Thread Number: 17836
Replace Rainbow E2 Gold 2-Speed power switch?
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Post# 193867   8/8/2012 at 12:04 (2,790 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

How do you replace these power switches? Ours is shorting out on low speed, and I ordered a new switch from the local vac shop. It'll be here tomorrow.

Does the rocker switch pop off to access the actual switch underneath? Goodvac has a video for replacing the power cord, so general disassembly is covered.

I don't want to break the rocker switch.

Thanks for any input. Pictures or video would be great!

Post# 194001 , Reply# 1   8/9/2012 at 08:57 (2,789 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

Anyone? The new switch should be here today, and I really want to get it fixed.

Post# 194041 , Reply# 2   8/9/2012 at 15:29 (2,789 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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You'll need to remove the entire vacuum cover in order to replace the switch, and you'll need to pop off the actuator as well.  You'll be able to gently pry it off the two lugs that it sits on.  Once you have that off too, you'll need go to the underside and release the switch with a small flat blade screw driver by pressing down on the tension clamps (not sure what to call them) on each of the four corners.  Press the switch through to the outside.  You can then use some needle nose pliers to pull out the spade connectors and reinsert them on the new switch.  Snap the new switch back into its place, along with the actuator.  Also, be sure to install the switch in the right direction.  Otherwise, high will become low and low will be come high when you press the actuator! 

Post# 194061 , Reply# 3   8/9/2012 at 17:04 (2,789 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

I got it figured out. Once I ripped it apart, I was able to see what to do. It's all fixed now :)

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