Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum\015 The rollers that pick up the dirt at the bottom of our Dyson has pieces of old rug and strings wrapped around it and I am having trouble running the sweeper and picking up dust and dirt...Also the yellow top of the place you empty the dust out of has dust stuck int he holes which I guess is the motor and when I empty the plastic tube I can’t get the dust particles out of the holes in the motor..HELP, Please\015

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Most cases of a jammed or stuck brush bar are quick and easy to fix, simply pulling the debris gently from the brush bar. Alternatively, if you need to clear a problematic blockage, you can take the brush bar out of the housing easily, for quick maintenance.
To remove, wash and replace the brush bars:

Use a coin to turn the end cap a quarter counterclockwise until it clicks into the unlocked position. Rotate the end cap to the open position. Gently slide the main brush bar out of the cleaner head.

The Vacuum will not Stand Upright

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. See below link for visual guides.

If your vacuum cleaner`s motor is running smoothly, but the agitator brushroll isn`t rolling as it should, you may have a faulty drive belt. Replacing a drive belt is a fairly simple task, so if you`re unsure where to start you`ve come to the right place for advice.
If the machine will no longer efficiently pick items up, the filter might be dirty. If after cleaning the filter your vacuum is still not sucking things up, turn your vacuum around and pull the red tab at the bottom of your Dyson out.
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.
Hold your brush bar under cold tap water and gently rub to remove any lint or dirt. Stand the brush bar upright and leave to dry completely. Make sure your brush bar is completely dry before refitting. The cleaner head housing is not washable and should only be wiped over with a damp lint-free cloth.
The brush roll or its bearings may be clogged with hair, threads or dirt. Make sure they are clean and the roll spins. The belt may also have slipped because it was loose. Check the fit of the new belt when it is installed.
If you are still having problems with the suction on your Dyson vacuum after cleaning the filters then make sure the bin is empty remove your filters and quickly test the suction from the handle it should take no more than 5 seconds of running to do this. Removing the filters rules out any problems with the filters.
First thing to try is empty your bin and make sure there are no blockages, if that doesn`t solve it then remove the brushbar and then try switching your Dyson back on again. If the noise is normal again then it is your brushbar or possibly clutch if applicable.
It may be full, or the machine may simply perceive it as too full to continue working. Dyson vacuum cleaners require constant airflow through them to work, and a full bin can stop this from happening. Make sure there`s no dirt lodged in the top part of the bin.
In many cases, you probably can repair a Dyson yourself, especially when it comes to common issues (see below). However, even if your machine needs some extra TLC by a Dyson expert, it can be worth getting it repaired.
Give it a break

By letting the battery run down to empty at least once a month, you`ll help to prolong its life. If you have a spare battery, we recommend you swap them out from time to time, so that they both have time to naturally discharge.

Simply hold the roller by the sides and firmly unroll the hair away from the head. Do not try to pull or slip the rollers out—that`s how you cause tangling.
The roller brush is the combination of a belt, a roller, and sometimes a small vacuum head motor. The roller spins, and the bristles attached to it sweep up debris that then gets sucked into the dirt container of the vacuum. The brush head also helps to pull dirt and debris out of carpets of various pile heights.
After a year or so, you may need to replace your vacuum`s beater brush. If the bristles seem to be squished, broken or are varying heights, it`s time to replace the brush. These can be found online with the vacuum`s brand and model of your vacuum cleaner.
Attachments are quite easy to clean – just fill a sink or bucket with warm water and about a teaspoon of dish soap and drop them in. For any attachment that has hair stuck in it, you can use your cleaning toothbrush to brush it away.
A clog is a common (perhaps the most common) reason that a Dyson unit loses suction. They have a number of choke points in the airflow paths. Some considerations follow: Hoses: because of their often rough inner surfaces and inevitable bends, hoses are prime locations for clogs.
If your vacuum is leaving dirt behind, or even spitting dirt back out while cleaning, it`s usually due to a blockage. It sounds like you`re experiencing this from the base of your machine, so we would suggest having a look at this video here, on removing blockage from the cleanerhead.
Clear the brush roll of any hair and debris and inspect by placing it on its end and spin. The brush should spin freely. If it doesn`t spin; it may be time to replace.
Most cases of a jammed or stuck brush bar are quick and easy to fix, simply pulling the debris gently from the brush bar. Alternatively, if you need to clear a problematic blockage, you can take the brush bar out of the housing easily, for quick maintenance.
Most cases of a jammed or stuck brush bar are quick and easy to fix, simply pulling the debris gently from the brush bar. Alternatively, if you need to clear a problematic blockage, you can take the brush bar out of the housing easily, for quick maintenance.
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.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

