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Trying to replace roller brush on DC07 model

Discovered roller brush was missing several teeth. Obtained new roller brush, and want to install; but unsure how to remove damaged roller and install new part. Belt appears too tight. Seems there should be some way to either release tension on belt while swapping rollers, then resetting the belt.

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    There is some kind of clog, but I can't locate the correct area. I'm not sure if I should start removing screws or not?

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    how do I remove the brush roller

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Hi the dyson is a bit strange with this the dyson engineers use a hook to put under the belt and pull it out to allow the brush to be removed I used a metal coat hanger to make the hook after seeing the dyson engineer when ours was under warranty if you make the hook with the wire doubled up it works fine for me hope this is of help Fred

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Dyson model DC07 the belt controlling the beater bar is not turning but does have tension


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

There are a number of reasons why your brush roller has stopped moving. General maintenance to your vacuum is crucial and will help it work at peak performance.

First things first lets focus on the brush roller. Unplug the vacuum and turn it on its side. Look for any noticeable clumps of debris or hair strands that may be caught in the brush roller. Remove these obstructions, probably best to do so with a scissor if it's hair or long pieces of carpet fibers. After removing the debris try manually rotating the brush roller to uncover other hidden clogs. Another thing to take note of is the condition of the bristles on the roll itself. Are they loose or worn down? These are signs that your brush roller is in need of replacing.

While checking out your brush roll you might as well take a look at your vacuums belt. Your belt should be replaced about every three months. After regular usage, the belt will stretch out, lessening the tension on the brush roller. Lesser tension diminishes the brush roller's turn rate and speed. If the belt feels loose then it certainly is affecting your vacuums suction as well as your brush roll not moving at all.

You can purchase a wide variety of high quality Dyson replacement parts for your Dyson vacuum direct from Think Crucial with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

https://www.thinkcrucial.com/search?type=product&q=dc07

I hope this was helpful.

Ava B.
Think Crucial Customer Care
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Dec 09, 2016 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Brush won't turn on dyson dc07


There was a belt that was to be attached to the motor shaft under the belt cover, be sure that it didn't pop off. the recommended fix is to replace the clutch, not the belts in the clutch. if you only replaced the belts it could still be a bad clutch.

If you need any help feel free to contact me.

Tim
TheVacCenter.com

Feb 16, 2013 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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I just replaced the clutch on dyson dc07 and it's


Hi there, Yes it likely does need replacing. The only other possibility is that the base plate is installed slightly incorrectly and is pressing on the roller making it unable to move. If the machine makes the same sound without the base plate on replace the roller brush. It is possible to simply replace the roller brush bearing too (size 625) if the roller is not damaged.

Mar 12, 2012 | Vacuums

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I bought a dyson DC14 hepa with no brush bar can i use it on wooden floors


Hi there,
Actually yes you can. The hard floor setting is the same as the carpet setting only it doesn't spin the brush roller. Running the vacuum without the roller will have roughly the same effect.
If you want to buy and install a roller I have made a video to show you how to fit one in your DC07.
Click here to go to my DC07 webpage. There is a link on that page called

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

that is the one to choose to see how you could install a new roller.

If you want to purchase a roller online check out vacuumspot or Nelson Vacuums.


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Jan 07, 2011 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Roller does not turn


Hello,

When a Dyson DC07 makes this horrible grinding noise, it can only mean one of three things.

The Dyson DC07 uprights use a clutch mechanism to control the brush spinning when you change the floor / carpet switch. When you hear this grinding noise, it's actually the clutch slipping because it can not spin the roller brush. Most other uprights use a belt to spin the roller brush, and if something is stuck in the roller brush it will cause the belt to break. Dyson's however will make that awful grinding noise rather then breaking the belt, and will only make that noise if the roller brush can not spin.

When you hear this noise on a Dyson, it can only be 1 of 3 things. Either your clutch mechanism itself has gone bad, or the roller brush itself was not properly put back into the vacuum, or the brush itself has gone bad.

I'll be happy to walk you through step by step on how to diagnosis this problem and find out which one of these two parts is bad on your vacuum2_bing.gif.

Step 1. Make sure the vacuum is unplugged. Then turn the vacuum upside down so that the brushes are facing up. It's easiest if you put the head of the vacuum on top of a bench, or counter top. This is how the vacuum should look:

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Step 2. You see on the bottom of the vacuum 3 plastic screws that are usually the same color as the vacuum cleaner2_bing.gif. If you're vacuum is purple, the screws will also be purple. Use a flat head screwdriver, and turn each of the 3 screws a half of a turn, counter clockwise to loosen then. After each screw has been turned (you don't need to remove the completely, just a half of a turn is all), simply pull upwards on the bottom plate to remove it.

