Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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This green light is an indication to a flat battery.
A flashing red light indicates that the battery is low or flat and needs charging.
According to the manual a slow blinking light means it`s time to recharge the battery. Since I`d already fully charged the original battery it was clearly time for a new battery.
A flashing blue light indicates that the battery is running low on charge. A fast flashing blue light indicates no power or a temporary fault (e.g. check filter or for blockages).
Low Battery

A blue and red light flashing indicates that the device is not charging properly. Make sure that the device is clicked in properly to the docking station or fully plugged in to the charging cable and power outlet. A red light indicates that the device is not charging.

If there is a blockage or build up of debris around the brush roll preventing it from turning, then the power will automatically stop and the charge light will flash red.
Over time, all batteries are subject to degradation. So if your run time has declined when the machine is not in Max / Boost mode, it might be time to buy a new battery. All our machines come with a 2-year initial warranty that includes the battery.
All batteries, even Dyson`s high-end lithium ion batteries fail given enough time, and the blinking red light problem is an indication that your battery has failed. The battery cannot be fixed. It has to be disposed of and replaced.
The most common reason for this issue to happen is when there are obstructions or debris which have become lodged in and around the trigger and guard. Carefully removing any such hinderance will ensure the trigger is free and doesn`t become jammed when pressed.
The LED light on the end of the handle will pulse with a blue LED light when charging, and the light will go out when fully charged. It can take up to four hours to fully charge your battery. Your battery has been designed to be left on charge.
Subscribed. Dyson Cyclone V10 cord-free vacuums are engineered to make a pulsing sound to let you know if something is preventing airflow from passing through the machine. The LED blockage indicator will also continue to flash for up to 1 minute.
Over time, all batteries are subject to degradation. So if your run time has declined when the machine is not in Max / Boost mode, it might be time to buy a new battery. All our machines come with a 2-year initial warranty that includes the battery.
Green denotes a high air quality, with low pollutants, and red, low air quality with a high amount of pollutants. Different categories can have different levels of pollutants at the same time, and will therefore display in different colours.

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Dyson root 6 no green light when charging – Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi there,

I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulties with your DC16. In order to determine why the green indicator light is not illuminating while the machine is charging, we’ll need to run through some troubleshooting checks over the phone with you. You can reach us on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 (US) – please have the machine to hand when you call.

We’ll look forward to helping you resolve this issue.

Best wishes,

Jack
Dyson Online Customer Support
http://www.dyson.com

I have a Roomba 560 (it’s still in warranty !!) and, after my summer vacation, it has a problem.
When I’m charging Roomba, the orange light blinks (and this is normal!) but this orange blinking continues forever…. the light doesn’t change to green.
If I detach Roomba from the charger, the light become green and it works normally until the light changes to red and I have to charge it again.

WHY, DURING THE CHARGING PHASE, THE LIGHT DOESN’T CHANGE FROM ORANGE-BLINKING TO GREEN?

HAVE I

ANSWER : The problem is not with the charger itself but it is with the battery inside the Roomba. It sunds like one or more of the cells has gone bad so its not holding the same charge as it did. I would recomend sending it in while the warranty is still valid so they will replace it. Your charger and the Roomba itself should be fine.

A few tips to keep the battery working longer:
Only charge the battery when it is drained all the way to zero. It will help keep the battery active.

Only charge the battery until it is full and then disconect it from the power source. It will keep it active longer plus it will help keep your electric bill down.

How do i hang dyson hand vac on wall – Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Click on the link below for the manual it will give you full instruction how to fix to wall, enjoy,,,
http://media.dyson.com/downloads/UK/floorcare/Manuals/dc16_manual_uk.pdf

I have a Dyson DC28 animal vacuum and the beater brush will not turn. It has one flashing white light and a red flashing light.
ANSWER : It appears that the drive belt is not adjusted properly or has stretched. THe gunk that vacuums pick up can also affect the belt in amking them too slippery to drive. Check it out.

Electrolux Epic 6500SR Full Bag sensor working, Does not Reset properly
ANSWER : The problem was a sticking switch that was not being reset. The vacuum on/off switch mechanism is comprised of two switches. One is the main switch that turns the vacuum on and off. The second is a shut off switch that gets tripped when the full bag sensor is engaged. This second switch is supposed to get reset when you push the on/off switch on the outside of the machine. The full bag shutoff switch was stiff and it, therefore, was taking a couple of presses of the on/off switch to move the shutoff switch back into the running position.

My handheld dyson won’t charge but when I hold the trigger the lights come on?
ANSWER : Hi Lynora,
I am sorry to hear you are having difficulty with your DC16. Based on the details you provided we would appreciate the opportunity to trouble shoot with you over the phone to determine the best solution.
Please call us at 1-866-693-9766 US or 0800 298 0298 UK. We look forward to speaking with you.
Best wishes,
Jessica

My purple Dyson Animal (without the ball) isn’t working correctly. When I turn it on, the red power light, as well as the medium pile buttons flashes. When I first turn it on, the brush rotates for 3 to 5 seconds, then once I start moving the vacuum, it stops and that’s when the lights start flashing. I’ve checked the filters, they are dry and installed correctly. What could be the problem?
ANSWER : I need help repairing my Dyson. I cannot push the buttons down to select Short pile/Medium pile or bare floor. The buttons will not push down at all. It will not allow me to select anything. I have very short pile carpet so it does not pick up that well.

I purchased a brand new Eureka Pet vacuum, sorry don’t know exact name but it the one that has the self cleaning duster on it. Last night I used the vacuum on my carpet, it was working fine until I accidently sucked up the corner of a scarf that was hanging off a couch. I shut the vacuum off, pulled out the scarf and and resumed vacuuming. Much to my dismay the suction on the vacuum had ceased. Can you tell me if there is a reset button on the vacuum? The vacuum does not appear to be damage
ANSWER : If the motor is running, there should be suction. Possible problems depend on whether it’s a canister or upright and are:
.A clog in the hose, UR or canister. Detach hose. Drop small coin in one end and lift hose causing it to roll out the other. If it does, no clog in hose. Drop same coin into hose opening on power head. If it rolls out, no clog in PN.
.Broken fan blades, UR. Needs to be taken to shop for repair/replacement.
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.A reset button is for use if the motor isn’t running, so won’t have anything to do with the suction.