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Dyson dc04 absolute

Hi Chris,

I wonder if you could please help me? I think that I need to replace the belt on this, as the bar is not turning. I have bought a replacement belt, there are two in the packet but I cannot find how to get to the belts. I have taken of the plate on the bottom but I still cannot remove it and I have tried to undo it from the top, but I am still having no luck as I am sure that I do not have to dismantel it completely. Oh, by the way when I turn the brush bar by hand the belt revolves but when I plug it in it does not turn. Any help you could give me I would be most grateful for. Thank you.
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  • fynny May 22, 2008

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the reply. Please don't think that I am thick, but I think I was having a (blonde) silver moment for me. lol. But I have since found, as you have rightly said in your reply, that the brush roller was not in drive, someone had moved it to the wrong position and wouldn't you know it, but it was the last thing I tried after I had posted this question. Once again, thank you very much for you help, it was much appreciated.



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Hi Diana.

Your Dyson has A clutch this has 2 belts, One goes clutch to motor the second goes clutch to brush roller.

You have either A snapped motor to clutch belt or the clutch control knob is not rotating to drive position when you pull the handle back to clean carpets.

Firstly check the control knob this is situated on the front lower left hand side of machine.
EG if your machine is silver & yellow the knob will be yellow approx 2" or 5cm in diameter as I said ensure it moves from off or park to drive if it doesnt move rotate it by hand when you have lowered the handle to vac carpet.

If still no brush roller drive you will need to strip machine down to remove the clutch & gain acces to the belts.

Its A lot of work to explain so try this site for clutch removing manual can send via email very quickly.

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