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Bar on my Dyson wont turn

The Bar Wont Turn and I cant figure out how to check the belt

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Re: Bar on my Dyson wont turn

If its a standard DC07 you can check the belt by loosening the pegs on the sole plate with a coin. Once this is taken off you can inspect the belt.

If you have an All Floors model/Green DC07 then the drive belt is a sealed unit which cannot be replaced and must be fixed by an engineer.

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DC28 includes a durable belt engineered to last the lifetime of the vacuum in normal use. It's part of the high-torque clutch mechanism, and we wouldn't recommend attempting to access or remove it as this could damage the machine. The belt is protected by a sensor which will shut off the brush bar for protection if something jams it, so it's very unlikely the belt itself would be at fault.

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