20 Most Recent Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum Questions & Answers


Stand vacuum up and with it plugged in. Rotate knob between carpet and bare floor and back 5 times leaving it on carpet when finished. Rotate vacuum back from upright position and lay vacuum on the floor, rotating it onto its side. Turn vacuum on.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Nov 01, 2018


I found that the rubber seal on the bottom of my cyclone is not properly seated to the bottom of canister, I guessed when I removed the clear canister bin completely from cyclone unit for cleaning, I put the cyclone down on the floor and rubber seal accidentally move upward just a little. this creates a small gap on the bottom when I reassembled it, (since seal is up from it original position a little). I pulled rubber seal down to its original position, you will notice that there should not be a gap on the bottom at all, this way you do not have to clean or should not have to clean the filter but once a month or even less.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Jun 07, 2018


You may have to press the release button and hold it depressed as you pry the canister loose.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Apr 17, 2018


I have had Dyson All Floors model,( the one with the clutch adjustment to allow transition from carpet to hard floor) for a number of years. Recently pick up from carpet particularly poor. Went through all the solutions as recommended on Dyson website. No blockages, no broken sole plate, bristles (should be around 7mm to 8mm long) protruding ok from soleplate ( these can wear slightly over time but not usually the problem), belt not broken nor slipping. Filters cleaned/ replaced, but still poor pickup. Checking for strength of suction, as recommended by Dyson, both at top of hose and at bottom right inlet revealed no problem there. It turned out the clear inlet hose coming from the soleplate to the underside of the machine was the problem from two viewpoints. Firstly, as can be expected, the clear hose can develop splits after a number of years due to wear and tear. The other, not so obvious, problem is that the hose is also a form of straight spring which is designed to be compressed to a certain degree to an S shape when the machine is in the upright position. Upon pulling the handle back, whilst pushing on the footrest at the bottom results in pressure from the hose/spring being applied to the rear of the sole plate, pushing it on to the carpet. Thereafter the suction takes over, keeping the soleplate firmly fixed to the carpet. The existing hose on my machine had settled in to an S shape over the several years I have had the machine, thereby not pushing firmly enough the rear of the soleplate on to the carpet ( I noticed a significant gap at the rear whilst using the machine). For the couple of splits I had effected a temporary repair using a couple of very narrow strips of Gaffa tape, whilst awaiting the new hose/spring, but only a marginal' if any, improvement. Upon receiving and attaching the new hose/spring the solepate was properly pressed onto the surface of the carpet and pickup was like new.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Mar 22, 2018


i have read here on fixya about to many problems with dyson vac of all kinds. id never buy one knowing all that. the commercials they show on tv are great arent they? im not convinced that they are any good or better than any other vacs at this point.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Feb 17, 2018


The filter may be clogged restricting the airflow. If the filter is over a year old it may need replaced.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017


Yes it will cause a suction leak and may allow dirt to bypass the filter.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Nov 07, 2017


On the DC28 you will have to replace the cleaner head assembly. A Dyson repair or warranty dealer can get one for you. I can get one for you if you can't find one locally.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Oct 19, 2017


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

To fix any you vacuum problem, a proper maintenance will do the trick. Most of the time cleaning the filters, checking for blockages and clearing the passageways, and cleaning the brush roll assembly will resolve this. And if after doing maintenance it is still the same, that replacing the parts will most of the time make your vacuum work like brand new.

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Dyson DC07... | Answered on Sep 19, 2017


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

You may watch our video tutorial below on how you can change the brush roller of your Dyson vacuum.


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Dyson DC07... | Answered on Sep 19, 2017


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

There are a number of reasons why your brush roller is not working properly. General maintenance to your vacuum is crucial and will help it work at peak performance.

First things first lets focus on the brush roller. Unplug the vacuum and turn it on its side. Look for any noticeable clumps of debris or hair strands that may be caught in the brush roller. Remove these obstructions, probably best to do so with a scissor if it's hair or long pieces of carpet fibers. After removing the debris try manually rotating the brush roller to uncover other hidden clogs. Another thing to take note of is the condition of the bristles on the roll itself. Are they loose or worn down? These are signs that your brush roller is in need of replacing.

While checking out your brush roll you might as well take a look at your vacuums belt. Your belt should be replaced about every three months. After regular usage, the belt will stretch out, lessening the tension on the brush roller. Lesser tension diminishes the brush roller's turn rate and speed. If the belt feels loose then it certainly is affecting your vacuums suction as well as your brush roll not moving at all.

You can purchase a wide variety of high quality Dyson replacement parts for your Dyson Vacuum direct from Think Crucial with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

https://www.thinkcrucial.com/search?type=product&q=dyson

I hope this was helpful.

Ava B.
Think Crucial Customer Care
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Dyson DC07... | Answered on Sep 19, 2017


Had the same problem twice and washed the filter to no avail. Called Dyson to troubleshoot, and in one minute they had me removing the purple plastic noodle shaped piece towards the bottom on the side (the next time it was the silver noodle on the opposite side). Inside was a bent pen and tons of debris wrapped around it that slowed the suction. Poked the debris out, and it worked perfectly.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Sep 17, 2017


The noise is likely the clutch if you have a cracked brush bar. If so replace the brush bar, also replace the belts in the clutch or the clutch if the belts are stretched out.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Sep 13, 2017


A DC-7 has a Panasonic motor which is the best part of it. I have never seen one of those fail within the life expectancy. You do have to consider that a Dyson was never designed to last more than 5 years. The newer Dysons are only designed to last 2 years. If the motor runs for 15 minutes and overheats, my first guess would be a faulty heat sensor on the motor. If it ran only 30 seconds or so, probably a bad motor.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Aug 08, 2017


Take it to your local vac shop and let them diagnose it. You are within warranty so if it is clogged warranty will not cover that, but everything else warranty will cover.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Jun 12, 2017


Pull the wand out of the Vac. Need to use a small Torx bit to take out 2 screws hidden behind the wand storage. Once screws are out, there are 4 push-clips which need to be un-latched. Pry the power panel off and you will expose the two switches (one for power, one for the brushes). Push the power switch down and it should "release" and go back to clicking when pushed. Re-assemble. Took about 5 minutes to fix.

Dyson DC07... | Answered on May 28, 2017


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

Most Dyson vacuums have a built in safety system that stops the machine if it begins to overheat. This usually happens because the filter needs washing or your machine is blocked. If your machine turns off on its own, unplug it and leave it for at least an hour to cool down. Remember to check the filter and look for blockages before re-starting.

You can purchase a wide variety of high quality Dyson replacement parts for your Dyson vacuum direct from Think Crucial with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

https://www.thinkcrucial.com/search?type=product&q=dyson

I hope this was helpful.

Ava B.
Think Crucial Customer Care
http://www.thinkcrucial.com/

Dyson DC07... | Answered on Feb 19, 2017

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