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Rainbow D3A with R-1024 Power Nozzle - Any Good Reports?
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Post# 137617   5/25/2011 at 03:47 (4,659 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Does anyone here have any ideas over whether or not the Rainbow D3A was ever any good when ordered with the Eureka-made R-1024 power nozzle?

I am, of course, talking about the D3A as sold between July 1980 and February 1981, before Rexair replaced the R-1024 in March 1981 with its in-house creation the R-1650.

~Ben



Post# 137644 , Reply# 1   5/25/2011 at 14:54 (4,658 days old) by kenkart ()        
Yes!

I have a friend who bought one new and has been using it ever since! The D3 motors run hot, but under normal household conditions they do ok...NOT as good as a d4 in my opinion!

Post# 137667 , Reply# 2   5/25/2011 at 20:20 (4,658 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

My parents bought a D3A new in April 1981. It came with the R-1650 nozzle. We used it for many years until my Dad and I bent the armature when we were trying to put in the second set of bearings in it. I still have the power nozzle and like it better than the later ones with the leaky airflow adjuster on top. It has been a real workhorse! I have vacuumed a lot of miles with that one. I still use it once in a while with my D3C.
Nicholas



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