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I have a dyson dc07 that works fine in the vacuum position, but loses all suction in the hose when it's upright. I've checked every removable piece and everything is clear. I can't figure it out! Help!

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Hi there, I have a suspicion that you are actually missing a piece called a u-bend. I have made a video to show you how to fault find this problem for the dyson dc07. If you need to get a new piece for your vacuum I would recommend vacuumspot or nelsonvacuums.
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The most likely issue, under-documented for most Dyson uprights, is that the wand suction will *only* engage when the main handle is in the full upright position. In that position, the brush motor will also always stop spinning. I found this out after much wondering when I bought a DC07 at a flea market. Got a great deal when I plugged it in there and couldn't get the brush to spin, and the storage locker clear-out guy just wanted to get rid of it. That said, it's a common point of dodgy documentation for the upright Dysons, IMO.

It could also be line blockage. Remove and check the U-Bend piece, remove the hose line (un-clip at the bottom and pull off), stretch it, and see if there are obstructions. My fave way to deal with blocks in there is to use a pair of pliers to bend a small, blunt U-hook in a wire coat hanger that's been bent into 'marshmallow-roaster' long-skinny shape, then go in carefully from the ends and see if you can hook stuff and pull it out. Some crumpled paper can be amazingly effective at tenaciously holding to the walls. Be careful to look through the stretched hose wall when doing this to make sure you don't hook the hose wall and tear it.

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Hi Chris,

I am very sorry to hear about this issue with your DC07 not picking up correctly. In most cases we may be able to resolve this issue by speaking with you directly and performing basic troubleshooting steps.

Please contact our US Dyson Helpline toll-free at 1(866) 693-9766 or our UK Support colleagues at 0800 298 0298.

Best wishes,

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When the cleaner is standing in the upright position, it's engineered to divert suction automatically from the cleaner head to the hose. The correct way to use the hose, wand and dusting tools is shown in the user guide:

If there doesn't seem to be any suction coming through the hose when the cleaner is standing upright, you may need to check the machine for blockages. The easiest way to do this is to follow the steps shown in our online support guide:

It's also a good idea to give the filter a wash, as demonstrated in the video below. Under normal use, this should be done at least once every 3-6 months. Use cold water without any detergents, and always make sure the filter is totally dry before replacing it - this may take up to 24 hours.

By clearing any obstructions and washing the filter, you should be able to resolve your issue without further assistance. However, if you've tried this and are still concerned, it's probably best if you get in touch with us directly. You can call us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US). One of our experts will be happy to run through some troubleshooting over the phone with you recommend the best course of action.

Kind regards,

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Hi there,

Sorry to hear you're having a problem with your DC07. If you have suction through the cleaner head but not through the wand, it sounds as though you have a blockage. Although you say you've already checked for these, you may find it helpful to follow our simple step-by-step guide to make sure you haven't missed anything:

If you wish to order a new manual, you can do so from - but in the meantime, here's an online copy:

If you need any further help, please get in touch with us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US). One of our experts will be happy to provide the assistance you need.

Kind regards,

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