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Rug beater does not work, vacuum does I just was vacuuming the rug and it suddenly stopped, beater will not turn on.

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The beater bar will turn itself off if something became lodged in the brushbar area - it turns itself off so that it doesn't cause any further damage. If this is the case, recline the machine, turn it on and press the gray button next to the red power button. This is the brushbar's ON/OFF switch. If that doesn't solve the problem, call the Dyson helpline for further assistance.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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