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I have a Dyson Animal. Roller bar won't turn/belt intact

Makes a horrible noise when "carpet" selection is chosen. Bar is clean and free of any obstacle. Suction seems fine.

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  • jimmyzark Apr 18, 2009

    Dyson DC14 Animal (purple) Roller bar/brush turns a little then stops when switching from bare floors to carpet. Brush/belt intact. Occassionally makes horrible grinding type noise. I immediately shut it off. Any idea if this is a belt problem/defect. Unit is about 3 years old

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Actually, I'm the poster who said I have the same problem, but it turns out I have the DC07 animal, not the DC14, but perhaps the solution is the same for the DC14 and it doesn't cost anything! I called DYSON and they told me the clutch needed to be reset, so she had me recline the vacuum from its upright position, lay it on it's side, turn the carpet/bare floor dial slowly back and forth between the two settings about 6 times and it apparently reset the clutch and now the cleaner bar spins normally and there's no more loud grinding-type noises. She said if that didn't work, the next step would be to remove the bottom protective panel (secured with the three large plastic screws) and lift the entire cleaner bar (do not remove the belt) out about an inch or so and then reinsert it and reattach the bottom plate. I hope this helps your problem. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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