Question about Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I am trying to repair my daughter's DC14 vac..problem, the tools attachment has great suction, however, the floor has suction but not good enough. I have replaced the clutch, both filters, checked all areas suggested and no blockages. Also sprayed WD40 on the bottom plate to make sure it is able to drop to carpet height..what else would you suggest?
Posted by Anonymous on
Often times when people bring a vac in for repairs and say it has no suction at the floor it has good suction but not good agitation. Make sure the belts in the clutch are new (some people are selling used clutches with stretched out belts) and the brush roll is good. If the agitation from the brush roll is not good it will not pick up even light soils like hair and lint.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Lie machine on its side pull back handle as if vacuuming & switch on (KEEP YOUR FINGERS & ANY LOOSE CLOTHING CLEAR OF BRUSH ROLLER)
Brush should spin if it doesnt ensure clutch control knob on side of machine is in drive position if it isnt rotate knob by hand to drive brush should now spin.
If it doesnt & your machine has A clutch either clutch will need replacing or belts will need replacing.
Manuals are available to replace belts & remove the clutch from this site http://dysonmanuals.llc.nu/index.htm
Posted on May 18, 2008
If it is not on the bare floor setting then you most likely have a belt issue it is not an easy fix I am sorry to say if your mechanically inclined I can tell you how to replace it.
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
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 www.dyson.com.
Dyson customer Service
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
My Dyson dc18 had the same symptoms. The wand worked well and the floor bar had no suction. After removing pieces & shoving my fingers into the machine (no blockage) I found the suction pipe rotates between two positions (floor and wand). It looks like a piece of plastic broke on the outside housing, so it no longer rotates positions when the wheels are raised or lowered. My son found we can move the suction by sliding a finger into the mechanism behind the wheel cover, and rotating the plastic piece clock-wise or counter clock-wise until it locks into position. It's a big pain but it works for now. I wish I could find a replacement piece online. Patty
Posted on May 23, 2010
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