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Shutting off during use

My husband has a Dyson Animal that he loves.
Unfortunately, it has begun to shut off during use.
He's taking everything (that we know about) apart, but that didn't help.

He's wondering if it is an overheating problem.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Nancy Mac

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This is a switch problem. You can decide to have Dyson fix it - you have to ship to them; check their site for an authorized repair shop; or use you favorite search engine  - input the name and model number and see what comes up ;-)

I have this problem and have chosen the last choice as the nearest authorized repair shop is 130 miles away and they refuse to quote a rough estimate. Makes me think they'll charge me at least half what the vacum cost to repair it.

Shipping to Dyson is costly and I "think" I remember the quote from them as $190 US. Call the toll-free number for more information.

Neither works for me so I'll be looking for an alternative in the meantime.

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Now i dont know which exactly it is (in Aus we speak in DC15 etc) but can you try this.

Remove the whole bin thingo, and there will be a catch near the top to open the lid of the bin. Inside there should be a foam like filter. Have you cleaned that out?

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

  • Meph1234 Jun 18, 2008

    oops, sorry, i just saw you said it was a DC15, but the advice is the same

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