How to Make Your Hose Fit Better on Prolux 2.0 Vacuums

If you’re having a hard time setting up your new Prolux 2.0, watch this video to see how to easily get your hose connected firmly to your vacuum and wand, so you’ll be ready to go in no time!

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

  • Heat gun or hair dryer

 

Instructions

 

As you can probably tell, the elbow piece of the hose if very tight and difficult to get on the vacuum portion.

 

 

Take your heat gun or hair dryer and heat up the plastic elbow piece to where it’s more pliable.

 

Once it’s adequately heated, push the elbow piece onto the vacuum portion as far as it will go.

 

You will use this technique on the other end of the hose to make it fit better on the wand as well.

 

When you insert the wand end into the hose you will need to make sure the lip goes in as well.

 

 

Check out this video on how to set up your wands the right way.

 

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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 Make Your Hose Fit Better on Prolux 2.0 Vacuums

How to Make Your Hose Fit Better on Prolux 2.0 Vacuums

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How to Use the Prolux 2.0 Wands

If you’re having a hard time setting up your new Prolux 2.0, watch this video to see how to extend and properly set up your wand in no time!

 

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

 

The picture above shows the main wand that comes with the standard 2.0 kits.

 

The lower portion of the wand is contained inside the larger portion and sticks out as seen here.

 

The remove the lower portion you will need to unclamp the locking mechanism, grab the end, twist, and pull.

 

If you’re having trouble removing this section you may need to loosen the set screw, which is shown in the picture above.

 

 

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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 Use the Prolux 2.0 Wands

How to Use the Prolux 2.0 Wands

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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.

 

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How to Remove the Water Separator on any Rainbow Vacuum!

Here’s a quick tutorial on removing the water separator on any model of Rainbow vacuum. These separators should be removed and cleaned often; preferably after each use. The more often you clean your water separator, the better your vacuum will run, and the longer it will last! If you need a new Rainbow Water Separator wrench, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com with your Rainbow model information, and we’ll 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. 

 

Rainbow E-series 1 speed:

 To remove the water separator nut you can use the wrench that usually comes with the E-series vacuum cleaners. If you don’t have that, you can use a ½” socket or just a flat head screwdriver.

 

If you use a screwdriver you can insert it into the slot on the top of the nut and grab the water separator with your hand. Twist the water separator clockwise as you turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen.

Sometimes they can be really tight and it may help to really press down on the water separator as you turn it. If all else fails, using a ½” socket with a socket wrench will usually give you enough leverage.

 

Remove the nut and then you can remove the water separator by pulling it up.

 

Rainbow SE models:

 

The best way we’ve found to remove the nut on SE cans is to insert the flat head screwdriver into the slot on top of the nut and push down on the water separator with your other hand - just like we showed in the previous vacuum cleaner. If you do need more leverage, you will need a 9/16” socket or wrench.

 

Rainbow E2 models:

 

Here we are showing you an E2 Black, but this technique will work on the E2 Gold and the E2 Blue as well. These are a little different because you can’t use a flat head screwdriver since there is no slot on top of the nut. You will also note that the nut is plastic, so you don’t want to use a metal socket or wrench on it.

 

 

You will need to use the included wrench tool! If you need a new Rainbow Water Separator wrench, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com with your Rainbow model information and we can help you out.

 

To remove the water separator, use this plastic wrench on the nut counterclockwise while holding the water separator with your other hand and turning clockwise. Usually the nut isn’t on super tight because it is plastic, and you can loosen it with your fingers.

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Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center

Here at Great Vacs we’ve service and rebuild 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.

 

How to Remove the Water Separator on any Rainbow Vacuum!

How to Remove the Water Separator on any Rainbow Vacuum!

Here’s a quick tutorial on removing the water separator on any model of Rainbow vacuum. These separators should be removed and cleaned often; preferably after...

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