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I can't get the top lid off my dyson dc17. It's

I can't get the top lid off my dyson dc17. It's clogged with hair.

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You need to get a long handled t-15 driver or a t-15 bit and a bit holder and extension for a 1/4" drive socket set (12" or longer extension) to get this apart. There are only something like 6 pcs in there and once you get it apart, cleaning it is very easy. Here's a good website on how to take it apart and put it back together. I have done this and it makes a difference. Be sure to sanitize everything once you have it apart. Takes out any funky smells.

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SOURCE: I can't get the top lid off my dyson dc17. It's

Hi its Darran at Dyson.

Try following our online help at www.dyson.com/support, if this does not help, please contact our Helpline on 1866MYDYSON.

Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service

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Kind regards
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