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My Dyson Animal 14 is not producing enough suction to pick up dirt. What should I do?

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Also, check filters. Worst case, consult this article for help:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5870417_modify-dyson-prefilter-suction.html

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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Check for an obstruction. There are several cleanout ports built in to make this easier.

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It sounds as though the wand handle is blocked. To check this, remove the wand/hose from the machine as if you were going to use it to vacuum the stairs. Switch the machine on and test the suction at the top of the wand handle with your hand. If the suction from the wand is poor, remove the wand from the hose and test the suction again from the top of the hose. If the suction here is good, then you know the wand handle is blocked. If the suction is poor at the hose, you can remove the hose from the machine and clear any blockages here.

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This is an incomplete solution. Mine (DC 14 Animal) worked great and then it didn"t and then it did after checking to make sure that all the parts were on securely. I noticed that while the suction sort of seemed normal, it was not strong enough to pick op fine dust from window sills.

The elbow thing near the floor on the right side was not seated properly. I fixed that and it worked great for a while and then lost too much of suction again for no apparent reason. I took a look on the Dyson web sight and they have a trouble shooting guide. The first step is to inspect the main filter and clean it. If I do this again I'll go through the rest of the check process before I clean the filter with cold water as recommended to avoid waiting (12 hours?) for the filter to dry. Mine did not appear dirty and I was unable to rinse out scads of dirt.

I followed the instructions for clearing airways and checking seals... with the canister removed, all suction seems to be fabulous. I'll know in the morning if it really works again after the filter is dry and I can reassemble the thing.

Short version? Try the troubleshooting guide at Dyson.com. I'll try to add to this if it works like new again! All in all, it seems simpler to maintain and trouble shoot that any other vac I have owned.

Good luck,

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