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Step 3. You should now be able to see the roller brush exposed. You'll now need to remove the roller brush. This will take some patience, and some work in order to get this brush out of the vacuum. There is a special tool that has been designed to help you get the brush out easier. I would try getting the brush out first before buying this special tool. The easiest way is to use a flat head screw driver and pry the belt up while pulling up and out on the brush. With some patience and some maneuvering, you'll be able to get the brush out of the vacuum. Here's where you should put the flat head screw driver on the brush:

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Step 4. Once you get the belt out of the vacuum cleaner, it's time to test it. Use your finger tips to hold just the end caps on the very end of the roller brush. While holding just the end caps, use your thumbs to try and spin the roller brush. Does the brush spin freely? It should rotate completely several times on each spin. If the brush doesn't spin, or you feel some kind of resistance to the brush spinning, then this indicates that your roller brush has gone bad. Here's a picture of how to test the brush:

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If the roller brush went bad, then you'll need to purchase a new one. Here's a direct link to the roller brush your machine uses on our website GoVacuum:
http://www.govacuum.com/dysondc07.html


If the brush however was able to spin freely, and it spun multiple times, this indicates that most likely the brush was not put back in properly, or it could be a little more serious of problem in the clutch itself has gone bad. The clutch replacement repair is a much longer, more challenging repair to do. There is a very helpful video on how to replace the clutch below so that you may follow step by step instructions on how to change it. It was really helpful for me the first time I did this repair.

I think more likely however it's probably that the brush was not put back in properly, and this caused the brushes not to be able to spin, which would cause the clutch to make that horrible noise. Make sure that the roller brush is pictured like the brush above, you may also want to make sure that the bottom plate is put on correctly, this could also prevent the brush from spinning:

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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If you need to replace the clutch, here's a direct link to the clutch your Dyson DC07 uses on our website:
http://www.govacuum.com/dydcclasfore.html

Here's the video on how to replace the clutch:


When you hear that grinding noise, it can only be one of these three problems. This clutch mechanism was so problematic that Dyson removed it on the second series of the DC07 models. I hope that this repair was helpful in diagnosing your problem. If you have any questions about the diagnosing, or the clutch change, please feel free to use the Clarification Request form here on the Fixya repair page. If this was helpful you, please be sure to rate my repair as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons.

Thank you,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

Apr 06, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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I have a dyson dc07 with a malfuncitoning clutch diagnosed here on fixya. I've replaced the clutch and the grinding noise when the clutch is engaged for carpet and non rotating brush problem presists. This...


Greetings from GoVacuum,

If you have replaced the clutch already, then this can really only be one other problem, and that is the roller brush. If the roller brush's bearing have locked up, and the brush is no longer spinning, this is going to cause the clutch to make that horrible grinding noise, and a lot of people incorrectly think automatically that the clutch needs to be replaced.

Here's a very easy way that you can test the roller brush on your Dyson to see if it may have gone bad. In 10 years of fixing and selling vacuum cleaners, I have never seen such a cheap roller brush that's in the Dyson DC07 models with clutches, unfortunately this is notorious problem we see on this particular model.

Ok, so to test out the brush, make sure the vacuum is unplugged, and turn it upside down. Remove the 3 plastic screws on the bottom plate, and remove the bottom plate to expose the brush completely.

You may then simply pull upwards on the roller brush, and take the brush out of the belt that is wrapped around it. After the brush has been completely removed from the vacuum cleaner, hold the brush with only your pointer fingers in each hand, and only put your pointer fingers on the outside of the bearing caps on each side of the roller brush.

While holding only the bearing caps with your fingers, try to spin the brush with your thumbs. The brush should spin freely in your fingers, and you should get a good 5 or 6 rotations with each spin.

If the brush doesn't spin, then your roller brush has gone bad. Espcecially with home that have long haired pets, or females, the hair gets between the bearing cap and the bearing inside and causes the plastic caps that are covering the bearings to heat up, ultimately causing the bearing caps to melt, and finally the bearings sieze, and the brush will no longer spin freely which is why the clutch makes that awful noise.

Good news is that the roller brush is not as expensive or as difficult to replace as the clutch was. You may purchase the DC07 roller brush here;
Genuine Dyson DC-07 Roller Brush for Models That Use a Clutch Part # 904174-01

If your roller brush does spin, then I'm baffled as to what could be causing the clutch to make noise, but I'd like to try and help you figure this out.

Please send me an email to chris.jones@govacuum.com, or just request a clarification request here on Fixya, and I'd be more then happy to try and diagnosis this Dyson further for you.

If this Solution was helpful to you, please rate the repair as helpful by clicking on the 4 Thumbs Up Icons in the top right hand corner of this solution.

Thank you so much, I hope that this helps you.

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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Trying to replace belt that has teeth on it it on


The motor pulley opposite your roller brush might have its teeth stripped. That is common on this machine. Your would need a new pump.

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Roller brush of my dyson dc07 isn't turning...


it migh be the belt.check your belt or it is the brushroll is stuck.(from to much hair ect.)

Jun 29, 2009 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Brush bar does not turn & makes a loud noise


You need to clean your roller and replace the clutch assembly that drives the belts. poorly designed vacuum with many flaws.

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Dyson DC07 brush roller is worn and won't make contact with the carpet anymore. I need to replace the brush roller but don't know how...HELP?


Buy the brush over the web etc..

To take the brush out
1 - Take the outer covering - uese a penny to turn the yellow srews

2 - Slide the black brush out from the assembly - Try the non belt side first.

3- Slide the belt out of the brush.

4 - Take brush out - Replace it with new one.

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