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Post# 179924   5/4/2012 at 20:30 (2,984 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I decided to go ahead and tear down my recently acquired Rainbow E2 and clean out the motor chamber and the fan chamber. Here's the mess in the motor chamber.




Post# 179925 , Reply# 1   5/4/2012 at 20:31 (2,984 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Here's some of the filth on the motor itself.

Post# 179927 , Reply# 2   5/4/2012 at 20:35 (2,984 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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And crud inside the fan chamber. The fan washer is being difficult to remove. It looks rusty, so I'm guessing the previous owner stored the motor unit on the water basin. Once I get that washer off, I think I'll just go ahead and service the motor with new bearings and motor brushes.

Post# 179928 , Reply# 3   5/4/2012 at 20:36 (2,984 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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So the moral to this story? Change the water in the water basin often!


Post# 179929 , Reply# 4   5/4/2012 at 20:39 (2,984 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Forgot to add that these 1 speed Rainbows are really easy to get into and service, though I still can't quite figure out how the separator keeps water from getting sucked into the motor!




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