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The power brush on my dyson dc17 upright vacuum makes a horrible grinding noise then stops working. do I need to replace the motor for the power brush? if so how do I find diy instructions?

I have already cleaned the entire power brush area and checked the belt so i am pretty sure that niether of these is the problem. also, I am not concerned about voiding a warranty as it is no longer under warranty, I need to fix it myself as I can't afford to take it to a repair shop.

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It could be the brush roll and / or belt. Remove those and see how the motor sounds without them in the machine.

Posted on Jan 03, 2017

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    Rhonda Mcmahan Jan 04, 2017

    thank you that was an important step in the process of elimination I had skipped. unfortunately, it still does the same thing with these items removed.

  • Thatvacguy.com Jan 04, 2017

    It is most likely the motor then. I can get a new motor for you if needed. Gary 260 244-3447

  • Rhonda Mcmahan
    Rhonda Mcmahan Jan 04, 2017

    I ordered one from amazon I should have it in a couple days. now I just need to find detailed instructions on how to replace it. thank you very much

  • Rhonda Mcmahan
    Rhonda Mcmahan Jan 07, 2017

    can you please tell me where to find an instructional video on how to replace the brush motor on my dyson dc 17 upright?

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