Question about Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Machine turns on, has little suction, then stops working.

While using the corner of a rug got sucked in, machine was turned off.
When using it a few minutes later it just stopped working, The next day it turned on, had very low suction and quit working after a few minutes.

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  • judi59art Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks, turns out I changed the pre filter and also found a clog after clearing the clog and filter change, vacuum is as good as new.

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It would be helpful to know what model of vacuum cleaner you're talking about. Basically though, your machine has a blockage somewhere (hence very low suction), and is cutting out after just a few minutes because of overheating.  You need to explore the suction hose (or whatever your machine has), find the blockage and remove it. Blockages almost always happen where the pipe-work takes a sharp bend.  In the worst-case scenario (although in almost all modern machines this is not possible) the blockage may be in the vacuum fan enclosure itself, and then you'll probably need a professional to take care of it.

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