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On switch will not stay down or on

The power button will not stay engaged or on.

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My vacuum had this exact same problem, but was out of warranty because it was remanufactured. Thankfully, it's a very quick, five-minute fix.

  1. UNPLUG The Vacuum!
  2. Remove the cannister.
  3. Extend the handle and remove it.
  4. Remove the two torx (T-15) screws behind the power button, where the handle normally stows.
  5. There are four tabs holding the front plate containing the power button on; use your screwdriver to release them.
  6. Gently pull the front plate off.
  7. The switch on the right is the power button. Remove it, try clicking it a few times; if it sticks, great, it should now stick when you press the power button. Replace it and reassemble, otherwise you'll need to get a new switch.
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Simple solution...good news/bad news....bad news..sounds like defective switch...good news... Dyson quality product and carries a 5 year warrenty..Take it back to SEARS...their great also!!!

Posted on May 21, 2009

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The power button is worn out and needs to be replaced. That vacuum is pretty simple. So even if you don't know how to take it apart it shouldn't cost much to have it repaired.

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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