Replacing Latches on Any Rainbow E Series Vacuum Cleaner 

Is your Rainbow vacuum cleaner not staying latched to your water bowl? Don't let a cheap part ruin your vacuuming experience. In this video, we will show you how easy it is to replace broken or worn out latches.

 

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
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Metal pick

 

Instructions

 

The first thing that you will need to do is remove these two plates. They are held on by two screws each.

 

We will start with the harder side first. This one has the safety switch behind it. You will need to be sure not to lose this tab!

 

Using your Phillips head screwdriver, remove the screws.

 

 As you pull the plate out, pay attention to the tab for the safety switch. You’ll need to remember where it goes since it almost always falls out.

 

The plastic tab looks like the picture above.

 

Now we are ready to remove the latch. If you look closely you’ll see a brass pin.

 

One end of the pin has splines and the other is smooth.

 

 

Take your metal pick or hook and press on the smooth end.

 

Once the pin has popped through the other side you can remove the latch. There will be a spring that goes with the latch as well.

 

Take the latch spring and bend the ends in toward each other.

 

This will make installation easier, because now you can put the spring on the latch mount and it will have tension to hold itself in place.

 

Take your new latch and line it up with the curved end pointing down. Be careful not to knock the spring out.

 

Now take the pin and slide it back in. There will still be a bit sticking out.

 

Take your flat head screwdriver and press the pin all the way in.

 

Now that the latch is installed, we’re ready to put the plate back in. Since this is the plate with the safety switch tab go ahead and grab it. The tab only goes in one way – the wings facing out. A trick to getting it to stay in place is to use a little petroleum jelly or grease!

 

Take your plate and line everything up. Then replace the screws.

 

Once that’s done press the safety switch to make sure it’s still working. Time to move on to the next plate!

 

The next plate is similar to the first. Start by removing the two screws. This one is easier since you don’t need to worry about any tabs or switches.

 

Then remove the plate.

 

Repeat the steps for replacing the latch as above.

 

Now you can line the plate up and slide it back into place.

 

Reinstall the two screws and you’re done!

 

We also have an older video showing the process for D4 and SE Rainbow vacuum cleaners. Click this link to check out that video.

 

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 waterbowls, belts, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Rainbow vacuum cleaners, 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 of our different products.

 

Replacing Latches on Any Rainbow E Series Vacuum Cleaner

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How to Replace an E Series Rainbow HEPA Filter

This is a how-to-video on replacing the HEPA filter on any E Series Rainbow vacuum cleaner. In this video we show two different ways, both ways only take a few minutes.

 

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 (for older models)
  • Flat head screwdriver (for all models)

 

Newer Model Instructions

 

The vacuum we’re using in this demonstration is a Rainbow E series E2 Black. Since it is one of the newer models, we only need to flat head screwdriver to help pop the tabs open. If you look at the bottom, after you remove the wheel dolly, you’ll notice two tabs.

 

Insert your flat head screwdriver into the groove and pry up. Repeat with the other tab.

 

Once the back plate is loose, you can just remove it and set it aside.

 

Now remove the filter.

 

To put your new filter in you need to line the tab on the bottom up with the slot in the vacuum cleaner and it will set in place.

 

To put the filter cover on you’ll want to line up the tabs on the top with the holes on the vacuum and then snap the bottom back into place.

 

Older Model Instructions

 

Our older model for this demonstration is an E series 1 speed. The procedure for this is basically the same, except it uses screws to hold the filter cover in place. To get to the screws, you’ll need to remove this cord wrap piece.

 

Insert your flat head screwdriver into the groove on the side of the vacuum where it meets the cord wrap piece. Twist the screwdriver and the cord wrap will come off.

 

Use your Phillips head screwdriver and remove the four screws – two at the top and two at the bottom. Set these aside in a safe place.

 

Now remove the filter cover.

 

This gives you access to the HEPA filter. When you’re ready to install your new filter, you will need to orient it with the grill facing out and the tab in the slot at the bottom of the vacuum cleaner.

 

Place the back plate back on.

 

Replace the screws.

 

Finally, pop the cord wrap piece back on! You’re done!

 

Need a new E Series replacement HEPA filter? Check out the links below to find the one that fits your E Series Rainbow vacuum cleaner.

Non-washable HEPA filter for E Series 1 speeds

Washable HEPA filter for E Series 1 speeds

Washable HEPA filter for the E Series E2 2 speeds

 

Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Well here you go!

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

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

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

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Rainbow vacuum cleaners, 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 of our different products.

 

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D4 Rainbow Vacuum Assembly

First time Rainbow Buyer? Not sure how your Rainbow vacuum cleaner goes together? In this quick video, we will show you how easy it is to get your Rainbow D4 all assembled and ready to clean.

 

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 have a Rainbow D4 model, a telescoping extendable wand, a hose, and a D4 power head.

 

We also have cord clips, which we’ll go over later.

 

The main difference between the SE and the D4 is that the D4 power head has a longer cord and plugs into the canister, while the SE’s power cord is on the hose.

 

Unwind the cord and then insert the telescoping wand into the power head.

 

Plug the hose into the canister and plug the other end into the wand.

 

You’ll notice that there are cord clip guides on the back of the wand. This lets you clean up the cord.

 

Go ahead and plug the power cord into the canister and grab the cord clips that we mentioned in the beginning. Use these clips as you wind the cord around the hose. Once the cord is neatly tucked against the hose you’re all set!

 

 

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 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 Keep Your Rainbow 2 Prong Cord from Falling Out

There you are… Vacuuming your home and all sudden your power head turns off. You look down and there it lies, the 2-prong cord connection. You plug it back in and seconds later it falls out again. Out of frustration you don’t know what to do. However, here at Great Vacs were all about helping people. So, in this quick video we will show you a quick trick to keep your Rainbow 2 prong cord connection from falling out.

 

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

  • Needle nose pliers

 

Instructions

 

The first things you need to do are unplug the two-prong connection and unhook the hose.

 

Take your needle nose pliers and bend the prongs out slightly.

 

Now hook your hose back up and plug the two-prong connection back in.

 

Tug on the cord to see if it falls out. If it still falls out try bending the prongs a little more. If it’s snug then you’re good to go!

 

Click here to shop Rainbow Vacuums!

 

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 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 Keep Your Rainbow 2 Prong Cord from Falling Out

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