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Motor loud I have a dyson dc17..recently when i turned it on and pulled the handle down to vacuum the motor was very loud..put the handle in the upright position it is quiet.any suggestions?

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When you put the handle down it turns on the brush roll. you may need to clean the brush roll or replce it if the bearings are bad.also clutch and 2 belts are started when putting handle down for brush operation.

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I have a dyson dc17 animal. When you put the handle down, it is very loud


Hi there,

When you lower your DC17's handle into the vacuuming position, a second motor which powers the brushbar will switch on, which will make the machine sound a little louder than when it's standing upright.

However, if you're concerned that the noise the cleaner is making is unusually loud, I'd encourage you to get in touch with us directly - we'll be able to run through some troubleshooting checks over the phone to help resolve this.

You can reach us on 1-866-693-9766 - or if you email your contact details to askdysonUS@dyson.com, someone will be in touch as soon as possible to provide assistance.

Best wishes,

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When I pull the handle down on my DC17 the motor goes quiet and then turns back on when I put the handle back up.


Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC17. The problem you're experiencing sounds unusual, so it's probably best if you get in touch with us directly. One of our experts will be happy to run through some troubleshooting over the phone with you to determine the best way to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

You can call us free on 1866MYDYSON. We'll look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Jack
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I opened my dc17 dyson to clean teh motor. trying


I'm not sure about all the switches used in the vacuum, but I recently took some pictures of the power button assembly. The buttons in the picture below are (from left-to-right): Circuit Breaker, Brush Switch, Power Switch

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The next picture shows how the plastic buttons that operate the brush and power switches should go together:

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And finally, this is how the power button assembly reattaches:

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Step on the floor head where the foot print is and pull the handle down.

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Not sure if I can help, but I'll try. The DC17 has two motors: the vacuum motor and a separate motor for the brush bar. It is normal that the brush motor works only when the handle is pulled back in the vacuuming position - that's the way it's made. So, when you say "my DC17 won't turn on", I'm not sure if you mean the vac motor, the brush motor, or both. If the vacuum motor won't turn on, then you've got a problem I can't help you with.
As for no suction through the hose, I have to ask... are you sure your vacuum motor is working at all? Even with the hose stored away, the machine still relies on suction through that hose. If you're sure the motor is working, then either you've got a blockage that you haven't yet found (there's at least one inspection port, a sort of U tube at bottom right of machine, that you need to check), or it could be that you've got a hole in the flexible hose (which opens only when the hose is extended).
Sorry if this is a bit garbled, but I'm puzzled by your problem. If you want to come back with more details I'll try again for you!

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