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Poor Suction Heya! So I just picked up a used Dyson, but when I vacuum with it, the suction is pretty weak and it spits all kinds of stuff out the back and into my feet. When I pull the hose I have good suction, but in regular mode it hardly picks up anything. The brushes are spinning, and it eventually will clean an area if I go over it again and again. Maybe a clog somewhere? Please tell me that Dysons have better suction than my $50 Dirt Devil! Thanks!

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  • jrpqi02 Nov 03, 2008

    I have the exact problem with mine, the hose works great, but the reg sweeper does not pick up very well unless I go over it a bunch

  • saf73 Nov 09, 2008

    Despite switching to the carpet setting and confirming that the brush is spinning the suction is still pretty poor. Having had the vacuum for 2 years, the quality of suction has significantly declined, all hoses are clear...

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I recently bought a second hand Dyson DC07. Its suction was poor. I removed all the un-clipable pipe bits and to remove any blockage but it all looked clear. The Final Sponge and hepper filter did have a lot of dust in it and the rotating brush was full of hair but nothing bad.

I eventual gave in to curiosity and removed the three screws in the top or the yellow removable dust collection tube and cyclone bit to see what was in there. The mechanism to release the flap at the bottom of the collection tube does not allow you to remove the lid completely but it does open far enough to get inside. I found the whole top section of the yellow plastic bit blocked by a big plug of compacted dust and a champagne cork. If you are willing to take the risk and have a torx 15 screwdriver handy it that part may be blocked. It did get a bit messy.

If I was going to attempt the same procedure I'd remove the dust collection unit from the vacuum cleaner as I did before, but leave the clear tube attached and the emptying flap firmly closed to reduce the mess from the dust falling out the bottom while cleaning the top part.

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I had a rethink about leaving the clear plastic cylinder on when trying this repair. If the emptying flap is latched in position before removing the top you won’t be able to open the flap until the unit is assembled again. You may need to get in the bottom of the unit to get the release pushrod to locate in its guide at the bottom of the assembly. I recommend removing the clear plastic cylinder and flap and dealing with the dusty mess made during the repair when your finished.

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Visit the Dyson website if it won't fix it they will give you a number to call and the people are great!!! Mine just had the plate over the bushes installed wrong.

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Yes this happened to me and I switched the setting to carpet instead of floor and it worked well.

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