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Dyson dc14 power button

The vacuum turns on, but will only remain on if the power button is held down.

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I have the same problem. My Dyson DC14 turns on but only stays on if you hold down the power button.

  • Scott Weber Jul 18, 2013

    Great suggestion - worked for me too! Just curious - did anyone ever need to ultimately replace the switch?

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I just had this same problem tonight. As I was looking on this sight to find a solution, my husband fixed it. First he removed the extended handle part, then he took the 2 screws out behind the power switch and removed the front cover (directly underneath the power button). He then removed the plastic power switch cover and took the power leads off the switch and removed the switch and tapped on it, then the little button stuck in place:) Sounds silly but it worked! Good luck!

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • Michele Sanborn Apr 01, 2013

    I had the same issue and was planning to take it to the repair shop. Read your review and it took my husband 10 min to have it up and running again. Thanks much. I have the DC19 Animal

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I tried this and it fixed my problem. 10 minutes later...the Dyson was up and running again.

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Worked like a charm! Now my wife thinks I'm MacGyver! Thanks!

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Remove the switch by using instructions here:

http://www.sparesaver.com/vacuum-spares/help-and-support/dyson-section/dyson-technical-advice-450/dyson-dc14-technical-advice-474/replacing-the-cable.html

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