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Dyson dc07i - power okay but roller not turning and picking up

Do I need to go back to retailer

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  • bhgates Mar 12, 2009

    My dyson has the same problem, but also makes a horrible sound when I set it to carpet.



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If the roller is not turning you need to replace the belt. They normally supply a spare when you buy it

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