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The handle will not stay connected. You can push But when you pull back, it separates right above the off /on switch

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There may be damage to where the wand connects to the back of the vacuum cleaner - you should see two grooves on the wand and two on the spine of the vac where the wand slides into - if you have any damage to either side, the wand won't click into place and stay attached to the machine. Call the Dyson helpline for troubleshooting and so that they can refer you to an authorized Dyson repair dealer if needed. If the damage is to the wand alone, you will be able to just purchase a new wand through them.

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How do I attach the handle back on to the cyclone?


Hi Tammy, it's Jack at Dyson.

The current generation of Dyson cordless vacuums, such as DC59, include a cyclone pack and main body which aren't designed to separate, unless either of those two parts need replacing. If these two parts have been separated, they should clip back together securely when pushed together firmly - the exception would be if they were separated accidentally and were damaged in the process.

So we can take some further details and help you resolve this, I would encourage you to contact our experts directly for some advice. You can reach us by calling 0800 298 0298 (UK), 1-866-693-9766 (US), 1-877-397-6622 (CA) or 1800 239 766 (AU).

We'll look forward to speaking to you - please have your DC59 easily to hand when you call.

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How To Replace the On / Off Switch On Hoover Windtunnel Self-Propelled Uprights


What you'll need to do this repair:
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Hoover Windtunnel Switch For All Upright Models

Step 1. Turn the vacuum cleaner around so that the back is facing you. Remove the two screws at the top of the vacuum that are holding the handle on the machine. Please see the picture below of the two highlighted screws that need to be removed;
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Step 2. After these two screws have been removed, simply slide the handle backwards, and remove it completely from the vacuum and set it aside. You now can see the on/off switch, but you can't easily change it from here, you'll need to complete several other steps before you can remove the switch. Here's what the vacuum should look like after removing the handle:
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Step 3. After removing the handle from the vacuum, turn the machine around so the front of it is facing you. Open the vacuum bag door and set the door aside. Also remove any attachments that are on-board in the tool storage bin, this model has a hand-held turbo brush stored here. After removing both of these parts, you'll need to unscrew 3 screws that holds the tool caddy onto the vacuum cleaner. I have circled the area where these 3 screws are located:
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Step 4. After removing these three screws, pull the tool caddy off of the vacuum by pulling straight forward by using the tool caddy lid. You'll now have access to both the front and the back sides of the switch. Use your needle nose pliers to remove the two wires that are attached to the switch. Be careful when pulling these wires off because if you pull too hard, then it will break the switch terminal off inside of the wire. Most models have the wire that has a plastic covering over the end of it on the top, and the metal terminal is connected on the bottom. The two lead wires that need to be removed are highlighted:

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Step 5. After the wires have been removed from the switch, turn the vacuum back around so that the back of the machine is facing you. Simply use your flat head screwdriver to pry the switch off. You may push on the back side of the switch where the wires connect to it in order to give a space so that you can get a screw driver behind it. Here's how it should look:
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Step 6. Once the old switch has been removed, simply push the new switch into the open hole. Important: Make sure that the Off setting of the switch is at the bottom, and the part of the switch that says on is on the top, otherwise the switch will be reversed. Re-attach the wires to the switch, with the wire that has the plastic covering on top, and the metal wire terminal on the bottom. The only tricky part of reassembling is when you put the handle assembly back on the vacuum. As you can see, there is a metal cable below the switch. This metal cable controls the self-propelled mechanism. If you look at the handle assembly, you'll see where the self propelled cable sits inside. The easiest way to line these up is to pull the cable up to the top, and then line up the rod inside of the handle that the cable goes in, and slide the handle back on the vacuum.

I hope this was helpful.

