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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to start with a pair of scissors and patience. Sit on the floor with the vacuum roller visible and accessible. Snip a string and pull it off. If the roller stops, cut string at that point. Try again. this is time consuming, but necessary. We borrowed a vacuum from a family that had four girls with long blond hair. We had to de-hair the roller before it would work sufficiently on our carpet. Once the hair was off, it worked GREAT! It was so wonderful that we went out and bought a Dyson of our own; now we don't have to remove long blonde hair from the roller to get it to work.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
If you are not familiar with the part.
We recommend taking it to a repair shop!
Preferably a repair shop that offers free estimates.
Because, trying to replace that part could cause more damage.
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
SOURCE: Dyson animal is giving me fits
Try this quick repair and see if this fixes your Dyson in terms of not going in the upright position: This is a frequent problem that we see come in on Dysons. If this doesn't fix it, please feel free to just use the clarification request and let me know this didn't fix it. The suction problem is happening because when the machine is put in the upright position it diverts the suction from the floor to the hose automatically, and it's probably stuck in between the lower part and the hose part.
Turn power off and unplug the machine.
Tilt the machine backward to a 45° angle.
In terms of the machine not picking up, this could be caused by a few things.
The first thing you should check is the filter. The DC14 has a motor filter that is recommended to be washed every 90 days. Here's how to access this filter:
*The post-motor filter located under the clear bin should last the lifetime of the machine and does not need to be washed.
There are two different types of filters that were used on the Dyson DC14, and One part filter, and a two part filter. Here's instructions on how to clean both of them:
ONE PART FILTER:
The filter should be washed at least once every 6 months.
Also, since you have removed the bottom plate, a common problem on the Dyson's is when this plate is reinstalled. It is very easy to put the plate on incorrectly, which prevents the brushes from hitting the carpeting. This can seriously decrease the pick up on carpets. Check the bottom plate to make sure that it was put back on properly. Here's pictures of both the correct, and incorrect way to reinstall the bottom plate:
Here's a picture of the WRONG way to install the bottom plate. Notice the gap in between the two housings:
Here's another picture, that is the RIGHT way to install the soleplate:
I would say probably 6 times out of 10 this is the problem with the customers machine. If you checked the soleplate and it is installed correctly, move on to the second possible problem.
I hope that this was helpful to you. Please feel free to use the Clarification Request form here on Fixya if you have any questions.
Posted on May 01, 2010
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