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Suction just been given a dyson!! cleaned all pipes empty cylinder changed filters but the suction is so poor compared to my mums help !!

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  • conkara Feb 12, 2008

    loss of suction but motor working properly then heats up and shuts off. noticed that when i remove cylinder while vacuum working there is plenty of suction.if the dust release cover of the cylinder is broken will this reduce suction?

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  • Darmanalem Feb 22, 2008

    Will not work in upright position and makes a noise when using the wand extension.Cleaned all parts and put back together still no good



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Hi. The problem will lie with the cyclone being clogged up. If you are unsure how to fix this try this site. http://dysonmanuals.inc.io/

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HI, it's Jim from Crucial Vacuum!

When it comes to your vacuum having poor suction there are a few general maintenance procedures you can easily do to help your Dyson's overall performance.

After every use, make sure to empty your unit's dust cup. Allowing for fine dust and debris to rest in your unit's dust cup for a long period may cause your unit to become clogged.

It is recommended to wash and clean your unit's filter screen weekly. To do so, empty your filter screen outdoors to take off any excess debris and then clean under running water until the water comes out clean. Allow the filter screen to fully dry before inserting it back into the unit. This may take up to several hours. Be sure to allow it to FULLY dry.

Foam and cloth filters should also be washed and dried weekly, by following the same steps from cleaning the filter screen. Do not use any soap, dishwasher, dryer or washing machine to do so. Allow your filters to air dry for 24 hours before re-installing them in your Dyson.

Replace your belts every 6 months. Last, make sure to clear your brush roll of any hair strands or debris monthly and to replace at least every year. When examining your brush roll take note of the condition of the bristles. Are they loose? If so this would be a good time to change your brush roll. While checking the brush roll you might as well examine your Dyson's belt. With use the belt will stretch out, lessening the tension on the brush roller. Lesser tension diminishes the brush roller's turn rate and speed. So if your belt feels loose as well replace that.

All of the previous general maintenance tips will help improve your vacuums suction and overall performance.

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I hope this was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendly customer care representatives on the line ready to assist you.

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The suction on my DC08 feels like it is down to 10% to what it was when I had it new. I had a similar problem about 2 yrs back and even changed the head unit. It worked fine for a few months but has...

Some of the dyson units strip down further using torx bits, sometimes the internal holes of the plastic components get clogged with fine dust that hardens, causing loss of suction. Although the filters are cleaned regularly the airflow is reducedthus giving poor cleaning power.

Dyson Vaccum suction not strong enough

Look for an obstruction in the air passages at the bottom and where the air enters the canister. Make sure the HEPA filter is not plugged (take it out for a test). Hope this helps!
Mar 05, 2010 • Vacuums

My DC08 dyson doesn't seem to have the suction it used to have, is there anything I can do to get it back

Poor suction is almost always caused by a blockage of some kind. You need to check all the pipes and hose, and remove any obstruction. You also need to check the filters - particularly the washable filter - and make sure they're clean. If you wash the washable filter, it's vital that you follow the instructions about drying it - if you use it when it's even slightly damp it can clog badly. If in doubt, get a new filter.

Poor Suction

I recently bought a second hand Dyson DC07. Its suction was poor. I removed all the un-clipable pipe bits and to remove any blockage but it all looked clear. The Final Sponge and hepper filter did have a lot of dust in it and the rotating brush was full of hair but nothing bad.

I eventual gave in to curiosity and removed the three screws in the top or the yellow removable dust collection tube and cyclone bit to see what was in there. The mechanism to release the flap at the bottom of the collection tube does not allow you to remove the lid completely but it does open far enough to get inside. I found the whole top section of the yellow plastic bit blocked by a big plug of compacted dust and a champagne cork. If you are willing to take the risk and have a torx 15 screwdriver handy it that part may be blocked. It did get a bit messy.

If I was going to attempt the same procedure I'd remove the dust collection unit from the vacuum cleaner as I did before, but leave the clear tube attached and the emptying flap firmly closed to reduce the mess from the dust falling out the bottom while cleaning the top part.

Poor suction

Check for blockages in the pipework, particularly around the bends.

Usually the bend sections are removable for inspection.

If there are no blockages, make sure all the removable pipes are fitted correctly, so they are sealed.

Also check the slider control on the hose which lets in air to reduce suction.

Poor pick up & suction

yes the flapping noise that you hear is the wire on the motor brushes that has protruded through the brush and touched the motor through wear and usually when this happens it destroys the motor and will need a replacement I have the same problem The motor is £42 and the brushes are £8 you also need a special long star screwdriver to access the motor this is a way of making you have it repaired at a dyson shop and pay about £70 labour a rip off or what? I can do the job in 20 mins so why the high price for labour
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