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Only the big brush spins and the little one doesn't. Can turn by hand. Can't figure out what's wrong

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You won't feel a great deal of suction like you tried to do it. But look at the fan, if it isn't worn down, and the bag fills with air when you turn it on, then the suction should be ok. If you haven't changed your belt in awhile, I am sure that it is stretched and is having trouble turning the brush roll.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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cleaner will not start
yes, I plugged it in!

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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Remove the beater brush assy & remove the
shaft & brgs that go through it 7 clean out the
hair,fuss ect,so it will turn

You need to take your vacuum apart once a year or more
to clean things so they continue to work

Posted on May 22, 2011

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Usually when the brushes won't turn it is due to a bad turbine. Insert a screwdriver into the square hole that the pin on the brush fits into, and see if it turns. If it is seized up, the turbine assembly will need to be replaced.

Posted on Jun 28, 2011

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    Hi there,

    Sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC14. If the brushbar won't run when the cleaner is in contact with the carpet, it's probably best if you get in touch with us directly. One of our experts will be happy to run through some troubleshooting over the phone with you, and recommend the best course of action. You can call us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US). We'll look forward to hearing from you.

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    Posted on Aug 12, 2011

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    Remove the beater brush assy & remove the
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    You need to take your vacuum apart once a year or more
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