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Dyson DC14 animal

First of all the power switch will not stay on. Also the brush is not turning.
When I called Dyson the guy said that I needed to hold down the on/off switch for 10 seconds and that I may have to do it a couple of times, but it hasn't worked. I have realigned the bottom plate several times and I can't see that it would fit any other way.

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This may sound harsh and i apologize in advanc. but dyson vacuums are just over priced pieces of junk. you would have gotten better quality out of a 39.00 bissell and now to the repair. the machine is made of cheep plastic which wears and breaks over time. the power switch, and button will have to be replaced which will cost you rougly around 70 bucks. and that is if you do it yourself. the beater bar stop could be a broken engage bar as well. meaning when you turn the nob to hard wood or to floors it turns the beater bar off, but when you turn it to carpet it kicks it back on. the mechanism that does that could be broke as well. i would make dyson warranty the vacuum if it is still under warranty. if it isnt i will say it is not worth the repair costs to keep it. im sorry to have to say this but they are disposable vacuums they are not built with quality.

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