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Hello, I have a Dyson DC17 that is not working properly. I emptied out the canister to find the tiny holes clogged on the cyclone part of the vacuum. How can I unclog those holes? Thanks!

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I had this problem. Part of the clyclone is hard plastic and part is softer - where the holes are. Basically, I removed the rubber gasket at the bottom and kept beating on it - thumpig the hard plastic on a hard surface and then banging the softer sides against a rounded corner. Eventually, I got about a cup of dirt out of it. It now works well.
I presume that you have cleaned the filter, too. Slower air velocity won't help this problem.

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