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DC-17 - Reattaching the U-Bend piece in the back of the machine

After taking the U-bend piece off of my DC-17 to clean the machine, I cannot reattach the piece. Specifically, the piece will not re-latch. Can someone explain this process to me so that I can reattach the piece?
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On the back of the machine you will see 2 guides where the peice should just slide easily check for dust

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Your replacement U-bend assembly will fit to the lower rear of the machine in place of the original one - the lower of the two blockage check ducts shown in the image below:

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Thank you for your recent e-mail. I am sorry to read about the problem that you are having with your cleaner.

Please make sure your recovery tank and lid are installed correctly and forming proper seals. Make sure that your filter is clean of any debris. Clean the screen in the tank lid. Make sure your nozzle and squeegee (if on your model) are free of dirt/lint/hair and attached in their holsters correctly. Make sure you do not have any clogs in the hose.

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If these suggestions do not solve your issue please call a service center.

Your cleaner has at least a 6 month warranty for manufacturing defects. This warranty begins from the date of purchase, with the original sales receipt. If you do not have the original sales receipt, the warranty may be verified at the warranty repair center by MFG or serial number.

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I took off the u-bend part to clean it, but now i cannot reinstall the U BEND assy Part on the dyson dc 17. Is there a parts manual that will visually show how to snap it back into place?


Hi there,

You can download a copy of the DC17 user guide from the Support section of our website:

http://media.dyson.com/downloads/us/floorcare/manuals/dc17_opmanual_usa.pdf

You might also find this diagram useful when replacing the u-bend:

http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=972&product=DC17-ANIMAL

If you need any further assistance, give our Helpline a call free on 1866MYDYSON, or email askdysonUS@dyson.com.

Kind regards,

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1: Check that the Dyson's brushbar knob is turned to the "Carpets" setting for vacuuming non-delicate and raised pile carpet. Vacuuming carpet on the "Bare floor" setting usually leaves a telltale single wheel mark on the pile, and pickup is severely limited.


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5:Locate the airway inspection valve on the opposite side of the vacuum. Press the release button as you lift the valve up and away from the machine.

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8:Tip the Dyson vacuum over to find the U-bend at the back of the unit. Press the release button as you pull the U-bend down and away from the machine.

9:Inspect the U-bend and remove debris. Be sure to line up the release button as you snap the U-bend back into place.

10:Check all removable pieces to be sure they are attached properly and snapped correctly into place. The soleplate should be flush with the cleanerhead.

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1: Check that the Dyson's brushbar knob is turned to the "Carpets" setting for vacuuming non-delicate and raised pile carpet. Vacuuming carpet on the "Bare floor" setting usually leaves a telltale single wheel mark on the pile, and pickup is severely limited.


2:Locate the removable filter on the side of the vacuum. It will be marked with a raised circular representation.

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9:Inspect the U-bend and remove debris. Be sure to line up the release button as you snap the U-bend back into place.

10:Check all removable pieces to be sure they are attached properly and snapped correctly into place. The soleplate should be flush with the cleanerhead.

What you need for this :

  • Large slotted screwdriver
  • Scissors
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  • Crochet hook or similar long-handled tool

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Hello :

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