Question about Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I think you damaged the belt. I ran over a sock once and it made a grinding noise but still worked for several months after the incident. Finally, the belt broke off. I had it replaced and now it doesn't make that sound.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
To start with, a vacuum belt is designed to be the weak link so that if the brushroll is stopped momentarily, the motor won't "burn up" or be permanently damaged.
If, on your Dyson, your drive belt is a cogged-tooth [or "Gilmore"] belt, I have seen instances of the brushroll becoming momentarily stopped, and the motor will then chew up a few teeth on the belt.
Running the vacuum anytime after this will/may produce a grinding noise.
If you examine your belt and see teeth missing, replace the belt (and they should be under $20 for sure) and that should repair such an issue.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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