Replacing the Rainbow Tool Hose Wand

Has your Rainbow tool hose wand seen better days? Is it looking a little beat up? Well you're in luck, in this video we're going to show you how easy it is to replace the wand on your Rainbow tool hose. 

This process will work from Rainbow D4 models all the way up to the E Series E2 2 Speed Blue 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. 

Supplies


Instructions

Take your tool hose and firmly grasp the tool wand. Simple pull the tool wand out.

 

If it is stuck and won’t come out, that’s where the heat gun will come in handy. Heat the rubber part up for 10-15 seconds to loosen it up.

 

Once the old tool want is out, grab your new one and simply insert it into the tool hose!

 

Need a new tool hose wand? Check out the links below!

D4 SE and PN2

E series and E2

 

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.

 

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How to Replace a Rainbow Vacuum Belt

Is your Rainbow Vacuum belt worn out or broken? Take a look at this video where we show you how to replace your belt on almost any model of Rainbow!

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


Make sure the power head is detached from the vacuum and everything is unplugged before getting started!


E-series Black:


Flip the power head over and start by unlocking the grey tab at the back with a flat head screwdriver.

 

There are four tabs that need pressed to remove the bottom plate. You’ll start with the two side tabs. Take your finger and pull up on the bottom plate. With your other hand you can press the tab and the cover will pop up on that side.

 

Repeat with the other one and then you can press the last two tabs on the back at the same time and lift the bottom plate to remove it.

 


Now you need to take the brush roll out. If the belt is broken it will be a little bit easier. Lift each end of the brush roll and it will bring the corner piece with it.

 

Once both ends are free you just need to unhook the belt from the motor.

 


Once the belt is free you can completely remove the brush roll, discard the old belt, and replace it with the new belt. When you put the new belt in make sure it lines up with the grooves on the brush roll. Now you need to hook the belt onto the motor shaft. Make sure that the belt is lined up with those grooves as well.

 


Then, reinstall the brush roll. Align the hooks on the corner brushes with the slot and rotate them into place.

 


Finally, replace the bottom plate. Snap it back into place and don’t forget to relock the grey tab!



E-series (E-1 to Blue)



Flip the power head over and turn the locking tab counterclockwise with a flat head screwdriver.

 

Then squeeze the two tabs together and you can lift the bottom plate off.

 


To get the belt out you will need to open the belt cover. This will give you total access to the belt and motor shaft.

 

If the belt is broken the brush roll will come out a lot easier. Either way, just grab the brush roll and pull it up. Unhook the belt from the motor shaft and you can completely remove the brush roll and replace the belt.

 

Hook the belt back on the motor shaft and then pop the brush roll back into place by aligning the sides with the mounts on the head.



You can even spin the brush roll a couple times by hand to align everything.

 

Snap the belt cover back down and replace the bottom plate, making sure the relock the tab by turning it clockwise.


D4 and SE


Flip the head over and remove the two Phillips head screws with your screwdriver. The plate will then lift right off.

 

You will see the belt on one side and can just slide it off. Then, you will be able to remove the brush roll and unhook the belt from the motor shaft.

 


To put the new belt on, put the brush roll back by pointing the tapered end pieces down.

 

Hook the belt on the motor shaft first.

 

Then, using your thumbs, hook the belt around the end pulley.

 

Spin the brush roll a few times by hand to make sure it’s seated properly.

 


Hook the bottom plate back on the head, making sure the wheels are aligned in the slots, and fold it down. Put your screws back in and you’re done!

Need to buy a new belt? 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.

 

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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. 


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.

 

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Does your Prolux Upright model have poor suction? Is your brushroll spitting dirt back out on your clean floors? If you answered yes... you may have a clog. In the following short video we show you how to diagnose where the clog may be located at.

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

  • Phillips head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

Plug your vacuum in and turn it on. Check the suction at the back by opening the small door and feeling for the air flow.

 

 

If that's good take the hose off and check the suction at the end.

 

 

If the hose has good suction, attach the wand and test that as well.

If the suction is poor in any of those areas you know that that’s where the clog is! I've you've found the clog you should be able to remove it.

 

 

If you’ve check all of those areas and haven’t found a clog, but the suction is still poor, you can check one final area: the fill tube on the side that connects the main wand to the power head.

 

To check for a clog here you’ll want to press the foot pedal and then turn the vacuum upside down. You can then remove the two screws from the metal bottom plate and remove it.

 

This will allow you to check this full tube and remove any clogs.

If you’ve checked all of these potential clog locations and the suction is still poor or the brush roll is spitting dust back out go ahead an email us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you troubleshoot! 

Check out our Prolux collection here!

If you need any replacement parts, we have:

Bags

Belts

Filters

For specialty parts like brushrolls and 6000 filters, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com and we will get you taken care of.

Here at Great Vacs we service and rebuild Prolux 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.

 

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