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.
Jun 06, 2014 |
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