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Brush bar does not turn & makes a loud noise

While using the dyson (pet model) it started to make a loud noise. I looked & discovered the brush bar was full of hair!  I removed the bottom panel to get at the bar, removed the hair & it still makes that horrible noise when you engage the front to vaccuum.  Upon inspection I noticed the bar did not turn when the machine was on.

Help!  I think I just broke my son's vacuum cleaner!

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    my dyson makes loud noise after a few minutes turning on. it also produce horrifier smelling.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    brush bar will not operate

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    brushes not turning

  • myrnaclag Aug 30, 2008

    mine doesnt turn either, it was also full of hair, it doesn't make the loud noise though

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    mine doesn't turn either, living in Rural Iowa not sure what to do. It's like I've lost suction too, just pushing the golden retriever hair around the carpet isn't doing any good. I cut all the hair off the roller and it didn't help.

  • ScarBryn Sep 12, 2008

    We have a Sheltie and a large cat, both of whom shed like mad. Everytime we vacuum, our Dyson has the same problem with hair clogging up the roller and causing the Dyson to make a loud noise. And, each time, we have to take the bottom panel off, remove the roller and belt, use needle-nose jewelry pliers to remove the hair wrapped around the 3/4" long belt turner (bit by bit) and then put everything back together. The Dyson always works fine afterwards. I love the Dyson and it does a great job. We just have to keep the screwdriver and jewelry pliers handy. Good luck!

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    We have two Siberian Huskies and the DC17 Animal and we are having the same problem with the bottom part getting full of hair when we vacuum.  We did not have this problem for the first couple years we had this product.  It seems that the belts (we've replaced the belt several times now) are more prone to picking up the fur and wreaking havoc with the brush bar area.  Is it possible they have moved to a lower quality belt? We are now where we have to take it apart at least three times to vacuum our entire house (which is not that big!) and considering buying a new vacuum.  

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    I have the same exact problem. The brush filled with hair so I removed it, cleaned it and put it back and now the brush no longer rotates and makes a horrible noise.

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