Question about Vacuums
The power does not stay on when I push on the power supply. I have to hold the power button down.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Pull the wand out of the Vac. Need to use a small Torx bit to take out 2 screws hidden behind the wand storage. Once screws are out, there are 4 push-clips which need to be un-latched. Pry the power panel off and you will expose the two switches (one for power, one for the brushes). Push the power switch down and it should "release" and go back to clicking when pushed. Re-assemble. Took about 5 minutes to fix.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
this issue is known well with dysons to be honest you will continue to have this problem for as long as you have the vacuum. they use substandard plastic parts which break easy. You will have to replace the button and make sure there are no other broken pieces of plastic in the housing before putting it back together.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
SOURCE: on button won't stay on
I had this same issue under the same circumstance. I followed the repair guide for replacing the switch (I didn't replace the switch, just disassembled the switching mechanism) posted here:
I found the switch to be stuck in between on and off. I just manually pushed the switch and it became unstuck and started working again.
Posted on May 17, 2009
SOURCE: Power Button won't stay down/on.
Most likely your switch has gone bad, and you'll need to replace the on/off switch on your Dyson DC07. If you have to hold down the switch in order to keep the vacuum on, this is indicative of needing a new switch. Unfortunately this is very common problem on the Dyson vacuums . The switch that Dyson uses for their vacuums is one of the cheapest switches on any vacuum on the market today. The good news though is that this is not a extremely difficult repair to fix.
I took pictures of replacing the switch assembly on one of our customers repairs they brought in. It was having the same exact problem that yours is, it just wouldn't stay on. Here's how you can fix the switch on your Dyson:
- T15 Torx Bit Screw Driver
- Genuine Dyson DC07 & DC14 Replacement On/Off Switch Part 901181
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Patience (haha)
The switch above is actually a link back to our site if you have yet to purchase the switch yet. We carry most every Dyson part.
IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOUR VACUUM IS UNPLUGGED BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!
Step 1. First thing you'll want to do is to unwrap the cord from the machine, and remove the handle from the upright part, then slide the hose all the way down the wand, and remove the hose from the handle assembly completely and set it aside. Also remove the dust bin assembly completely from the machine as well.
Step 2. Once you've remove the handle from the machine I find it easier to work on if you lay the vacuum on it's back, with the switch button facing upwards. Now remove the T15 Torx bit screw that is directly below the switch actuator. I have circled the location of this screw in the picture below:
Step 3: After you have taken off the screw, you're doing to need to remove the switch box housing from the vacuum that the screw was securing. Simply use your flat head screw driver, and pry the two small arms upwards. Be careful when prying, the plastic components on Dyson Vacuums are really cheap quality plastic, and I can't tell you how many times I have seen these plastic parts break when customers bring in repairs to us here at govacuum headquarters. Here's a picture of the location of where you should pry the switching off:
Here's what the vacuum should look like after the switch housing has been removed:
Step 4. Use your needle nose pliers to remove the terminals from both of the switch poles.
Step 5. Take out the new switch assembly. I find it the easiest to use my needle nose pliers to reattach the wires to the new switch, but it also can be done with just your hands. Both both wires to your switch. If the cords have come loose while you have been working on the vacuum, you'll need to put the wires back into their proper places as well. This is how the switch and the wires should look like when you're done:
Step 6. Once the switch and cords are back to their normal places, simply put the switch housing cover back on, and screw in the one screw.
I hope that this repair was helpful to you, if you have any questions or have any problems, please feel free to use the clarification request form here on Fixya.
If you ever need any for your Dyson, we do carry most parts and accessories on our site under our Dyson Parts Section .
If this was helpful, please be so kind and leave feedback for the repair. This is really, really appreciated and is the reason repair professionals like myself continue to post free repair help on Fixya rather then just answering the paid questions.
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
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