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My dyson dc07 is does not have the suction it used to. what should I do?

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You can't always wash that to get it sucking again, this might help:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t2827418-very_little_suction_in_hose_no_tears_in

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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There are a couple of things you can do and it depends on whether you don't have suction from both the wand and the bottom of the
machine or just from one side:
1) First check the suction of the machine to ensure that the motor is still good - remove the canister and look for the two
openings/holes on the spine/frame of the machine - put your hand in front of the hole on the LEFT (higher than the hole on the right)
- if there is suction, continue the troubleshoot instructions, if there is no suction your motor may be damaged - call the Dyson
Helpline, they'll set you up with a repair with the closest authorized dealer in your area.
2) Check for blockages from the bottom of the machine. Remove the:
(i) U-Bend (stand behind the machine and look next to the right-hand-side wheel, it's attached with a rectangular clip next to the
long gray hose - push the clip and pull the U-Bend off, make sure its clear - if there's a blockage remove it and continue with the
blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
(ii) AI Valve (stand behind the machine and look above the right-hand side wheel, it's attached with two buttons on either side of the
AI Pipe/Valve - push the two buttons and pull the pipe up and off and make sure there is clear - if there's a blockage remove it and
continue with the blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
(iii) Refit the internal hose on the bottom of the machine between the wheels and make sure it isn't torn and has no holes in it and
that there is nothing clogged inside it - to refit the hose: Pull it off where it sits next to the wheel first - make sure that the
gray piece of rubber is still on the hose (if it isn't, pull the gray piece of rubber off the hole and reconnect it to the hose by
twisting it back on) - next, twist the hose off where it connects to the brushbar - inspect the hose and make sure you don't have any
holes in it - put it back on by twisting it onto the side of the brushbar first - then line the gray piece of plastic end up with the
hole next to the wheel and push and twist it back over the hole. Bring the machine back upright and test it
3) Check for blockages in the wand. Remove the:
(i) U-Bend (stand behind the machine and look next to the right-hand-side wheel, it's attached with a rectangular clip next to the
long gray hose - push the clip and pull the U-Bend off, make sure its clear - if there's a blockage remove it and continue with the
blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
(ii) Wand - take the wand off the back of the machine - put one hand on the wand handle and one hand on the gray hose - pull the
handle and push the gray hose down, you'll see a metal rod being exposed, push the hose until it clicks into place - press the
half-moon shape button with a picture of a lock on it (found on the solid gray plastic end of the flexible hose) and separate the wand
competely - point the wand into the air or at a source of light (please don't point it at the sun) and look through the metal rod part
- the handle is bent but you should still see some light coming through the other end - if you don't, there is a blockage in the wand
- use a long object like a stick or a metal hanger to remove the blockage
(iii) Hose - no need to remove it - just stretch it out and make sure that there are no dark spots in the hose (those would be
blockages) - you can also through the top of the hose - if you don't see the ground at the bottom there is a blockage in the hose
4) If no blockages are found on the machine at all:
(i) wash the filter in cold water and leave it out to dry for at least 24 hours
(ii) blow out the cyclone from the bottom (open the door on the bin door - you can now look into the cyclone) - blow it out with an
air compressor or a leaf blower
(iii) Wipe all the small holes off on the cyclone with a dryer sheet
When the filter is dry, test the suction again. If there still is no suction on the machine, call the Dyson Helpline, they'll set you
up with a repair with the closest authorized dealer in your area.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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    There are a couple of things you can do and it depends on whether you don't have suction from both the wand and the bottom of the

    machine or just from one side:

    1) First check the suction of the machine to ensure that the motor is still good - remove the canister and look for the two

    openings/holes on the spine/frame of the machine - put your hand in front of the hole on the LEFT (higher than the hole on the right)

    - if there is suction, continue the troubleshoot instructions, if there is no suction your motor may be damaged - call the Dyson

    Helpline, they'll set you up with a repair with the closest authorized dealer in your area.

