How to Replace the Rear Wheel on a Prolux Tritan Vacuum

Accidentally throw your vacuum down the stairs again? Did the rear wheel fall off in the process? Well you’re in luck because in this video we show you how to remove and replace the wheels on the Prolux Tritan Canister 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. 

 

Tools

  • Flat head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

The rear wheels of the Prolux Tritan vacuum are held on by three tabs. To get them off you can pull the wheel away from the body a little and stick the screwdriver between the wheel and the body. Then, using the screwdriver, you can pry the wheel off.

 

To put a new wheel on, get two of the tabs latched.

 

Then take your flat head screwdriver and push the last tab in.

 

Now you can just push the wheel the rest of the way on and you’re done!

 

Don't forget, GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer of Prolux products, 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 Prolux products.

 

How to Replace the Rear Wheel on a Prolux Tritan Vacuum

How to Replace the Rear Wheel on a Prolux Tritan Vacuum

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How to Perform Basic Vacuum Maintenance

No matter what type of vacuum you have, they all have one thing in common – they need to be maintained. Just like anything with moving parts, a lack of maintenance can cause premature wearing out of components that keeps your vacuum working at its best. In this video Kyle goes over some basic tips to keep your vacuum in tip top shape, and last for years to come!

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

 

We’ll start off going over why your vacuum cleaner may have poor performance. You could have a full bag or dirt bin, you could have a dirty, clogged filter, your head or hose could be clogged, the brush roll may be covered in hair, or you have seized brush roll bearings.

 

We will be using this specialty maintenance tool. To make it easy, we’re including this tool with most of the vacuums we sell!

 

First, we will go over how to change a full bag or dirt bin. Most vacuums have a full bag indicator light that is located on the canister, which makes it easy to know when you need to swap out the bag with a new one. If your vacuum cleaner uses a dirt bin, you can easily see when it needs to be emptied.

 

If your full indicator light comes on and the bag isn’t actually full, you may have a clog in the head, hose or wand. The vacuum will notice the decrease in suction and may assume the bag is full. To empty the bag you will first need to located the bag chamber. Once opened you will simply remove the bag, throw it away, and put in a new, empty bag. If your vacuum has a bag holder, make sure you don’t throw it away!

 

If your vacuum uses a dirt bin, it’s very simple. Just detach the bin from the vacuum, hold over the trash can, and open the trap door.

 

Next, we’ll go over dirty or clogged filter. If the filter is dirty or clogged it will reduce air flow and can cause the motor to overwork and overheat. This could, in turn, cause the motor to turn off for safety reasons. Most vacuums have a pre- and post-motor filters and you will find them behind a cover or in the bag chamber. Check both filters and clean them if they look dirty.

 

To clean the filters, start by removing them. Then give them a good smack with your hand to remove loose dirt.  Do this outside to avoid making a huge mess in your home.

 

Then, take the specialty tool and use the brush side to get deep down into the grooves. After you’re done the filter should look new again. You may have to repeat it a few times to get all the dirt out.

 

Now, we’ll go over a clogged head, hose, or wand. We mentioned earlier that there may be a clog if the full bag indicator light comes on without the bag actually being full. You may also notice reduced suction and pickup if there’s a clog. The head may even spit debris back out.

 

Start with the wand because it’s the easiest. You put it up to your eye and check to see if you can see light at the other end. If you can see straight through with no problem it isn’t clogged. Can’t see through? You’ve just found a clog!

 

To remove the clog you can use an air compressor, or, if you vacuum has a blower feature, you can use that. You can also use a broom handle or other straight, rigid item to push the clog out.

 

Next up is the hose. The easiest way to diagnose a hose clog is to hook it up to the vacuum, turn it on, and put your hand over the other end of the hose. If you can’t feel suction, or it's very poor, there is a clog or blockage in the hose. Dislodging the clog is the same as with the wand – either use a long, straight, rigid object to push it through, or use an air compressor or blower feature from the vacuum.

 

Lastly, we have the power head. The most common places for clogs are in the pivot neck or suction port. You may be able to access the clog through the pivot neck and just pull it out. Otherwise, the easiest way to remove is the clog is to take the power head apart. Most are held together with screws.

 

Take the screws out and remove the top portion from the power head. If you see a clog you should be able to easily remove it.

 

Another common reason for poor vacuum performance is a hair covered brush roll. We recommend removing the brush roll from the power head before removing the hair.

 

Once the brush roll is removed you can use the specialty tool to cut the hairs, and then grab and pull them off.

 

The last common problem we’ll be covering is seized brush roll bearings. This will prevent your brush roll from spinning, which will result in dirt or debris not being picked up. Depending on your brush roll, you may not be able to access the bearings. If that’s the case contact us and we’ll help you get a replacement brush roll.

 

When the brush roll has been removed from the vacuum you can use the specialty tool to brush away dirt, or use the razor to cut away hairs from the end where the bearings are.

 

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.

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

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!

 

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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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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