How much water does my Rainbow water bowl need?

Too much water, it'll make a mess. Not enough water, it won't do its job correctly. In this video we will show the water fill indicators and how much water your Rainbow water bowls needs.

 

 

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

 

On the right we show an E series 2 quart water bowl and on the left is an SE 2 quart water bowl.

 

The water fill indicator for the E series is the bump in the middle.

 

The SE series indicator is the tall peg in the middle.

 

You will want to pour water in just until the top of the indicator is barely covered. Now it's ready to be reinstalled on your Rainbow vacuum!

 

 

Need a new water bowl? We got them!

 

SE & D4 2 quart water bowl

SE & D4 4 quart water bowl

E Series 2 quart water bowl

E Series 4 quart water bowl

 

Click Here to shop Rainbow Vacuums.

 

Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Look no further. Check out 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 much water does my Rainbow water bowl need?

How much water does my Rainbow water bowl need?

Too much water, it'll make a mess. Not enough water, it won't do its job correctly. In this video we will show the water fill indicators...

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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!

 

 

Need a new power head motor? Get yours here!

 

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 have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

How to Change the Motor in an E Series Power Head

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Rainbow Vacuum Hose Falling Off?

One question that we get quite a bit is “Why does my hose keep coming off of my Rainbow E series vacuum cleaner?” To answer this, here’s a video with a few helpful tips and tricks on how to ensure that the hose is connected correctly and how to keep it connected correctly while you’re using your vacuum!


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

Remove the hose and take a look at the end that connects to the vacuum. You will see two metal prongs - if there is anything blocking the prongs, or if they’re bent, it will cause a bad connection and he vacuum light will probably turn on.

 

The two grey tabs you see on the hose actually secure it to the vacuum cleaner, so if either of the tabs are broken or damaged that could also cause a bad connection and cause the light to turn on as well.

 

When you plug in the hose, you’ll want to lift up the little flap and that opens the electrical port.

 

Insert the hose and firmly press it into place. You should see both grey tabs lock into place and you will probably hear it as well. You can try applying firm pressure to both sides alternately to make sure the latches engage.

 

Another thing to check are the two slots on the vacuum. If these are damaged or broken that could be part of the problem. If they are broken send us an email at service@greatvacs.com, including pictures if possible, and we can help you get it fixed!

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt many Rainbow vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

Rainbow Vacuum Hose Falling Off?

Rainbow Vacuum Hose Falling Off?

One question that we get quite a bit is “Why does my hose keep coming off of my Rainbow E series vacuum cleaner?” To answer this, here’s a video with...

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Replacing the Rainbow Tool Hose Wand

Has your Rainbow tool hose wand seen better days? Is it looking a little beat up? Well you're in luck, in this video we're going to show you how easy it is to replace the wand on your Rainbow tool hose. 

This process will work from Rainbow D4 models all the way up to the E Series E2 2 Speed Blue model.


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. 

Supplies


Instructions

Take your tool hose and firmly grasp the tool wand. Simple pull the tool wand out.

 

If it is stuck and won’t come out, that’s where the heat gun will come in handy. Heat the rubber part up for 10-15 seconds to loosen it up.

 

Once the old tool want is out, grab your new one and simply insert it into the tool hose!

 

Need a new tool hose wand? Check out the links below!

D4 SE and PN2

E series and E2

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt many Rainbow vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

Replacing the Rainbow Tool Hose Wand

Replacing the Rainbow Tool Hose Wand

Has your Rainbow tool hose wand seen better days? Is it looking a little beat up? Well you're in luck, in this video we're going to show you how...

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