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Dyson DC07, too much suction...?

Hi,my DC07 has just stared to drag and is really hard to push when using in the upright position, it still picks up fine and the hose also works fine. I've looked at the brushbar,and it looks as normal... Any help with this would be great,thanks!

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Re: Dyson DC07, too much suction...?

Have you checked that the roller is turning when the vacum is not in the upright position as ther are 2 belts 1 from the motor to the clutch and 1 from the clutch to the roller if the clutch belt breaks you will find it hard to push because the roller is stopprd.... lie the machine down on its side with the vacume in the open position not upright and check if the roller turns it should only stop when in the upright position. PLEASE MIND YOUR FINGERS.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007

Re: Dyson DC07, too much suction...?

Sounds like one of the filters is either damaged IE a hole or tear or is not seated correctly

Posted on Jun 27, 2007

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