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Getting the pump to work

Wow great advice. Thanks for letting me know how to open up the Powersteamer 1695C. Most of the screws take a bit of searching but I never would have thought of peeking down the ends of the latch clips. What I did to get the pump going: I pulled the tiny motor away from the plastic pump and noticed it hummed but the shaft would not spin. It was siezed with a some corrosion and junk so I took a pair of pliers and rotated the shaft on the motor a few times to work it loose, and now it works perfectly. I added a drop of fine oil to the bushings on the ends of the shaft as well.


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Glad you got it going, you might want to run a mix of vinegar and water to clean it all out.(not on the carpet tho)

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No offense to Dyson Customer Service, but that advice isn't nearly enough to explain how to clean the cyclone. I used to work in Customer Service for an electronics company and I never let anyone down because of clear and precise instructions.
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Remember properly where all the screws go and how the bits fit together. It's important so that there is no loss of suction due to improper replacement of parts.

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Pop off the conical bit at the bottom of the cyclone. It isn't held by any screws, just nudge it out of place.

Step 3
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