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Our dyson beater bar won't spin.

Beater bar won't spin. Looks like the belt is fine. how do yu get it apart enough to see what the problem is

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You can also find more up-to-date info on www.dysonforums.com www.dysonmedic.co.uk and www.dysonworkshopmanuals.com

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DC14s actually have two belts, but one of them is difficult to get at or even see without some dismantling.

Have a look at www.dysonmedic.com which has some very useful info on dismantling and repairing Dysons.

Although this site doesnt actually cover the DC14 yet, the DC14 is very similar to the DC07 so as regards dissassembling the machine, my experience is that the DC07 info will enable you to do the job.

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