How To Replace A Rainbow Vacuum Latch 

 

A common problem with Rainbow vacuums is the water bowl latch breaking. Today, Andrew shows you how to replace one!

 

 

 

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

  • Hammer
  • Small Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flat head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

Start by placing your small Phillips head screwdriver at the end of the brass pin and hit the end with your hammer.

 

You can pull the pin out the rest of the way by hand and this allows the latch to detach from the vacuum.

 

To attach your new latch, make sure you have the spring shown above.

 

Set the spring inside the latch.

 

Now slide the pin into the latch so that the spring is over the end as shown.

 

Align the latch on the vacuum and slide the pin through the rest of the way, making sure to get it through the other side of the spring.

 

Take your flat head screwdriver and firmly press on the pin to push it all the way into the latch.

 

This is what the latch and spring should look like when you’re finished.

 

 

Want to know what Rainbow vacuum is best for you? Check out our Rainbow Vacuum guide!

 

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 parts, tools, 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 To Replace A Rainbow Vacuum Latch

How To Replace A Rainbow Vacuum Latch 

 

A common problem with Rainbow vacuums is the water bowl latch breaking. Today, Andrew shows you how to replace one!

 

 

The squeegee tool has two parts: one is a scrubbing brush and the other is used to suck up water. A lot of people use their Rainbow to mop their floors!

 

Remember to NEVER vacuum up wet spills with an electric hose! Dustin was sure to use the non-electric hose on his Rainbow vac for this demonstration. After the correct hose is hooked up you can attach your squeegee tool.

 

Once it’s attached you can simply vacuum up the spill! Whether you want to scrub and mop your floors or simply clean up, it only takes seconds to attach your squeegee to your Rainbow vacuum!

 

 

Want to know what Rainbow vacuum is best for you? Check out our Rainbow Vacuum guide!

 

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 parts, tools, 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.

 

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How To Replace A Kirby Vacuum Belt 

Kirby owners often ask us how to change the vacuum cleaner’s belt! In this video, Dustin shows you exactly how to do it!

 

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

 

How do you know when to change your belt? Well, if you’re vacuuming your floor and the indicator light starts coming on and off or you smell a burning smell that usually means the belt is starting to slip. Time to replace it!

 

The first thing you need to do is take off the head. You have to do this part right, because if you do it wrong the belt won’t engage when you put it back on the machine. Start this process by lifting the lid.

 

You’ll see two green arrows that are aligned. Spin the belt lifter so that the two red arrows are aligned.

 

Now that the belt is disengaged you can release the head - it will drop down and you can remove it.

 

If you look inside you’ll see that the belt is stretched up.

 

Next, turn the levers on the back of the head, which allows you to remove the bottom plate.

 

Then turn the belt lifter back to green to release the belt.

 

Remove the brush roll and old belt.

 

Take the time to familiarize yourself with the Kirby brush roll. Each side is numbered, which allows you to adjust how high or low it sits in the head. If you have a lower carpet you will probably pick a higher number so that it makes better contact.

 

Slide the new belt on the brush roll.

 

Now put the brush roll back in the head, making sure the set both sides to the desired number.

 

With one hand hold the belt firmly against the brush roll and, with the other, turn the belt lifter back to the red arrows.

 

 

Replace your bottom plate.

 

Take note of the two hooks on the back of the head. These will need to hook onto the bar on the vacuum.

 

Tilt the head up and latch it in place.

 

Finally, turn the belt lifter back to green on green. You’re done!

 

 

 

Which model of Kirby vacuum is the best? Here’s what we think!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

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

 

We sell Kirby vacuums! We buy Kirby vacuums! And we sell bags, belts, cords, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Kirby 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 education videos.

 

 

How To Replace A Kirby Vacuum Belt

How To Replace A Kirby Vacuum Belt 

Kirby owners often ask us how to change the vacuum cleaner’s belt! In this video, Dustin shows you exactly how to do it!

 

 

 

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 should do is make sure your power head is getting electricity. Start by plugging the hose into the vacuum like you normally would.

 

Now make sure your hose is connected to the head properly.

 

If you were to turn on your vacuum now, the red indicator light on the power head should turn on. This lets you know it is receiving power.

 

If it’s still not working with all connections checked, press and hold the red reset button. If you vacuumed something up, like a sock, it may have tripped the reset switch to protect the motor. In most cases this will work.

 

 

If that doesn’t work and the red light is on, turn the vacuum off and unplug it. Then, flip the powerhead over. Remove the two screws on the bottom and then remove the bottom plate. Check for any loose wires that may have become disconnected and then make sure that your belt is firmly attached and that the brush roll can spin.

 

 

What if your red light never does turn on? Some of the newer models have a trigger in the handle and the power head only comes on when you press it. If you have it hooked up, plugged in, everything is on, AND you press the trigger and still nothing happens you know your power head isn’t getting power. You can troubleshoot this by disconnected the hose and then plugging the two-prong connector from the power head directly into the canister. If it turns on you know the problem is in the hose!

 

Still having problems with your Rainbow? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

  

Want to know what Rainbow vacuum is best for you? Check out our Rainbow Vacuum guide.

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

We sell Rainbow vacuums! We buy Rainbow vacuums! And we sell parts, tools, 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.

 

 

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