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The screw that holds the handle to the top of the canister came completely loose. How do I get to it to reattach?

The screw that holds the handle to the top of my canister came completely loose. How can I get to it to reattach?

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Buy a epoxy cement and fill the hole with it, then drill a hole a little smaller than the screw, and finally insert screw.

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No offense to Dyson Customer Service, but that advice isn't nearly enough to explain how to clean the cyclone. I used to work in Customer Service for an electronics company and I never let anyone down because of clear and precise instructions.
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Remember properly where all the screws go and how the bits fit together. It's important so that there is no loss of suction due to improper replacement of parts.

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Remove the canister from the vacuum cleaner and take off the clear bottom bit - the container for dirt. Clean that out well, you can use water but MAKE SURE IT DRIES COMPLETELY.

Step 2
Pop off the conical bit at the bottom of the cyclone. It isn't held by any screws, just nudge it out of place.

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You will see three holes amongst the vacuum entry holes. These three holes have screws in them. Unscrew those.
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Turn the canister over, the grey handle conceals three screws. Two on top and one beneath the bottom of the handle at it's base. When you remove the two screws that are visible, you can gently pop off the handle from the canister. First pull the handle up slightly, then the hook unlocks at the base, then push the handle away from the air inlet hole.

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Turn the canister over again. The bit where you removed three screws should come off easily. Beneath that, you will see two more screws, holding the top bits together. Remove those screws.
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Put it all back together.

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