Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum M085845Vacuum\015 Hello: I have a Dirt Devil -Dynamite Plus. Was using it yesterday, smelled burning rubber. Lost suction in the bottom tube whihc is used when it is cleaning the carpet or floor...I believe the belt might be broken but am not sure. Also, if it is, how would I replace the belt and which belt would I need...There is some suction though and most of it is the side tube...Aprreciate your response and thank you in advance...Regards \015
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Check to make sure the vacuum is switched to the correct mode. The switch should be in the Power and Brushroll mode to make the roller spin. If it is in just the power mode the roller will not move. The brushroll indicator light should be green when working.
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.Here is a link that can assist you in your quest for the missing suction:
.Also Dyson has very good info on cleaning here:
. (you have to keep clicking next…)
.When you get to the part where it asks “is brush head turning?” that you say No. The site is a bit lethargic but should help you get going properly again
.Hopefully you find “Airway inspection” as part of your on-line step by step troubleshooting.
.If you still have the problem after following the steps above reply / post here and we can proceed from there.
.(2) Remove the brush assembly by pulling/unlatching it from base on each side.
.(3) Does one of the brushes have the drive pin present? It should be about ¼ inch square, and two inches long. It attaches the brushes to the drive mechanism.
.(4) Remove and clean the intake filter. One the base of the cleaner, behind the brushes, squeeze the two red abs together and pull the panel down to access the screen. Clean the hair/debris off the screen and reassemble.
.I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulty with your Dyson vacuum. From your .description, it sounds like the model number you’ve supplied may not be correct, .as DC08 is a cylinder vacuum which doesn’t use a belt-driven brush bar. So we .can confirm exactly which model you own and take you through some quick .diagnostic checks, I’d encourage you to contact us directly. You can reach our .experts by calling 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 .(US).
.We’ll .look forward to hearing from you.
.Jack .- Dyson Official Online Customer Surpport
.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.
..Once they release, turn the vacuum over and lift cover of power nozzle at the back. This pulls the front of the cover out of the lip on the “bumper”.
.Once this is done, you’ll need to unscrew the screw at each end of the brush. Lift the brush out and thoroughly clean it, including the ends.
.Check the wiring to make sure they’re connected to the terminals of the motor. Also, check the belt for wear and tear. These belts can last for five years or more, but if it looks bad a good time to replace it is while you have the power head apart.
.When reassembling the vacuum, ensure the belt is fitted properly around the motor shaft and brush.
.Insert the front of the cover first, ensuring the edge fits neatly beneath the lip on the bumper all the way around. It takes a little manipulating to press the back into place. Make sure both tabs click into the locked position. Turn the vacuum over and reinstall screws. Try to rotate brush by hand a few times.
.At this point, plug the vacuum in and turn it on. If the power head doesn’t run, press the reset button. If the power head motor still doesn’t run, it could be due to loose or disconnected wires that lead to the reset switch, a bad reset switch, or even a bad motor. The vacuum needs to be taken to the nearest Aerus Electrolux store for further diagnosis and repair.
.15 minutes work.