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Cyclone not cycloning.

My Dyson DC07 has stopped spinning it's debris around in the cyclone. I have washed the filters, checked all hoses, but to no avail. It is quite old. It seems not to have the right amount of suction, either.

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Blowing noise when after a few minutes of switching on a dyson dc07

Hello, where is it blowing to/from? Take out all the filters and run the machine without them, did it go away? Is you bin empty? Have you cleaned out the cyclone recently/ever? (See Youtube, "DC07 cyclone") are all you pipes clear? Is there a hole in the flexi hose in the beater head? Does it blow in the upright position as well as the vacuuming position? Pull off the access parts and check them for a blockage.

Checking these things will help find the problem, also try another cyclone unit from a friend and check results.

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Clean cyclone

Cyclone needs to be taken out and washed with warm soapy py watwr please ensure it has dryed completely on a radiator or in a boiler cupboard ally hope this helps

Jul 24, 2014 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Dyson animal stops sucking

I know this question was asked 8 months ago but I'm replying to hopefully help anyone else who might be looking for a solution.

Anyway, our DC07 had the same problem with reduced suction. I did a few things that were suggested in the manual and some that were not.

First, refer to the manual and remove the washable filter and clean it and let it dry for a day. That's the pre-filter but there's a post-filter that, for some reason, Dyson says to not remove. It is supposedly a lifetime HEPA filter. It is located between the motor and canister. If you take a small flat blade screwdriver and gently pry around the three plastic tabs that hold the filter cover in place they will unlatch and you can then remove the filter. You'll see how dirty it is. Do not wash it. I do not know why Dyson says to not replace it but you can get replacements on Amazon and other locations.

Next, separate the dirt collection canister from the cyclone via the tab holding the two together. Press the trigger to open the dust trap door. On top of the cyclone, where the handle is located, you'll see 3 T15 Torx screws. Unscrew them and remove the top. A long rod is attached to it. You'll probably find that there's a lot of dust clogging up the 7-8 venturi tubes. That's most likely the primary source of your reduced suction. You'll also see 3 more T15 screws deep inside the cyclone. Do not waste you time removing those because the two lower halves are glued together.

You can either use a second vacuum or, if you do like I did, shake out as much of that crud as you can and then take a garden hose with a pressure nozzle and squirt the bejeebers out of it, especially focusing on getting water down each of those tubes. Doing this with a sink faucet didn't have enough water pressure for me. Be sure and hose it down from both ends and the middle so anything that gets dislodged is guaranteed to be flushed completely out. Shake it to free any trapped water and leave the top off the cyclone for several days until it is completely dry.

While you're waiting for the cyclone to dry, remove the beater bar cover and use scissors, pliers or whatever to get rid of all that nasty stuff that's wrapped around the bar. Rotate the bar by hand and make sure it turns easily and that the belt looks in good condition.

Remove the hose, the U-bend pipe and the airway inspection valve and check for blockage. It is very simple to do and the procedure is described in the Dyson manual if you need it. Do a Google search for Dyson DC07 manual if you need to d/l a pdf copy of one.

After everything has air dried for a few days, put it all back together. People claim that reinstalling the cyclone top is difficult but it wasn't for me. You have to get the long rod lined back up in the center of the mechanism at the far end of the cyclone but all you do is guide it in place with one hand as you insert it through the top from the other end. Then, just reinstall the 3 T15 screws and put any other covers and filters back in place . Enjoy the suction like it was when it was new.

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There is no suction on my vaccum, hoses appear not to be blocked

have you checked your permanent filter. is that plugged? Have you taken the small solid plastic passage off the side of the machine and checked for a plug there?
Did you by chance rinse your cyclone with water at some point? You can disassemble the cyclone and clean that. google has some videos on cleaning your cyclone. just google clean dc07 cyclone and you'll get several

Sep 21, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Look for ALL the filters. You may be suprised that most cyclonic vacuums have 3 filters. These get clogged up quickly and when that happens the cyclonic action stops completely. Look under the clear cyclone dirt catcher, there is usually a dust filter there and it gets stopped up real easy. Look at the back of the machine, there is usually one back there too. Check the hose going into the vacuum cleaner as well. In short, follow the hoses in the same way the dirt would follow them. Somewhere along the path, there is a stopped up filter. I do this everywhere I go. Nobody ever cleans these things out.

Sep 09, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Is the cyclone suppose to be spinning when you vacuum? I have a Dyson DC07

The cyclone doesn't spin on the inside. The dirt will spin due to the cyclonic currents inside the canister.

Aug 11, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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How do you clean the Dyson dco7 cyclone top

Hi its Darran at Dyson.

We would not recommend that you take the cyclone top apart. This part is designed to be a sealed unit and taking it apart may affect ther performance of your machine ongoing.

If you are concerned with the performance of your machine, please follow the blockage procedure and filter washing instructions on our website in the support section at or check your user guide.

If you do want to clear dust and debris from the cyclone, we recommend that you simply hold the cyclone top over a bin and bang the sides gently to remove any dust from the inside.

Kind regards
Dyson Customer Service

Mar 16, 2010 | Dyson DC07 All Floors Bagless Upright...

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I have just brought a Dyson DC 07 from an auction . It seems ti have a blockage or somthing in the8 cyclone part

Hi its Darran at Dyson.

With the bin separated from the cyclone top, try lightly banging the side of the cyclone top while holding it over a bin. This should remove any dust or debris caught inside.

If this doesnt clear it a replacement cyclone top can be purchased direct from Dyson via

Kind regards
Dyson Customer Liaison

Mar 06, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Cyclone will not spin

Even thought the belt may look fine the belt still can be worn and therefore no turn the brush or the clutch. The belts you need are these here:

DC07 with clutch belts

DC07 without clutch belts

Nov 08, 2009 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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My dyson cyclone assembly will not spin when it picks up dirt.
My dyson cyclone assembly will not spin when it...
Posted by littleladysc on Jun 18, 2008
I have 2 dyson dc07. The cyclone assembly will not spin when dirt is picked up, but when I change them out the vacuum is fine, so I know it is the cyclone assembly. Any suggestions? Thanks!

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum.

It sounds to me that you may have a clog but when you said you changed them out the vacuum is fine, so a couple of things, if the vacuum is still under a factory warranty of 1 or 2 years the cyclone assm still would be under a factory warranty. If it is over the 1 or 2 years then you would have to replace the cyclone assm but you may want to check with the Dyson Factory Tech Support / customer Service line as per the problem, and they can ship you the part from the factory or to check with your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area and they may have one in stock or they can order one for you. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
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