Question about Dyson Slim DC18 All Floors HEPA Bagless Upright Vacuum - Iron/Titanium/Yellow

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Suction is not working as well as it use to

It's driving me nuts! I'm not sure what's stuck up there or got loose but the suction seems fine for the first 3 seconds and then it sounds like suddenly something flaps up and blocks the airway and reduces the airflow down 60% less than what it should be. Please help! I tried to the troubleshooting that they have for their products but i'm not sure what i'm doing. Pleas help thanks! Julia

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    i bought this one about a month and a half ago. worked great at the begining now it doesnt work. the brush for the carpet doesn't even move.....

  • nevanume Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same thing happening. After a few seconds, I hear a sound like a sudden "twomp" and from then on there is an almost complete loss of suction. Can't find a clog anywhere. Canister seems to be sitting a little low and there is a definite air sound arorund the intake and outtake seals near the gold filter case. I did wash the filter so it should be okay. Gave it plenty of time to dry in the sun.

  • lauramlyons Jan 14, 2009

    I think I must have used it to **** up a packing peanut, but now the suction is very reduced. Help!

  • Norma Shaw Jan 17, 2009

    My dyson starts out fine then I hear a thwomp, suction goes way down and bottom comes up off the floor. I can't find any clogs. Seems like the problem is where the hepa filter is. Is there a way I can get that filter off to check and see what is going on?

  • rlfranklin Feb 10, 2009

    I have no suction for vacuuming bare floors and minimal suction from the wand?

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I took the bottom rollers off and reached up in the hole and there was a lot of stuff clogging it. It took some time but I finally got it all out. I think the reason for the clog was because I had accidentally sucked up some water.

I hope this helps

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Check the pipe or tube coming off the bottom of the unit and also try cleaning the filter in the canister.

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