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There seems to be a short between the canister and the extension wand hookup. Right at the plug between located at the front of the canister and where the extension wand plugs in. When you rotate the extension wand wand or move it in just such a certain way, the canister motor shuts off while the beater bar stays running. Any ideas how I fix it?

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Well, Anthony, considering as how I have no idea of what brand, make, model or color your vac is, I can't make much of a guess as to why it doesn't work. We'd need more info if you want to log back on at a later date, such as brand, model, maybe even a picture of the unit so we could see just where your problem might be.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

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Obstruction in the hose?
Your vac has developed a hairball possibly.... when a piece of flexible media ie.... cardboard, plastic etc... gets lodged in the hose, and begins collecting hair & dust to the point it no longer has enough draft to pull debris from the floor.
Here is a video that you may find useful
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/dyson-not-picking-up-dirt-no-suction-how-to-repair/2334249387


PS I Thought DYSONS were guranteed to NOT lose suction? What a RIP!

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Check your clutch to make sure it's engaged. There should be a knob on the foot of the vacuum that can be turned to stop the roller.

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Hi,

There is a switch next to the main power switch on the handle which turns the brushbar on and off. When the beater bar becomes obstructed as in your case, there is a safety feature which cuts power to the beater bar. All that needs to be done in most cases is to turn this switch off and back on again and the beater bar should resume operation.

The beater bar on / off / reset switch is the yellow switch to the left of the main power button if you are standing in front of the hoover:


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Reset the beater bar and you should be back up and running.

If you have already done this or it doesn't solve your problem, please post back for further assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: This reset method is for the Dyson DC17 ANIMAL as stated above. If you have a different version of the DC17, please post back for alternative instructions and state which version of DC17 you have.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
BElectric

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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