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How can I separatte the ****** handle of my Epic 6500 fromthe hose? I have a wrapped pair of socks stuck in it at the handle


There are two different styles of hose for the 6500 vacuums. Please be careful when you take the handles off and also when putting it back togeather. To remove the handle there are two screw caps that you need to remove to get to the screws. You can do this with the tip of a knife or something similar inserted under the edge of the screw cap and pry up. The screws can either be a Phillips head or a torx bit. Remove the screws and then separate the top part of the handle from the bottom. Make sure to notice the position of the wires and do not unplug them from the switch or the contact block.The contact block at the hose end of the handle has two contacts that transfer the power from the hose to the handle and will bend out of shape if you are not careful. To remove the contact block, use a flat head screw driver under the block and pry up. On the older models, the handle will slip right off. If you have a newer model, there is a handle retainer at the base of the handle and will push out with a screw driver. It only goes one way and
the handle will slip off.
To replace the handle just reverse the procedure. Good luck.

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Why want beater bar turn on Dyson DC17?


There are a few things it could be. Pull the handle back into the vacuuming position and turn the brush bar switch on and off while listening to see if you can hear the brush bar motor turn off and on. If you can hear the brush bar motor running it may need a new belt and/or the brush bar may be seized up.
There is a switch by the main power switch that provides power to run the brush bar motor. There is a micro switch down in the motor area that closes the circuit to the brush bar motor when you pull the handle back. Check electrical connections and all of the above parts to determine which one or one's may be defective.

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Why want the beater bar turn?


There are a few things it could be. Pull the handle back into the vacuuming position and turn the brush bar switch on and off while listening to see if you can hear the brush bar motor turn off and on. If you can hear the brush bar motor running it may need a new belt and/or the brush bar may be seized up.
There is a switch by the main power switch that provides power to run the brush bar motor. There is a micro switch down in the motor area that closes the circuit to the brush bar motor when you pull the handle back. Check electrical connections and all of the above parts to determine which one or one's may be defective.

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How do I get the hose off to clean furniture?


Just above the power button is the purple, ribbed section that pushes in for releasing the hose. You press in and lift to release the entire hose assembly. You then pull the hose down to separate it from the handle. Push in purple button at end of hose section to separate the two sections. Now just flip over the wand and attach to opening at top of handle by sliding into the round, vented purple cap until you hear a click. That's it! Now you can use as is or connect your attachments if you have them. Hope this helped!

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It will not turn on. No lights, no power what so


The most common problem with the windtunnel series is the small switch inside the handle. The plastic switch you touch is NOT the electrical switch. It is a plastic arm that pushes on the actual switch. Sometimes the switches burn up and othertimes the rod that comes from the thumb switch does not push the on/off well enough. It could also be the cord, inspect it for large gouges and exposed wire, that may also be your problem.

Some simple things to fix this.
  • If its less than a year old its still under warranty. If you have a sales reciept go to hoovers website and look up the nearest servicing warranty dealer. They'll fix it and send the bill to hoover.
  • Tighten the screws on the back of the handle, if they become lose, the thumb switch rod does not reach the actual switch.
  • Check the cord for obvious problems like exposed wires and large kinks or twists.
  • pull on the metal part of the electrical plug (when unplugged) sometimes they come right out leaving little connection.
If you are more capable you can take the handle apart and replace the switch, it is semi difficult if you are not mechanicly inclined. To do this remove the screws in the upper rear of the handle and pull the handle towards the back of the machine and off. then pull out the piece of plastic that is in back of the hand tools giving you access to the wires. Then simply squeeze the switch through the opening, replace and reinstall. One of these will solve your problem.

Best of Luck!


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Power brush will only operate on push stroke


If the motor runs, the circuit breaker is working. If it only works on the push stroke, you probably have burnt contacts where the handle and/or wands and/or power head connect. When you push, the contacts are pressed together; when you pull, they are separated and the motor loses power. The only solution is to replace the connector parts.

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Hi, my name is Jon I am a former Kirby salesman and I own an Ultimate G and I know this machine inside and out. First take the cord out of the clips on the back of the handle.

Second at the bottom of the handle there is a grey rubber button that says "push" and you will push it and pull up on the handle. The handle should come right out.

Then what you want to do to take the bag off is push the clip that the bag is connected to and pull the bag out.

That's all you have to do I hope this helps you and good luck!

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