Dyson DC14i Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum\015 After removing the old brush and belt. I am ready to put it all back together. But i cant remember exactly where this metal clip goes?? it is approx. 1/2″ wide x 3/4″ I do remember that it was wedged in somewhere against the brush belt maybe where its wrapped around the brush control shaft. or in the brush control knob housing??? I don’t know for sure. Can somebody help me out?? Do you have any part or assembly prints possibly???? Thanks!!\015

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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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.
Now the part of your Dyson which is contact with the floor most is the brush roll and the soleplate, and not surprisingly, they very often get damaged or wear out. Fortunately they`re very easy to replace, and I`m going to show you how.
Dyson`s Mini motorhead is designed with a motorised brush bar that spins at up to 3500rpm to remove ground-in dirt but at just 144mm wide, the tool is perfect for removing stubborn dirt from mattresses, upholstery, stairs and other small spaces around your home and car.
If you are using your vacuum on a daily basis you will need to replace the brush roll much more frequently. You can take a look at your brush roll and see how the bristles look. If they look worn out and the bristles look loose it`s time to change your brush roller.
Fix your Dyson brush bar

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.

After a year or so, you may need to replace your vacuum`s beater brush. If the bristles seem to be squished, broken or are varying heights, it`s time to replace the brush. These can be found online with the vacuum`s brand and model of your vacuum cleaner.
Hold your brush bar under cold tap water and gently rub to remove any lint or dirt. Stand the brush bar upright and leave to dry completely. Make sure your brush bar is completely dry before refitting. The cleaner head housing is not washable and should only be wiped over with a damp lint-free cloth.
From Left to Right: Round Volumising Brush – Long, fine bristles direct air deep into the hair to give body, creating tension to shape hair as it dries. Small round volumising brush – With a slim head and long, fine bristles. Directs air into the strands of hair, while bristles shape hair as it dries.
A carpet beater bar is essentially a floor nozzle for a vacuum equipped with a rotating beater bar that spins while the vacuum is in use. By spinning, it agitates the carpet and loosens any lead dust that might be stuck in carpet fibers.
The complete version of the Airwrap comes with both a soft smoothing brush that`s gentle on the scalp and a firm smoothing brush for thicker, frizz-prone hair.
Brushes. According to iRobot, brushes should be replaced every 6-12 months. Robot vacuums like the iRobot Roomba j7+ have multiple brushes that allow it to clean.
Roller provides thin, uniform and even coats, and is an ideal tool for painting large, smooth and well-prepared walls, ceilings, and large furniture. The roller is more economical to use than the brush since its porous surface holds much more paint and distributes an even layer of paint much faster.
If your filter is not changed in time, it will be clogged with micro-organisms like bacteria, viruses, and mold particles. It won`t be able to clean new ones and only capture them on the filter`s surface.
All Dyson vacuum cleaners have two filters, a pre motor filter and a post motor filter. This filter is a post motor Hepa filter for DC07 and DC14 Dyson vacuums, it filters air which has passed through the motor.
Brush Head Bearings Are Clogged or Have Failed

These are symptoms of bad or dirty bearings. You should remove the brush roll or rolls from the vacuum. Check to see that the bearings at the end of the brush roll allow it to spin freely. Make sure that there is no hair trapped in the bearings.

It`s recommended that you change your filter every 12 months. If you run your air purifier frequently or are experiencing a lot of indoor air pollution, you may need to change the filter more often.
Dyson cordless vacuum filters are engineered to capture microscopic particles. Over time, these can build up in the filter and reduce performance. By washing it once a month, you can help maintain suction power.
We engineer vacuums that are simple to use and easy to look after. We suggest you clean your filter at least once a month to keep your machine running at maximum efficiency.
“We would recommend vacuuming at least once or twice a week—and more often if we have pets—with the right tools to remove dust quickly and effectively,” Patel advises.
For the long Dish Brush, we recommend replacing your dish brush head every 3-5 months, depending on use and the state of the brush. For the Dish Scrubber, we recommended replacing your scrubber every 3-5 months, depending on use and the state of the brush.
If your vacuum is set too high above the carpet surface, the vacuum can`t attract the gritty soil below. If the setting is too low, the vacuum`s beater bar or brushes can “fuzz” the carpet`s surface, causing it to look worn or frayed.
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.
Dyson cordless vacuums

Heavy duty performance for big cleans on all floor types. Lightweight and versatile for everyday use.

Wash filters in cold water only

(don`t use detergent or wash in a dishwasher or washing machine). Rinsing under the water supply then gently squeezing the water out of the filter.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

My older Dyson DC14 (the purple one) early model with a clutch on the beater bar belt needs a clutch replacement. The bar has been cleaned and there are no worn or damaged parts so I conclude that the clutch at the motor end of the belt needs to be replaced. I can find the part online but no instructions on how to disassemble the vacuum to get to and replace it. Dysons only advice is to give me the address and phone of the nearest service center. Can you help me?
ANSWER : Have a look at www.dysonmedic.com which has some very useful info on dismantling and repairing Dysons.
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.Although this site doesnt actually cover the DC14 yet, the DC14 is very similar to the DC07 so as regards dissassembling the machine, and replacing the clutch, my experience is that the DC07 info will enable you to do the job.

