Question about Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

1 Answer

Can't get beater bar back on Dyson Animal - it won't set back into the machine correctly.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,976 Answers

The bearing blocks must be oriented correctly. Take the belt off and put the brush in place. Once you have it in, mark the surface that is visible with a dot of white out, nail polish or marker, depending on the color of the block. Remove the brush & put it back in, using your marks as reference. The bearing blocks are not square, they are slight rectangles.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fault finding

Have you accidentally switched off the beater bar via the dial on the head? Some models have a 'hard floors' and a 'carpets' setting (which disengages/engages the beater bar).

Jul 06, 2014 | Dyson Vacuums

1 Answer

The beater bar on my dyson dc 28 animal sweeper is not engaging at all what could the problem be with this

Hi Judi,

I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty with your DC28. You haven't mentioned in your question whether your machine is displaying any indicator lights - these are designed to help you diagnose what the issue might be.

Generally, if the brush bar won't rotate, it may be because the brush bar is set too low for the type of carpet pile you're cleaning. Try raising it to the next available level to see if this helps. It's also important to keep the brush bar clear of any threads or hair, and to check the cleaner head is free of anything that could jam the brush bar - the video I've attached shows the correct way to do this.

Finally, the brush bar will never rotate when the machine is standing upright, or if you have the height selector set to 'Bare floors'. Make sure you have the machine reclined into the vacuuming position, and set to an appropriate carpet height setting once you've turned the vacuum on.

I hope this helps - if you find you're unable to reset the machine using the information I've provided here, please email your contact details and serial number to us at One of our experts will be in touch as soon as possible to take you through some further diagnostic checks. If a repair is needed, we'll be happy to confirm whether this is covered under the machine's 5-year warrranty.

Best wishes,

Dyson Online Customer Support

Apr 17, 2013 | Dyson DC28 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

Dyson DC17 Beater Bar Won't Work. The beater bar starting to make a very loud grating sound then stopped working. I cleaned the entire area (there are no obstructions) and the belt is OK. The beater...

Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having difficulties with your DC17's brushbar. If it appears to have jammed completely, it's probably best if you get in touch with us directly so we can help - please call free on 1866MYDYSON, or email We'll look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Dyson Online Customer Support

Oct 15, 2011 | Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

1 Answer

The beater bar is not turning. While vacuuming, it made a harsh noise. I turned it off, unplugged it and took off the beater bar cover. I cleaned it and cut the hair off the beater, but the belt feels...

Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC14 Animal. The brush control system is designed to make a ratcheting noise to warn you if something jams the brushbar. To ensure everything is correct with your machine, please follow the quick troubleshooting checks shown in our online support guide:

Please note, the brushbar will never rotate when the cleaner is standing upright, or if you have the brush control set to 'Hard Floors'.

This should allow you to resolve your issue without further assistance. However, if you've followed the steps shown in the support guide and are still concerned, please call us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US). One of our experts will be happy to run through some troubleshooting over the phone with you to establish the cause of the issue, and will be able to recommend the best course of action.

Kind regards,

Dyson Online Customer Support

Sep 07, 2011 | Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

1 Answer

Dyson beater bar won't spin

Hi its Darran at Dyson.

he first check is to ensure that the brush control dial is set to the correct centre position when the machnie is locked upright. When you release the head the dial should move forward to the on position and the brush bar should start turning.

We would also recommend checking the brush bar and soleplate area and removing any blockages or hairs/threads that are wrapped around the brush bar.

Full details on these checks can be found in our Support section online at

If you still require help with your machine, please do not hesitate to contact our Helpline on 1866MYDYSON.

Kind regards
Dyson Customer Service

Apr 15, 2010 | Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

1 Answer

Beater bar is slipping on belt on my Dyson DC17 animal

Beater bar was turning intermittently. No noise. Removed bar, disassembled ends and removed lots of junk. Replaced, and works like new, so far.

Mar 26, 2010 | Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

1 Answer

Belt replacement

It's a fairly simple job. The belt just loops over the end of the beater bar and motor shaft. Need to take the cover off the beater bar housing to get to it. Most difficult part is stretching the belt while putting the beater bar back in the housing.


Aug 30, 2009 | Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

1 Answer

2 year old noise in beater bar area

I have a dyson 17 animal and have a loud noise comming from the beater bar area.Also I don't think the hight adjuster is working properly.

Apr 15, 2009 | Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum Logo

Related Topics:

69 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dyson Vacuums Experts


Level 3 Expert

2572 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18411 Answers


Level 3 Expert

379 Answers

Are you a Dyson Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides