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Just stops working during hoovering


Hi, it sounds that you may have a fault in your cable sometimes the wire inside the cable gets broken and only connects now and again when in the right position. I remember reading some where about this person had a dyson and had to get the wire changed for a second time as this was the fault. They put it into a dyson repairer to get the job done as you have to remove the motor. I no that's what you need to do on a dc07 animal. If its not the cable then it could be the temp cut out switch my first motor would go for so long hoovering then just stop and you would have to wait till it had cooled down then it would go for another short time. I had to get a new motor that time but it was covered by dyson . When the dyson man arrived i told him it was cutting out and he just fitted a new motor. I have since just replaced that motor myself rather than buy a new dyson. Always remember to remove the plug from the socket when doing repairs to your hoover.

Feb 20, 2014 | Dyson Ball DC24 Bagless Upright Vacuum

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My dyson handheld charges fully, but keeps cutting out when using. About 7 seconds is the longest continual usage time


Your battery is losing voltage too quick. It has probably developed a 'memory'. Dyson claims that their handheld has the best suction out of all the handhelds out there. In order to maintain that claim the circuit board will shut off power to the motor when the voltage drops below adequate charge for full suction.
We need someone who can teach us to bypass that part of the circuit so it won't cut power to the motor or you need to replace the battery.
Shorting the battery like an Aircraft battery then re-charging won't fix it.

May 21, 2011 | Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld...

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The dyson handheld cuts out almost immediately after pulling trigger, Some times runs a little longer before it stops. Keeps doing this constantly. What is problem? Thanks G


Depending on the model you have:
Thermal cut out Most Dyson vacuums have a built in safety system that stops the machine if it begins to overheat. This usually happens because the filter needs washing or your machine is blocked. If your machine turns off on its own, unplug it and leave it for at least an hour to cool down. Remember to check the filter and look for blockages before re-starting

If that doesn't work shake your cord and see if there is a short in it.

Mar 23, 2011 | Vacuums

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Hi,my dyson animal cuts out and wont restart until it has sat for a period of time,please help thanks


The electric motor inside your Dyson has a built in over-current trip to protect itself (and you if it seriously overheated and caught fire). This normally automatically resets itself, however if the motor has just about had it, next time it is switched on it just trips again.

The primary cause of motors overheating is that the filters are not cleaned or replaced frequently enough. Dont be fooled by Dyson's "lifetime filters". They need to be regularly cleaned and replaced when necessary.

Replacement motors are available on eBay for about £25, however replacing one requires good DIY skills and tools.

Have a look at www.dysonmedic.com and see if you feel you can tackle it yourself. If not, take it to a repair shop or call the Dyson helpline.

Oct 02, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Dyson runs about 5 min then shuts off


REMOVE AND CLEAN FILTERS AND YOU MAY FIND IT WILL WORK OK IF STILL CUTS OUT YOU MAY HAVE A FAULTY THERMAL CUT OUT BLOCK INSIDE THE MOTOR HOUSING
THIS HAPENS WHEN DYSON IS USED WITH CLOGGED FILTERS AND HEAT DAMAGE TO THERMAL BLOCK

AVERAGE REPAIR COST £45 - £ 69 FOR NEW REPLACEMENT

Jul 11, 2010 | Dyson DC14 Full Gear Bagless Upright...

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I have two dyson dc07 and they work but cut after a short while


After they sit for a while do they work again? This is the same thing mine is doing and I am trying to find out if there is a thermostat or switch that can be replaced.

Oct 29, 2009 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Dies after a few minutes of vacuuming


The thermal cut-off in your machine is activating - this indicates that you have a blockage or a clog in the machine. The machine will turn itself off so that the motor doesn't overheat - the machine will cool off and you'll be able to turn it on after 30 mins to an hour.

Call the Dyson Helpline for a thorough blockage check - they know what they are doing.

Jun 15, 2009 | Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Dyson cleaner keeps cutting out, no blockage found, filter clean.


1. Check the on/off button these can also be troublesome and if you've stood on the cable once or twice you could have a break in the wire and it's shorting, check by turning on and wiggle cable around where it enters machine.
2. Faulty thermocouple, it is held in a white plastic housing screwed with one T15 torx screw to the motor housing. You could replace it but I just shorted mine with some wire and it hasn't failed since and more importantly not caught fire yet!

May 22, 2009 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Is there a reset button on the dyson


The short answer: No. The longer answer begins with a question: why do you need to know, what's happened to make you ask? Most Dysons have a built in cut-out system that stops the machine if it gets too hot. This usually happens because the filter needs washing or the machine is blocked. If your machine turns off on its own, unplug it and leave it for at least an hour. The cut-out should reset itself when it's cool enough.  Remember to check the filter and look for blockages before re-starting.  If the cut-out does not reset itself, you may need professional help.

Feb 28, 2009 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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