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Dyson dc7 quits after a few minutes running; runs again after an hour or two of rest. Filters are clean, beater bar is clean, can't tell about the airways because I can't see how to get to them.

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Check the ducts with a small object(screw or something with a little weight)down the ducts to verify they are clean. Also check the Ubend on the back bottom of the unit. Looks just like a U. Remove with a turn of the tab by a screwdriver or quarter. Let me know if the issues still exists.

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