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Dyson DC07 pushes hard. How do I fix that problem? I've cleaned the area around the brush roller, but it didn't help.

I don't have a gasket to remove and I don't think there is a problem with the wheels. The front just seems to dip down too much and it drags.

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have you checked that the roller is turning when the vacum is not in the upright position as ther are 2 belts 1 from the motor to the clutch and 1 from the clutch to the roller if the clutch belt breaks you will find it hard to push because the roller is stopprd.... lie the machine down on its side with the vacume in the open position not upright and check if the roller turns it should only stop when in the upright position. PLEASE MIND YOUR FINGERS.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007

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The other end of the drive belt the part you cant see goes to a clutch.
The clutch unit has 2 belts one is clutch to motor the second is clutch to brush roller.
You obviously look after your machine because you say you have had no problems with belts or clutch for 5 years.
Both belts & clutch can be worked on but its alot to explain so look at this site for service manuals.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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how do I change the carbon brushes in a dc07, I have removed the brush units from the motor

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SOURCE: rotating brush will not turn on my Dyson DC07

Yes I had the same problem on my animal Dysom. There is a button on the top of the dysom that turns the cacuum on. Right beside that button is another one that turns on and off the brush!!! Good luck!!! I accidently one day bumped that button and couldn't get my brush to work but after troubleshooting it, that was my solution.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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on the bottom plate are 3 spots, one in the center and one at each corner, that need a flat head screw driver to loosen. turn left to unlock, this will remove the plate so you can clear the debris from the brush.

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The belt is intact I have cleaned all the dog hair fromnthe roller cleaned out removal parts also no clogging now the roller brush is not roaring and making noise

Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC07. To ensure everything is correct with your machine, please follow the quick troubleshooting checks shown in our online support guide:

Please note, the brushbar will never rotate when the cleaner is standing upright, or if you have the brush control set to 'Hard Floors'.

This should allow you to resolve your issue without further assistance. However, if you've followed the steps shown in the support guide and are still concerned, please call us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US). One of our experts will be happy to run through some troubleshooting over the phone with you to establish the cause of the issue, and will be able to recommend the best course of action.

Kind regards,

Dyson Online Customer Support

Sep 10, 2011 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Brush will not turn, nothing jammed in it and no hair tangled around the brush. I have heard to push the reset button but I don't know where it is located.

Hi there,

Sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC07. There is no reset button on this model, but you might find it helpful to follow the steps in our online guide, just to make sure you've checked everything correctly:

If you've gone through these checks and continue to have issues, please get in touch with us directly so we can assist you further. You can call us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US). One of our experts will be happy to help you.

Kind regards,

Dyson Customer Service

Jul 28, 2011 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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The brush stoped rotating

Hi there,
There are a couple of reasons that the brush bar will not spin on a Dyson DC07.
1. The carpet / hard floor selector is set to hard floors.
2. There is material wound around the brush to the point that it is jammed.
3. The brush roller bearings are full of dust and **** so they have siezed up.
4. One of your
belts has snapped (there are 2)
5. The clutch is faulty.
Now to describe how to check each of these is a full essay so I have made a video instead. I have gone through each of these except maybe point 1 because it is self expainatory.
Have a look at the video and if it is helpful then please leave me a thumbs up, a comment or a testimonial.
If you find out that you need parts have a look at
Nelson Vacuums or VacuumSpot.
Hope this is helpful!

How do I check the clutch or brush roller of my Dyson DC07?. (video)

Jan 02, 2011 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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My dyson dc animal was given to me but the rollers wont rotate

Hi there, there are only a couple of things that make the roller not work.
1. Something is wound around the brush and it is jammed
2. The brush roller bearings (in the brush ends) are full of **** or siezed
3. One of your belts is worn or broken.
4. The clutch is faulty.
I have made a video showing how to pull apart the dc07 at this area. If you watch the video there is good tips that will help fix your vacuum.
If you need parts then have a look at Nelson Vacuums or VacuumSpot

If this is a helpful guide please take just a moment to leave me a review, thumbs up or testimonial.

Happy Vacuuming :)

Dec 03, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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I cleaned the roller on my Dyson DC 07, and after reassembly, it makes a sound like the belt is being chewed. I took it apart a couple times, goes back together fine, but still makes the noise

Hi its Darran at Dyson.

Your machine is designed to make this ratchet noise if the brush bar is obstructed. We would recommend checking the brush bar and soleplate area and removing any blockages or hairs/threads that are wrapped around the brush bar.

Full details on these checks can be found in our Support section online at

Kind regards
Dyson Customer Service

Apr 05, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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My dyson vacumn is hard to push on carpeting. How do i fix it?

This happens when the bristles in the brush roll get worn down too short. Put in a new brush roll and the machine will pull itself over the carpet, so you hardly have to push at all.

May 19, 2009 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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My purple and red Dyson has become hard to push. Could a belt have broken?

It's simple to tell if a belt has broken. Just switch the machine on and have a look (look, don't feel) to see if the brush roller is rotating. If it is, then the belt is not broken.
Depending on how much use your machine has had, it's quite likely that the brushes on the brush roller are worn to the point where you need a new brush roller.  Most vacuum cleaners rely on rotation of the brush roller to pull them along, so if the bristles are too short this doesn't happen.
I hope this helps. Please remember to rate this response.

Mar 11, 2009 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Roller not spinning on hard floors

after 2 weeks it should be still under warranty. but my guess is you have hair etc wrapped around the brush tip vac so you can see brush(es) remove all string,hair etc... from around the brush area (may have to remove bottom to get all the hair etc... stuck around it. it also may have been jammed up pretty tight and continued use could snap the belt or burn out motor

Aug 14, 2008 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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