20 Most Recent Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum Questions & Answers


I have the Dyson DC 28. After cleaning out the filter multiple times I still had the wet dog smell coming out from the vacuum. I called Dyson's support line. The rep told me to put dryer sheets in the clear plastic bin and let it run for about 5-10 mins, make sure the bin is clear of all debris first. I did it and it worked. Not only is the smell gone, the dryer sheets removed all the remaining dust stuck in the bin. I was happy!

Dyson DC17... | Answered on Jul 25, 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 DC17... | Answered on Jul 23, 2017


easy fix, unplug the machine sit in front of it. put your thumb on the on/off button and push down and slip your thumb off of it as fast as you can so it pops real loud. Do this ten times and then plug back in and see if it works. ( this came from talking with Dyson people) Hope it works for you. They said this will reset the machine. also acts as a warning that your filters most likely need cleaned.

Dyson DC17... | Answered on Jul 09, 2017


Hi Just a quick question and I will check back later to see if you replied please be patiant and I will be on this after I check the messages. But are you sure the motor needs replaced, did you know there is a reset for this in the handle? There is a reset button under the cover that houses the on/off switches. remove the handle/wand and look on the back (where the top of the hose sits) for 2 screws (its a torx/star head screw size t10 i believe). remove them and locate 4 small locking tabs that hold the switch cover to the frame of the vacuum. Depress them and pop the cover off (2 towards the top and 2 towards the bottom). Youll see 3 switches (2 square red buttons and one small cylindrical shaped one). Push the small red one (the one to the left if my memory serves me right). you should hear a click. if you do than the switch is reset. if not check all connections to all 3 switches. if you see nothing loose or not connected, you may need a new brushbar motor. et me know how you want to proceed.

Dyson DC17... | Answered on Jun 21, 2017


Just took my Dyson in and yes my HEPA needed changing. It's under the right wheel (as you're looking at the machine); you can see it through the "vents" above the wheel. The screw is on the bottom of machine.

You will probably need a Torx (star) 15 screwdriver -- that's what Dyson seems to use everywhere.

Dyson DC17... | Answered on Jun 18, 2017


This is over a year too late, but perhaps this will help other people in your situation. Here is how the switch assembly should go together:

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Dyson DC17... | Answered on Jun 06, 2017


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

If your vacuum doesn't turn on, make sure that plug is fully inserted into a fully functional electronic outlet. If it still not turning on after verifying this, it could be that the power switch is malfunctioning. You may need to replace the power switch by opening up the handle of your vacuum. I suggest referring to your manual on how to replace the power cord or contact Dyson for troubleshooting steps. 1-844-679-1647

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Ava B.
Think Crucial Customer Care
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Dyson DC17... | Answered on May 06, 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.

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I hope this was helpful.

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

Dyson DC17... | Answered on May 06, 2017


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

To fix any noise issues that your Dyson vacuum gives, a proper maintenance will do the trick. Most of the time cleaning the filters, checking for blockages and clearing the passageways will eliminate the noise. You may refer to your Dyson model's online manual on how to do this by clicking the link below.

Dyson DC17 User Manual

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I hope this was helpful.

Ava B.
Think Crucial Customer Care
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Dyson DC17... | Answered on Mar 12, 2017


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

You may watch our video tutorial below on how to change the brush roller for your Dyson DC17.



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Dyson DC17... | Answered on Mar 12, 2017


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

If the dust cup is too full, there is no space for the dirt to go when you are vacuuming. To fix this, remove the dust cup and empty the it. If your vacuum is still not picking up dirt after emptying the dust cup, there may be something blocking the airway. There are two places where you can check for a blockage: the dust cup air duct and the intake opening behind the brush roll. To check for a blockage in the dust cup air duct stand the vacuum upright and remove the dust cup. Now you can disconnect the super stretch hose and check for clogs in the air duct behind the dust cup. If that is not the case, to check for a clog near the roller brush lay the vacuum down. Next check the opening behind the brush roll for clogs. If there is debris, clean the opening with scissors, carefully cutting away any debris.
Uncleaned filters may also the reason why your vacuum has lost suction. To clean the foam and felt filters, remove the dust cup and pull out the two filters that are on the top of the motor base. Rinse the filters with lukewarm water until the water is running clear. Let the filters dry fully before putting them back into the vacuum. If your vacuum is still not picking up dirt, you may need to replace it.
Unfortunately, if none of the other solutions worked, your motor is going bad. Most of the time a new motor costs as much as the vacuum itself and it is not easy to replace the motor. It may be time for a new vacuum.

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 DC17... | Answered on Mar 05, 2017


Hi Christy, it's Jack at Dyson.

If your Dyson V6 cordless vacuum is pulsing on and off, this will be due to something preventing airflow from passing through the machine. Once you've checked the floor tool and wand for any blockages, the next thing to check is the bin inlet, as well as the bin inlet flap. It's possible some debris could be jamming the inlet flap shut. I've made you a quick video to help you with some further troubleshooting, and I'm confident this will get your V6 up and running again.

You can view your video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYM8P7x7HbI

I hope this helps, but if you need some further assistance after you've given this a try, please contact the Dyson Customer Helpline directly by calling 1-866-693-9766 (US), 1-877-397-6622 (CA), or 0800 298 0298 (UK). We'll be happy to help further.

Dyson DC17... | Answered on Mar 05, 2017


Hold handle backwards at 30 to 45 degree angle and press front edge of base with foot, there are two indents for foot, 1 on each side. You need to make sure that the hose moves forward so that it will collect from the brush. Hope this helps

Dyson DC17... | Answered on Feb 13, 2017


You may find this information in a video on YouTube.

Dyson DC17... | Answered on Jan 27, 2017


Replacing the brushroll and belt usually takes care of it unless the motor is bad. Remove the belt tensioner. Only a few models had it and Dyson determined it isn't needed.

Dyson DC17... | Answered on Jan 16, 2017

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