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I removed the bottom medal plate, covering the brush, and there were 3 additional pieces that fell out - 2 clear and 1 darker gray (aprox 2" H and 1.5" W). I can not figure out where this last piece goes (the darker gray piece), so I can screw the medal back into the vacuum

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    denise shannon Oct 18, 2013

    My dad came to visit and figured it out :) gotta love your dad!

  • JoeVacs Oct 21, 2013

    Cool. Dads are great, glad you got it fixed.


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I've never seen a Dyson with a "medal". For that matter, I've never seen a Dyson with any metal parts either, except the screws.
You should take it to a qualified vacuum repair shop to make sure the parts aren't necessary before running it again, just in case.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

  • denise shannon
    denise shannon Oct 21, 2013

    In photos you will see the actual part I was trying to find a home for, in photo 2 the bottom of vacuum and in photo 3 on the counter you can see the "medal" plate I was referring to - it is the bottom of vacuum. I know most are plastic (I have seen them) but mine is not.

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    denise shannon Oct 21, 2013

    The middle photo is also showing where the part actually goes - while looking at bottom of vaccum it goes to bottom left under brush bar


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Sounds like you are having difficulty stretching the drive belt so that the roller end clip can be slid into place.
The end clips on the roller brush are keyed so they can only go into the retainers one way. Remove the belt and check to see what the orientation of the end pieces should be in order for the brush to seat on the vacuum body and mark an alignment if necessary. Remove the brush, add the belt and replace the brush in the vacuum with the roller retainers in the proper position. You may have to stretch the belt a bit, but it should fit in.

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