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Dyson DC05 problem with filters.

My dyson DC05 has good suction but the dirt is not going into the clear collection unit, it is gathering around the filter in the top of the machine. I have cleaned the filter and replaced it when dry. still no luck...HELP PLEASE!! Thanks, Kate.

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  • cjmeredith1 Apr 19, 2009

    You are exactly right my friend. Looking at a blow up of the parts, the complete bottom half inside the collection bin is gone. Er indoors must have emptied it into the bin, New one on order. £23.00



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    Many Thanks.

  • Philip Gaut May 11, 2010

    Hi!  I'm posting this as a clarification request rather than a solution because I'm not sure if I can help. But here's what I think...


    First, and for sure, the problem is in the collection unit (CU), not the filter.  Is it possible that something is missing from the CU?  When you remove the CU to empty it, and you lift off the top, a conical yellow part remains attached to the inside of the lid; another yellow part remains in the bottom of the CU, with a big black rubber seal on top.


    I think the problem you describe will occur if that black rubber seal is missing, displaced or damaged (perhaps it dropped out with the dirt and you didn't notice).  A healthy seal between those two yellow parts inside the CU is essential.


    Please let me know if this helps.  I can then post it as a solution so it helps other people.  If it doesn't help, also let me know and I'll think again.


    Good luck!

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First, and for sure, the problem is in the collection unit (CU), not the filter.  Is it possible that something is missing from the CU?  When you remove the CU to empty it, and you lift off the top, a conical yellow part remains attached to the inside of the lid; another yellow part remains in the bottom of the CU, with a big black rubber seal on top. 
I think the problem you describe will occur if that black rubber seal is missing, displaced or damaged (perhaps it dropped out with the dirt and you didn't notice).  A healthy seal between those two yellow parts inside the CU is essential. 
Please rate my response if this helps.  If it doesn't help, also let me know and I'll think again. 

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  • Philip Gaut Apr 19, 2009

    Thanks for your feedback.  I'm happy to be of service, and it's always good to know when one gets it right (although I never guessed the whole lot would be missing)!  Please be kind enough to rate my response.

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