Which models is Rainbow no longer making parts for? 

This is going to effect older models, which is normal for manufacturers to do as they get older, so if you happen to have one of these models you may want to look into trading in or upgrading your model.  Below are the models this will effect.

 

1. D4 and D4C Models



2. SE Model

 

 

 



3. SE PN2 / SE PE Models

 

 

 

 

Which parts have been discontinued?

Unfortunately, ALL parts for these models have been discontinued and Rainbow is no longer making them.  Parts like motor parts, water separators, water bowls, wheel dollies, hoses, wands, and power nozzle parts.  You will still be able to get Rainbow belts as those are still used on some of the newer E and E2 models as well.  For the SE PN2 model the power nozzle belts, brushroll, power nozzle plate, and motor are still available as the newer E series 1 speed parts will fit the SE PN2 as well.

 

How do you get these parts if you need them?

  • As one of the largest buyers of Rainbow parts we were notified before this decision was made and we stocked up on a lot of parts.  We also bought over 200 spare canisters we are using for parts, so at least for now we can get parts if you need them.  If you know you will need a part for your Rainbow soon then please email us at service@greatvacs.com before they are all gone and we can let you know pricing and availability.
  • After market parts are still available.  Did you know at GreatVacs we make a lot of our own aftermarket parts for Rainbows?  We like to think they are the same quality or better than the genuine Rainbow parts (like the brand new hose, wand, and power nozzle kit below we make for Rainbow D4, SE, and SE PN2 models).  It's been updated with new tech and we think they clean even better than the original set up.  In fact if you want to upgrade your current power nozzle setup (and yours is still in good condition) we offer trade-ins on your old one. 
 
  • We can also get aftermarket bearings, gaskets, water bowls, wheels, hoses, cords, and more for these models.  Of course, we still have a limited supply of some genuine parts as well, but availability varies depending on the demand for complete units we encounter.
  • Why does this announcement make us sad?  Because of our tens of thousands of Rainbow customers we have and for the fact the D4, SE, and SE PN2 models were clearly their favorite!  They loved these models!  They would always talk about how they were just work horses and clean and clean with no problems.  No filters to change they just worked and worked for decades.  In fact think about it for a second.  These vacuums came out in the 80's and most are still working just fine.  That kind of quality is very hard to find.  
  • However, we do have a 3rd option.  The vacuum company Prolux just came out with a new water vacuum very similar to these older Rainbow models.  Why do we love it so much?  Because it totally reminds us of the D4, SE, and SE PN2 models (except it has way more power, better power nozzle, and uses UV light and Nano Silver which is designed to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses).  What is the quality like?  Amazing (yes we have checked it out in detail) which is why it comes with the LIFETIME warranty.  It's designed to be a work horse just like the D4 and SE models which is why we mention it here.  You can also trade in your old Rainbow on it (we will gladly use your old Rainbow for parts LOL).  If a trade in option interests you just reach our to our service department and we can let you know what we could offer. 
Want to learn more about the Prolux CTX?  See more here:  https://youtu.be/jVmIRRGCt_A

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How to Replace the Foot Pedal on a GV Power Head 

If your GV Power Head’s pedal has broken off for one reason or another, you’re probably not too happy about it. But good news! In this video we show you the easy way to remove and replace the pedal.

 

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

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Flat head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

Start by flipping your power head over and removing the 11 screws so that you can separate the bottom plate from the top. Set the screws aside in a safe place.

 

Flip back over and remove the top cover.

 

Unplug the wire that goes to the top cover and set the cover aside.

 

There are 2 more screws holding the pivot in place. Remove those and set aside.

 

The pivot will need to be moved so that you can get to the pedal.

 

To get the foot pedal out, you'll need to remove a metal pin and a small metal spring. To remove this pin use your flat head screwdriver to push it partway out. Then you can remove the foot pedal with the pin and spring.

 

Use the needle nose pliers to pull the pin out of the pedal. Don’t lose the spring, because you will need it for the replacement.

 

To assemble the new foot pedal, insert the pin partway.

 

Take the spring and line the longer, straight end up in the back of the pedal.

 

Then push the spring down so the pin can go through the spring and out the other side.

 

Push the pin through just to the other side as shown above.

 

Insert the long end of the pin into the pin hole.

 

Pushing down on the foot pedal, take your flat head screwdriver and bend the angled end of the spring into the hole.

 

Now, push the pin in the rest of the way.

 

Once the foot pedal is in you can replace the pivot.

 

Reconnect the plug.

 

Replace the top cover, making sure not to pinch any wires.

 

Finally, flip the power head over and then replace the screws.

 

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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In this video we learn how to disassemble, clean, and reassemble the GV Air Powered Turbo Head.

 

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
  • Phillips head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

 

To remove the top cover, flip the power head over and remove the screws. There are four easily visible and one under each wheel. The flat head screwdriver can be used to pop each wheel off. The Phillips head screwdriver can be used to remove the screws.

 

Once the screws are removed, flip the power head back over and take the cover off.

 

With the cover off, you will have access to the pivot, brush roll, and belt and can make any repairs or replacements needed. You can also clean hair and dirt off the brush roll.

 

Once you’re finished, replace the top cover.

 

Then put the six screws back in and you’re finished.

 

Next, we’re demonstrating how easy it is to service your brush roll. Start by taking it out.

 

To clean the brush roll you can use a straight razor or hook blade. Cut the hair and remove. Make sure to check each end for buildup of hair that needs removed.

 

 

Once the brush roll has been cleaned you can put it back in. Then replace the top cover and screws and you’ve successfully serviced your brush roll!

 

Don’t have a GV Power Head? Get one here!

 

If you own a GV powerhead, and need to replace the brush roll or belt, check out this video.

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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How to Clean a Brush Roll

Sometimes, when vacuum cleaners start to lose suction or just aren’t picking up as well it’s because the brush roll has too much hair wrapped around it. It is a good idea to regularly check your vacuum’s brush roll and remove hair as it builds up.

In this video, we show you how to clean almost any brush roll using our amazing technique!

 

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

 

In this video we show two different brush rolls – one from a Kirby vacuum cleaner and the other from a Rainbow. They both have quite a bit of hair wrapped around them and we’ll be using a straight razor to remove it. A hook blade works best, but for this demonstration we’re using a straight one.

 

Remember: never cut toward yourself! Just take your blade and cut the hair away from yourself. It may take a few passes to get all of the hair.

 

When you’ve cut through the hairs you can start grabbing handfuls and pull it from the brushes.

 

For the Kirby brush we’ll demonstrate a new specialty tool, which will be available on our website soon. It was designed to remove hair from brush rolls!

 

To use it, just slide the hook under the hair and slide it along the surface of the brush roll. As you do, the hook will catch the hairs and the blade will cut through them.

 

Same as above – as you cut through clumps of hair you’ll be able to pull it from the brushes and discard.

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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