastic, and you can loosen it with your fingers.

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Here at Great Vacs we’ve 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.

 

How to Remove the Water Separator on any Rainbow Vacuum!

How to Remove the Water Separator on any Rainbow Vacuum!

Here’s a quick tutorial on removing the water separator on any model of Rainbow vacuum. These separators should be removed and cleaned often; preferably after...

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

Tools

  • Flat head screwdriver

Instructions

 

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!

Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Look no further. Check this link!

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

Need your Rainbow repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

Do you have any questions or comments? Feel free to leave us a comment below or email us at service@greatvacs.com! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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

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

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How to Keep Your Tools Attached to Your Rainbow Vacuum

Sometimes it’s a little tricky to attach tools to Rainbow wands. So today we’re going to show how to properly attach the tools so they don’t fall off, and so they don’t get stuck on either. In this video we go over all the tools for every model of Rainbow 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

There are two different types of tools for Rainbow vacuums. What are these differences? Simple! The older models, like D4 to SE, use friction fit tools while the newer models use button-lock. Most questions are about the older style tools, so we can start with those.

 

Since the tools are friction-fit you need to be sure to push it on and turn at the same time to get that friction to work. The tool shouldn’t come off, even if you wave the wand around like you’re trying to fling it off.

 

The curved wand only works with the floor tool. If you take a look, you’ll see two notches on the floor tool and two nubs on the curved wand. Line the notches and nubs and push it on. Once on you can turn it and that allows the tool to swivel without coming apart.

 

For the newer models, just push the tool on while pushing the button lock down and it should snap into place.

 

The floor tool works the same as the older model: line up the notches and nubs, push on, and twist.

If you purchase your Rainbow vacuum from Great Vacs you’ll be getting the button-lock style tools.

 

Want to buy a new set of tools for your Rainbow vacuum? Click here!

Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Look no further. Check this link!

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

Do you have any questions or comments? Feel free to leave us a comment below or email us at service@greatvacs.com! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

How to Keep Your Tools Attached to Your Rainbow Vacuum

How to Keep Your Tools Attached to Your Rainbow Vacuum

Sometimes it’s a little tricky to attach tools to Rainbow wands. So today we’re going to show how to properly attach the tools so they...

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Loud Motor on Rainbow E2 2 Speed Vacuum?

If you’ve purchased a Rainbow E2 2 Speed Gold, Blue, or Black model, and it seems to sound a little funny, watch this video to determine whether something’s wrong with your vacuum. These newer models of Rainbow vacuums have a brushless 2 stage motor in them that sounds a little different than you might be used to. So watch this video before you take it back!

 

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 

You will need to watch the video with sound to hear the difference between a good Rainbow E2 2 Speed vacuum cleaner and one with a bad motor! These clips below start right at the sounds in question.

 

 

This first vacuum is in great condition and has a nice, powerful motor.

 

Now compare that to this other Rainbow vacuum that needs to be refurbished. Hear that difference? If your vacuum sounds like this it either has a bad motor, or the motor is going bad. Contact us at service@greatvacs.com with info about your Rainbow vacuum and we can help you get it fixed!

Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Look no further. Check this link!

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

Need your Rainbow repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

We sell Rainbow vacuums! We buy Rainbow vacuums! And we sell water bowls, belts, cords, or anything else you need! 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.

 

Loud Motor on Rainbow E2 2 Speed Vacuum?

Loud Motor on Rainbow E2 2 Speed Vacuum?

If you’ve purchased a Rainbow E2 2 Speed Gold, Blue, or Black model, and it seems to sound a little funny, watch this video to determine whether...

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