How much water does my Rainbow water bowl need?

Too much water, it'll make a mess. Not enough water, it won't do its job correctly. In this video we will show the water fill indicators and how much water your Rainbow water bowls needs.

 

 

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

 

On the right we show an E series 2 quart water bowl and on the left is an SE 2 quart water bowl.

 

The water fill indicator for the E series is the bump in the middle.

 

The SE series indicator is the tall peg in the middle.

 

You will want to pour water in just until the top of the indicator is barely covered. Now it's ready to be reinstalled on your Rainbow vacuum!

 

 

Need a new water bowl? We got them!

 

SE & D4 2 quart water bowl

SE & D4 4 quart water bowl

E Series 2 quart water bowl

E Series 4 quart water bowl

 

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Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Look no further. Check out 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 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 much water does my Rainbow water bowl need?

How much water does my Rainbow water bowl need?

Too much water, it'll make a mess. Not enough water, it won't do its job correctly. In this video we will show the water fill indicators...

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How to Change the Motor in an E Series Power Head

In this how-to-video we will show the process of changing out the power head motor in an E Series 1 speed and 2 speed power head. With a few tools and few minutes of your time you’ll be pro by the time this video ends. Like all our other videos. If you’re still having a hard time or you don’t feel comfortable attempting this on your own. Email us at Service@greatvacs.com giving us a little detail about your situation and we will 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. 

 

Tools

  • ¼” bit driver or ¼” socketed wrench
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers (not recommended, but can make disconnecting wires easier)

 

Instructions

 

E series 1 speed power head

  

Start by flipping the power head over. You will notice two clips on the bottom plate. Before dealing with those you’ll need to unlock the bottom plate.

 

Take your flat head screwdriver and turn the locks to the “unlock” position.

 

Then unclip and remove the bottom plate.

 

Now lift up the belt protector.

 

Then, using your flat head screwdriver, pry the brush roll up and disconnect it.

 

Now you need to remove the screws from the head with your Phillips head screwdriver. There is one located on each side. Be sure to set them aside in a safe place!

 

Turn your power head back over. Making sure that the pivot is down, remove the top cover.

 

 

There are three bolts that you will need to remove using your ¼” bit driver. Set them aside in a safe place.

 

Now we need to disconnect the wires. There is a small black one as shown above that you can carefully pull out.

 

Then disconnect the blue and red butt connector.

 

Now you can remove the motor!

 

It’s time to put the new motor in. Make sure the white wire is underneath it so that it doesn’t get pinched.

 

Place it back into the spot you removed the old motor from.

 

Now replace the three bolts.

 

Then plug the small black wire back into the motor.

 

And reconnect the red and blue butt connector.

 

Replace the top plate but snapping the front on first. Make sure the pivot is still down!

 

Flip the power head over and replace the screws.

 

Now it’s time to replace the brush roll. Start by looping the belt over the motor and then push the brush roll into place. Close the belt protector.

 

Replace the bottom plate by inserting the front end first.

 

And then lock it! You’re done!

 

E series E2 2 speed

 

Start by flipping the power head over and unlocking it with your flathead screwdriver. Remove the bottom plate.

 

Now open the belt protector and, using the flat head screwdriver, pop the brush roll out.

 

You’ll notice that there are no screws for this powerhead! You’ll need to take your screwdriver and get between the rubber bumper and the bottom plate and pry it apart. Make sure the pivot is down.

 

Flip it back over. Disconnect the white connector.

 

There are no screws, but there is are clips on the front and back holding the motor in. Using your flathead screwdriver, pop the motor above each clip.

 

Then slide the motor out of the tabs.

 

Now it’s time to put the new motor in. Slide the motor back in and push it down. You’ll hear it click into place.

 

Plug the white connected back in.

 

Line the top cover up and snap it back into place.

 

Flip it over and get the belt back on the motor. Then pop the brush roll back into place. Close the belt protector.

 

Replace the bottom place and lock it. You’re done!

 

 

Need a new power head motor? Get yours here!

 

Click Here to shop Rainbow Vacuums.

 

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.

 

How to Change the Motor in an E Series Power Head

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My Hose is Stuck and Won’t Come Off!

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.

 

My Hose is Stuck and Won't Come Off!

My Hose is Stuck and Won’t Come Off!

