How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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Locate the u-bend cover, press the yellow release button, and look for any possible blockages. These blockages may be preventing the machine from locking in its upright position as well as reclining when already locked.
The filters are especially important for bagless models like Dyson. These internal filters can become slowly clogged with very fine particles. The first stage of filtration in the cyclone is a screen filter that can become clogged, which will reduce suction radically. Clean it if dirty.
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.
One of the most common reasons for a vacuum that`s hard to push is using the incorrect suction setting. Most people want to use the maximum suction setting all the time, when in some cases this isn`t necessary.
Check to see if your filters are dirty. If the problem is still not fixed, turn the Dyson around and pull the red tab at the bottom of the Dyson straight out. Make sure there is nothing stuck inside the suction hose.
Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end.
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The brush control is designed to switch the brush bar off automatically when you stand the machine back into the upright position. It is designed this way to protect any delicate floor surfaces when you have the machine switched on and upright and when you are using the hose.
If the brush control should be in the centre position and move forward to the “on” position when you release the head. If it is not doing this, please contact our Helpline on 0800 298 0298 (UK) or 1866MYDYSON (US).
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this problem. Stand behind your machine, lean
over and look at the front: Right in the center of the opening between the
machine and the beater bar head, you will see a black tab. Simply slide a
thin, flat-head screwdriver down and magically the machine will
release. NOW: once it\\’s released, simply examine the area where your
screwdriver JUST slid down…see the dirt and gunk? DON\\’T follow the
MANY suggestions of adding lubricant “which only works for a short
while” (by their own admission) WIPE AWAY THE DIRT AND GUNK and voila!
YOU are now a “certified technician” and you didn\\’t have to sit through
any technical school to get there! You go girl!!!!!!!
.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.
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.First, get some graphite lube.
.Lay the vac on it’s ‘face’.
.1) On the underside of the vacuum, there is a 1/2″ wide ‘groove” in the motor housing, that runs up the centerline of the machine. Follow this groove from the front of the machine towards the back. As you follow it ‘up’ into the machine, the groove will ‘end’. Just past this point there will be a small black plastic piece with little ‘ears’ that is resting in another groove that continues just past the point where the first groove ended. This is the upright position lock that isn’t releasing. (I’ve painted the ‘ears’ red in the attached photo)
.2) Using a screwdriver, or butter knife, etc, gently lift this piece out of the groove. The vacuum head should now easily tilt down like it should.
.3) Flip the vacuum over onto it’s ‘back’ and you will be able to see the grooves, now visible on the front of the lower head. Apply the graphite to the smaller (upper) groove and try working the unit in and out of the upright position several times to work the graphite into the locking mechanism