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Dysan DC01 No suction

I had to take the cleaner to bits so as to repair a faulty connection to the motor. Since putting it back together, I have no suction through pipe, and poor suction in the normal position.

Everything else seems OK.. I've replaced the filters.

Any pointers would be appreciated.



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Re: Dysan DC01 No suction

Hi Chris, thanks for taking the trouble to respond, but yes, I should have said that the rubber flaps at the bttom arein place. There is good suction at the point where the container that collects the dust and rubbish fits against the handle part of the cleaner.


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Re: Dysan DC01 No suction


Check that the black rubber flaps at the bottom back close the holes in the chasis when you switch on.
Let me know how you get on.


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I have a Kirby Tradition. The belt has come of and also the bit you turn to stretch the belt. I have all the bits but no idea how to put it together

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