Which models is Rainbow no longer making parts for? 

This is going to effect older models, which is normal for manufacturers to do as they get older, so if you happen to have one of these models you may want to look into trading in or upgrading your model.  Below are the models this will effect.

 

1. D4 and D4C Models



2. SE Model

 

 

 



3. SE PN2 / SE PE Models

 

 

 

 

Which parts have been discontinued?

Unfortunately, ALL parts for these models have been discontinued and Rainbow is no longer making them.  Parts like motor parts, water separators, water bowls, wheel dollies, hoses, wands, and power nozzle parts.  You will still be able to get Rainbow belts as those are still used on some of the newer E and E2 models as well.  For the SE PN2 model the power nozzle belts, brushroll, power nozzle plate, and motor are still available as the newer E series 1 speed parts will fit the SE PN2 as well.

 

How do you get these parts if you need them?

  • As one of the largest buyers of Rainbow parts we were notified before this decision was made and we stocked up on a lot of parts.  We also bought over 200 spare canisters we are using for parts, so at least for now we can get parts if you need them.  If you know you will need a part for your Rainbow soon then please email us at service@greatvacs.com before they are all gone and we can let you know pricing and availability.
  • After market parts are still available.  Did you know at GreatVacs we make a lot of our own aftermarket parts for Rainbows?  We like to think they are the same quality or better than the genuine Rainbow parts (like the brand new hose, wand, and power nozzle kit below we make for Rainbow D4, SE, and SE PN2 models).  It's been updated with new tech and we think they clean even better than the original set up.  In fact if you want to upgrade your current power nozzle setup (and yours is still in good condition) we offer trade-ins on your old one. 
 
  • We can also get aftermarket bearings, gaskets, water bowls, wheels, hoses, cords, and more for these models.  Of course, we still have a limited supply of some genuine parts as well, but availability varies depending on the demand for complete units we encounter.
  • Why does this announcement make us sad?  Because of our tens of thousands of Rainbow customers we have and for the fact the D4, SE, and SE PN2 models were clearly their favorite!  They loved these models!  They would always talk about how they were just work horses and clean and clean with no problems.  No filters to change they just worked and worked for decades.  In fact think about it for a second.  These vacuums came out in the 80's and most are still working just fine.  That kind of quality is very hard to find.  
  • However, we do have a 3rd option.  The vacuum company Prolux just came out with a new water vacuum very similar to these older Rainbow models.  Why do we love it so much?  Because it totally reminds us of the D4, SE, and SE PN2 models (except it has way more power, better power nozzle, and uses UV light and Nano Silver which is designed to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses).  What is the quality like?  Amazing (yes we have checked it out in detail) which is why it comes with the LIFETIME warranty.  It's designed to be a work horse just like the D4 and SE models which is why we mention it here.  You can also trade in your old Rainbow on it (we will gladly use your old Rainbow for parts LOL).  If a trade in option interests you just reach our to our service department and we can let you know what we could offer. 
Want to learn more about the Prolux CTX?  See more here:  https://youtu.be/jVmIRRGCt_A

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Kirby bag falling off?

Does your Kirby bag keep falling off? Tired of your Kirby vacuum not turning on due to your bag? Well, in this video we will go over a few things that will help fix this problem. We will also show you the proper way to put your bag on.

 

 

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

 

 

If you take the bag off by twisting counter-clockwise you will notice a small switch.

 

This switch needs to be pushed forward to engage the safety switch. This happens when the bag is attached properly.

 

You will also notice a tab on the end of the bag. This is how your bag engages the safety switch!

 

To make sure you bag is attached properly, take note of the brass pins on the vacuum and the three slots at the end of your bag.

 

Line the bag up on the brass pins and twist clockwise to lock it in place.

 

Maybe you've noticed that your bag pops out of place too easily! That could be a sign of a worn out part somewhere in the bag area. If that’s the case go ahead and send us an email with more details. Send a picture of the inside of the bag area and the attachment area if possible.

 

 

Which model of Kirby vacuum is the best? Here’s what we think!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

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

 

We sell Kirby vacuums! We buy Kirby vacuums! And we sell bags, belts, cords, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Kirby 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 education videos.

