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My Dyson DC35 stops after the first minute. Then it keeps stopping every few seconds. I checked for obstructions, washed the filter and cleaned the brush. Is it the batterie?

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In the inlet pipe, there is a small valve that can get jammed shut with debris this causes them to pulse start, stop, start, stop, and so on. Ensure this is floating free, not jammed shut, it works purely on gravity... The other possibility is the cyclone needs cleaning. Remove the filter and check no dirt is lodged there. Remove the top torx screws and keep them safe. Carefully remove the top check for damaged seals gaskets etc (this can cause a malfunction). Again keep safe. The cyclone can then be inspected for dirt and dust clogging holes and airways. Clean thoroughly and reassemble, make sure all components are dry if they have been washed to clean them. Hopefully, this will restore the machine to working order

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If the beater bar does not spin freely, and the belt still seems to be in place, then you may not need a new clutch, but you may need to reset the clutch.  This is done very simply by keeping the beater bar section of the vacuum flat on the floor and reclining the handle all the way to the floor so the entire vacuum lays flat. There is a mechanism in the vacuum which resets the clutch. You will probably not hear anything when the clutch resets.  I sat on the phone for an hour and a half to hear this simple technique is built into the vacuum, but excluded from all instructions and website customer service information.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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SOURCE: Overheating Dyson DC07

Many devices including this one have what's known as a thermal cut out.

It is there for obvious safety reasons and prevents the temperature in the locality of the cut out from exceeding a pre-defined value.
Some of them require you to press a reset button in order to switch the power back on and other types simply reconnect the electricity supply when the temperature returns to normal (safe) operating limits.
The Dyson DC07 has a thermal cut out located close to the motor and it is of the "self resetting" type.
If your vacuum cleaner switches off after a few minutes the most probable cause (there can be others) is the thermal cut out has operated.
The first and most important thing to do is to establish why it has operated.... If the airflow around the motor has become restricted then it will not be being sufficiently cooled and so it will have cut out correctly. However, thermal cut outs are often quite crude internally and it is not uncommon for them to start cutting out at too low a temperature. So...

Here's what to do...
(some tools may be required to complete the following so read the entire procedure before starting. Please note this is not an absolute guide if you need really foolproof step by step instructions... buy a manual! But this should help)

  • remove and thoroughly empty the dust bin (do not put it back yet)
  • remove and clean the drum filter to the right of the motor (right when looking at the front of the machine). (N.B. Never put this back if it is still damp)
  • remove the accessories from the upright section
  • withdraw the handle and separate it from the flexible hose (all of these and the following parts have a colored (commonly yellow) release tags/buttons/levers *** Never force anything!! ***
  • remove the flexible hose
  • remove the pipe union to the left of the motor
  • carefully lie the machine on its front (wheels uppermost) and remove the u-bend
Check all these parts for blockages/clogging before continuing...

There are now only two areas left that I know of which may cause further blockages. One is the "whole of life filter" located under the dust bin and the other one is inside each of those seven little cones (cyclonic chambers) at the top of the dust bin (root 8 cyclone is usually written on one of them). The following will require some tools and some common sense...
  • carefully prise the plastic disc up (the one under where the dust bin rests) use a flat bladed screwdriver or similar releasing it from the lug you can see at the front. Inspect the filter and replace if necessary (when replacing it you may find the original has been glued to the plastic lid - if so gently scrape it off )
  • If none of the above has revealed an obvious problem lets turn our attention to these pesky little cones... if you have ever vacuumed up any damp material these can become blocked. You will need a size 15 star drive (sometimes known as torx TX-15) screwdriver. I recommend you buy one with a shaft length of at least 70mm (you will need one this long if you are to access the thermal cut out later)
  • Place the bin assembly on a suitable dust sheet.. this can get messy!
  • remove the clear plastic outer bin
  • undo the three star drive screws at the top and partly withdraw the top ***careful*** you can not fully withdraw this piece. All we are doing here is creating a bit of limited access and "peer room" (before withdrawing the lid you may wish to peer underneath and for future reference note how the release rod is engaged).
  • now here you have to use a big dollop of care and common sense. By peering into these cones (shine a powerful torch through the sidewall of the cone) see if you can tell if any of them are blocked.
  • using a small piece of wire or similar gently poke any blockages away. Be careful not to damage the loose but still attached lid.
  • reassembly is a bit tricky because you have to re-engage the release rod at the bottom whilst at the same time pushing the lid back into position. Take care not to damage or trap the large rubber sealing ring as you press the lid home Finally replace the three screws being careful not to over tighten.
If none of this revealed anything very positive... Its time to open up and inspect the motor casing/thermal cut out.

**** WARNING**** The next section requires someone who is technically minded, has fiddly fingers patience and a basic understanding of typical plastic goods assembly techniques. As I am not including photo's the descriptions given can only be considered as pointers to how to do it (I'm not writing a Haynes manual here! So if you are a cak handed clot with little or no patience and a tendency to resort to ever bigger hammers - take the vacuum cleaner to an independent repair shop - explain the symptoms, tell them what you have done so far and leave it to them!!

