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Holes in top of dirt bin keep clogging

When I use my Dyson dc17 absolute animal, the dirt and lint no longer spin around in the bin assembly. The vac continues to pick up but the lint and dirt just sit in the bottom. The holes in the stainless steel assembly in the top of the assembly bin keep clogging with cat hair and fine dirt. What can I do to correct this. I have has my dyson for 2 months.
Thank you for your help
Mabel Moore
memoore15@aol.com

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  • emmasgigi Dec 10, 2008

    I have the same problem and I guess I never really thought of it as a big problem until I went to wash the filter and it looks like it has never been used! I have had my Dyson for almost a year and have never washed the filter. I know, shame on me, but I never really thought about it because it works so well. Now I'm wondering if there has been a problem all along and it isn't normal for the holes to clog.

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Make sure that your filter is clean. The holes are normally clogged.

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  • Joe Lepe Dec 10, 2008

    The holes clogging are normal this happens with all Dysons. You can attempt to clean them by removing the dirt bin and blowing it out with air hose or tapping it with a mallet. Either way your performance is not being affected.

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