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Dyson not working

Was just using my vacuum and it stopped working. no funny noise to warn me something was wrong, it was like it had just been turned off. Had same problem...but if you go through the entire system, usually some small piece is blocking the airflow. Can be very small and typically in the elbow pipe on the underside. Just make sure everything is free. Mine started working once I cleared this small little plastic piece.

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  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    Mine had the exact same problem. Just shut down mid-push. I read your answer, took it apart (very easy, no tool required) and took out some clog. Now it is perfect!! Thanks!

  • VHa4 Jul 26, 2008

    My Dyson just shut off in mid push and I've cleaned out the elbow and washed the filter but still no luck.

  • toniamichell Sep 29, 2008

    I have the same problem but i cant get the parts back together after unclogging the vacuum. I have a piece of **** that is worth over 500 dollars.



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I suggest you check the hepa filter for black soot. If it is black and yucky then the motor is probably burnt out. Check out the guide at for instructions on how to fix it.

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SOURCE: Cannot reinstall valve pipe assembly on Dyson dc17 vacuum

Take off the cyclone canister and flip open the filter cover. (The U-shaped tube at the bottom of the vacuum is probably already off-if not, release the lock with a screwdriver and remove it.) Release the vacuum from the upright positon, so that the head is extended. Align the value pipe assembly so that the clear tabs line up while the small extension off the value pipe faces the front of the vacuum (ie, is near the filter area). Now you have to carefully twist the value pipe clockwise while lining us the small extension with the black groove inside the head piece by moving the head back into the upright positon at the same time. Replace the U-shaped tube.

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SOURCE: dyson elbow tube clogged

turn the vac upside down then stretch out the hose the stick will eventually fall out

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SOURCE: Blockage in pipe of my dyson slim dc18

There sould be a rubber flap under the pipe.Pull it down to remove dust and **** that gets stuck.

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