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Suction loss when handle is tipped back to clean carpet

Our Dyson Animal vacuum has plenty of suction when it is upright and the attachments are being used off the hose, but when the handle is tipped back to begin cleaning carpets the beater head is getting no suction. As the handle is being tipped back you can hear what sounds like a flapper valve in the body of the vacuum opening and then all the suction just goes away.

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  • sean04 Nov 22, 2008

    Our Dyson Animal vacuum has plenty of suction when it is upright and
    the attachments are being used off the hose, but when the handle is
    tipped back to begin cleaning carpets the beater head is getting no
    suction. As the handle is being tipped back you can hear what sounds
    like a flapper valve in the body of the vacuum opening and then all the
    suction just goes away.

  • demonheat Nov 27, 2008

    when using the vacuum upright, it has lost suction

  • dbmmbyrd Nov 28, 2008

    Same problem, but mine started after the beater brush was repaired.

  • ktq76 Nov 28, 2008

    I have the same suction loss problem... I think the head is creating a seal with the carpet. Is there a way to fix this?

  • jeniferhawki Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same problem...started after repairing the beater bar which was not turning...beater bar turns now, but no suction when it's in the vacuuming position

  • chocomamamia Dec 27, 2008

    The hose has plenty of suction but when the handle is tipped back, it loses it. I have cleaned the beater bar, the hoses, checked connections, washed the filter and brushed the holes inside the cylinder but nothing has helped.

  • cwhdep Jan 03, 2009

    Great suction using the hose and tools, but when using the upright tipped back, suction is lost.

  • charleneterr Jan 06, 2009

    The hose works great with attachments, but when the vacuum is tipped back to clean carpet, there is no suction at all

  • chris ab Jan 14, 2009

    I have the exact same problem - loads of suction through the hose but nothing through the brush when the handle is back. I think there must be a problem with that flapper valve switch thingy by the wheel but can't see anything wrong with it - anyone got any suggestions??

  • kserino Feb 07, 2009

    I have the same problem as everyone else. maybe it 's a defect then?

  • 1Aubrey1 Mar 07, 2009

    Same problem here. It used to work great no matter what. Now it only seems to have good suction when using the attachments. Its only 2 years old.

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Ours did the same thing. I cleaned the filter and canister thoroughly. It needed to be cleaned, but that didn't fix the problem. I removed the plate under the carpet brush bar (three quarter-turn screws) and removed all hair, lint and threads from the rollers and brush. THEN my husband found the real problem: a piece of flexible hose running from the head into the hose (on the left side when behind the vacuum) was completely clogged. The hose will detach from the head, and you can remove debris. Once that clog was removed, the hose easily re-attaches, and we had great suction once again.

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Can any one help,
Our Dyson Animal vacuum has plenty of suction when it is upright and the attachments are being used off the hose, but when the handle is tipped back to begin cleaning carpets the beater head is getting no suction. As the handle is being tipped back you can hear what sounds like a flapper valve in the body of the vacuum opening and then all the suction just goes away.

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There is a molded plastic piece that is round (for hose to fit through) that clips into the wheel assembly and pivots or turns down towards the floor when the vacuum is being used traditionally (without attachments) and back up when not in use or upright. I believe it is to prevent the hose from "kinking". Ours cracked and eventually broke off completely. Its like haveing a hole in the hose, the vacuum completely loses suction. We can not find a replacement part. I would check this if I continued to have problems. I never thought I'd be happy to see the Kirby guy, but WOW were we!!

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