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!

 

 

 

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

  • Hammer
  • Small Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flat head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

Start by placing your small Phillips head screwdriver at the end of the brass pin and hit the end with your hammer.

 

You can pull the pin out the rest of the way by hand and this allows the latch to detach from the vacuum.

 

To attach your new latch, make sure you have the spring shown above.

 

Set the spring inside the latch.

 

Now slide the pin into the latch so that the spring is over the end as shown.

 

Align the latch on the vacuum and slide the pin through the rest of the way, making sure to get it through the other side of the spring.

 

Take your flat head screwdriver and firmly press on the pin to push it all the way into the latch.

 

This is what the latch and spring should look like when you’re finished.

 

 

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 Replace A Rainbow Vacuum Latch

How To Replace A Rainbow Vacuum Latch 

 

A common problem with Rainbow vacuums is the water bowl latch breaking. Today, Andrew shows you how to replace one!

 

 

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t matter! But let’s go into the nitty gritty details about both kinds.

The washable filters are about double the cost of the disposable ones. People often think that the washable ones will last forever, but unfortunately, they don’t. It is recommended to replace these filters after 2-3 “uses.” Usually your HEPA filter needs replaced about once a year, but the washable ones can be washed and dried and used again. Well, used again about 2-3 times and then you still have to throw it away.

If you want to squeeze some more life out of your disposable filter you can actually take it out and use an air compressor to blast the dust and debris off. Again, they should be replaced about every year, but you might be able to squeeze some more time out of it by removing some dust.

Ultimately, you’re going to spend the same amount of money over the same period of time for either filter. That means you can pick the style you find the easiest!

 

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 Vacuum HEPA Filters - Is Washable The Best?

Rainbow Vacuum HEPA Filters - Is Washable The Best?

One of the questions we get asked quite often is “Which is best? Disposable or washable HEPA filters?” Well, here’s your answer!

 

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

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...

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