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Dust Tank overfilled

Hello ... My Dyson Animal DC14 has given me no problems, but recently was used often without emptying the dirt container. This led to a crammed, filthy canister. I am cleaning it out by hand ... yet some of the dirt is higher up around the sides of the canister, and even up into the inflow area above. Can I use a water spray up in that area without harming the motor or anything else, ensuring that it completely dries before putting it back in its place? Thanks for any help you can provide. Alfie

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Yes you can just make sure it's completely dry befor putting it together

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    Hi there,

    From what you've described, it sounds as if you may not have your clear bin and cyclone pack assembled correctly. Please check you have these parts correctly fitted together - it may help to take a look at the DC14 user guide:

    http://media.dyson.com/downloads/us/floorcare/manuals/dc14_opmanual_usa2007.pdf

    This should resolve the issue, but for any further assistance or advice, please call us free on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 (US).

    Best wishes,

    Jack
    Dyson Online Customer Support

    Posted on Jan 18, 2012

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