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It leaves several dust lines on my carpet

My vacuum had a clog but i have since then removed it. every time i use it, it leaves several dust lines on my carpet. could this mean that i need a new filter. i took the one filter off and washed it but that didnt help.

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Still plugged somewhere .start at hose.

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We wouldn't expect the machine to leave other types of lines, and we'd like to help you check the soleplate and brush bar are undamaged, and fitted and working correctly.

When you have your DC14 easily to hand, please contact the Dyson Customer Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 298 0298 (UK), 1-866-693-9766 (US), 1-877-397-6622 (CA) or 1800 239 766 (AU).

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If your vacuum is experiencing difficulties with suction there are several places you can check to help your vacuum operate at its peak performance. After applying these solutions you should see an improvement in your vacuums suction and the maneuverability of the brush roll.

Lets check out your brush roll first since that's experiencing issues with turning. Look for any noticeable debris, and be sure to manually rotate the brush roll to unearth any hidden clogs that may be behind your brush roll. If you see carpet fibers, or strands of hair remove these with a razor, or scissor.

How do the bristles look on the brush roll? If they're loose, or look worn down then it may be time to replace the brush entirely.

Is the belt intact? After usage the belt will stretch out and lessen the tension on the brush roll. This could be causing the brush roll to have a lack of resistance against it. You want to be sure the belt is on there nice and tight. If your brush roll isn't operating properly it won't be able to pick up dirt and debris.

Be sure to empty your unit's dust cup. Allowing for fine dust and debris to rest in your unit's dust cup for a long period may cause your unit to become clogged, which leads to poor or even no suction for your vacuum.

If you're also getting little to no suction from your vacuums hose and attachments then check your vacuums hose for a clog. Stretch it out as far as you can to unblock any clogs. If there is a clog in a hard to reach spot try using a broom handle to reach the area.

It is recommended to wash and clean your unit's filter weekly. To do so, empty your filter screen outdoors to take off any excess debris and then clean under running water until the water comes out clean. Allow the filter screen to fully dry before inserting it back into the unit. This may take up to several hours.

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You will need to remove the dust bin.44d2af9.jpgOnce the dust bin is removed, over you trash can empty it by pressing the dustbin door release downwards. Now rotate the dustbin lid counterclockwise to remove the primary filter. With the lid removed grasp the filter and turn counterclockwise to remove the filter.
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Pull the filter out over a trash can. Once out inspect it, if it's dirty you should wash the filter in warm water until the water is clear. When finish let the filter air dry for 24 hours before reinserting it.
Upon reinserting the filter, turn it clockwise to lock it in place, install the filter cover with a clockwise rotation to lock it in place and reinstall the dust bin.
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