If all hoses are clear, and filters washed then remember the most important part of the dyson is the yellow cyclon cone. I have just removed filters and ran hot water through all the tiny air holes. Now it's like new.
You can restore the standing position by standing with dyson as if you are going to start start vacuuming, if you look at the dyson on the right hand corner of the floor unit you will see a black lever, there is where you readjust standing position.
Did you check the hose attached to the floor unit - my wife had vacuumed a Mardi Gra plastic coin which plugged up the hose attached to the floor unit - in the down position, the Animal would run for about 10 seconds then blow air out the blow-by hole - I traced it down to the hose on the floor brush unit, pulled the hose and there was the plug up! The plastic piece on the right side with the rubber plug for the upright position has to be properly in place as well. Thank you for your insight as to the original problem.
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Re: can't get it to ****!!!
Worked on one with your same problem of poor suction and won't stand up. On the left side of the handle, near the bottom, the port cover isn't on correctly. Take it off, put the handle in the upright position then reinstall the cover.
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The "belt" is normally the drive device that turns the beater brush found on the bottom front of the vacuum. Its purpose is to beat the rug and cause dirt and debris to rise up from the carpeting and be sucked into the vacuum.
If the belt is missing, you may not see it. If the belt is in place, it will loop around the beater brush and back to a drive motor.
Since belts can break on a regular basis any covers over it should be easy to remove via small slide levers or at most by removing a few screws from the bottom of the vacuum. The new belt must be attached properly in order for the brush to move in the correct direction.
If you are going to replace the belt it is probably a good time to clean the beater brush and lubricate the end pieces of the brush with some WD40 as well.
If you haven't already, remove the beater bar. This is accomplished by unplugging the vacuum and turning it beater bar up. Remove the clips or screws that hold the plate on the beater bar and set aside. The beater bar sits in sockets, so carefully remove the bar, noting the correct position of the sockets. This will make reassembly much easier. Slip the beater bar out of the drive belt. Now, inspect the suction cavity that the beater bar would discharge into. Usually, things clog up here as there is a flex hose that catches things, creating a pluggage.
Hope this helps, --W/D--
You can test the auxiliary plug to the roller/beater attachment with a volt meter if you know how and take precautions. Check for 115-120 volts at the beater/roller attachment plug. If voltage is there and the beater/roller doesn't run, the problem is with the attachment. If not, then the problem is in the power switch or somewhere else that feeds power to the lower attachment.
if there is dust flyin around the vacuum u might try lookin for clogs on the bottom where the beater brush pushes the dirt in and maybe where the dirt goes into bag ive used wire clothes hangers to free em up works..hope this helps
Hi, I have an upright DC03, brilliant machine. Mine wouldn't **** and had the following symptoms;
- it sucked ok from the top hole where the canister joins the unit
- with the canister the dust didn't spin aroun inside the canister like it normally does and there was no **** at the hose end or brush end.
- with the top of the canister attached (the cyclone) but not the bottom it sucked through the cyclone
- the small valve on top of the cyclone unit was sucking heaps
this indicated to me the machine was sucking through the cyclone unit but when the canister was put on it was blocked - hence the tremendous sucking through the valve on the top of the cyclone. As far as I could see the cyclone wasn't blocked so I poked some wire down the tube inside the machine that runs from the bottom of the unit (where the hose sits) up to the bottom hole where the canister joins.
The DC03 has 2 holes where the canister attaches, it seems like it sucks air through the top hole, through the cyclone and through the lower hole sucks the dust up this inner tube into the canister. Check that tube, shine a torch from the top hole and you should be able to see the light at the bottom. Make sure you clear it completely.
Mine was very very blocked. I kept poking and removing dust until I could see light at through the tube. Works fine now.
Hopefully this helps someone as it took me awhile to work it out.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=820565 Generic problem for all Vacuums I have a canister with Posted by DFundis on July 22, 2008 I have a canister with a beater bar which I love. I have sucked up a sock (or something) in the beater bar and it will not work. I can't get it open to check it out. We have misplaced the booklet that came with it. Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The best thing to do is to see if you can open the power mate or powerhead, the sock is jammed in there and blocking the path of the dust and dirt. There should be some screws on the bottom to release the bottom plate or the top cover will come off, it would be one or the other it probably is stick in the gooseneck the swivel neck portion of the vacuum and or the wands or hose. If you need further help look in the owner’s manual or contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or call Sears cust serv listed below. If you need an owner’s manual Sears or your manufacturer will provide one for you if you give them the brand name and model #. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://www.sears.com/Customer Service1-800-4-MY-HOME1-800-469-4663 Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.