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BAR NOT TURNING

I HAVE A DC14 ANIMAL AND THE BELT WONT TURN. ALL I DID WAS
CLEAN THE STRINGS OFF THE BAR AND PULLED THE BAR OUT. NOW IT WONT TURN WHEN I PUT IT BACK IN

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The bar is not atached to the drive belt or the belt is broken

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Have you accidentally switched off the beater bar via the dial on the head? Some models have a 'hard floors' and a 'carpets' setting (which disengages/engages the beater bar).

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The belt on my Dyson DC14 will not turn. How much will you charge to change the belt.


Hi there,

Sorry to hear you're experiencing a problem with your Dyson. If your DC14 doesn't have a Brush Control option, you should be able to replace the belt yourself - you can find out how to do this here:

http://www.dyson.co.uk/support/help.asp?article=635&product=DC14-SY-STD

If your DC14 has a Brush Control, try checking for and removing anything blocking the brush bar. You can find out how to do this here:

http://www.dyson.co.uk/support/help.asp?article=668&product=DC14-ANIMAL

If you require further assistance, please get in touch with us free, on 08002980298, or 1866MYDYSON (US), so we can run through some checks over the phone.

Kind regards,

Jack
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Hello. i only have one arm and am trying to figure out why my beater bar wont turn on my dyson dc14. the belt smells a little too. thanx, trixie


Sounds like the beater bar is frozen in place. This sometimes happens when the ends of the bar become stuck in the holders. The solution is to remove the beater bar and clean the small holders on each end removing any debris that has built up. Spray with a little WD40 and then manually rotate the beater brush around the holders until it is free, then replace. Be sure the belt is installed properly.

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The drive belt doesn't turn.


The drive belt may have just melted a notch into the rubber on the motor piston.
With the cover off, are you able to move the brushes by hand? When the brush bar turns, does the drive belt move too? If so, move it for a full rotation of the belt (make a mark with a Sharpie and move it until you see your mark again)

If there's a melted notch or "Dent" in the belt, you'll need to replace it

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Brush not turning


The belt doesn't have to be broken to be non-functioning. If the belt is intact but stretched it won't turn the brush. You can get belts here:

Dyson DC14 Belts

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I have a Dyson Animal. Roller bar won't turn/belt intact


Actually, I'm the poster who said I have the same problem, but it turns out I have the DC07 animal, not the DC14, but perhaps the solution is the same for the DC14 and it doesn't cost anything! I called DYSON and they told me the clutch needed to be reset, so she had me recline the vacuum from its upright position, lay it on it's side, turn the carpet/bare floor dial slowly back and forth between the two settings about 6 times and it apparently reset the clutch and now the cleaner bar spins normally and there's no more loud grinding-type noises. She said if that didn't work, the next step would be to remove the bottom protective panel (secured with the three large plastic screws) and lift the entire cleaner bar (do not remove the belt) out about an inch or so and then reinsert it and reattach the bottom plate. I hope this helps your problem. Good luck.

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If this model has a brush control - i.e a roller at the side of the model which controls brush to spin or not, then its a protected brush model - therefore even if the drive belt is intact the Dyson would have to be repaired by a service personnel or professional. The brush protection isn't able to be taken apart and sounds like it may well have slipped off due to tension.

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