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DC14 Carpet Selector Knob

I need to change out the clutch on my Dyson DC14. All the instructions say to pry it off. I have tried very hard to pry it off to the point that I am afraid I will break it. Any suggestions?

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Hi.

There are 2 belts on the Dyson clutch unit which can both be replaced.
Its a lot to discribe so try this site for dyson service manual.

http://dysonmanuals.inc.io/

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Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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Hi- I have the same problem: suction fine, but the brushbar was not spinning. I went 1st to the Dyson site and went thru their troubleshooting guide and I'd done all those things, so I called Dyson (1-866-MY DYSON in the USA) and they walked me thru a very simple solution.

What worked was to "rest" the bare floor/carpet adjustment, and it's very easy! You do this by clicking the carpet to bare floor adjustment back and forth at least 5 times. Make sure when you end it's on carpet. Then tilt it back all the way from the upright position so it's flat on the floor and turn it onto it's left side. The carpet indicator should be below the word carpet. THAT WAS IT! As soon as I turned it on again, the brush bar is spinning great! I wish I could tell you right now how well it picks up, but unfortunately I took out the filter and rinsed it, so I have to wait until tomorrow to **** anything up. However, I'm sure it will work now that the brush bar is moving. Like I said, the suction was fine.

Just as an FYI--If you call, they will have you try other things to rule out other problems 1st. I had already done all the things suggested in their troubleshooting guide on their site and the only additional thing they asked me to try was to turn it on and tilt it back as though you are going to vacuum and make sure the suction from the top tube had stopped, as it normally does, and mine did.

Hope this helps!

Liz

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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The guide suggest that you change the belt by putting it around the brush, through the plate, and then try to push it around the spindle, which has a space between it and the casing. I spent an hour trying to do this and couldn't get enough purchase to get the belt around the spindle. Instead I put it around the spindle first, and then through the plate, and then through a screwdriver to hold it in place. I then got the brush and put the band over the brush, rotating it until it went into the groove. I then reassembled. It worked, and I now realise how powerful that brush is. Hope it works.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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I know this sounds silly, but it works. Turn it over and wipe all the black residue off the bottom of it (off the plastic on the bottom that rubs on the carpet as you push and pull it). I thought my husband was out of his mind when he told me that was the solution, but it really works.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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Hello,

This sounds like your roller brush has stopped spinning for some reason. Turn the machine upside down when set to carpeting, and make sure the handle of the vacuum is down, as if you were in the vacuum posistion, and not up like the handle is when you're storing it.

Is your brush roller spinning? If it's not, there are two kinds of agitator brushes on the Dyson DC14, each has it's own troubleshooting.

If your beater brush is perfectly rounded in shape, then you have the newer style Dyson DC14 that doesn't use a clutch mechanism. Either belt has broken, or falled off, and is causing the brush not spin. Here's instructions with a pictorial on how to fix this problem;

Step 1. Unplug the vacuum cleaner.

  • Lay the machine flat on the floor and turn it over so that the base can be viewed.
  • Use a coin to turn the three soleplate fasteners and remove the soleplate as shown.


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  • Check the brushbar for blockages and ensure the brushbar is rotating freely by hand.
  • If a blockage is present, carefully use a pair of scissors to cut away any hair and fibres from the brushbar ensuring you do not cut any of the bristles on the brushbar.

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If the roller brush still doesn't spin after checking and removing any obstructions, then you need to replace the belt (or clutch if you have the early models). Here's a video that explains how to replace the clutch mechanism on Dyson vacuums;





If this failed to fix your problem, or if you have any other problems or questions, please feel free to just reply using the comment box below, I'm always happy to answer anyones questions or concerns. I hope this helped you. Please do be sure to rate my repair, or leave feedback for me if this helped. This is greatly appreciated by the Fixya community.

Chris Jones
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Posted on Jan 06, 2011

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