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I have dyson 14. Looks like it looses suction on small particle. The motor works well, the filter cleaned, nothing stuck. I switch between bare floor and carpet, it still works the same way that means couldn't pick up tiny lints . There must be something wrong when It is switch to carpet level. How do I fix this problem? Is this has something to do with the belts or clutch? Please help .

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Hi All.

You have blockages check all the hoses & inspection ports onw at the back (U) shaped & one to the front left of machine.
Pull wand from flexi hose check for obstructions.
Remove long flexi hose from the rear of machine again check for blockages.

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Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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SOURCE: Dyson won't go back into upright position to engage suction

The dyson.com website had a solution for this particular problem. Just press in a button in the area around the right wheel while lifting the rear of the vacuum up. This allows the base to roll forward enough to go back into the upright position. I did this and it worked. All fixed.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Loss of bare floor pick up

Hello,

There are several things that this could be. Probably the most common problem that we see when customers come in with this problem is actually a fairly simple problem to fix. Here are just a few things that this could be.

The fist possible problem sounds like the most probable to me, just because of the fact that you said you had just replaced the clutch, and therefore you had to remove the bottom sole plate. This is a VERY common problem actually.

Possible Problem #1. The first problem is extremely common. In fact, we probably see between 2-3 of these problems every week. It mostly happens after people take the bottom plate off the vacuum in order to clean the roller brush. What happens is when they reinstall the bottom plate, they put it on on incorrectly. It's actually very easy to do. When the bottom plate (soleplate) is installed wrong, there will be a gap between the bottom plate, and the agitator housing, or the purple tray the roller brush sits in. This will cause the soleplate to be a few inches higher off the ground then it should be, preventing the brushes from even hitting the carpet. This makes it seem to the user that vacuum has lost suction power because without the brushes hitting the carpet, the machine will not pick up very well on floors, but when they use the attachment hose there's plenty of suction power.

Here's a picture of the WRONG way to install the bottom plate. Notice the gap in between the two housings:


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Here's another picture, that is the RIGHT way to install the soleplate:


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I would say probably 6 times out of 10 this is the problem with the customers machine. If you checked the soleplate and it is installed correctly, move on to the second possible problem.

Possible Problem # 2. Turn the vacuum cleaner upside down so the brush roller is facing upwards. I found the easiest way to work on it is to put it on a counter top or work bench. On the left hand side behind the roller brush you should see a flexible transparent hose that goes from the motor to the agitator housing. This hose actually has a lot of strain on it when the vacuum cleaner is in the reclined position. When the first few series of Dyson DC07 models came out, they didn't make this hose long enough, so when the vacuum was in the reclined position, it would put too much stress on the hose, and cause the hose to actually crack, usually right where the end of the hose that goes into the agitator housing. Examine your hose and see if you have any visible cracks in this hose. If you need to you may just remove the entire hose assembly by pulling on it. It will easily come right out of the machine so you can inspect it better. Here's a picture of where the hose usually cracks:


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This would also explain why the vacuum works fine when using the attachments, but not on the floors. The attachment hose uses a different suction channel, and when the machine is in the upright position, no suction goes through this hose. If you do find a crack in this hose, the this hose needs to be replaced. Here's a direct link to that hose on our GoVacuum website.
Dyson DC-07 & DC-14 Upright Replacement Internal Hose Part # 904219

Possible Problem #3. I would suspect that this may not be the problem, but if neither of the solutions above worked, then try this one. Dyson's in general are prone to clogging. There are a few clog ports throughout the vacuum cleaner that were added there due to Dyson prototypes becoming clogged at these points. Here are pictures of how and where to check for these clogs. Simply remove the suction port covers at both of these locations:


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If you are getting suction power from the hose, but the vacuum still doesn't pick up on the floors, I think that these solutions should fix your problem. If you just replaced the clutch mechanism, the roller brush should be fine, but turn the vacuum over on it's side and make sure that the roller brush is actually spinning while it's on carpet mode. If none of these problems fixed your Dyson, please use the Clarification Request, or leave another comment here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be happy to further diagnosis the vacuum cleaner with you.

I hope this was helpful to you. If so, please be sure to rate the repair as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icon in the top of the repair page. This is what keeps Fixya repair professionals like myself continue posting these detailed repair solutions for free. We really do appreciate when someone recognizes the work you've done. Thank you very much,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

Dysonteam
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SOURCE: Dyson upright, no suction at bottom in carpet or

Hi its Darran at Dyson.

It sounds as though the machine is blocked. with the machine switched off, check the base of the machnie by removing the soleplate and clearing any obstructions. With the soleplate removed, you will be able to check the internal hose and clear any threads or hair trapped around the brush bar.

If you would like a step by step guide, visit the Support section on our website at www.dyson.com.

I hope that you find this information useful.

Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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SOURCE: older dyson dc 14 control knob for swithing from carpet to floor

Most likely you need to replace the clutch assembly. This video will show you how to replace it.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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