When one of the parts on a vacuum cleaner has broken or worn out it needs to be replaced. There are two options when it comes to replacing the part – do it at home, or have a professional do it.
Most of the pieces, such as filters or valves, can be ordered and installed at home with minimal effort. However, there are some cases where it is better to let a professional handle it, such as when the cord or wiring has gone bad.
Find The Part Number In The Schematics
Before ordering any part, it is important to find the Rainbow vacuum E series parts number in the schematics. The reason for this is that each series has some pieces that are unique to that model, so not every part will fit every model.
Those who have never used schematics before may find it a bit overwhelming at first but they are typically laid out in a fashion that makes them very easy to understand. In many of them, each page has pictures of the sweeper with various parts outlined and numbered.
To find the right part, owners need to go through the schematics until they find the one that matches the part they need. Once they do, they can either write down the number associated with it, or mark the page for reference.
Order Online For Faster Service
After finding the right part number, the next step is to actually order it. Many will find that ordering online is faster, easier, and often cheaper than using other resources like local stores or mail order catalogs.
The advantage to ordering online is that it can be done at any time day or night. This means no waiting in lines, no juggling schedules trying to get to a store in time, and no trying to call between business hours.
One thing to keep in mind when ordering online however is that the site should be one that has a good reputation, otherwise the order may not come with a guarantee of quality on the part.
After locating a good site to purchase from the next step is to see if the part is available. Some may find that they can simply enter the number into the search box on the site and find what they are looking for.
If this is not an option, or if too many results are available, it may be necessary to sort by the series or model number. This often helps to narrow down the results so that the correct part can be found.
After finding the right part, the next step is to place the order. Depending on what it is, it may be a good idea to order several of them in case they are needed again later on. This is common for things like bearings, screws, and seals that tend to break or come loose.
Order Extras For Commonly Replaced Parts
Having extras on hand can make common replacements and repairs easier than ever. Anytime the part needs replaced, owners can simply go to their toolbox or garage and pull up the item they need without having to wait on a delivery.
This may seem slightly excessive to some but for many owners it makes sense to keep extras on hand. Filters, for example, are sometimes replaced after a period of very heavy use and having extras makes it easier to change them as needed without interrupting cleaning at home.
Having spare filters and other Rainbow vacuum E series parts on hand means having more peace of mind when a part breaks suddenly because there is no need to rush, and no need for sudden expensive repairs.