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Dyson won't go back into upright position to engage suction

My daughter was using our Dyson, switching the bottom right knob from bare floor to carpet repeatedly, without first turning off the vacuum and putting it in the upright position to do so. Now the Dyson won't go back into the full upright position to engage suction. Is there anyway for me to fix this myself?

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The dyson.com website had a solution for this particular problem. Just press in a button in the area around the right wheel while lifting the rear of the vacuum up. This allows the base to roll forward enough to go back into the upright position. I did this and it worked. All fixed.

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