 

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How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Attachments

Our customers often ask how to use their Rainbow vacuum tools and attachments. In this video, Dustin explains exactly how it works!

 

 

 

The first thing you need to do is determine which hose to use. Unless it is specifically stated, NEVER use an electric hose to vacuum up liquid. For regular vacuuming of dust and debris the electric hose is great. When you’re using the floor tool and when you’re cleaning up wet spills, the non-electric hose the one you should choose. It is also called the dry hose.

 

Once you have the hose type picked connect it to the vacuum.

 

If you have a D3, D4, or SE model you will simply push your tool of choice on and twist to the right to secure it. The newer E models use a button lock so the tool will snap into place. All of the onboard tools work this way, including the crevice tool, upholstery tool, and duster brush.

 

Let’s say you want to use your floor tool! Start by attaching the short straight wand.

 

Then attach the curved wand, making sure the two small bumps are at the unattached end.

 

Now you can attach your floor tool!

 

All of those instructions are for Rainbow’s genuine tools. What do you do if your Rainbow was sold with aftermarket tools? It works mostly the same. The tools will probably be friction fit.

 

The floor tool is where it may be different. Many aftermarket floor tools have a built-in swivel, unlike the Rainbow genuine floor tool. Because of this the wands will be a little different.

 

Usually there will be two short, straight wands.

 

You just simply attach the floor tool at the end and get to cleaning!

 

 

Want to know what Rainbow vacuum is best for you? Check out our Rainbow Vacuum guide!

 

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 parts, tools, or anything else you need! If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Attachments

How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Attachments

Our customers often ask how to use their Rainbow vacuum tools and attachments. In this video, Dustin explains exactly how it works!

 

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

 

 

Let’s start by reviewing each tool and what it does! Note: Dustin uses common industry names for some tools and they may not be Kirby’s official terms.

 

The first tool in the caddy is the hardwood floor tool. As the name suggests it works great on hardwood floors, tile, etc.

 

The next tool is the wall and ceiling tool. It can also be used on the floor and the tops of ceiling fans.

 

In the back are two extension wands.

 

And we also have a crevice tool.

 

Next to the crevice tool is the upholstery tool.

 

Then we have the duster brush.

 

The duster brush can be removed from this other tool we call the corner wand.

 

You’ll notice that the corner wand has a suction release valve. This is useful for when you need to vacuum delicate surfaces, like some fabrics, and your Kirby has too much power.

 

Next up is the shampooer.

 

Now we have a tool we call the handheld tool. This attaches to the Kirby vacuum and allows it to be more mobile. A common use is when you’re vacuuming a mattress.

 

Then we have another tool we’ve nicknamed Miss Piggy, because your vacuum looks like a pig when it's attached. You can put fragrances in here and it will make your house smell nice as you vacuum. You will also use this instead of the vacuum head if you’re using it to blow or inflate.

 

Speaking of blowing or inflating, here we have the blower/ inflator tool! You can dust your keyboard or inflate an air mattress with this.

 

Now we have the pet tool! If you’ve got one of those animals that holds still while you vacuum this works great to remove loose hair or fur. Oddly enough, it also matches the normal outside distance of a lightbulb, so you can hook it up to an extension wand and unscrew the lightbulb!

 

Finally, here is the foamer for your shampooer.

 

Now we’ll show you how to use them! The principle for attachment works the same for all tools and wands. They are friction fit, so you push and twist them together at the same time. The tool will not come off if it is done correctly. If it does come off you haven’t twisted it enough. To remove the tool or wand, just untwist.

 

 

Which model of Kirby vacuum is the best? Here’s what we think!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

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

 

We sell Kirby vacuums! We buy Kirby vacuums! And we sell bags, belts, cords, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Kirby 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 education videos.

 

 

 

 

How To Use Kirby Vacuum Tools

How To Use Kirby Vacuum Tools

In this video, Dustin shows everyone how you’re supposed to use Kirby tools! With Kirby, there’s a tool for every job and they all work great.