On average, most vacuums won’t need repairs for at least a few years. There are always some exceptions though, like a worn belt, or a latch that has broken off.
Not every repair can be done at home. Big issues like a loud noise in the motor or an electrical problem should always be fixed by a professional. However, smaller issues like a quick belt or filter replacement can be done by most at home.
One of the most common things you can do with serving your Rainbow is checking the belt and HEPA filter if your model has one. These are easy replacements and can make a world of difference in performance.
It is a good idea to check the unit every few months, or at least once a year, to make sure that none of the bolts or screws have come loose. If they have, they can be re-tightened using the appropriate tool.
If one of them is missing, a replacement can be ordered online. To order the correct part, the schematic should be consulted, as it contains the part number for everything on the unit.
Screws and bolts are not the only things that can come loose. Sometimes seals and gaskets can come loose, or may dry out and allow air to escape. This is why it is always a good idea to check them once or twice a year, or whenever a problem is noticed.
If one of the seals has come loose or has cracks in it, it is a good idea to have it replaced as soon as possible. To get the right part, the schematic should be consulted in order to get the part number for it.
The owner’s manual also typically includes quick tips on what to do to keep the unit well maintained. This often means checking basic things like troubleshooting if your unit will not come on or is not performing as expected.
Another common repair that vacuums often need is for the hose. The hoses sometimes get damaged, which can allow air to leak out, reducing the overall suction power of the unit.
The hose should be inspected frequently, especially if small sharp objects have been picked up during cleaning. The reason for this is that they can sometimes become lodged in the hose and may tear through it and cause leaks.
Some of the leaks can be fixed with a patch kit, but in many cases, it is a better idea to just replace the entire hose. A repair like this is often best discussed with the support team as they may have suggestions on how to proceed.
In many cases, a damaged part needs to be replaced before it breaks any further, and before it causes damage to the unit. Many of the replacements can be ordered online through our website, or ordered by calling one of our specialists.
Many of the parts can be easily put on at home without the need for assistance, but if assistance is needed, owners can consult their owner’s manual, or they can call or email for help.
If further assistance is needed, the support staff may recommend sending the Rainbow vacuum cleaners in for repair by a professional. This is always an option for those who may not feel comfortable doing the repairs themselves.