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My dyson will not stay on when i press the button.

It will turn on when i press it, but immediately turns back off. Help!

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OK...so while I'm sure that hitting the power button w/ a mallet will work...I was having the same issue and felt uncomfortable hitting my very expensive Dyson w/ a mallet. 
Here is what I did to fix the problem I have a DC17...I am sure instructions will vary by model Here is what you will need: 1. flat head screw driver 2. Torx -15 screw driver.  
1. remove the dust tank  2.Pull the extension tube (handle) out (as if you were going to  vacuum a tight area.  3. there are 2 torx screws that you will have to remove 4. there are 4 retaining clips that you will use the flat head screw driver to unlatch.   5. After you remove the torx screws and release the 4 retaining clips, the front panel (that houses the power button) can be removed.  6. This will expose the actual power button itself.  Most likely it was jammed. 7. Once you think you have fixed it...test out your fix. 8.  If fixed...reassemble

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    Mya Perdun Oct 13, 2015

    Thanks! That was super helpful. I just fixed my DC40 thanks to you. BIG TIP: dont forget to UNPLUG the vaccuum before starting. Gave myself a good shock because I was fiddleing with the button circuit and forgot it was still plugged in from testing it. Once the compartment is open, the ON button circuit slides out (it has button on top and wires in the bottom). On the bottom of that was a silver pin that slipped out of the notches and thats why mine wouldnt stay on. Thanks!

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Honestly, try hitting it on the top with a rubber mallet. The switch sometimes gets jammed. I use this repair all the time and never see a redo for them. Works on about 90% of the Dysons with that same issue.

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My vacuum had this exact same problem, but was out of warranty because it was remanufactured. Thankfully, it's a very quick, five-minute fix.

  1. UNPLUG The Vacuum!
  2. Remove the cannister.
  3. Extend the handle and remove it.
  4. Remove the two torx (T-15) screws behind the power button, where the handle normally stows.
  5. There are four tabs holding the front plate containing the power button on; use your screwdriver to release them.
  6. Gently pull the front plate off.
  7. The switch on the right is the power button. Remove it, try clicking it a few times; if it sticks, great! Replace it and reassemble, otherwise you'll need to replace it.
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