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My brush bar has stopped - how can it be made to rotate?

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Brush bar stops rotating when I recline the upright part beyond 45 degrees. Brush bar rotates but if I move the machine too far away, increasing the angle it stops. All cleaned out etc


There is a switch in the ball which is activated as you pull the handle back from the upright position. The lever that activates the switch pivots as the handle rotates backwards. Try to determine if this lever could be broken or mislocated somehow..

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My cordless Shark Vacuum brush bar would stop working each time after a few minutes of use. I was getting ready to throw the vacuum cleaner away, but decided to pull the bottom cover and check it first. I did the following modification and now it works great!

Just a few notes before attempting this tip: You need to be carefulafter this modification if you see the brush bar stop as this couldmean the bar is really jammed and there is a risk of the brush barmotor burning out. Most of the time disabling any fuse or circuit breaker is a very bad idea and could ruin equipment and even cause a fire. In the case of this tip, only consider the modification if you areready to get rid of the Shark because of the brush bar problem. Another option is to replace the circuit breaker, however consideringthe time and money involved vs. the cost of the vacuum cleaner it mayor may not be worth it to you. I did this modification to my cordlessShark about 4 months ago, and have had no further problems with it. I takes about 15 minutes to do this modification using a screw driver and wire cutters.

1. With the vacuum cleaner off, check the brush bar by manually rotating is with you hand. It should not be jammed or very difficult to turn. If so, remove the brush bar and clean it. Try the vacuum again. If you still have a problem with the brush bar stopping, proceed to next step.
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3. There are two wires going to the brush bar motor, one wire includes a small circuit breaker.
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Dyson DC25 brush won't spin when touching the floor. If I lift it off the floor it spins, once it touches the floor it stops. Any idea what the problem is?


I can think of three things that could be wrong.

The easiest one is that the brush has hair and fluff wrapped around its bearing. This happened to me and was causing a burning rubber smell. Turn it over and remove the base plate. Lift the belt by putting a piece of cord under it and slide the brush out. Remove one end of the brush and slide the spindle out. Clean all the hair out and reassemble.

The internal drive belt is worn, or the nylon bush that it runs on.

The clutch is worn out.

The last two are not as easy to fix as the main drive belt is enclosed in the centre of the clutch. There are videos though that show you the process. Have a read and a watch, but try my first tip first.

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    Our DC41 is impossible to push on carpet. Is there an adjustment to do? Almost like there is too much suction.


    See if the following information can help.

    CARPETS OR HARD FLOORS

    • The brush bar will always default to 'ON' (spinning) each time you switch the

    appliance 'ON' and recline it for cleaning.

    • The brush bar will not rotate when the appliance is upright.

    • To switch the brush bar 'OFF' (e.g. for delicate rugs and hard floors):

    - switch the appliance 'ON'

    - recline the appliance

    - press the brush bar 'ON/OFF' button - the brush bar will stop spinning.

    • The brush bar will automatically stop if it becomes obstructed. See 'Brush bar -

    clearing obstructions'.

    • Before vacuuming your flooring, rugs and carpets, check the manufacturer's

    recommended cleaning instructions.

    • Some carpets may fuzz if a rotating brush bar is used when vacuuming. If this

    happens, we recommend vacuuming in 'hard floor' mode and consulting with

    the flooring manufacturer.

    • The brush bar on the appliance may damage some carpet types. If you are
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    My brush is not rotating


    Hi there, it's Jack at Dyson.

    I'm sorry to hear your DC33's brush bar is not rotating. This is likely to be because the brush control on the cleaner head has accidentally set to 'Hard floors'. In this mode, the brush bar will not rotate. Please recline your machine into the vacuuming position, turn it on, and make sure the brush control is set to 'Carpets'.

    I'm confident this will resolve the issue, as using and replacing the wand will not have any effect on the function of the brush bar. It's also important to note that the brush bar will never rotate when the machine is standing upright.

    If you would like further assistance after you've checked the brush control is correctly positioned, please get in touch with us directly. You can reach us on 0800 298 0298 (UK), 1-866-693-9766 (US), or 1-877-397-6622 (CA).

    Best wishes,

    Jack
    Dyson Online Customer Support
    http://www.dyson.com

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    Either the bearing in the rotating brush is bad and isn't allowing the brush to turn, or in the majority of cases, the belt is broken.

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