Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Most cases of a jammed or stuck brush bar are quick and easy to fix, simply pulling the debris gently from the brush bar. Alternatively, if you need to clear a problematic blockage, you can take the brush bar out of the housing easily, for quick maintenance.
If your vacuum`s brush bar is not turning, the bar may be clogged from hair and other debris. Ensure that the brushbar button, which is gray and located next to the power button, is turned on. If this is not the issue, then the brushbar itself may be damaged or stuck.
Brush Roll Turned Off

If it is, turn it off and see if your brush rolls work. Many Dyson units have this feature. Many Dyson units also have a switch which prevents the brush roll from spinning when the vacuum is in the upright position.

It turns the main brush on and off.
To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine off and back on. Please note: In normal use, the Brush bar automatically turns off when the machine is upright and automatically turns on when the machine is in the vacuuming position.
To reset the machine, turn the power off (using either the power button on the remote or the Main body), wait 60 seconds and then turn back on.
If your machine has a clutch, the reason the brush bar isn`t spinning is unlikely to be a snapped belt. The clutch allows your brush roll to be turned off (for certain types of hard floors, etc.). First you should check if your brush bar is turned on. Try to turn the knob one click clockwise to the “auto” position.
Press the brush control button located next to the ON/OFF switch to turn the brushbar off for vacumming delicate rugs, looped carpets and hard floors. Press the button again to restart the brushbar for vacuuming carpets.
A Revolving Brush Roll Greatly Enhances Carpet Cleaning

These brush rolls revolve at a very high speed, agitating the carpet fibers in the process. The effect of this is to loosen dirt and move it toward the top, aiding in its removal from the carpet fibers.

If your brush is scratching your floor, or not cleaning as well as it used to, then you may want to replace your brush bar.
Inspecting the Vacuum Commutator for Motor Brush Problems

Test that by turning the motor off and pushing on the center shaft, the armature. If it has any play, besides spinning, then replace the motor. If solid then replace the brushes – motor brush replacement instructions.

Clear the brush roll of any hair and debris and inspect by placing it on its end and spin. The brush should spin freely. If it doesn`t spin; it may be time to replace.
One of the first things to do when your Dyson vacuum cleaner keeps starting and stopping is to empty the bin. It may be full, or the machine may simply perceive it as too full to continue working. Dyson vacuum cleaners require constant airflow through them to work, and a full bin can stop this from happening.
Check the LED light to determine the battery level. A solid blue light indicates that the machine is in normal operating mode. A flashing blue light indicates that there is no power, and the battery needs to be charged for a minimum of 3.5 hours.
The brush bar release button is located at the back of the cleaner head. Press down on the top of the button to release the cleaner head. Pull the cleaner head up- wards to remove it from your machine.
If your machine has a clutch, the reason the brush bar isn`t spinning is unlikely to be a snapped belt. The clutch allows your brush roll to be turned off (for certain types of hard floors, etc.). First you should check if your brush bar is turned on. Try to turn the knob one click clockwise to the “auto” position.
One of the main reasons your Dyson Airwrap won`t work is because of a damaged power cable or plug. Check your power cord for any physical damage, and look for signs of wear or tear. If you notice any fraying, tears, or exposed wires, then it is likely that the cable needs to be replaced.
If your machine has a clutch, the reason the brush bar isn`t spinning is unlikely to be a snapped belt. The clutch allows your brush roll to be turned off (for certain types of hard floors, etc.). First you should check if your brush bar is turned on. Try to turn the knob one click clockwise to the “auto” position.
One of the first things to do when your Dyson vacuum cleaner keeps starting and stopping is to empty the bin. It may be full, or the machine may simply perceive it as too full to continue working. Dyson vacuum cleaners require constant airflow through them to work, and a full bin can stop this from happening.
A blockage in the machine, causing a reduction in airflow. A blockage in the head, causing it to stutter in use. An issue with the electrical pins, either in the wand or floor tool.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

Dirt devil vacuum cleaner–trouble vacuuming dirt and pet hair on carpeting –is the problem with the spinning brush which contacts the floor,  not contacting the carpeting??  I thought (when I bought this vacuum) that the aforementioned brush was adjustable to various heights of carpeting.  Sometimes, it seems like nothing is being vacuumed up –unless I have just put a new bag on the vacuum… Do I need or can I replace the spinning brush on the bottom of the vacuum so it kicks up and vacuums
ANSWER : Try replacing the belt. Rubber belts stretch out after about a year.

How do I replace the brush on my dyson dc14 – Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi its Darran at Dyson.

If your DC14 has a brush control, we would only recommend that a suitably trained person attempts to replace the brush bar.

We can arrange a repair so that one of our engineers can replace this for you, and as part of the repair they would be able to look at any other issues you may be having with your machine.

If you would like to discuss your options, please contact us on 0800 298 0298 (UK) or 1866MYDYSON (US).

Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service

I have dyson animal brush does not engage – Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi There,
Ok so I have to ask the obvious is the dial set to ‘carpet’ assuming it is then there are only a couple of reasons why the roller would not spin.
1. Bearings in your roller are siezed and you need to replace them.
2. The clutch belts are stretched and you need to change them.
3. The clutch is faulty and you need to change it.
I have made some videos that show how to do this stuff.
If you need parts for any vacuum in Australia check out vacuumspot.

DOES THE DYSON ANIMAL HAVE A RESET BUTTON. – Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
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..The most common cause of a.cut-out is that the cleaner has a blockage or the filter needs washing. A high room temperature may also trigger.it. Before you continue vacuuming,.ensure the filter is clean and there are no blockages. You can download the user guide at www.dyson.co.uk/support/. Just click on ‘Get Expert Help’ then ‘Using my Dyson product’ then ‘User Guide’.


Hope that this information is useful to you.


Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service

Replacing clutch drive belt dyson dc14 – Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Chris,
.I am just trying to find an owners manual, but I can not find one anywhere. Your link did not work. Can you help with another link?

Electrolux vacuum brush not turning problem:

was vacuuming and rug got caught auto shut off kicked off power to brush. instead of hitting red button to restart brush I disconnected brush to vacuum some hair in Conner. after i reconnected the brush and hit the red button but no power to brush. Light won’t even switch on. Hope you can help

ANSWER : Under the vacuum, there is a guard..remove the guard , either by 2 screws or by 2 clips..there is a belt under the guard..that is connected to the brush..the belt need to be replaced.

My dyson animal won't stand up – Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi do you still require assistance with this?

Brush does not move – Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : You need to replace the belts. Here is a link to the replacement belts you need:

Dyson DC14 Belts