Hoover WindTunnel Self-Propelled V Belt
ANSWER : I had this same problem with the V belt on my Hoover Vaccuum..
.There are three (3) basic things that will cause the brush roll not to spin..
.1. When handle is upright, brush roll is OFF..2. When switch is set for HARD surface, brush roll is OFF..3. Broken/worn FLAT belt or V Belt, brush roll will not spin.
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.I noticed that the brush roll was not spinning when my vacuum was set for CARPET. After removing the cover I noticed that the V belt was loose, I thought the belt was worn so I purchased a correct replacement belt and installed it, but the new belt was also loose and when I turned the large flat belt pulley it did not turn the V belt pulley at the same time..
.I double checked the surface setting and I had the vacuum switch set for carpet, but still when I released the handle out of the upright position the brush roll would still not spin..
.My aggravation finally led me to this posting on FixYa’s website..
.The first thing I did was checked the screw to the left of the V belt as suggested by ejmjr5 and this did nothing to solve the problem or create more tension on the V belt, even when the upright handle was not in the upright position..
.After playing around with the surface setting control switch/nob I notice that when I moved the switch out of the HARD surface setting and over to CARPET, I had thought that the switch was set for CARPET as it visually appeared, but I was not pushing the switch over hard enough to click it into the CARPET setting mode..
.VOILA, the brush roll now spins correctly even though the V belt seams to be too loose for the pulley..
.You really have to force the switch into the CARPET setting. Be sure that you hear the switch/nob click into place..
.Now you can effectively clean up after that hangover of a party!.
.Burp!

Hoover Wind Tunnel 7500 Brush not Turning. I have replaced the Brush and the belt. The problem does not seem to be either to me. I believe might be a missing part. The place were the belt hooks on is a metal pole which never seems to grip the belt well. In fact it seems loose most of the time and slips on the brush, causing the belt to eventually burn up. Could there be a missing plastic or rubber piece meant to hold the belt taught  on the metal pole?
ANSWER : Check the Idler Pulley part Number 43241004 (Item 13 in the IPB)

http://64.49.205.183/v/u6451900.pdf

Noise My Dyson DC08 is making a loud, rough, vibration/noise that seems to be coming from the from the rotating brush housing. I replaced the old belt which was several years old and slipping. When I run the motor with the new belt removed the machine sounds normal. The bearings on the rotating brush seem to be running smoothly when turned by hand both when out of the brush holder and when installed in the machine. I can’t find anything rubbing on the belt or rotating brush. I applied a bit o
ANSWER : Hi there, it’s Jack at Dyson.
.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.
.Best .wishes,
.Jack .- Dyson Official Online Customer Surpport
.http://www.dyson.com

Dyson DC14 Bar brush and belt replacement.
ANSWER : Try the op manual .http://www.dyson.com/customercare/manuals/us/dc14_opmanual_usa.pdf

The beater bar on my Dyson won’t turn. The vacuum runs and suctions but the bar won’t turn and the belt is not broke. The beater bar did get a carpet fiber caught and wrapped around it which stopped the bar and I removed the bar to cut the fiber loose and replaced it and now it won’t turn
ANSWER : The belt doesn’t have to be broken to make the vacuum not work correctly. If the belt is stretched the vacuum won’t operate the way it is supposed to. You can get replacement Dyson Belts here:

Dyson Replacement Belts

Dyson DC14 Brush Bar won’t turn
ANSWER : You don’t need to take it for repairs, I just corrected the same problem on the phone with a tech. Have the head on your lap, make sure the end nearest the little belt has the rounded side of the bar facing you. The squared off end faces towards the machine. Place your left hand pointy finger under the bar (the 2 inch bar next to the little belt) and lift up, while finessing the loose end of the bar into place, with the rounded part still facing you. Then it sort of snaps into place. Now, replace the face plate. In the upright mode, starting at the carpet dial, switch the dial back and forth between carpet and bare floor, ten times. (the tech actually referred to this as re-setting the vac. LOL) Plug the vac in, incline the hand, and start. It should work. It didn’t for me the first time and made a horrible sound. That meant I had to go and repeat the process again, but lo and behold, IT WORKED! When in doubt, call the tech and don’t let them get away from you; have them stay on the line until the problem is resolved.

Hi my proheat bissell 7901 stopped pumping water to the floor, but it pumps water from the hand hose. I read the manual and followed how to check belt and the flat belt on right side of shampooer is fine and I turned on and it turns and so do the brushes at the bottom of the machine. I was reading online and I guess there’s two belts on this machine? where can I find the other belt to see if it needs replacing. I guess it’s a ribbed belt? that is the water pump belt?
ANSWER : Just taken ours apart with the same problem… found it was caused by the 2 halves of the main casing coming apart in the area where the upright pedal release is. I found this to be due to the upper casing having broken in 2 places – the bottom of the screw wells..This means that the water tank cannot exert sufficient pressure on the valve to release the water..Only solution is a new top cover assembly