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My dyson dc07 brush bar seems to be only spinning at half speed. Leaves three light streaks in the vacuum marks like somethings just dragging. Brush bar is clear and filters are clean. Seems like there's slipping somewhere.

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The belt is stretch and so it is slipping on the motor shaft. You need to change the belt. Here is a link for the instructions on how to change the belt and a link for the belt you need:

DC07 Belt Changing Instructions

Replacement belts for DC07

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I can think of three things that could be wrong.

The easiest one is that the brush has hair and fluff wrapped around its bearing. This happened to me and was causing a burning rubber smell. Turn it over and remove the base plate. Lift the belt by putting a piece of cord under it and slide the brush out. Remove one end of the brush and slide the spindle out. Clean all the hair out and reassemble.

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    Hi Tracy, it's Jack at Dyson.

    If dust is coming back out of your DC07's cleaner head, this suggests that the machine may have a blockage. It's also worth checking that the internal hose isn't damaged, and removing any threads or hair from around the brush bar.

    The easiest way to check for and clear any blockages is to follow the steps shown in our online support guide: http://www.dyson.co.uk/support/dc07/dc07-standard/my-machine-is-not-working/my-machine-is-dropping-debris-from-the-base/loss-of-performance

    If you haven't washed both parts of the pre-filter recently, it's also a good idea to do this. In normal use this should be done at least once every 3-6 months using cold water without detergent. Make sure both parts of the filter are completely dry before replacing them - this may take at least 12 hours.

    This should resolve things, but if you have any further issues after giving these steps a try, please give us a call on 0800 298 0298 (UK), 1-866-693-9766 (US), 1-877-397-6622 (CA) or 1800 239 766 (AU) so our experts can provide further assistance.

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    Hi Barbara, it's Jack at Dyson.

    I'm sorry to hear the brush bar in your machine isn't rotating. Please make sure that the brush control on the cleaner head is set to 'Carpets' rather than 'Hard floors', as the brush bar will not rotate when the machine is set to the Hard floors position.

    Please note, the brush bar will never rotate when the machine is standing upright, so make sure it's reclined into the normal vacuuming position before testing it. You might find our online Support guide useful when troubleshooting:

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    If you're still concerned about your machine after you've given this a try, please get in touch with us directly so our experts can provide some further advice. You can reach us on 0800 298 0298 (UK), 1-866-693-9766 (US), or 1-877-397-6622 (CA).

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    Hello,

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    The Dyson DC07 uprights use a clutch mechanism to control the brush spinning when you change the floor / carpet switch. When the brush doesn't spin, it's caused either by the clutch or roller brush gone bad. Most other uprights use a belt to spin the roller brush, and if something is stuck in the roller brush it will cause the belt to break. Dyson vacuums however will make that awful grinding noise rather then breaking the belt.

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    Step 2. You see on the bottom of the vacuum 3 plastic screws that are usually the same color as the vacuum cleaner. If you're vacuum is purple, the screws will also be purple. Use a flat head screwdriver, and turn each of the 3 screws a half of a turn, counter clockwise to loosen then. After each screw has been turned (you don't need to remove the completely, just a half of a turn is all), simply pull upwards on the bottom plate to remove it.

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    Step 3. You should now be able to see the roller brush exposed. You'll now need to remove the roller brush. This will take some patience, and some work in order to get this brush out of the vacuum. There is a special tool that has been designed to help you get the brush out easier. I would try getting the brush out first before buying this special tool. The easiest way is to use a flat head screw driver and pry the belt up while pulling up and out on the brush. With some patience and some maneuvering, you'll be able to get the brush out of the vacuum. Here's where you should put the flat head screw driver on the brush:

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