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My dyson dc17 all of a sudden became almost impossible to push across carpet. any solutions?

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If the brushes are turning, you may need to clean the brush of any hair or anything else that has collected on the brush. If you have been cleaning it regularly,

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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on the bottom plate are 3 spots, one in the center and one at each corner, that need a flat head screw driver to loosen. turn left to unlock, this will remove the plate so you can clear the debris from the brush.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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Preface: Dyson folks were great, answer so simple I was embarassed after I called. 5 minute fix.
1. Loosen 3 screws from bottom plate using flathead screwdriver or coin edge and remove it.
2. Wiggle roller until it pulls straight out.
3. Squeeze new belt and loop it over metal drive gear (you'll easily see the gear).
4. Keeping belt on gear, insert edge of roller through belt and rotate the roller while pushing it through belt until it is inside the belt, then continue rotating roller and sliding it over until belt is in position over gears on roller.
5. Insert roller into slots on that it came out of, reattach bottom cover and its done.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: My dyson vacumn is hard to push on carpeting. How do i fix it?

This happens when the bristles in the brush roll get worn down too short. Put in a new brush roll and the machine will pull itself over the carpet, so you hardly have to push at all.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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try to see if the carpet setting is to carpet. i know this machine says that its a life time belt,but i would check this just in case. best way to tell if it's working is to lay the machine on its belly with the brushes pointing up and turn on the machine to see if the brushes are turning. (be careful not to put your face directly in front, just in case something is lodged in the brush and flies out )

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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Make sure the flexible hose that connects the beater brush housing up to the connection up by the dust bin is still connected. It could also have a hole in it so check for that as well.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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Hi Julie,

I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty using your DC17 on this particular carpet type. I'd encourage you to contact the carpeting manufacturer for advice, as they should be able to recommend the best way of cleaning it.

If you'd like any further assistance with your machine, please email us on askdysonUS@dyson.com, or give our customer Helpline a call on 1-866-693-9766.

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Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC17. If the cleaner seems more difficult than usual to push, it's a good idea to check the soleplate for damage, and to remove any threads, hair and other obstructions from the brushbar. The easiest way to do this is to follow the steps shown in our online support guide:

http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=961&product=DC17-ANIMAL

You may also want to contact your carpet manufacturer to check it's suitable for cleaning with a vacuum cleaner equipped with a revolving brushbar. Manufacturers sometimes recommend cleaning certain types of carpeting using suction only.

If you have any further questions or concerns, it's probably best if you get in touch with us directly. One of our experts will be happy to run through some troubleshooting over the phone with you, and recommend the best course of action. You can call us free on 1866MYDYSON - or if you email your details to askdysonUS@dyson.com, someone will be in contact as soon as possible.

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