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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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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How to Replace the Hose on a Prolux Upright Vacuum

If you ever need to remove or replace the hose on your Prolux Upright vacuum, whether it be to remove a clog, or to replace a broken or torn hose, this video will take you through the steps to do so.

 

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 easiest way to remove the hose from your Prolux upright vacuum is to insert a flat head screwdriver between the back of the vacuum and the hose and pry them apart. The hose should come out fairly easily.

Some models have two screws behind the main cover that will need to be removed first. In that case, once you remove the screws the hose should just pop out.

 

Interested in a Prolux upright vacuum cleaner? Follow the links below for the different models.

Prolux 6000

Prolux 7000

Prolux 9000

 

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10 Pack of Bags

New HEPA filter (for 7000/9000 models only)

2 Pack of Belts

 

Don't forget, GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer of Prolux products, so 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 Prolux products.

 

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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.

 

Loud Motor on Rainbow E2 2 Speed Vacuum?

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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...

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