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I am not sure of the motor wattage but it is unlikely to exceed 2kw and is probably much less so that sort of load being plugged into a power outlet capable of safely delivering a much larger current is unlikely to cause heating of the plug. That the plug did become hot indicates a poor contact between the supply cables and power outlet, between the power outlet and plug or what seems the most likely, between the plug and the power cord.
Given that the plug has been getting hot and that most breakdowns of portable appliances including vacs are internal breaks of the power cord usually at or somewhere near the plug, so that would be a good place to start testing...
It's overheating. Empty the cup and replace the filters. There's a breaker that opens up and turns it off when it gets too hot. When it cools down it closes back up and it will run again. It'll argue with you til the end of time or until you fix the problem.
I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC25 Animal. If the filter inside the Ball will not stay in place during use, please make sure that when you refit it, it locks into place with an audible 'click'.
I can confirm it's normal for your Dyson to become warm during use, but if you're concerned that it seems excessively hot, I'd encourage you to get in touch with us directly so we can help. You can reach us on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 (US).
The the hose, wands and power nozzle to the nearest AERUS store for repair. You have a short that needs to be fixed. They should just be able to replace the wire assemblies inside the wands, handle and power nozzle.
Reading of another poster's similar issue caused me to realize there was indeed a third filter in this bagless vacuum cleaner. It was saturated with thick dust that was difficult to remove. Cleaning it cured the problem and I will know better next time to read my manual when I purchase a new item.
I do agree with other readers though that this particular vacuum is not savvy when it comes to picking up dog hair. It would rather push it around for a while then do the job right.
If the belt is hot or you smell it burning then chances are it has stretched a little and is slipping on either the motor shaft or beater bar shaft. If you are sure the beater bar is not restricted from turning then I would just replace it. Try this.. With the power cord disconnected, open the vac head to gain access to the beater brush and belt.. then remove the belt.. place the beater bar back into its holder and see if it easily turns by hand.. if it is free to turn..then plug the vac in and turn it on for a few seconds.. you will see and hear the motor come on but you should NOT smell anything burning at that time. If you do.. you may have another issue with the motor or power cord or both.. if you don't smell anything burning, then disconnect the power and just replace the belt.... Good luck.