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Dyson DC07 burning smell.

There was a smell of burning from the DC07 and the bottom of it felt hot, is the motor on it's way out ?? My wife was doing the hoovering as it's fathers day to give me a break.

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  • sweetshaz44 Jul 05, 2008

    There is a burning smell coming from my dyson dc07 and when switched on makes a really strange loud noise.....I also noticed a kind of flash, like it was lighting up underneath !! Is this repairable?



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Sounds like it is on the way out this may be because 1, you need to clean the filter cos when its dirty it stop air from going around the motor witch makes it get hot and overheat 2, also if you allow the bin to get to full this will also stop the motor from geting air to it so a good clean on your filter and bin will allow air to the motor then no overheating should accur

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