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.

 

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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.

 

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How to Attach Tools to Your Rainbow Vacuum

In this video Kyle shows us how to set up tools on any model of Rainbow vacuum. From floor tools to tool wands, dusters, and upholstery tools, he goes over them all!

 

 

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

Note: This method works for attaching wands and tools to both the main hose and the tool hose.

 

There are two tool wands – straight and curved. If you have an E-series they will have button locks.

 

To attach the straight tool wand, simply line up the button lock on the main hose with the hole on the wand. Press down the button lock as you insert the hose end and it will snap into place. The tools may have button locks as well.

 

To remove a tool you just press down the button lock as you pull the tool and wand apart.

 

You can attach the curved wand to the straight wand the same way – line up the button lock and press down as you push the two wands together.

 

The curved wand is designed to work with the floor tool. The floor tool has two slots inside the neck that need to be lined up with the two nubs on the curved wand. Once the floor tool is on you need to twist it to lock it into place.

You can still attach other tools to the curved wand, however they will not be securely attached and may come loose.

 

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!

 

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!

 

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.

 

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How to Unclog a Rainbow Vacuum 

If you manage to clog your Rainbow vacuum, and can’t seem to get the blockage loose, follow these quick tips to easily unclog your vacuum, and get back to cleaning!

 

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

  • Rainbow vacuum cleaner
  • Clogged Rainbow vacuum hose
  • Possibly a cleaning rag

 

Instructions

 

Start by taking the hose handle and inserting it into the Rainbow vacuum. Since these vacuum cleaners are known for their excellent suction a lot of times you can use it to clear the clog.

 

If that doesn’t work there’s another trick to try. Turn your Rainbow vacuum around and remove the exhaust cover.

 

Then take your hose and plug it in. This method forces air out through the hose and can sometimes dislodge the clog.

 

You can even insert the handle into the front so that it will be pushing air through one end and pulling it out from the other!

 

If that didn’t work, take your rag and wrap it around the handle as shown here.

 

This will create more of a seal and may help remove the clog.

 

If none of those methods work, there are a few “old-fashioned” tricks you can use.

The first is to bend a wire coat hanger straight and insert it into one of the ends of the hose. Be careful not to puncture the hose!

Lastly, you can take a broom and insert the handle into the hose. This may dislodge the clog, or at least loosen it enough that the Rainbow vacuum can suction it out.

 

Need a Rainbow vacuum hose? Click here!

Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Look no further. Click here!

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 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.

 

 

How to Unclog a Rainbow Vacuum

How to Unclog a Rainbow Vacuum 

If you manage to clog your Rainbow vacuum, and can’t seem to get the blockage loose, follow these quick tips to easily unclog your vacuum, and get back to...

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