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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Re: dyson DC05 problem with filters.
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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Hi there VacuumGuru from Vacuumspot.com.au here. You will find there are 2 reasons will not spin in a dyson DC05. 1 is that it is missing one of the 2 parts in the dust container, there should be an upside down funnel in there and a rubber boot on it. Without those dust just goes either to the bottom of the bin or to the filter. The 2nd cause is that even though the filters have been cleaned they are simply too old. When you hold the washable filter (the one with the plastic outer and the foam insert) up to the light and take out the foam bit you should be able to see light through the filter. If not you are probably only running on maybe 80% suction which still works but isn't as good as it could be.
The filters are available here if you need them.
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Hi there VacuumGuru here. There are 2 filters for your machine, one is below the dirt chamber and the other is underneath the handle. If you have lost your suction it is most likely the washable filter that is to blame. There is a manual available for free download here as well to help you out.
Basically when ou remove the spongey blue insert from your washable filter you should be able to hold up the other bit (white with a coloured plastic collar) to the sun and see light through it. If you can see no light then it will need to be thrown out and replaced.
Hope this helps!
Hi there VacuumGuru for Vacuumspot.com.au. I would say that you are missing a part out of the vacuum dirt container. There is supposed to be a part a bit like an upside down funnel with a rubber seal on the end of it. Without this dirt will go straight to your filter. If you need any vacuum cleaner parts just go to Vacuumspot.com.au.
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From your description of the problem, it sounds as though the bin inner is missing. If you remove the bin and cyclone assembly from the machine and then seaprate the two pieces as if you were going to empty it, you should have a coloured piece of plastic in the bottom of the clear bin with a large black rubber seal around the top. If you dont, you will need to purchase a new bin assembly via our website at www.dyson.co.uk or via our Helpline on 0800 298 0298.
I assume you have confirmed that the hose is not partially blocked at all. With it removed from the machine, try running a small round stone from one end to another to see if it is totally clear.
Secondly, the filter on top of the machine (the one you see when you empty it), this needs to be cleaned/washed on a regular basis - follow the instructions on the filter.
Thirdly, does the lack of suction apply to all the attachments? If it is the carpet attachment, this does become clogged up with hair etc winding itself round the brush and the internal drive unit in the head, thus slowing it down. Also dirt and dust cloggs it up inside the head as well. It is posible to take the head to bits to clean it.
I recently bought a second hand Dyson DC07. Its suction was poor. I removed all the un-clipable pipe bits and to remove any blockage but it all looked clear. The Final Sponge and hepper filter did have a lot of dust in it and the rotating brush was full of hair but nothing bad.
I eventual gave in to curiosity and removed the three screws in the top or the yellow removable dust collection tube and cyclone bit to see what was in there. The mechanism to release the flap at the bottom of the collection tube does not allow you to remove the lid completely but it does open far enough to get inside. I found the whole top section of the yellow plastic bit blocked by a big plug of compacted dust and a champagne cork. If you are willing to take the risk and have a torx 15 screwdriver handy it that part may be blocked. It did get a bit messy.
If I was going to attempt the same procedure I'd remove the dust collection unit from the vacuum cleaner as I did before, but leave the clear tube attached and the emptying flap firmly closed to reduce the mess from the dust falling out the bottom while cleaning the top part.
your vacuum is not picking up because the infamous dyson has lost suction "which they claim to not do" first you have to make sure the filters are taken out and cleaned, then check the hose and make ure there are no clogs in there. usually they are see through so they will be visable. also make sure there is no debre blocking the cones on the machine