How to Change the Motor in an E Series Power Head

In this how-to-video we will show the process of changing out the power head motor in an E Series 1 speed and 2 speed power head. With a few tools and few minutes of your time you’ll be pro by the time this video ends. Like all our other videos. If you’re still having a hard time or you don’t feel comfortable attempting this on your own. Email us at Service@greatvacs.com giving us a little detail about your situation and we will 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. 

 

Tools

  • ¼” bit driver or ¼” socketed wrench
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers (not recommended, but can make disconnecting wires easier)

 

Instructions

 

E series 1 speed power head

  

Start by flipping the power head over. You will notice two clips on the bottom plate. Before dealing with those you’ll need to unlock the bottom plate.

 

Take your flat head screwdriver and turn the locks to the “unlock” position.

 

Then unclip and remove the bottom plate.

 

Now lift up the belt protector.

 

Then, using your flat head screwdriver, pry the brush roll up and disconnect it.

 

Now you need to remove the screws from the head with your Phillips head screwdriver. There is one located on each side. Be sure to set them aside in a safe place!

 

Turn your power head back over. Making sure that the pivot is down, remove the top cover.

 

 

There are three bolts that you will need to remove using your ¼” bit driver. Set them aside in a safe place.

 

Now we need to disconnect the wires. There is a small black one as shown above that you can carefully pull out.

 

Then disconnect the blue and red butt connector.

 

Now you can remove the motor!

 

It’s time to put the new motor in. Make sure the white wire is underneath it so that it doesn’t get pinched.

 

Place it back into the spot you removed the old motor from.

 

Now replace the three bolts.

 

Then plug the small black wire back into the motor.

 

And reconnect the red and blue butt connector.

 

Replace the top plate but snapping the front on first. Make sure the pivot is still down!

 

Flip the power head over and replace the screws.

 

Now it’s time to replace the brush roll. Start by looping the belt over the motor and then push the brush roll into place. Close the belt protector.

 

Replace the bottom plate by inserting the front end first.

 

And then lock it! You’re done!

 

E series E2 2 speed

 

Start by flipping the power head over and unlocking it with your flathead screwdriver. Remove the bottom plate.

 

Now open the belt protector and, using the flat head screwdriver, pop the brush roll out.

 

You’ll notice that there are no screws for this powerhead! You’ll need to take your screwdriver and get between the rubber bumper and the bottom plate and pry it apart. Make sure the pivot is down.

 

Flip it back over. Disconnect the white connector.

 

There are no screws, but there is are clips on the front and back holding the motor in. Using your flathead screwdriver, pop the motor above each clip.

 

Then slide the motor out of the tabs.

 

Now it’s time to put the new motor in. Slide the motor back in and push it down. You’ll hear it click into place.

 

Plug the white connected back in.

 

Line the top cover up and snap it back into place.

 

Flip it over and get the belt back on the motor. Then pop the brush roll back into place. Close the belt protector.

 

Replace the bottom place and lock it. You’re done!

 

 

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How to Change the Motor in an E Series Power Head

How to Change the Motor in an E Series Power Head

In this how-to-video we will show the process of changing out the power head motor in an E Series 1 speed and 2 speed...

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Getting to Know Your Stair Pro

If you’re wondering why we no longer sell Rainbow Rainmates with our Rainbow vacuums, it’s simply because they are hard to find, and even harder to refurbish. The solution? Come up with a better version that can be sold as brand new! Introducing the Stair Pro. We have versions that fit any model of Rainbow vacuum, as well as versions that will fit many other vacuums!

 

 

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

 

For the Stair Pro to fit the E series, SE, or PN2 models you will need the mini extension wand and adaptor cord.

 

Locate the button lock on the mini extension wand and insert that end into the Stair Pro. You will hear it lock into place.

 

Then take the adapter cord, find the female end, and plug that into the Stair Pro. You may notice that the cord does not go on all the way – that is not a problem! It will still work.

 

Now, take your main hose and insert it into the mini extension wand.

 

Take the male end of the adaptor cord and plug it in to the wand. If you notice the cord falling off you can try carefully pulling the prongs apart with a pair of needle nose pliers.

Now you’re ready to turn it on!

 

If you own a Rainbow E2 2-speed you will not need any adaptor cords or extension pieces! Simply slide the Stair Pro onto the end of the extension wand and you will hear it click into place.

 

However, you will notice there’s still a large gap between the prongs and the plug. That means you need to keep pushing it on! You may need to push down the button lock to get it to keep going.

 

You will now notice that there’s a very small gap between the Stair Pro and the plastic of the extension wand. You’re ready to go!

 

Need to buy a Stair Pro for your Rainbow vacuum? Check out these links:

 

Stair Pro for Rainbow D4 models

Stair Pro for Rainbow SE & PN2 models

Stair Pro for all Rainbow E & E2 series models

 

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.

Getting to Know Your Stair Pro

Getting to Know Your Stair Pro

If you’re wondering why we no longer sell Rainbow Rainmates with our Rainbow vacuums, it’s simply because they are hard to find, and even harder to refurbish. The solution?...

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