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Question. I have a dyson V8 and it said to leave it plugged in for 5 hours to recharge before using. I had to leave the house and it has been over 5 hours. Will this harm the vacuum?

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If you are using the Dyson charger made for the vac then leaving it plugged in for over the recommended time will do not harm. The battery will only charge so much then stop charging.
You're OK.

Posted on Sep 09, 2017

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SOURCE: Dyson 07 plug gets very hot after prolonged vacuuming

Electrical current passes through the electric cord and plug - it will get warm, that's normal. If the problem is worse where you smell an electrical burning smell, only an authorized dealer can fit a new power cord to your vacuum cleaner. Call the Dyson helpline, they will let you know who the closest repair dealer in your area is.

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SOURCE: dyson users manual

You didn't say which model you have but here is a link for user guides covering nearly all Dyson models:

http://www.dyson.co.uk/support/help.asp?article=1624

Hope this helps.

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    SOURCE: I have a 5 year old Dyson DC07 animal vacuum cleaner. I'm having problems with the vacuum strength when cleaning the carpet but not when using an acessory to clean the stairway carpet. Any possible

    Hi Ronald,

    I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC07. If your machine picks up well through the hose, but not through the cleaner head, it's likely that you have a blockage in the cleaner head.

    The easiest way to locate and remove any obstructions is to follow the steps shown in our online support guide:

    http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=4&product=DC07-ANIMAL_US

    It's also a good idea to give the filter a wash - in normal use, this should be done at least once every 3-6 months, as shown in the video below. Use cold water without detergent, and allow at least 12 hours for it to dry completely before replacing it.

    This should resolve your issue, but if you have any further questions, please get in touch with us directly on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US).

    Kind regards,

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      SOURCE: Dyson D15 shut off while in use

      Hi Mary Ellen,

      I am sorry to hear you are having difficulty with your DC15. Most Dyson vacuums have a built in safety system that stops the machine if it begins to overheat. This usually happens because the filter needs washing or your machine is blocked. If your machine turns off on its own, unplug it and leave it for at least an hour to cool down. Remember to check the filter and look for blockages before re-starting. For more information on completing these checks please visit:


      http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=1451&product=DC15-SY-STD

      If you need additional assistance please contact us at 1-866-693-9766 US or 0800 298 0298 UK.

      Best wishes,

      Jessica

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      I'm sorry to hear your DC44 Animal doesn't seem to be working correctly. If the green LED indicator on the machine lights up, but the machine itself doesn't run, this suggests the battery is flat. It could mean that it's not recharging correctly when connected to the docking station.

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      http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=1451&product=DC15-SY-STD

      If you need additional assistance please contact us at 1-866-693-9766 US or 0800 298 0298 UK.

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