Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Your Dyson DC07 has been rejuvenated with a new drive belt, allowing the brushroll to move freely while it cleaners your home.
The Dyson DC07 was introduced in 2001 with brand new Root Cyclone technology.
The DC07, released in 2001 was the first implementation of Root Cyclone technology into a cleaner.
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.
Push down the red button on the bottom of the ball and then slide your cleaner head down and off your machine. Press the button on the back of the Motorbar™ cleaner head and push upwards 90° to release the end cap. Pull the brush bar out of the cleaner head.
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.
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.
Discovering the advantages of the on/off brush roll

When vacuuming hard surfaces, the brush roll can often push dust and debris away from the vacuum before it can be suctioned. Turning off the brush roll switches the vacuum to “suction-only” for quick and easy cleaning of hard floors.

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.
Look for a control knob on the front right hand side of your Dyson vacuum. If your machine has a knob it is a clutched model. If your machine does not have a knob it is a non-clutched model.
If your machine has a clutch, the reason the brush bar isn`t spinning is unlikely to be a snapped belt. The clutch allows your brush roll to be turned off (for certain types of hard floors, etc.). First you should check if your brush bar is turned on. Try to turn the knob one click clockwise to the “auto” position.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

How to change brush belt on dco7 dyson – Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : This depends on whether your DC07 has a brush control clutch or not. For excellent illustrated guidance go to www.dysonmedic.com and click on DC07. For belt change on a model without clutch click on “belt and brushroll”. It’s simple! For models with a clutch, click on “clutch replacement”. It’s not so simple!

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.

CHANGE BELT ON DYSON ANIMAL – Dyson DCO7 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Try this link which is a YouTube video on replacing the clutch assembly. It is more extensive than what you need but does cover the steps you will take to change the belt. Here is the link:
.The belt removal tool is not absolutely necessary and a screw driver will work but it does make the job a LOT easier. The belt removal tool can be purchased on eBay for about $15. I’m cheap so I made my own removal tool that works wonderfully.
.Hope this helps.

How do you change a belt on a dyson DC07 – Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Turn vacuum over so you can see the brush.
.Using a standard screwdriver, undo the three fasteners just behind the brush.
.Remove the base plate.
.Remove the belt.
.Remove roller brush.
.Place new belt on roller brush and center it in position.
.Feed belt through the hole, and return brush to position.
.Ensure the brush ends are located in the slots correctly.
.Pull the belt over the motor shaft.
.Rotate the brush a few times to ensure belt is centered and secure.
.Replace the base plate, tighten fasteners, and rotate the brush a few more times to make sure it turns properly and the belt isn’t caught.

Trying to fit a new brush on dyson dco7 – Dyson DCO7 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : You can order the originals from the warranty station here Dyson Repairs

My Dyson Animal has good suction and works fine for actually picking up dirt, but when I use the vacuum with the roller, I hear a grinding/rumbling noise. Its only when I use the vacuum with the brush rotating. It does not happen hen I shut the roller brush off. The belt is fine. I cannot figure out what is wrong as there are no clogs, debris, or foreign objects stuck in the brush or in the belt. The noise seems to be the only issue. The vacuum picks up fine. It just doesn’t sound right a
ANSWER : Trace the path of the suction into the tank and see if there is anything loose or ingested..Also, remove the brush and clean as best you can. Perhaps there is something caught in it. Lubricate where it makes sense with some WD40.

How do you change a belt on a dyson 07 – Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : You want this part.

Dirt devil vacuum cleaner–trouble vacuuming dirt and pet hair on carpeting –is the problem with the spinning brush which contacts the floor,  not contacting the carpeting??  I thought (when I bought this vacuum) that the aforementioned brush was adjustable to various heights of carpeting.  Sometimes, it seems like nothing is being vacuumed up –unless I have just put a new bag on the vacuum… Do I need or can I replace the spinning brush on the bottom of the vacuum so it kicks up and vacuums
ANSWER : Try replacing the belt. Rubber belts stretch out after about a year.