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My Dyson DC17 sucked up a scarf for about 5 seconds before I could shut it off. The belt did not break however the roller brush will not turn now! I looked for a reset button when checking the belt but could not find one!

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To be on the safe side I would remove the brush just as if I was going to put on a new belt. Perhaps your belt stretched just enough so that it will not get a grip on the motor spindle and brush. Clean the brush while you have it off and be sure it turns freely. You can see details at this URL: http://media.dyson.com/downloads/US/floorcare/manuals/dc17_opmanual_usa.pdf Also at this URL you can see the ON/OFF button for the brush itself, did it get turned off accidently?
If you find this solution to be helpful, I would appreciate a Thumbs Up rating from you. Paul

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

  • pwillitz Oct 13, 2010

    Sorry my efforts did not solve your problem.
    Paul

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