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Just had the same problem. Took apart whole power head to look for broken wire and found none. If you see part way up the hose there is a coller with 4 torx screws holding together. This collar is a swivel that allows the hose to spin without twisting or kinking. Take the 4 screws out and open up. You will see 3 contacts that look like fingers that rub on 3 mating steel rings. Wipe the tips of the fingers and wipe clean the rings. Gently bend the fingers out wards so that they apply more pressure to the steel rings. Reassemble and try. Should take no more than 15 mins. Worked for me good luck!

Dyson "Stowaway"... | Answered on Mar 09, 2015

Hi there, you should just be able to hold the telescopic wand in one hand, press the button and pull the whole length of the wand out to its fullest position.

If the telescopic wand on your particular Dyosn is very stiff, you may need a replacement.

Your machine may still be under guarantee or warranty. If this is the case, please contact Dyson directly on 0800 298 0298 (UK) or 1866MYDYSON (US).

Kind regards
Dyson Customer Service

Dyson "Stowaway"... | Answered on Nov 12, 2013

I sucked up a plastic bag also....did you ever get it out??

Dyson "Stowaway"... | Answered on Sep 04, 2012

Check if the brush is clogged up.

Dyson "Stowaway"... | Answered on Aug 05, 2011

If there are no blockages, check the hose for tears. This will cause loss of vacuum at the end.

Dyson "Stowaway"... | Answered on Jun 28, 2011

You vaccum seems to be clogged or has a blockage in either the fitler media or filter area, hose assembly and hose attachment area. Unplug the vacuum from the power source before attemping to clean of clear any blockage. I have added a link that you may find useful with very detailed instructions.

Dyson "Stowaway"... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010

not trying to be a smart a** but which of the two do you have?
1. A flashing blue light indicates that the battery is running low on charge.
2. A fast flashing blue light indicates no power or a temporary fault (e.g. check filter or for blockages).

FYI....A solid blue light indicates that the battery is charging. No light indicates the battery is fully charged. A solid amber light indicates that the battery is not charging due to a temporary fault (e.g. too hot/cold). A flashing red light indicates that there is a fault, call the Dyson Helpline.
Best to you.

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You may need new filters or have a clog somewhere causing it to overheat and shut off.

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Dyson Vacuums | Answered on Feb 17, 2018

Weak battery. Unable to recharge completely.

Dyson Vacuums | Answered on Feb 17, 2018

utter rubbish
fixya site is not for this
get a life

Dyson Vacuums | Answered on Feb 16, 2018

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