The small belt that makes the beater bars spin broke. It is only two years old; repair shops tell me this involves replacing two belts because of some kind of clutch to the tune of $150! Is this possible...
A very easy replacement. The belts cost about £3 each. Yes, there are two belts and even if the clutch needed replacement, this is about £20 for clutch and both belts http://www.dysonpartsdirect.co.uk/dysonparts/dc07belts.shtml - this is a UK site, but I am sure you will find similar prices in the US/Canada. So, total price about $30 USD. What a rip-off - $150! It is very straight forward and just requires turning the turnbuckles that hold the bottom plate that covers the brush bar - then lift out the brush bar and you will then be able to pull out the old belt - hooking the new belt on the clutch mechanism is a bit tricky and requires a bit of dexterity and patience. Once re-assembled, make sure the brush bar rotates the correct way - it should brush to the back of the machine, i.e. when looking at it side on with the front of the machine pointing to the right, the brush bar should rotate clockwise. If not, turn unhook the belt from the clutch mechanism and hook it on the other way. Fiddly, but not difficult. I've done a few now and it takes about 15 mins.
Aug 03, 2009 |
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