Dyson DC28 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum\015 It was running and then is stopped and the start button is flashing and it won't run. It keeps returning to the medium carpet position.\015

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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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.
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.
To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine off and back on.
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.
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.
If your Dyson vacuum no longer powers on even after it has been charged, the vacuum`s battery may be damaged. If the battery is damaged, it will no longer hold a charge and will need to be replaced. Use the Dyson DC58 Battery Replacement page for instructions on how to replace the vacuum`s battery.
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.
The most common cause of no power is the machine overheating and cutting out. In this case once the vacuum cleaner loses power leave it for at least half an hour and then try turning it back on again. If it comes back on again after an hour then clean your filters and check for blockages.
When using your vacuum, with the trigger pressed – Battery light. A solid blue light indicates that the machine is in normal operating mode. A flashing blue light indicates that there is no power, please charge the battery. A flashing amber light indicates that there is no power or a temporary fault (e.g. too hot/cold) …
The blue LEDs – one on each side of the battery – will flash on and off during charging. When the battery is charged, both LEDs will light for 5 seconds, then go out. The machine can take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge.
This Dyson vacuum comes with an automatic safety system that will turn off the machine if it begins to overheat. If you find that your machine is turning off intermittently, the filter in you vacuum is most likely full and covering the ventilation system. An easy fix for this is to empty and wash the filter.
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.
The LED light on the end of the handle will pulse with a blue LED light when charging, and the light will go out when fully charged. It can take up to four hours to fully charge your battery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most problems arise because of a blockage – if not a dirty filter or cyclone unit, then something could be caught in the wand or the brush bar. Once again, the lack of suction could be caused by a dirty filter or a blockage somewhere in the vacuum`s system.
If all you hear from the vacuum unit is a click at the when you try to start the vacuum motor from inside the house, then the motor in the unit is dead and has to be replaced. A strong odor from the shellac, which coats the copper coil windings, is an indicator that the motor is about to or has burnt out.
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.
Low Battery Level

Check the light indicator on the right side of the device, a flashing blue light will indicate that the device needs to be charged. If the device is not charged, hook up the device to a docking station or charging cable. The device will take up to 5 hours to charge fully.

The device may need to be charged as the battery may be low or depleted. The device typically needs to be charged for 3.5 hours. Check if the devices LED located on the base of the battery is flashing. If the light is flashing refer to The Device`s LED Flashes page.
the battery flashing blue the battery indicator like flashing. blue is signifying that the battery has no charge.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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Start button is flashing and won’t run
ANSWER : Hi Kathleen,
I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulties with your DC28. We’d appreciate the opportunity to run through some troubleshooting with you over the phone to help resolve this issue. You can call us on 1-866-693-9766 – or if you’d prefer, email your contact details to [email protected], and someone will be in touch as soon as possible to help.
We’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes,
JackDyson Online Customer Supporthttp://www.dyson.com

My Dyson DC07 vacuum started to run slower after being on for a little while and then would run normally again. I have switched on today and it has just stopped. When I push the start button, on occasions it almost starts and then doesn’t. I am wondering if there is a problem with the switch and if so how can it be fixed?


ANSWER : The motor running slower was the motor starting to burn out. The “almost start” is the brushes making intermittent contact with the armature in the motor. .
.Your machine needs a new motor Pam.

My Dyson DC-17 Absolute Animal does not stay running after I push start button. It will only run if I hold the start button down all the time.
ANSWER : Switches always fail on the dysons. its a pretty simple fix though. let me know if you need parts and/or instructions on repairing it.

Chain saw starts runs, bur saw won’t start next time it is needed, craftsman chain saw
ANSWER : Steam vacuum? no clue but on your chain saw make sure you check the choke. it would explain why it wouldn’t start again.

Problem starting Sometimes will not start at all. Sometimes will do a quick start and stop. Other times it starts and runs fine????
ANSWER : This can happen if you have an intermittent short in your cord. Try plugging it in and then wiggling the cord around where it goes into the body of the vacuum with the switch set to “on.” (If you’re not sure whether it’s on or off, just click it back and forth occasionally.)
.If the motor kicks on there’s a short, which usually requires a cord replacement. If that’s the case, it’s a relatively simple fix for most dyson models.
.If not, you could have a short in your switch or somewhere else in the electrical system of the machine.

Press the power button on – good got a green light (new battery)
press the clean button – got a green light

iRobot runs for a couple of seconds and stops, then starts, then stops. After two or three times I now have a red light on for the Status.

All of the wheels seem to be clean. I used compressed air to clean the underside. But still have the start stop problem.

ANSWER : How many times does the red light blink before it pauses?

My purple Dyson Animal (without the ball) isn’t working correctly. When I turn it on, the red power light, as well as the medium pile buttons flashes. When I first turn it on, the brush rotates for 3 to 5 seconds, then once I start moving the vacuum, it stops and that’s when the lights start flashing. I’ve checked the filters, they are dry and installed correctly. What could be the problem?
ANSWER : I need help repairing my Dyson. I cannot push the buttons down to select Short pile/Medium pile or bare floor. The buttons will not push down at all. It will not allow me to select anything. I have very short pile carpet so it does not pick up that well.

When I turned on the sweeper it would not start. I put a different power cord on it and it worked fine. now it won’t start but the light on the brush and the bag full will flash when i turn it on and off but it wont start. i have 2 of these doing the same thing. do you have any idea what could be wrong. I have checked for clogs but have found none. Bob
ANSWER : Its sounds to me like the computer board inside the machine has gone bad. Keep in mind that the filters in these machine do need to be replaced regularly to keep the vacuum working correctly. Any good vacuum shop should be able to fix your problem. Reguardless of what they might tell you there these really are one of the best machines on the market and definatly worth having repaired.