How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Attachments

Our customers often ask how to use their Rainbow vacuum tools and attachments. In this video, Dustin explains exactly how it works!

 

 

 

The first thing you need to do is determine which hose to use. Unless it is specifically stated, NEVER use an electric hose to vacuum up liquid. For regular vacuuming of dust and debris the electric hose is great. When you’re using the floor tool and when you’re cleaning up wet spills, the non-electric hose the one you should choose. It is also called the dry hose.

 

Once you have the hose type picked connect it to the vacuum.

 

If you have a D3, D4, or SE model you will simply push your tool of choice on and twist to the right to secure it. The newer E models use a button lock so the tool will snap into place. All of the onboard tools work this way, including the crevice tool, upholstery tool, and duster brush.

 

Let’s say you want to use your floor tool! Start by attaching the short straight wand.

 

Then attach the curved wand, making sure the two small bumps are at the unattached end.

 

Now you can attach your floor tool!

 

All of those instructions are for Rainbow’s genuine tools. What do you do if your Rainbow was sold with aftermarket tools? It works mostly the same. The tools will probably be friction fit.

 

The floor tool is where it may be different. Many aftermarket floor tools have a built-in swivel, unlike the Rainbow genuine floor tool. Because of this the wands will be a little different.

 

Usually there will be two short, straight wands.

 

You just simply attach the floor tool at the end and get to cleaning!

 

 

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 Use Rainbow Vacuum Attachments

How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Attachments

Our customers often ask how to use their Rainbow vacuum tools and attachments. In this video, Dustin explains exactly how it works!

 

 

So how do you download the manual for your Rainbow vacuum cleaner? Start by opening up a web browser and going to www.rainbowsystem.com.

 

Once you get there, click on "support" to open a drop-down menu, and then click on "manuals."

 

Some people get a little confused here, because Rainbow has different manuals for different parts of the vacuum. If you want to know how to use your canister, you’d click on the picture of the canister.

 

This takes you to another page where they have pictures of all the different models. If you purchased an SE you would click on the D4, since they work the same.

 

Now you see a list of all the parts! Click on either the download link or the .pdf icon to see a copy of the manual. Easy, right?

 

Now let’s go over some maintenance tips! Go to our website – www.greatvacs.com – and then click on vacuum education center.

 

Scroll to the bottom and you can search our YouTube channel! If you type in Rainbow it will take you to all of our videos about Rainbow vacuum cleaners. We are constantly adding to this, so if you need to see how to do anything Rainbow related you can probably find it! We recommend starting with the video of maintenance tips so that you can start off on the right foot.

 

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.

 

Rainbow Manuals and Tips

Rainbow Manuals and Tips 

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How To Use the Hand Held Upholstery Shampooer Sprayer for E2 E Series Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners

In this short video, Andrew demonstrates how to use your hand held shampooer sprayer on Rainbow vacuum cleaners.

 

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. 

 

This first thing you’ll want to do is unscrew the bottom of the shampooer, then fill it with any type of carpet or upholstery shampoo. You can follow the directions on the back of the bottle.

 

Now replace the cap.

 

 

Next you will need to remove the cover on the back of the vacuum by pressing the tab.

 

Plug in your non-electrical hose.

 

Connect the sprayer at the other end of the hose.

 

While the vacuum is running simply put your finger over the hole on top and the solution will start spraying out!

 

 

 

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 Use the Hand Held Upholstery Shampooer Sprayer for E2 E Series Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners

How To Use the Hand Held Upholstery Shampooer Sprayer for E2 E Series Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners

In this short video, Andrew demonstrates how to use your hand held shampooer sprayer on Rainbow vacuum cleaners.

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Model Differences on Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners 

Have you ever wondered what the feature differences were between the different models of Rainbow Vacuum cleaner? In this video Dustin goes over the D3, D4, SE, SE PN2, E-series, and two E2 Two-Speeds.

 

 

D3

 

The first vacuum is the Rainbow D3. This particular one is about 30 years old and is your basic Rainbow vacuum. It’s great for vacuuming up wet spills because, like all Rainbows, it uses water to filter. We don’t work on D3s quite as often due to their age and the difficulty in finding replacement parts.

 

D4

After the D3, Rainbow came out with the D4 model. The head and hose are still pretty similar to the D3, but they changed the canister quite a bit. One of the main differences is that the D4 has significantly more power. Parts are still easy to find for the D4, which is also a huge advantage.

 

SE

After the D4 came the SE. The D4, SE, and SE PN2 all have the same amount of power and the canisters are very similar. Probably the biggest differences is that the decals have a different color. Now, the biggest difference between the D4 and SE is that the SE has an electric hose instead of a long electric cord like the D4.  If you do need to vacuum up something wet you should switch to the non-electric hose!

 

SE PN2

Next came the SE PN2! They improved the power nozzle and you can note a more modern shape. They also added a trigger on the hose, which means if you let go the head stops vacuuming!

 

E2

Then came the E-series E2. This vacuum gives you a lot of bang for your buck, because they made a whole bunch of improvements! They added a HEPA filter, gave it more power, put cushioning under the handle, and the water bowls are spring-loaded and snap in place.

 

E2 2-speed

After that came the E2 2-speed. This vacuum, as the name suggests, has 2 speeds. One can be used as an air purifier and is very quiet. The other speed is for your regular vacuuming.

 

E2 2-speed (blue)

The last one is also an E2 2-speed, but it has blue decals. This one has a quieter motor and is more expensive.

 

 

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.

 

 

Model Differences on Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners

Model Differences on Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners 

Have you ever wondered what the feature differences were between the different models of Rainbow Vacuum cleaner? In this video Dustin goes over the D3, D4, SE, SE PN2,...

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