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The base of the clear bin won't open.

I decided to give our dyson dc07 a thorough cleaning since we continually have a strong dog odor when vacuuming. I removed the cyclone unit from the machine and then removed the clear bin unit.

I cleaned the pre-motor filter and then removed the top of the cylcone unit and cleaned it as well. I then replaced the filter (after it had thoroughly dryed) and reattached the top unit to the cyclone.

The trigger that opened the clear bin base no longer works. Actually it works but the base won't swing open. I've opend and reattached the top numerous time now and am puzzled as to why it base won't open since the rod attached to the top looks like it is designed to fit into the slot in the cyclone unit.

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Just had the same problem. Finally realised what to do. Pull the long rod away from the top against its spring (by the rubber gaiter) and whilst holding it, undo the screw holding the long rod to the top trigger mechanism. Now you can wiggle the rod part free (careful of the plastic lug on the side opposite the screw). Now, you can look down through the cyclone whilst inserting the rod properly into the releaser at the bottom and open the base. Reassemble the rod into the top. NOW reinsert it into the cyclone with the base door OPEN and using two fingers locate the rod into the releaser lever. Now you can close the door. Phew. Hope this is clear enough as a guide.

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I have a Dyson and so do many of my friends. Usually a call to their 800 number will give an assist, or a new part, sometimes for free.

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