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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When you purchase a new Central Vacuum Tool Kit, the number of tools and attachments can be overwhelming. In this video Kyle demonstrates how to attach and use the 3-Peg Tool Caddy.

 

 

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 machine, 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

 

This process work for either the GV or Prolux central hose kit. We will start the process by demonstrating it on the wand. You’ll notice two things: your wand has a button lock and none of your tools have a hole to accept this button lock. It’s okay, because the tools are friction fit and will still fit on the end of the wand. All you need to do is slide the tool on while pushing down the button lock.

 

The hose works the same way – just slide the tool on the end while pushing down the button lock and friction will keep it in place.

 

To attach the tool caddy to the extendable wand start by extended it out.

 

Take the tool caddy and firmly push it onto the wand. You’re done!

 

 

Check out our Central Vacuum Hose Kits:

Universal 30 ft Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Wessel Werk Power Nozzle

Premium Electric Prolux Universal Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Wessel Werk Power Nozzle

Premium Prolux Universal Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Turbo Nozzle

30' GV Universal Central Vacuum Hose With Tools

 

If you’re in the market for a new Central Vacuum, check out the Prolux CV12000!

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at 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 products.

 

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If you own a Prolux CV12000 Central Vacuum, you may find after a while that the filters get full of dirt and dust. Today we show you how to remove, clean, and replace the inner cloth and HEPA filters to get your vacuum back to tip-top shape!

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 take off the top portion of your Prolux CV12000 vacuum. There are two clamps, one on each side, that needs unlatched. Watch your fingers to make sure they don’t get pinched or crushed!

 

Once it’s unclamped, take the top portion off. You won’t need the dust bin, so you can set it to the side.

 

Lay the vacuum down so you have access to the filters.

 

The first filter is a micron cloth filter. To remove it, just grab the tab and pull up and out.

 

The second filters is a HEPA filter. To remove it, just untwist the black part in the middle.

 

Then pull the filter out.

 

Now that the filters are removed you can clean them. To clean the micron cloth filter you can shake it out, use an air compressor, or use a vacuum to get the dirt out.

 The HEPA filter is the only filter on the Prolux CV12000 central vacuum that is washable. You can also use an air compressor or vacuum to get the dirt out.

Once they’re both clean you can reinstall them.

 

Start with the HEPA filter. Insert the filter and line it up with the screw going through the hole. Then take the black piece and twist it back on. It should be pretty tight.

 

The micron cloth filter can be a little tricky to put back in. The easiest way is to bend the metal band in half and line the curve up in the groove.

 

Then slowly release the band while guiding it into the groove. Take great care to keep your fingers away, since it will quickly and suddenly snap back into place!

 

Need to buy replacement filters or parts? Follow these links!

New Washable HEPA Filter

New Inner Cloth Bag

 

In the market for a new Central Vacuum? Check out the Prolux CV12000!

 

Don't forget, GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer of Prolux products, so 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 Prolux products.

 

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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

  • Your existing post-motor filter
  • A HEPA bag
  • Scissors
  • Marker

 

Instructions

 

Take your existing post-motor filter and lay it on the HEPA bag.

 

Using your marker, trace the filter.

 

Then cut along the line you made.

 

Now you have a new filter that’s the same size as the old one! The great thing about the HEPA bag is that you can make about 3-4 replacement filters!

 

Need a HEPA bag to make your own filters? Click here!

 

Interested in a Prolux upright vacuum cleaner? Follow the links below for the different models.

 

Prolux 7000

Prolux 9000

 

Already have one of these amazing vacuums, but need supplies? We sell them!

 

10 Pack of Bags

New HEPA filter (for 7000/9000 models only)

2 Pack of Belts

 

Don't forget, GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer of Prolux products, so 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 Prolux products.

 

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