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Dyson vacuum no suction

My Dyson dc14 has half the suction that it used to. I have taken it apart and there are no apparent clogs???

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Clean the mini cyclones in the Canister or clean the filter.

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I have a dyson animal d17 i have taken apart completly and cleaned all filters and clogs and i still have little to no suction and wont turn on in the upright position

With no suction you should check the venturis. They can become clogged if you suck up wet dust, wet cat litter, etc. You\'ll need a Torx Screwdriver to get it apart. See where that gets you.

Jan 07, 2014 | Dyson DC14 All Floors Upright Vacuum...

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The dirt isn't making its way to the canister . . . what could be the problem? I have taken apart everything I know to take apart to check it.

Generally this is due to a clog in the hose.
Disconnect both ends of the hose, hold one end up and drop a coin into it. Raise the hose so the coin should drop out. If it doesn't there's a clog. It can usually be pushed back out with a broom stick. Push toward the powerhead end.
A blockage in the powerhead above and behind the brush will also cause this. One here can usually be pushed out using a wooden spoon handle.
Is there even suction at the power head? Drop a bit of paper on the floor and try to vacuum it up to find out.

Jan 29, 2011 | Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright...

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No suction on wand of Dyson DC14 Animal

Hi its Darran at Dyson.

It sounds as though the wand handle is blocked. To check this, remove the wand/hose from the machine as if you were going to use it to vacuum the stairs. Switch the machine on and test the suction at the top of the wand handle with your hand. If the suction from the wand is poor, remove the wand from the hose and test the suction again from the top of the hose. If the suction here is good, then you know the wand handle is blocked. If the suction is poor at the hose, you can remove the hose from the machine and clear any blockages here.

For the full blockage procedure please visit the support section on our website at

Kind regards

Dyson customer Service

Jan 10, 2010 | Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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get a spare filter and when thats washed and dryed swap it over and over dont use it without a filter or you will be dusting this time next year

Dec 13, 2009 | Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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When I turn on mt dyson is sounds normal. once I

With the DC14 in its upright position, and looking from the back, there is an access hatch just to the right and bottom of the dust canister. Remove this and check for any obstruction. With the hatch still removed, tilt the handle back (as if vacuuming a floor), and you should spot that the mechanism in to which the access hatch fits changes over from one hole to another. This is how suction is transfreered from the telescopic arm to the brush bar when the unit is taken out of the upright position.
With the handle tilted back, the hole you can see is one end of a flexible pipe that leads to the brush bar. Check for any blockage and/or foriegn objects. If there is no obvious problem, you'll need to check the other end of the pipe. You can do this by removing the toe plate on the bottom of the brush bar area. The plate is held by 3 or 4 half turn fasterners - a 5 pence piece is ideal for undoing these.

If still no joy, the only other thing it might be is that the brush bar isnt spinning - this isnt actually lack of suction, but without brush rotation any upright hoover is far less effieicnt at picking up bits from the floor. Brushes not spinning on a DC14 is quiet a difficult thing to fix on a DC14 as there are two separate rubber belts, one of which is hidden under a plastic cover. There is also a clutch mechanism between the belts that can cause problems some times.

Oct 09, 2009 | Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Problems with Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Vacuum very little suction coming from the hose. cleaned filter and suction has not improved. Please help. Thanks

Two possible solutions come to mind. First off, there is a clog in your hose. If you have another vacuum, try using the hose on that one to **** it out.
If that doesn't work, you may need to have the clutch replaced. Check your warranty. The clog wont be covered, but the clutch will be,

Oct 08, 2009 | Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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The suction isnt working

probably is full or could possibly be clogged

Jun 28, 2009 | Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Dyson DC 14 lost suction to beater bar/ suction to hose/stick

My Dyson DC14 had no suction...see if this works...turn the Dyson upside down...there is a length of hose that connects the bottom of the vacuum to the top, careful remove one end of the hose and check for debris...mine was clogged. Removed the clog and works. Thanks for the above info on checking the hose for cracks.

Apr 11, 2009 | Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright...

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Won't Turn On

If you are getting a motor smell, then either something got into the fan and stalled it, or the motor went bad. Afraid it will have to be taken apart and checked. Can you turn the brush roll, if not there maybe a problem there.

Feb 18, 2008 | Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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