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It sparked and died! the filters were clean and there were no clogs the machine is about 6 years old! I love this vacuum is there any fix?

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Most likely the motor has failed, or possibly the switch.

Replacement motors and switches are avaible on eBay for about £25 / £5, however replacing either requires good DIY skills and tools.

Have a look at and see if you feel you can tackle it yourself. If not, take it to a repair shop or call the Dyson helpline.

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3. If not, check in the fitting to see if something is stuck in there. On the back of the machine there is a long clear tube that travels down the back of the machine. Sometimes larger peices of paper get stuck in there. If something is in this tube, take a phillips screwdrive, remove the 7 black screws off and remove the blockage. Reassemble and try the machine.

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5. As a maintainence item, remove the canister as though you were going to empty it. Place it on the ground, locate the two buttons (one clear plastic/one blue) on the front and back of the canister and remove the clear plasctic housing. This will allow you to clean the hundreds of little holes on the grey surface of the top of this section. (This looks like a circular colender.) To clean this, use an old toothbrush and scrub the dust and stuff into your grabage can. I do this once or twice a year. (Since I have a Shop Vac in the garage, I use this instead of a toothbrush.)

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