    2) Check for blockages from the bottom of the machine. Remove the:
    (i) U-Bend (stand behind the machine and look next to the right-hand-side wheel, it's attached with a rectangular clip next to the

    long gray hose - push the clip and pull the U-Bend off, make sure its clear - if there's a blockage remove it and continue with the

    blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
    (ii) AI Valve (stand behind the machine and look above the right-hand side wheel, it's attached with two buttons on either side of the

    AI Pipe/Valve - push the two buttons and pull the pipe up and off and make sure there is clear - if there's a blockage remove it and

    continue with the blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
    (iii) Refit the internal hose on the bottom of the machine between the wheels and make sure it isn't torn and has no holes in it and

    that there is nothing clogged inside it - to refit the hose: Pull it off where it sits next to the wheel first - make sure that the

    gray piece of rubber is still on the hose (if it isn't, pull the gray piece of rubber off the hole and reconnect it to the hose by

    twisting it back on) - next, twist the hose off where it connects to the brushbar - inspect the hose and make sure you don't have any

    holes in it - put it back on by twisting it onto the side of the brushbar first - then line the gray piece of plastic end up with the

    hole next to the wheel and push and twist it back over the hole. Bring the machine back upright and test it

    3) Check for blockages in the wand. Remove the:
    (i) U-Bend (stand behind the machine and look next to the right-hand-side wheel, it's attached with a rectangular clip next to the

    long gray hose - push the clip and pull the U-Bend off, make sure its clear - if there's a blockage remove it and continue with the

    blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
    (ii) Wand - take the wand off the back of the machine - put one hand on the wand handle and one hand on the gray hose - pull the

    handle and push the gray hose down, you'll see a metal rod being exposed, push the hose until it clicks into place - press the

    half-moon shape button with a picture of a lock on it (found on the solid gray plastic end of the flexible hose) and separate the wand

    competely - point the wand into the air or at a source of light (please don't point it at the sun) and look through the metal rod part

    - the handle is bent but you should still see some light coming through the other end - if you don't, there is a blockage in the wand

    - use a long object like a stick or a metal hanger to remove the blockage
    (iii) Hose - no need to remove it - just stretch it out and make sure that there are no dark spots in the hose (those would be

    blockages) - you can also through the top of the hose - if you don't see the ground at the bottom there is a blockage in the hose

    4) If no blockages are found on the machine at all:
    (i) wash the filter in cold water and leave it out to dry for at least 24 hours
    (ii) blow out the cyclone from the bottom (open the door on the bin door - you can now look into the cyclone) - blow it out with an

    air compressor or a leaf blower
    (iii) Wipe all the small holes off on the cyclone with a dryer sheet

    When the filter is dry, test the suction again. If there still is no suction on the machine, call the Dyson Helpline, they'll set you

    up with a repair with the closest authorized dealer in your area.

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Hi there SmartAlec from nelsonvacuums.com.au here. First thing to try is if it improves with your washable filter removed then replace your washable filter buy here . If the filter is not he cause then it is likely a blockage in the radix assembly. Post another question if you think this may be the cause. I will need a bit of time to answer that one though (its pretty tough to clear).
Happy Vacuuming! :)

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I've got a dc 04 and it lost a lot of suction over time. First I made sure nothing was stuck in any of the pipe work. Then I checked the HEPA filter (the big circular sponge filter at the top of the cylinder) it was filthy. Wash it with water to get out all the dust then dry by a radiator for a couple of hours before reinserting. If you're in a real hurry just do the vacuuming without it in - it's just a bit of foam to stop very fine particles from escaping.

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I had the same issue and solved it easily.My experience is the same as the March 6th response/ When you push your foot onto the base and then recline the handle, use your toe to gently push the very front of the base down closer to the carpet. This creates a much stronger seal and suction and picks up every bit of dirt easily. If i do not do this extra step the suction is much much less. I tried an experiment with sand that I poured onto my carpet. Initially, I went over the sand 4 times and the dyson 07 would only pick up 50 percent of the sand. I then poured more sand onto the carpet, and this time pushed the front lip down so it was contacting the carpet. This time only two passes were needed to completely **** up all the sand. Not sure why this is not in the manual but it really works. Good Luck!

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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.

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