How to Change Out a Brushroll and Belt for Any Prolux Upright Model

Today we’re going over how to change a belt and brushroll on a Prolux Upright model. We show a 7000, but this technique works for a 6000 all the way up a 9000.

 

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
  • Replacement belt
  • Replacement brushroll (if you need one, email us at service@greatvacs.com)

 

Instructions

 

To remove the brushroll and belt you will need to press the foot release pedal and turn your vacuum upside down.

This will give you access to the underside so that you can remove the bottom plate.

 

 Remove the two screws and side them aside in a safe location.

 

Then, lift off the metal bottom plate and set aside.

While you’re in there you should check for any clogs or debris stuck in the vacuum, like in the orange funnel and grey tube. You can also remove any clumps of dirt from under the brush roll.

 

To remove the belt, lift up the flap that protects the motor.

 

Use your fingers and slide the belt off the motor shaft.

 

There is a metal C-piece on the brushroll that you need to remove. Remember that the longer end goes in the back.

 

Once you have the belt off you can just take the brushroll out. Now you’re ready to put the new brushroll in with the new belt.

 

 

Install the belt first by sliding it over the motor shaft.

 

Don’t forget to close the plastic flap!

 

Take the brushroll and slide the belt over it. Then just pop the brushroll back into place.

Once it’s in place, rotate the brushroll a couple rotations to make sure the belt is aligned correctly.

 

Take the metal C-pice and put it back in place.

 

Replace the metal bottom plate and screws, being careful not to over-tighten! They should be snug, but not so tight they break the plastic.

Now you’re done! You’ve successfully replace the brushroll and belt of a Prolux upright model!

 If you need replacement belts, click here!

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

GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer for Prolux products. If you have any questions or need any assistance just email us at service@greatvacs.com.

Here at Great Vacs we’ve 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.

 

How to Change Out a Brushroll and Belt for Any Prolux Upright Model

How to Change Out a Brushroll and Belt for Any Prolux Upright Model

Today we’re going over how to change a belt and brushroll on a Prolux Upright model. We show a 7000, but this...

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How to Turn Your Rainbow Vacuum into a Blowing Machine! 

Did you know Rainbow Vacuums can do more than just vacuuming? Here is a video to show you how to get a Rainbow to blow air out through the hose!

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

 

The first thing you want to do is take the cover plate off the back of the vacuum cleaner.

 

 

Next, take your hose and attach it to the back. You should see and hear it lock into place if you lined up the tabs correctly. Put firm pressure on one side and then the next to ensure that it is properly latched.

 Now it’s ready to blow and inflate!

 

 

To get your SE and D4 models to blow and inflate, take the hose off the front side and turn your vacuum around.

 

Take the exhaust cap off and attach your hose just like you would on the front. Sometimes pressing down on the latch button will help it lock in.

 

Your vacuum cleaner is now ready to blow!

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Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

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

Here at Great Vacs we’ve 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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How to Remove the Water Separator on any Rainbow Vacuum!

Here’s a quick tutorial on removing the water separator on any model of Rainbow vacuum. These separators should be removed and cleaned often; preferably after each use. The more often you clean your water separator, the better your vacuum will run, and the longer it will last! If you need a new Rainbow Water Separator wrench, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com with your Rainbow model information, and we’ll 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. 

 

Rainbow E-series 1 speed:

 To remove the water separator nut you can use the wrench that usually comes with the E-series vacuum cleaners. If you don’t have that, you can use a ½” socket or just a flat head screwdriver.

 

If you use a screwdriver you can insert it into the slot on the top of the nut and grab the water separator with your hand. Twist the water separator clockwise as you turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen.

Sometimes they can be really tight and it may help to really press down on the water separator as you turn it. If all else fails, using a ½” socket with a socket wrench will usually give you enough leverage.

 

Remove the nut and then you can remove the water separator by pulling it up.

 

Rainbow SE models:

 

The best way we’ve found to remove the nut on SE cans is to insert the flat head screwdriver into the slot on top of the nut and push down on the water separator with your other hand - just like we showed in the previous vacuum cleaner. If you do need more leverage, you will need a 9/16” socket or wrench.

 

Rainbow E2 models:

 

Here we are showing you an E2 Black, but this technique will work on the E2 Gold and the E2 Blue as well. These are a little different because you can’t use a flat head screwdriver since there is no slot on top of the nut. You will also note that the nut is plastic, so you don’t want to use a metal socket or wrench on it.

 

 

You will need to use the included wrench tool! If you need a new Rainbow Water Separator wrench, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com with your Rainbow model information and we can help you out.

 

To remove the water separator, use this plastic wrench on the nut counterclockwise while holding the water separator with your other hand and turning clockwise. Usually the nut isn’t on super tight because it is plastic, and you can loosen it with your fingers.

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

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center

Here at Great Vacs we’ve 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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How to Fix a Loose Motor on Rainbow E2 2 Speed Vacuums

Sometimes the motor comes a little loose over time, or during shipping. In this video, we show you how to put the motor back where it belongs with a few simple tools. This video applies to all Rainbow E2 2 speed vacuums from the Gold model to the Black 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.  

Tools

  • Flat head screwdriver

Instructions

 

The Rainbow E2 2 speed vacuum is a great machine, but there is one problem with it: the motor has a tendency to come loose. The cause is this gasket that can pop off the lip. To fix it we need to disassemble the vacuum cleaner.

 

The first step is to remove the cord from the vacuum.  Then use your flat head screwdriver to pop the cover off the side and remove the decal. Repeat on the other side.

 

There are two tabs on each side that keep the top and bottom connected. Hold the vacuum up from above to keep the weight off the bottom. Take your flat head screwdriver and push the tabs in. It can be a little tricky to get them pushed in, but when you do pull the bottom down a little to prevent them from popping back in place before you can get to the other side.

 

Once the tabs are pushed in on both side you can pull the two halves apart carefully. They will still be connected by wires, but you can now access the interior of the vacuum cleaner to fix the gasket!

 

With one hand (or arm) push down on the motor and with the other use the flat head screwdriver to pull the gasket back over the lip. When it is on correctly you won’t be able to see the lip anymore.

 

Now that the motor is secure you can reassemble the vacuum. Make sure to align everything as you put the top half back on. Also make sure you’re not pinching any wires or cables. Push down and it will snap back into place! Now you can reinstall the decals and plastic covers and you’re all done!

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

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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