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Vacuum is losing suction

It seems like my Dyson vacuum is losing suction but the hose isn't clogged and the filter is clean. I have to go over areas several times in order to **** things up. Can you help with this?

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There are a couple of things you can do and it depends on whether you don't have suction from both the wand and the bottom of the
machine or just from one side:
1) First check the suction of the machine to ensure that the motor is still good - remove the canister and look for the two
openings/holes on the spine/frame of the machine - put your hand in front of the hole on the LEFT (higher than the hole on the right)
- if there is suction, continue the troubleshoot instructions, if there is no suction your motor may be damaged - call the Dyson
Helpline, they'll set you up with a repair with the closest authorized dealer in your area.
2) Check for blockages from the bottom of the machine. Remove the:
(i) U-Bend (stand behind the machine and look next to the right-hand-side wheel, it's attached with a rectangular clip next to the
long gray hose - push the clip and pull the U-Bend off, make sure its clear - if there's a blockage remove it and continue with the
blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
(ii) AI Valve (stand behind the machine and look above the right-hand side wheel, it's attached with two buttons on either side of the
AI Pipe/Valve - push the two buttons and pull the pipe up and off and make sure there is clear - if there's a blockage remove it and
continue with the blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
(iii) Refit the internal hose on the bottom of the machine between the wheels and make sure it isn't torn and has no holes in it and
that there is nothing clogged inside it - to refit the hose: Pull it off where it sits next to the wheel first - make sure that the
gray piece of rubber is still on the hose (if it isn't, pull the gray piece of rubber off the hole and reconnect it to the hose by
twisting it back on) - next, twist the hose off where it connects to the brushbar - inspect the hose and make sure you don't have any
holes in it - put it back on by twisting it onto the side of the brushbar first - then line the gray piece of plastic end up with the
hole next to the wheel and push and twist it back over the hole. Bring the machine back upright and test it
3) Check for blockages in the wand. Remove the:
(i) U-Bend (stand behind the machine and look next to the right-hand-side wheel, it's attached with a rectangular clip next to the
long gray hose - push the clip and pull the U-Bend off, make sure its clear - if there's a blockage remove it and continue with the
blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
(ii) Wand - take the wand off the back of the machine - put one hand on the wand handle and one hand on the gray hose - pull the
handle and push the gray hose down, you'll see a metal rod being exposed, push the hose until it clicks into place - press the
half-moon shape button with a picture of a lock on it (found on the solid gray plastic end of the flexible hose) and separate the wand
competely - point the wand into the air or at a source of light (please don't point it at the sun) and look through the metal rod part
- the handle is bent but you should still see some light coming through the other end - if you don't, there is a blockage in the wand
- use a long object like a stick or a metal hanger to remove the blockage
(iii) Hose - no need to remove it - just stretch it out and make sure that there are no dark spots in the hose (those would be
blockages) - you can also through the top of the hose - if you don't see the ground at the bottom there is a blockage in the hose
4) If no blockages are found on the machine at all:
(i) wash the filter in cold water and leave it out to dry for at least 24 hours
(ii) blow out the cyclone from the bottom (open the door on the bin door - you can now look into the cyclone) - blow it out with an
air compressor or a leaf blower
(iii) Wipe all the small holes off on the cyclone with a dryer sheet
When the filter is dry, test the suction again. If there still is no suction on the machine, call the Dyson Helpline, they'll set you
up with a repair with the closest authorized dealer in your area.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Suction

i can think of 2 things first do"s the clutch{ if it has one}work or is it in the off postion you can test this by lying the dyson on it"s side and turning it on but remember to push down on the bottom as if you was hoovering if the brush spins then its ok if it dosen" move then replace it second take the bucket off and remove the bin tune it upside down and see if it is blocked if so the best way to clean it is to sit it upside down and put a hose pipe in then just wait till the water runs clean hope this is some use to you

Posted on May 22, 2007

SOURCE: Dyson Animal clogged

Here is the best way to clean your dyson that I have found!
http://www.crazysquirrel.com/diy/dyson/cylinder-clean-page-1.jspx

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

SOURCE: Dyson DC07 hose has no suction

Just resolved the same problem...couldn't find a blockage anywhere, but pulled handle out of hose and extended hose as far as possible upward. Aha! There was blockage in the hose at the very bottom where the flexible hose meets the rigid part.. There is a lever which releases the entry to the bottom of the hose. A pencil, lots of coins, a crumpled receipt and general dirt were stuck. Easy to clean and now it works like new again.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: dyson 18 losing suction

Check the HEPA filter if it has one. This bit of foam gets clogged over time and significantly reduces the suction especially if you've been vacuuming a lot of very dusty areas i.e. dust from building work etc. Just wash the filter with lots of water and leave to dry before reinserting.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: No suction - Infinity Shark Vacuum NV31C

You might try sucking the sose out with another vacum from the wrong way. You might be able to remove the hose and push a broom handle or stiff wire through. If you have compressed air available, you could try that, outside.

Im sure you have a clog and if you remove it, you will be back in business.

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Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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SOURCE: my dyson vacuum appears to still have suction but it doesnt

That means that the belt is stretched or worn. This causes the roller brush to not be able to turn the way its supposed to against the resistance of the carpet and therefore won't pick up well. You need to replace the belt. Here are the belts you need:

Dyson DC14 Belts

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