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Will the broken pre-motor filter housing catch affect the overall suction of the vacuum?

My mom noticed the vacuum was not getting the suction that it used to. On some carpets, it barely picks up dirt. I checked it over and cleaned the filter and the only thing I noticed was the broken catch that secures the pre-motor filter housing in place. Could that be what is causing the suction issue? Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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Yes it will cause a suction leak and may allow dirt to bypass the filter.

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SOURCE: Way too much suction

Did you call Dyson?  Just call their customer service and see if there have been other complaints like yours.  I just got the same model and will be looking out for this.
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Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Vacuum won't pick up any dirt

Hi,

When you turn the roller, you should feel some resistance from the belt. Remove the base blate that surrounds the beater bar. Check the belt. Take care in removing the beater bar, so you can get it back in the same way it comes out. Clean the beater bar while you have the bottom open. If you remove the beater bar to replace the belt, take the time to inspect the cavity behind the beater bar where the vacuum picks up. That is where vacuums usually stop up. Reassemble the vacuum. If necessary, slip the belt over the motor shaft and then slide the roller undre the belt. Install the beater bar back in the sockets and replace the base plate.
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Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Dyson DC07

Here are some things you can check.First you need to see if the problem is with the suction or agitation.If the suction on the hose for using the attachments is low you either need new filters a new cyclone(they are not cleanable) or it is clogged.To check for a clogg remove the cyclone and turn on the vacuum cleaner.you can put your hand over the suction side of the handle tub and feel if it has suction there.Reinstall the cyclone and again check the hose.If it is the same you don't likley have a suction problem you have an agitation problem.The 2 belts on the DC07 are part of the clutch and when they are strectched to a certain point (3-5years) the clutch needs to be replaced.you can check the clutch by turning on the vacuum cleaner and applying slight pressure downward on the front of the vacuum head.If the vacuum makes a loud ratcheting noise or you can stop the brush from turning the problem is most likely the clutch.One last thing is to make sure the bottom plate is on correctly I often see a misaligned bottom plate and the brush dosen't hit the carpet so it dosen't pick up.  www.sewvac.com

Posted on Jan 28, 2011

SOURCE: I have a Dyson DC07

Hi, Where exactly is this spring?

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

SOURCE: I have a DC07 which is not picking up very well.

Hi The filter is only part of the cleaning process with a Dyson.

I would suggest you get a 2 p peice and unscrew the plastic screws on the base. You will likely find that this area has clogged up. Clean this area out and put soleplate back on.

Also check your u bend and at the side of the Dyson there is a a piece called the valve carriage which also comes off.


You can put your filters, u bend and valve carriage release in the washing machine.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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Unscrew this one screw to do it. wiggle the loose bit. until you can fit a flat head screwdriver into the gap the catch fits into . Dunt the bit out. Screw back into place. Push the catch in from the front until it clicks. 7ca98fa9-c03c-4ffb-ba67-ae98528a7147.jpg

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My machine has suction at the port where the canister fits on the base, but immediately sounds clogged with no (or very little) suction going to wand or floor. All filters cleaned (accesible) and no clogs...


I will list the spots to check this vacuum for clogs. First see the first diagram I uploaded.

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  1. First thing is to remove the canister.
  2. Then you will see in the diagram "A." Press that button and pull the hose up and check for blockages. Make sure to check for light through the hose to guarantee no blockages.
  3. Now tilt the vacuum forward and pull out the U Bend Airway and inspect it as well (3rd pic in diagram)
  4. Now squeeze the valve release catches to remove the airway and inspect the valve for blockages. (4th pic in diagram)

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  1. The diagram above is the pre motor filter many forget to check.
  2. Press the filter release catch and pull the filter housing out.
  3. Remove the filter.
  4. Wash real good and let dry completely.

  • Now the one thing that tends to go bad on these vacuums is the automatic air flow adjuster. When the vacuum is upright the pathway for suction is automatically on the wand. After some good use the little disk in there snaps and the air flow stays restricted in what ever position the vacuum is in. I have contacted Dyson a few other time and they do not sell this part. It is a factory fix only or I would give you the instructions to do it yourself.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

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Have you tried washing the filters? The pre-motor filter (the one in the plastic housing) can get really clogged. Hold it up to the light, if you can't see through, it is full of dust. You need to really scrub it with a brush to get the dust out (or buy a replacement). Just a rinse will do nothing. This is something Dyson is not telling you in the manual.

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Cyclone action is not working


Hello,

When the Cyclone Assembly on the Dyson is not spinning around, it usually means that you are loosing suction somewhere. This can either be caused by a clog, suction leak, or dirty filters. I will give you detailed step by step instructions along with pictures on how you can diagnose this.


Possible Problem # 1. Turn the vacuum cleaner upside down so the brush roller is facing upwards. I found the easiest way to work on it is to put it on a counter top or work bench. On the left hand side behind the roller brush you should see a flexible transparent hose that goes from the motor to the agitator housing. This hose actually has a lot of strain on it when the vacuum cleaner is in the vacuuming position with the handle down. When the first few series of Dyson DC07 models came out, they didn't make this hose long enough, so when the handle was in the reclined position, it would put too much stress on the hose, and cause the hose to actually crack, usually right where the end of the hose that goes into the agitator housing. Examine your hose and see if you have any visible cracks in this hose. If you need to you may just remove the entire hose assembly by pulling on it. It will easily come right out of the machine so you can inspect it better. Here's a picture of where the hose usually cracks:


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If you do find a crack in this hose, the this hose needs to be replaced. Here's a direct link to that hose on our GoVacuum website.
Dyson DC-07 & DC-14 Upright Replacement Internal Hose Part # 904219

Possible Problem #3. Dyson's in general are prone to clogging. There are a few clog ports throughout the vacuum cleaner that were added there due to Dyson prototypes becoming clogged at these points. Here are pictures of how and where to check for these clogs. Simply remove the suction port covers at both of these locations:


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Possible Problem # 4. The Dyson DC07 has two filters on the vacuum. The first filer is the pre-motor filter. This filter is located on the right side (if you're standing in front of the vacuum) underneath of the of the cyclone assembly. There is a filter catch that holds the filter and the filter bracket in place. Simply press the filter latch, and remove the plastic circular part that comes off. In side of this plastic part you'll find the pre-motor filter. This filter is washable, but if it hasn't been washed recently, this could be the source of your suction loss. Here's what a clean pre-motor filter looks like, compared to a dirty filter:

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The second filter in your Dyson is the HEPA filter. The HEPA filter is also known as the post-motor filter, or it's located after the motor. This filter typically doesn't have any effect on the suction, but you should periodically open it up and take a look at it. Despite the bogus claim of a Lifetime HEPA Filter. As you can see in the picture below, this filter gets filthy. When this filter is this dirty, it prevents the air flowing through the filter, which causes the air to look for other ways to escape, causing the dirty air to escape unfiltered. A dirty filter can also take away from the life of the motor. Here's how you can access the HEPA filter.

First remove the dust bin completely from the vacuum cleaner. Take a flat head screw driver, and right where the dust bin was sitting you'll see a groove. Put the flat head screw driver, and pry this groove off. Here's a picture of that: de80f32.jpg

Also on both the left and the right side, there are two more grooves that need to loosened before the filter can be removed:

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After loosening three grooves, one on the front, left and right sides, the HEPA Filter cover can be removed. Inspect the filter to see if it's dirty. Here's a look at what a dirty filter looks like compared to a brand new filter:

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I'm pretty sure that one of these solutions will help you with your loss of suction, and the cyclone assembly not spinning.
If one these solutions still didn't fix your problem, I'd be happy to try and help you further. Just use the Clarification Request, or comment section here on the Fixya repair page, and let me know specifically what happened after trying these solutions. We can then narrow down the possible problems, and help you get your vacuum fixed.

I really hope that this repair was helpful to you. If this repair did help you, please be sure to rate this repair as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair. Thanks so much!

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Hello,

The way your Dyson DC17 is designed, there is a suction divert mechanism that diverts the suction to floor when the vacuum cleaner head is pushed down, and then back to the hose when the vacuum is in the upright position. If you are getting suction from the hose when the vacuum is upright, but no suction after the handle is reclined, this is actually the normal function for the Dyson DC17.

You can check to see if the filter is dirty. The washable filter on your Dyson DC17 is located directly underneath of the dust bin of the vacuum cleaner. After removing the dust bin, lift straight up on the part the bottom of the dust bin rests on. This is where the pre-motor filter is located for the DC17 models. If this filter is not cleaned on a regular basis, then it can start getting clogged, and you'll notice a loss of suction on the vacuum cleaner.

If you have further questions, please visit the link below where you may download the instruction manual. There are some trouble shooting guides at the back of the manual that you may do to try and diagnosis this further.

Dyson DC17 All Floors Instruction Manual:
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If this was helpful, please be sure to rate the repair as helpful by clicking on the thumbs up icons on the top of the repair.

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