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Beater bar not engaging,

As soon as the carpet level and vacume head is put in the down position...there begins a loud grinding sound..stops as soon as the vacume head is raised

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    I also have a dyson. I can do bare floors and the brush moves and makes no noise. If I put it in carpet mode the brush does not move and a very loud noise begins until I shut it off.



  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    when the sweeper is not upright a loud grinding sound occurs. It sounds like something is caught in the beater bar but there in nothing there. Once it is put upright it stops making the sound and the hose part works fine.

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The belt is in tact, but the beater bar will not rotate

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