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Vacuum is on and working but no suction from the main power head, I've lost my owners manual laura

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Is there suction at the end of the hose? If so, then there's a clog in the power head air flow section. To double check, detach the hose, drop a coin into power head and see if it falls through.
You can clear it by using the hose and crevice tool to **** the clog out from the brush end. If this doesn't work, try using a knitting or crochet needle to pull clog out. It may also be possible to reach it with needle nose pliers.

There is a trouble-shooting site for better explanations.
http://www.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=1451&product=DC15-TOTALCLEAN

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I've just replied to your previous question - however, due to the further information you've supplied here, I'd encourage you to call our Helpline, so we can run through some troubleshooting with you to resolve this issue. Our Helpline number is 0800 298 0298 - please have the machine to hand when you call.

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There are actually several possibilities.

Check to make sure that the brushroll is spinning. The brushroll is responsible for virtually all of your pickup on carpet, and is the culprit for most complaints of "lack of suction."

If the brushroll is not spinning, listen at the head to see if the motor inside the power head is active. If you can hear it running but the brushroll is not turning, you have a broken belt. If the motor in the power head is not turning at all you may have an electrical short in the hose, the wands, or the main power outlet from the body of the canister; but before you get too involved check the power head for a thermal reset button. Some of the Electrolux powerheads are equipped with these, and some are not, so check your user's manual. If there isn't one, or if it isn't tripped, you'll need to look for electrical issues.

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