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Hi Suction valve on the top keeps tripping and losing suction, cleaned out all areas that could possibly be clogged cleaned filters etc.. what next??

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  • Rady18 Nov 07, 2010

    Hey Tim it is a DC14 animal what happens is when you are using either in stand up mode or with the hose there is a valve on top of the cyclone part that is triggered. Usually this happens when you get a clog but now it happens all of the time. There is some suction when this happens but it isn't much. Like I mentioned before I cleaned all of the connections and the filter so I am stumped as to what is happening. Thanks for your help.

    Chris

  • Rady18 Nov 07, 2010

    Hi Tim, I believe we are on the same page the valve I'm talking about is under the handle of the canister. If you open the canister in the area where you clean the filters there is a spring on the top of the canister lid. At first I thought it was because there was not enough air flow through the filters but after cleaning them it is still happening.

    Thanks for your help

    Chris

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Please confirm, this is a DC 14 Dyson, is that correct? When you say the valve on top keeps tripping.. you mean the little handle "cover" that is where you would attach an end attachment when you use the handle as the hose / extension?

Is this when you are using the floor / base vacuum in the unit, or when you are using the hose - extension of the vacuum?

Please let me know, just reply to my answer here and I can help,

Tim

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  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Nov 07, 2010

    I think I know what you mean... I have this exact same vacuum... but just want to make sure we are talking about the same thing here. So you mean the inlet to the actual "canister" portion... right there? When you save above the cyclone I imagine it must be above the actual canister where the "vacuum" is created, correct?

    Tim

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Nov 07, 2010

    Ok it sounds like it is not creating a complete vacuum in the canister as it should. Take out the canister, and remove the plastic shield from it (it just pops off, held in by a clip) then take a wire brush of some sort to the middle cylinder of the vacuum canister, the part with all the little holes in it. It sounds like those have gotten clogged up somehow. You can also use a compressor if you have one to blow out the holes once you have "scrubbed" them clean so to speak.

    This should help it create the proper vacuum condition needed to get that valve you are referring to back to operational.

    Thanks, let me know if you have any questions or concerns, just reply to my answer here and I will be right back with you.



    Tim

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