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...

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Red Light on Rainbow E2 Black!? Why?


Is the red light on your Rainbow E2  vacuum coming on? In this video we go into some common problems that cause this model to stop working, and the solutions to those problems!


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


Instructions



Gather the following four components: the canister, the main wands, the power nozzle, and the main electrical hose. Any one of these four could be the problem and the reason why the red light is coming on.




The first part you will check is the main power hose to make sure that it’s connecting to the vacuum cleaner properly. If there is anything blocking the prongs at the end of the hose, or if those prongs are bent, it will cause a bad connection and the red light will come on.




Also, take a look at the grey tabs at the same end of the hose. These attach the hose to the vacuum, so if they are broken or damaged the hose will not latch properly. Additionally, if the holes for these latches are damaged, broken, or blocked the hose will not be able to latch properly.

If these appear damaged, you can email us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you with repairs.



To plug the hose in, lift up the flap for the electrical port and then firmly press the hose into place. You should see both grey tabs lock into place and you will probably hear it as well. It may help to apply pressure to one side and then the other as you connect the hose to the vacuum. If the hose connects properly you can move on.




The other end of the hose is one of the most common reasons for the red light to come on. Usually it is because the trigger lock is engaged. If the grey lock is all the way down it locks the trigger in the “on” position. If it is all the way up it prevents the trigger from being pulled at all. If it is in the middle/ neutral position you will be able to press the trigger on and off. If the trigger lock is all the way down and you are trying to turn your vacuum on the red light will come on.




Make sure that the trigger lock is in the neutral position – you can tell if it is correct if you can move the trigger freely.



Now, check the very end of the electrical hose – make sure it is not damaged and is still round. Also make sure the button lock is sticking out and working properly. Check the electrical connection and make sure there is no dirt, debris, or moisture on it.




If that looks good go ahead and check both ends of your wands for the same things! Make sure the electrical connections are clean and the prongs are not bent. Also make sure that the wand is still round and has not become bent.




If it looks good, insert the first wand into the hose and you should hear a click to let you know the button lock engaged. Repeat with the next part of the wand. If it all connects together with no excess play you should be good to go.




There is one more connection to check: the power nozzle. At the top of the nozzle is a pivot piece where the wand connects. There is a hole on the front for the button lock on the wand and an electrical connection at the top. Take a look at the electrical connection to make sure it is clean and not bent or damaged.



If it looks good go ahead and connect your wands and hose. Line everything up correctly and it should lock into place. If everything connected properly you don’t have problems with this part of the vacuum.

If any of these connections are not engaging properly go ahead and send us an email at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you troubleshoot it further.

The next step is checking out the power nozzle itself.



Disconnect the wands to make it easier to check out. Take a look at the bottom and you’ll see the brush roll and a round brush on each side. If there is a blockage around the brush roll, like a sock or an excessive amount of hair, that could be the issue. The red light will turn on if the brush roll cannot spin freely. Go ahead and turn it by hand to make sure there are no problems.




If that part checks out okay, you can go ahead and take the cover plate off the bottom. There is a grey twist screw at the back that you can turn with a flat head screwdriver to unlock.




There are four tabs, two in the middle and two at the back, that you need to unhook to get the cover off. Push the tabs on the sides, one at a time, as you lift the cover a small amount.



Once those are free you can push the tabs on the back in at the same time and lift the cover off.



Once you remove the cover you can check inside for blockages and check that the belt is not damaged and can spin freely with the brush roll.




To replace the cover snap it back into place and don’t forget to turn the lock screw.




Connect the power head, wands, and hose to the vacuum and try turning it on to see if the red light still comes on. Use caution when the vacuum is plugged in – do not stick your fingers or anything else in or near the power nozzle! When the vacuum is on you should be able to look under the power nozzle and see that all the brushes are all spinning.

If the red light is still on and the vacuum is not working, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com and we will help you troubleshoot it even further.

If you are still having trouble getting your vacuum to turn on and want to continue troubleshooting, we have another video with a bunch of tips and tricks to help you get working!

Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? 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.

 

Red Light on Rainbow E2 Black!? Why?

Red Light on Rainbow E2 Black!? Why?


Is the red light on your Rainbow E2  vacuum coming on? In this video we go into some common problems that cause this model to stop working, and...

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