Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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As the cleaner head and filter fills with dirt and debris over time, all the built-up debris begins to emit a burnt-smelling odour. You may need to remove and clean out the vacuum`s filter. We need to advise you to stop using your machine and request that you contact your local customer support team.
Most Dyson vacuums have a built in safety system that stops the machine if it begins to overheat. This usually happens because the filters need washing or your machine is blocked.
Burning smell can indicate motor damage

If you suspect that the motor is damaged, you should not continue to use the vacuum cleaner! The cause of motor damage is usually wear and tear or damage caused by prolonged improper use (e.g. overheating). In most cases, it is not worth repairing.

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.
If your vacuum`s belt is misaligned, it may cause unusual sounds and smells like burning rubber due to a build-up of friction and heat. Use the Dyson Ball Animal Brushbar Replacement Guide to remove the vacuum`s brush bar and view its belt.
This issue could be caused by a blockage in your machine. Please clean the machine and check for blockages. Unplug your Dyson personal purifying fan from the mains electricity supply before cleaning. Look for blockages in the air inlet holes on the shroud and the dome.
Generally, a worn out motor or clogged filters are the primary reason behind the Dyson appliance becoming overheated and in turn shutting down. In some rare cases, the problem might also be caused by some other technical issues in the vacuuming system.
Overheating usually occurs because the dust bag has not been emptied, filter has not been cleaned or there is a blockage in the floor tool, wand or bent hand piece. If your vacuum shuts down unexpectedly, make sure you turn the vacuum off and unplug it from the wall socket.
Its time to open the windows, air out the house and change that vacuum belt. If you`re smelling rubber, the belt has either burned out and snapped or the belt has become so stretched out that the roller is not moving and the vacuum belt is getting super heated from the motors RPM.
This results is toxic fumes that include ketones and aldehyde gases that are harmful to inhale. Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) by-products are also emitted from electrical burning equipment that can cause cancer and other serious health issues.
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.
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.
5-year warranty

To view your machine`s full warranty terms and conditions, please visit the Dyson Support page and follow the prompts to select your Dyson machine`s Owner`s Manual.

Overheating Motor – The fan that throws hot and cold air throughout your home needs a motor to work. The bearings of this motor get worn out due to extended use and overheat the motor producing burning plastic smell. This is a normal occurrence and nothing to be alarmed about.
When an electric fan smells like that it is overheating, and the motor may be on the verge of burning out. it is time to disassemble it, clean out the dust that has collected in the armature bushings, and lubricate it. This should be done periodically for fans that are used a lot.
How often should I replace my Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™ filter? We recommend replacing the HEPA+Carbon filter every 12 months. That`s because over time, filters can get clogged with pollutants, and even let unpleasant odours back into the room.
The burning smell means something has overheated. The fan motor and other parts need to cool down before you investigate any further. You should also avoid breathing in more of the fumes of whatever plastic or paint might be burning up. Turn off the fan and walk away for several minutes.
Once all of the checks have been done allow the cleaner to cool down which is usually around 45 minutes. Once its cooled down and plugged back in it should start to work again as the cut out is designed to automatically reset.
The burning smell means something has overheated. The fan motor and other parts need to cool down before you investigate any further. You should also avoid breathing in more of the fumes of whatever plastic or paint might be burning up. Turn off the fan and walk away for several minutes.
Sadly, most Dyson cleaners do not feature a reset switch. So the best way to resolve the problem is to unplug the machine and let it rest and cool down for a minimum of one hour. This automatically resets the appliance and makes it ready for use.
The motor is failing, You will need to replace it and the hepa filter, Or when you put the new motor in the old hepa filter will be clogged up with the burnt smell and fibers from the old motor.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

Gets hot, burning smell and turns off – Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi there, Unfortunately you have a burnt out motor I would suggest. Of all common vacuums this is probably the easiest to change if you feel up to a home repair. I have made a video of how to do it and posted it on VacuumSmart.info if you want to check it out. If you need to buy a DC08 motor i would check out Nelson Vacuums or VacuumSpot if you are in Australia.

No suction on my Dyson canister vacuum. – Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hey,
I see this problem is more frequent..
I’m guessing your dyson ‘sounds’ blocked.
See my solution:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4547920-loss_suction
This fixed mine right up.
It was not working well at ALL, so i opened it up, cleaned it all, and now it’s sucking like it was new.

GL!

How do I open my dyson cylinder – Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi its Darran at Dyson.

If you are referring to the cyclone top and bin assembly, once removed from the machine, there is a button at the base of the handle that has Dyson written on it that you press and pull the cyclone top and bin apart to empty it.

If you need any further help or advice, please try the Support section on our website at www.dyson.com.

Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service

When we turn on the vacuum, the canister falls open. The clips holding the canister in place do not seem to hold the canister tightly which I’m sure that it did in the past. The clips do not look bent, but every time we turn on the vacuum the intense pressure blows the canister open only remaining attached the the rest of the vacuum by one clip
ANSWER : Check filter and make sure it is kept clean at regular intervals. Possibly worn out clip retainers on cannister side due to excessive pressure build up. Do not force closure unless pressure is back to normal. May crack cannister or damage unit beyond repair.

Loss of suction in dyson dc08 – Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi there,

If your DC08 doesn’t seem to be picking up as well as usual, there may be a blockage in the machine. The filter may also need a wash.

The easiest way to locate and remove any blockages is to follow the steps shown in our online support guide:

http://support.dyson.co.uk/support/dc08/dc08-standard/my-machine-is-not-working/machine-not-sucking-picking-up-as-well-as-usual/check-the-floor-tool

In normal use, the filter needs to be washed at least once every 3-6 months, as shown in the video below. Use cold water without detergent, and allow at least 12 hours for the filter to dry completely before replacing it.

This should resolve the issue, but if you’d like any further assistance or advice, please call us on 0800 298 0298. Our Helpline is available from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week.

Best wishes,

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

How do i clean all the dyson dc08 – Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi its Darran at Dyson.

A full blockage procedure can be found in your user guide or on our website at www.dyson.co.uk/support.

I hope that you find this useful and should you require any further assistance with your DC08, please contact our Helpline on 0800 298 0298.

Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service

I had the vacuum cleaner question about the canister and the wand/powerhead… the Kenmore Progressive Vacuum canister model 116.25812 and the canister not powering off without unplugging the vacuum. The solution I received that they both run on their own switch so it is normal makes sense. However, is there a power switch on the canister anywhere? The only way for the canister to be turned off is by unplugging it. Any ideas? One would think there would be a switch. I am new to fixya and hope
ANSWER : Hi. On some models, one switch controls all of the power. Your issue, which is no working switch is almost certainly a blown triac on the circuit board in the canister – kenmore part number KC86WBZRZ000

Looks like a common fault with this particular model judging by the number of complaints on the web.
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.Take it to your local vacuum repair shop and they should be able to fix it for a nominal fee.

The original belt on my upright Kenmore Progressive broke and I replaced it with the spare that was in the vacuum. The vacuum and spare belt are about 10 years old. Then the spare broke after one vacuuming session and there was a burning smell coming from the vacuum. I ordered new belts and replaced it with the new belt. It seems to be working fine with no smell. I checked the belt after I vacuumed the family room and although it was in tact, the belt was very hot. Is that normal? Should t
ANSWER : The belt heats up due to the friction, as well as being in contact with the shaft of a hot motor. It is normal.