Question about Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Way too much suction
Did you call Dyson? Just call their customer service and see if there have been other complaints like yours. I just got the same model and will be looking out for this.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
SOURCE: I have a Dyson DC14
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.
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.
Posted on Jan 06, 2011
The brush will only spin when the machine is reclined. Not when the machine is stood upright.
If the brush doesn't turn when the machine is reclined, and the brush control set to "auto", you have a brush bar and/or belt problem.
Posted on Jan 21, 2011
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