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To buy or not to buy.??....a Rainbow E-series for $200
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Post# 181441   5/17/2012 at 01:54 (2,976 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

There is a Rainbow E-series for sale by owner. It comes with the shampooer accessory , large and small power head, two hoses, two basins,,,the whole works. The seller is asking $200.

To buy or not to buy?

Post# 181468 , Reply# 1   5/17/2012 at 07:00 (2,975 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Depending on its condition, I would say that is a huge bargain.  But before you buy it, I would remove the HEPA filter and examine the lower motor chamber.  That will give you an idea of how well it was cared for and/or serviced.  If it is filthy, you probably would want to service it. 

Post# 181478 , Reply# 2   5/17/2012 at 08:30 (2,975 days old) by kirbykid63 (Wilmington Delaware)        
Sounds like a good deal.

I would have it serviced to get all the former owners dirt out of the fan housing and inner cover.

Post# 181485 , Reply# 3   5/17/2012 at 08:53 (2,975 days old) by kirbykid63 (Wilmington Delaware)        
Servicing it yourself

There is a very good utube video on how to dissasemble a single speed E series rainbow,you can service your machine yourself and save a ton of money,its not hard to do.


Post# 181490 , Reply# 4   5/17/2012 at 09:50 (2,975 days old) by rainbowjoel (Dexter NM)        

Thats great deal compared to $600.00 used one refunished for E series one speed.

Post# 181505 , Reply# 5   5/17/2012 at 12:09 (2,975 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
I'd go for it

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As long as it runs fairly decently i think the lowest price i've seen on an E series was 400-500

Post# 181535 , Reply# 6   5/17/2012 at 15:25 (2,975 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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Good deal I think as well.......If it's a one speed, it will be much easier to take apart and clean. I watched that video in question and it doesn't look so bad but there were a few steps that weren't in the video, like putting the gasket back on. I think on Joel's video he had a terrible time getting the gasket back on the his 2 speed. I almost want to buy a used one speed just to tinker? with....the good thing about the E series is most of the parts are compatible with the 2 speed, except the hepa. I also hear the one speeds are really loud

Post# 181605 , Reply# 7   5/17/2012 at 21:02 (2,975 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
I have emailed the seller

with a few questions about the vacuum, and when I get a response I will make a choice,,, I think I will go for it.If I do I will keep that vac for a long time.

Post# 182551 , Reply# 8   5/25/2012 at 20:40 (2,967 days old) by rainbowjoel (Dexter NM)        

So what happened. did u get the rainbow?

Post# 182593 , Reply# 9   5/26/2012 at 10:11 (2,966 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
i have emailed twice

and have not had a response yet.

I am hoping i get a response soon, and if the vac is as it says in the add, i wiil get it.

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