Dyson DC28 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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A flashing light indicates that there is something wrong with your device and this may lead your vacuum to turn off. To fix this please refer to the “Machine Displays an LED Light” section with or call Dyson for additional help: 1 (844) 679-1647.
The Brush Bar gets too much Resistance and the Red Light Flashes. This may be caused by the brush bar being set at a level too low for the carpet that you are cleaning. To fix this, select a higher level carpet setting on the selector pad so the carpet does not get sucked into the brush bar and block the suction.
Check your circuit breaker to make sure that the vacuum`s power outlet was not tripped. If the breaker has been tripped, press the reset button on the outlet. If your outlet does not include a reset button, locate your circuit breaker panel (which may be located in the basement of your home) to reset the outlet.
To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine off and back on.
We recommend you clean your filter at least monthly or if you experience a drop in product performance or the flashing white LED lights alert you that a filter clean is required.
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.
If the red light of a Dyson vacuum cleaner flashes, there is most likely a problem with the vacuum cleaner`s battery. A red light will start flashing if the battery of the Dyson vacuum cleaner is no longer working properly. There is then no other option than to replace the battery with a new one.
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.
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.
To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine off and back on. Please note: In normal use, the Brush bar automatically turns off when the machine is upright and automatically turns on when the machine is in the vacuuming position.
Press and hold the power button on the machine and the remote together for 10 seconds. The LED screen will count down from 10. Once this count down has been completed, the machine will have been reset.
To reset the machine, turn the power off (using either the power button on the remote or the Main body), wait 60 seconds and then turn back on.
If the vacuum is not turning on, the battery may not be charged enough for normal operation. Check the LED light to determine the battery level. A solid blue light indicates that the machine is in normal operating mode.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

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.

DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum: dyson animal wont turn off…
ANSWER : Dyson has switch problems, needs new switch.

Dyson animal will not stand upright – Dyson DC25 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi there,

I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulty standing your DC25 Animal upright. It sounds as if the stabiliser needs realigning. This is simple to do – please follow the steps shown in the video below.

If you’d like any further assistance or advice, please give our customer Helpline a call on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 (US).

Best wishes,

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

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.

DOES THE DYSON ANIMAL HAVE A RESET BUTTON. – Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
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Hope that this information is useful to you.


Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service

My Dyson makes a loud noise when I vacuum – Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : You need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need and a manual you can view which has instructions:

Dyson DC17 Belt and Manual

Dyson Animal is not powering up – Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : It might be the eletrical inside the machine.or even the power cord.

Wiring diagram for dyson dc17 vacuum – Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi Manny,

Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that any repairs that involve the electrical components of your DC17 be carried out by an authorized repair technician. Please call us at 0800 298 0298 (UK) or 1-866-693-9766 (US) so we can provide further assistance. We look forward to speaking with you.

Best wishes,

Jessica