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I ran over a shoe lace and now it is making a loud rattling noise

I removed the shoe lace and cleaned the beater bar. The beater bar is spinning and working fine. But now the vacuum is making a horrible rattling noise when I use the upright. The rattling stops when I stop rotating the brushes. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    My brush spins but rattles and does not connect to the end cap do I need a new brush bar or just an end cap

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    beater bar stopped spinning

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The All Floors model has a protective belt clutch system and the rattling sound means the clutch has slipped. This would have to be repaired officially by a Dyson repairer.

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Did you get the shoelace taken out of the beater brush?
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Please reply back. Thanks,

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