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Dyson Vacuum Smells like dog

Our old yeller lives on ....but in spirit and vacuum cleaner smells only. We don't get to pet him but he's getting us back for every time we left home alone a little too long. So whenver we turn on the DC07, he says "gotcha". We thought when he was gone after 14 years, we would at least only have good memories, not the lingering aroma of the area behind his ears. We replaced the filters but to no avail. He's permanently embedded in the vacuum. Any ideas? Thanks in advace...

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Re: Dyson Vacuum Smells like dog

Hi. Wash out the waste bin with hot soapy water strip down & thoroughly clean the vortex unit. Clean all hair etc from beater bar brush. Wash sole plate this is the part that you remove to get at brush roller. Remove long hose from rear of machine run hot water through it & leave to dry. Replace all filters with new ones.

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