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I have a DC 40. I took off the bottom beater to clean. Removed, cleaned, checked all hoses etc. for clogs. No m,ore clogs. Put back together, does not ****. Wand doesnt ****. No clogs. Removed beater again. replaced again. No suction. Also, when making the vacuum upright it used to stay on so I could use the wand. Now it shuts off when I put in up right position. What the ???

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SOURCE: A Dyson dc 17 Animal and the wand/hose has lost suction

Hi its Darran at Dyson.

From your description of the problem, it sounds as though the wand/hose is blocked. To check this, remove the wand/hose assembly from the machine, switch it on and test the suction from the top of the wand with your hand. If the suction is poor, remove the wand from the hose and test the suction from the top of the hose. If its good here, then you know that the wand handle is blocked.

For the full diagnostics, check out the Support section on our website at or call our Helpline on 1866MYDYSON.

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Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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SOURCE: 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

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Dyson customer Service

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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SOURCE: On my DC18 there is

  • I actually answered a question just like this the other day. On the DC18 the switch is automatic. When the vacuum is upright the suction is automatically to the hose.
  • When you tilt the handle back the suction is automatically to the floor.
  • If you took things apart and cleaned them and have no suction through the hose when the vacuum in the upright position then this is a manufacturers defect.
  • The way I know this is for the other persons issue I called Dyson directly because I wanted to see why I could not see a switch and they told me there was none, it was automatic.
  • Here is the good news. Dyson offers a full 5 year warranty and the DC18 has only been out for 4 years. So every DC18 on the market is still under a full warranty.
  • What Dyson told me is this. Contact Dyson and they will see if their is a repair center near you and if so then you can drop it off there for a 100% free warranty repair.
  • If there is no repair shop in your area then they will ship it both ways and repair it 100% free on Dyson.

  • Here is there contact information.
  • Here is the link to choose the country should you be outside the USA. If you choose that link the when the page loads got to the lower right of the screen to the fine print and click on "contact us" and the information will show up.
  • Here is the USA information
  • Dyson Inc.
  • 600 W. Chicago Ave
  • Suite 275
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  • 60654

  • Dyson Helpline:
  • 1-866-693-9766

  • The Dyson Helpline is available 7 days a
  • week during the following times - Central Time
  • Monday-Friday: 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 2pm
  • I would just give them a call. They seemed friendly enough to me. For the record the lady I helped before confirmed to me they did perform a warranty repair free for her.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using Fix Ya

Regards, Tony

Posted on Jun 18, 2011

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    SOURCE: suction only coming through the wand when its replaced its not switching back to the upright. I have a dyson DC28 animal

    Hi there, it's Jack at Dyson.

    I'm sorry to hear your DC28 doesn't seem to be working correctly. It sounds as though the change-over valve may be jammed - this diverts the suction to the hose when you remove the wand, and back to the cleaner head when you replace the wand on your machine.

    You may find a blockage is jamming the valve - you can check for this using our online Support guide:

    If you can't find any obstructions, please get in touch with us directly as we'd appreciate the opportunity to provide further assistance. If you email us at, we'll be in touch as soon as possible.

    Best wishes,

    Dyson Online Customer Support

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