How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Wands

A common question from Rainbow vacuum owners is: “What is the correct way to use Rainbow wands?” Sometimes people are vacuuming and the wands falls off, or sometimes they have them in the wrong order. In this video, Dustin goes over how to use your Rainbow wands correctly!

 

 

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

 

There are two types of wand connections you may see in Rainbow vacuums - friction fit and button lock. The D3, D4, SE and SE Pan 2 models all use friction fit. You just take your wand, shove it in as far as it goes, and then twist to the right. It shouldn’t come off while your vacuuming, but if it does you probably haven’t twisted it hard enough. To remove it simply untwist!

 

The newer E style Rainbow vacuums use a button lock. The wands all just snap together. To release, just push the button and pull them apart. Fortunately, both style of wand will work on the E series machines!

 

You can use any of your tools, except the floor tool, without the wands. Floor tools need the wands to be attached in the correct order. You need to start with the curved wand that is at the end of the hose. If your hose didn’t come with it already attached, don’t worry! You can attach it my simply twisting and shoving at the same time.

 

Now attach the short, straight wand.

 

The attach the curved wand. You will notice that this wand has two bumps at one end.

 

Finally, attach the floor tool to the end with the bumps. Those bumps allow the floor tool to swivel. You're ready to vacuum!

 

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 Wands

How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Wands

A common question from Rainbow vacuum owners is: “What is the correct way to use Rainbow wands?” Sometimes people are vacuuming and the wands falls off, or sometimes they...

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Maintenance Tip for Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners

People that own Rainbow vacuums love them! To keep your Rainbow working great, you’ll need to do some regular maintenance. This video goes over three simple tips to keep your Rainbow vacuum cleaner in tip top shape!

 

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

 

Our first tip (and probably the most important) is that when you finish vacuuming, remove the water bowl and dump out the water, DO NOT put the water bowl back! If you put everything back together the moisture from the damp water bowl can be attracted to the heat of the bearings. You may not notice a problem for 5-10 years, but those bearings may eventually seize up. We recommend just setting the bowl on top of your vacuum. This simple tip can add another 10-15 years of life to your Rainbow!

 

The second tip is to keep your vacuum clean! Check your brush roll and make sure there isn’t hair or carpet fibers wrapped around it. Your brush roll should spin freely and you should be replacing your belts on time.

 

 

The third maintenance tip is to clean your water separator. This should be done at least 2-3 times per year. To remove the water separator you’ll remove the canister, turn it upside down, and then remove the brass bolt in the middle. Take out the water separator and take it over to the sink, where you can scrub it with a brush (like an old toothbrush.)

 

If you follow those three tips your Rainbow vacuum will last you a very long time!

 

 

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.

 

 

Maintenance Tip for Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners

Maintenance Tip for Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners

People that own Rainbow vacuums love them! To keep your Rainbow working great, you’ll need to do some regular maintenance. This video goes over three simple tips...

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Most Dependable Canister Vacuum? Rainbow?

Most dependable vacuum?  Rainbow Vacuum was ranked most dependable canister by a leading consumer magazine!  Durable vacuum cleaner 5-year warranty through GreatVacs.com. Our Store is located in West Jordan, Utah, where we specialize in cleaning.

 

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. 

 

What is the most dependable vacuum cleaner? We get asked that a lot! We don’t believe in selling disposable vacuums, like you’ll see in many big box stores. Those vacuums are replaced every 2-3 years and it’s less expensive to just buy a new one instead of fixing the one you have.

 

Not only is this bad for the environment, but it’s bad for your pocketbook! There are some great, high end vacuums on the market that will last you 20-30 years. The Rainbow vacuum cleaner is one of the long-lasting ones.

 

Consumer Report from March 2009 lists the Rainbow as the most dependable canister vacuum. It’s actually not uncommon to see a 30-40 year old Rainbow vacuum cleaner still working perfectly!

 

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.

 

Most Dependable Canister Vacuum? Rainbow?

Most Dependable Canister Vacuum? Rainbow?

Most dependable vacuum?  Rainbow Vacuum was ranked most dependable canister by a leading consumer magazine!  Durable vacuum cleaner 5-year warranty through GreatVacs.com. Our Store is located in West Jordan, Utah,...

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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!

 

 

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!