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In need of a picture of the on/off switch for Dyson DC17.

I removed the switch assembly on my Dyson DC17 Animal and there is a little white plastic ''widget'' that fell on the floor along with the ''buttons'' that you push to turn on/off the power and the floor brush. I can not figure out how to put the little white plastic piece and spring back together.

Thanks in advance!

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  • dysonvacuum Apr 08, 2009

    Same thing!!!

  • Thomas S Powers
    Thomas S Powers Jun 06, 2017

    does not show second spring position ? Anyone know where roller brush button spring is positioned



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This is over a year too late, but perhaps this will help other people in your situation. Here is how the switch assembly should go together:

In need of a picture of the on/off switch for Dyso - 62eaed7.jpg


Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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  • GES12 Aug 29, 2011

    This was most helpful. Disassembling the switch is just full of surprises with springs and spring loaded parts flying in all directions. No time to take a picture especially with the clarity of the one above. Thanks Greg Schuster

  • ADELINE EVANS Apr 04, 2012

    I actually fixed the placement of that little white thing, which was the problem, not the switch asseembly, and followed the photos to put the thing back together. It is working!! I'm so pleased, 72 year old woman with Parkinson's! It only took a week..Thanks,,,,Adeline Evans

  • carriedamera
    carriedamera Mar 14, 2013

    The pictures aren't showing up for me. Can you please repost? Thank you!

  • Benjamin Frey
    Benjamin Frey May 08, 2014

    on the top picture is the spring missing that holds the little white thing back.

  • Sam Raymer
    Sam Raymer Oct 05, 2017

    I ended up leaving the white thing out, as I couldn't figure out where the 2nd spring went, and it kept falling out. It made no difference, buttons work fine!



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