  • In order to release the roller brush and belt mechanism turn the vacuum cleaner face down undo the three 1/4 turn screws and carefully withdraw the grey plastic cover (ease the belt guard section gently away)
  • coax the belt from the motor end then withdraw the belt and roller from its housing
  • Now we need to release the mains cable from the switch area to the motor housing - Undo the screw below the yellow switch
  • Working from the back prise the plastic housing forwards (this is tricky) leaving the switch in the on position can help but the main lugs stopping the housing from coming forwards are at the top just behind the big yellow switch button. the best way is to insert a fairly small flat bladed screwdriver in past the upper lugs at the back and put a slight outwards force on the housing tou are trying to remove... patience! Repeat for the other side
  • Now undo the electrical connections and release the flex from its channel so it is free to be withdrawn when you release the motor housing
  • turn the vacuum on to its front and remove the four torx drive motor housing securing screws (two of these are down a fairly deep recess)
  • carefully withdraw the complete motor assembly from the shell
  • The remaining part of the grey plastic casing can now be removed (a bit fiddly)
  • You should now have the complete motor assembly housed in a black plastic case with the grey intake at one end. Inspect this carefully and you will see that the grey intake is held in place with four lugs. gently prise the black plastic over these lugs and the grey intake will come away
  • Now you need to do two things in stages - pressing on the shiny metal motor shaft will push the motor out of the black casing but make sure that at the same time you feed the mains flex complete with rubber boot through the hole.
  • Voila the motor is now exposed
  • Inspect the motor for any signs of overheating or damage - check the brushes are OK (if you don't know what these are and you've got this far, now may be the time to ask a friend with a bit more knowhow to help!)
  • Unplug the electrical connections and undo the small Phillips screw holding the plastic assembly to the motor casing (this contains a capacitor and firmly pressed against the metal motor casing is the thermal cut out
  • If all else seems OK replace the thermal cut out with a new one and reassemble
  • No I'm not going to explain how to do that! For the most part just carefully reverse these instructions! - come on you've made it this far!!

NB. NEVER remove or bypass the cut out. this really could be very dangerous!

I hope this is of some help... Regards to all.


Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Brushes are clean, but Roomba stops and says clean brushes

I decided to take it apart and see if I could fix it because even if something inside went "SPROING" and I couldn't get it back together, it wouldn't be any worse than it was already.

FIrst, remove the dust bin part and the brushes. Then, there are four screws on the bottom gray panel which have to be removed first in order to get to the gears which hold the brushes. I did not remove the little sweeper brush on the front, but I just slide it through the hole in the gray panel.

Then in order to get out the orange section which actually holds the brushes, there are four screws which must be removed. The orange section is attached to a blue section. This entire unit comes out by sliding it toward the area where the dust bin goes, being careful not to tear the light gray rubber gasket which covers the side.

Once that section is removed, there are two screws on each side. These screws hold the orange thing to the blue thing. Once the screws are removed, lift up only the side which has the white squares into which the brushes are inserted. These are actually the back side of little gears. There is a face plate on the outside of the orange part on this end. The other end contains a bunch of wires and I was careful not to disconnect any of them.

The face plate has six screws which must all be removed. Use caution when removing the face plate. Hold it up so that all of the stuff doesn't fall out. It has a bunch of gears, little brass looking fittings and grease. Take care to only remove the gears which have the squares which hold the brushes AND do it one at a time unless you like working jigsaw puzzles. I used tweezers and a pin to clean the "gunk" consisting of hair, fuzz, etc., out of the little gears.

Reverse the process to put it back together. Hazel, my little Roomba, played me a happy little song and immediately went back to work. She seems as good as new.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: roomba keeps saying clean brushes yet are clean!

Remove the Yellow connectors on the end of the brushes and clean around the pin well. If there is too much there, the roomba thinks there is something stuck and goes into clear mode (as if there is a chord stuck).

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Dyson cleaner keeps cutting out, no blockage found, filter clean.

1. Check the on/off button these can also be troublesome and if you've stood on the cable once or twice you could have a break in the wire and it's shorting, check by turning on and wiggle cable around where it enters machine.
2. Faulty thermocouple, it is held in a white plastic housing screwed with one T15 torx screw to the motor housing. You could replace it but I just shorted mine with some wire and it hasn't failed since and more importantly not caught fire yet!

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

There are a number of reasons why your Dyson cleaner is pulsating off and on. First, it maybe due to a battery of the cleaner. Make sure that the power cable is properly plug to the power and seated properly from the unit while charging. If you find that the battery isn't charging at all, you may need to replace the battery. Second is to check the MAX button of your cleaner. If the button lights up and flashes when your Dyson keeps on pulsating, press and hold the power button and depress the MAX button to turn off the function. You may need to do it for a few times to get the hang of it. Third is to check for any blockages or clogs in the attachments. Look down through the tube and check to see if there are clogs on the sweeper end or if the roller is tangled up in fibers. Clean the roller brush are if it it's necessary. You may need to empty the dust bin of your unit as debris can build up in hard to reach places. Lastly, cleaning the filters may fix the pulsating of your cleaner. Remove the filter and rinse it with cold water and air dry it for 12 hours. Don't use detergent when washing your filters. If the pulsating doesn't go with the given quick fix, I suggest to contact Dyson for further assistance on this.

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This should resolve the issue, but our experts are on hand to provide further assistance if you need it. You can reach us by calling the Dyson Customer Helpline on 0800 298 0298 (UK), 1-866-693-9766 (US), 1-877-397-6622 (CA) or 1800 239 766 (AU).

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