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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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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. Make sure there`s no dirt lodged in the top part of the bin.
Check that the vacuum cleaner is plugged into a working power outlet and that fuses and breakers don`t need resetting. An activated thermal cut-out due to a blockage is the next most likely cause of the problem. Check for blockages in the hose and filters, and remove any obstructions that you find.
If your Dyson vacuum`s suction motor isn`t working, first check that the machine receives power from the wall socket or its battery pack. If the motor still doesn`t work, it`s likely an airflow problem. Blockages will cause the vacuum to overheat, so the suction motor stops or pulsates to protect itself from damage.
It`s possible there`s a power consumption issue, with there just not being enough residual charge to run the machine. A new battery should fix this. My other thought is that it`s overheating. If too much power is pushed through the motor, which MAX power does, it could stop after a few seconds if it become hot.
If the vacuum is not plugged into its power outlet correctly, it will not turn on. Check to make sure that the vacuum`s electrical cord is completely plugged into the outlet. Additionally, the power outlet could be a problem.
When your Dyson no longer powers on even after charging the most likely cause is a damaged battery. This means the battery will no longer hold a charge and will need to be replaced. Once a new battery is purchased you can learn how to replace it by visiting our battery replacement page here.
Problems can occur when overused or clogged filters cause the vacuum motor to overheat. This not only shortens the motor life but causes a loss of suction. In some cases, total motor burn out can occur.
A strong odor from the shellac that coats the copper coil windings is an indicator that the motor is about to or has burnt out. If the motor is still running, even if it turns on and off by itself as it is heating and cooling, you can still run the motor until it gives up for good.
If there is a strong burning smell coming from the motor area of your Dyson DC14 or DC07 then it is most likely that your motor has burnt out.
A Dyson vacuum cleaner has a lifespan of around 10 years. This is considerably longer than most other vacuums. So, if you`re looking for a high-quality vacuum cleaner that will last you for a long time, a Dyson could be a good choice. However, remember that Dyson vacuums are expensive.
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.
Sometimes your vacuum pulsates on and off or keeps dying when using the extra powerful `Max Mode`, which can be related to the charge of your battery. Try turning this function off by pressing the Max button on your vacuum.
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.
To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine off and back on.
In many cases, you probably can repair a Dyson yourself, especially when it comes to common issues (see below). However, even if your machine needs some extra TLC by a Dyson expert, it can be worth getting it repaired.
A thermal cut off is a heat-sensitive device that automatically disconnects the power to a vacuum`s motor when the operating temperature exceeds a safe value.
If there is something that has become caught in the hose in another part of the system, the airflow will be reduced and can cause overheating and a shut down. Clear out hoses, attachments, and brushes of any hair, dirt, and debris. This will allow for restored airflow and should get things going again.
The most common problems found in vacuum cleaners are low suction force, excessive noise, burning smell, vacuum not turn on, and overheating. These issues can be fixed by either cleaning the device or replacing some parts of the device. At times, it is best to seek a professional to fix the cleaner effectively.
Dyson motors are typically robust. Unless you do something crazy like use the max setting exclusively, it should exceed past the two-year manufacturer warranty. But in case the inevitable happens and the motor burns out, replacing it is simple. Fortunately, the process is simple, with simple tools like a screwdriver.
This trick fixed it perfectly:- Unplug the charger from the wall. Plug it in again. Attach your Dyson and press the trigger (on button) for around 20 seconds (nothing will happen, just keep it pressed). My Dyson worked perfectly again straight away after doing this.
It`s important to fully charge the machine before using it for the first time, and after every clean. This helps to improve the algorithm`s accuracy. The battery is designed to be left on charge permanently, and this will ensure that the vacuum is fully charged when it`s next used.
Can I exchange one Dyson machine for another? For purchases made on Dyson.com, Dyson does not offer exchanges unless the machine was damaged in transit. Machines are covered under warranty service with repair and servicing support.
Pet owners, we recommend 1-2 years between service, light use every 2-4 years between services. Heavy use serviced annually.
Dyson battery life

On average, it has been seen that Dyson battery of these handheld vacuums will last for around 4 years. Generally, it is seen that lithium-ion batteries tend to wear-off after the first year of its usage, as they are limited to a few charging cycles.

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My dyson seems to have lost its suction therefore is not picking up anything yet i have found that when my dyson is standing upright it has a little more suction but nothing like how it use to work. This has only happend in the last 2 weeks. I sanded a floor & though the sander picked up majority of the dust i did use the dyson to pick up the excess and it is since then that my dyson has not been working to its full potential.
ANSWER : Hi there,
.Sorry to hear you’re having a problem with your DC07. You should be able to resolve the issue by following these simple steps: http://www.dyson.co.uk/support/help.asp?article=1940&product=DC07-SY
.If you’re still experiencing difficulties, please get in touch with us, free, on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US), so we can run through some checks over the phone.
.Kind regards,
.Dyson Customer Service

How can I get my DAB radio working again?
I have a Sony XDRS100CD with DAB radio. The DAB radio has stopped working although I can still use the CD and get FM radio. The unit has a readout on the front that usually shows the time and this stopped working too, presumably because it got the time via the DAB radio.
The unit works from mains and batteries although I have only ever used it on mains.
ANSWER : I have the same problem… did you ever get a fix..
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The steam mop was only used 3 times.stopped working. It has now stopped working altogether. I have only had it for a month. I did not save the receipt because after the third time working I thought it was okay. I am very disappointed and have a hand shop vac of Sharks which has been working for a year. I have been discouraged from buying another one of your products now that the steam mop has quit working after 3 times. I followed the exact instructions how to use it. Model S3101/ 120V 60HZ

Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it maynot be getting steam to the head…

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Vitamix 5000 stopped working. It stops working each time I use it; while blending I first smell a burning smell and then blender stops and will not start again. After sitting overnight it works again next morning and repeat same process. Any ideas how to repair?
ANSWER : It has an internal thermal shutdown. Let it sit for a while and it will reset itself. You can expedite by putting the motor base in the freezer for a few minutes, or by blowing a hair dryer into the base of the motor.

I have only had my shark steam mop for about a month and only used it twice. I tried to use it yesterday and it would not work. The green light came on and it worked for maybe ten seconds, then it completely shut off. I tried switching outlets and draining the water but nothing worked. It still doesn’t work today either. What do you think is wrong? Does this product have a warranty?
ANSWER : Yes has warranty call Shark/europro.

Roomba Schedular I have a Roomba Scheduler and it has worked great until recently. Suddenly it quit working. When it is charging the power light goes from red to green as it should, showing it is ready to use. When we turn it on to use, it will only go on for a few seconds then it shuts off like it is out of power. It is like it isn’t really charged. Is there something I can try to make it work?
ANSWER : Let it charge for a full 24, or even 48 hours, regardless of the green light. If it still dies you probably need a new battery.. or worse.

Stopped working The cleaner stopped working when my wife was using it there was a noise like a ‘phut’ and it stopped. There is evidence of some smoke damage inside but I can’t find any evidence of burning. Any ideas please?
ANSWER : This is a problem with your carbon brushes, remove old brushes, and check they have not become jammed in there brass sleaves, they are spring loaded.
If they are not jammed but less than 20mm new brushes are required, available from most good vacuum stores.
Before purchasing spin the motor, and feel that the copper commutator, where the brushes contact with, is not buckled (not even slightly)
NB Buy genuine Numatic they go back in better.
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Stopped shark steam mop was plugged in and stopped working, it was working fine and just stopped in is only 7 mos old used 1 time weekly
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.The heating element may have died or there is an obstruction…
.Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it may.not be getting steam to the head…
.Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop Problem