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Can't figure out how to open the canaster to take the dirt out

How do I open the canaster to get the dirt out

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    My DC07 has a bad surge, suction builds up then falls as it surges, is this the norm

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Above the clear bin (canister) is the cyclone, and on top of that there's a handle. The whole bin-plus-cyclone assembly is released from the rest of the machine by grasping the handle and releasing the button that is on top of the handle where your thumb naturally falls. The trigger on the underside of the same handle releases the base of the bin (on a hinge) so the waste falls out.
You need to be careful not to squeeze that trigger until the bin is wherever you want to get rid of the waste, or else you'll end up with it all back on the floor!
You can empty the waste directly into a trash can, or enclose the bin in a plastic waste bag before releasing the waste.  After, make sure the base is properly re-secured before re-fitting the bin to the machine.  You can wipe the outside of the bin with a damp cloth.  If you wipe the inside (not necessary, but sometimes nice) make sure it is completely dry before closing the base.
I hope this helps.  I value your feedback, so please remember to rate this response.
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

  • TreborEcurb Aug 31, 2010

    What does one do when the trigger on the underside that releases the base of the bin doesn't release? Is there a way to manually force the base open?

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