The rollers at the bottom of the sweeper have things stuck around them
ANSWER : You need to start with a pair of scissors and patience. Sit on the floor with the vacuum roller visible and accessible. Snip a string and pull it off. If the roller stops, cut string at that point. Try again. this is time consuming, but necessary. We borrowed a vacuum from a family that had four girls with long blond hair. We had to de-hair the roller before it would work sufficiently on our carpet. Once the hair was off, it worked GREAT! It was so wonderful that we went out and bought a Dyson of our own; now we don’t have to remove long blonde hair from the roller to get it to work.

Hoover windtunnel t series belt is loose- roller brush doesnt turn.
Its brand new belt is slipping. we bough new belts and putthem on same problem. Can not find solutio in manual.
Is the belt supposed to go around the “metal pulley”. I know it goes around the little metal motor thing, then thru the guide and around the brush.
What is the metal pulley??? Is is the larger round silver thing between the guide and roller?
ANSWER : I also have a loose belt and have bought additional belts but have the same problem. I put the it around the metal rotor and around the brush roller a shown by he Hoover video, and it is loose.

Last night as I was vacuuming, I noticed that the belt stop indicator light was on. I pulled out the hair that had gotten tangled around the brush in hopes of solving the problem. It didn’t change things. I then unscrewed the entire bottom piece to take out the brush roller. I removed hair from the end piece of the brush roller and reattached the belt; however, I cannot figure out where the microchip is supposed to go so that I can reassemble the base piece by screwing it back together. It seems
ANSWER : Not sure what you mean when you refer to a “microchip” but maybe it is a sensor that works with the belt..Anyway, if you Google the make and model number of your vacuum you can probably get an exploded view or owners manual that might indicate where the part goes that you are referring to..If you have a problem finding it, send a message back and I will assist you.

Hoover WindTunnel Self-Propelled V Belt
ANSWER : I had this same problem with the V belt on my Hoover Vaccuum..
.There are three (3) basic things that will cause the brush roll not to spin..
.1. When handle is upright, brush roll is OFF..2. When switch is set for HARD surface, brush roll is OFF..3. Broken/worn FLAT belt or V Belt, brush roll will not spin.
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.I noticed that the brush roll was not spinning when my vacuum was set for CARPET. After removing the cover I noticed that the V belt was loose, I thought the belt was worn so I purchased a correct replacement belt and installed it, but the new belt was also loose and when I turned the large flat belt pulley it did not turn the V belt pulley at the same time..
.I double checked the surface setting and I had the vacuum switch set for carpet, but still when I released the handle out of the upright position the brush roll would still not spin..
.My aggravation finally led me to this posting on FixYa’s website..
.The first thing I did was checked the screw to the left of the V belt as suggested by ejmjr5 and this did nothing to solve the problem or create more tension on the V belt, even when the upright handle was not in the upright position..
.After playing around with the surface setting control switch/nob I notice that when I moved the switch out of the HARD surface setting and over to CARPET, I had thought that the switch was set for CARPET as it visually appeared, but I was not pushing the switch over hard enough to click it into the CARPET setting mode..
.VOILA, the brush roll now spins correctly even though the V belt seams to be too loose for the pulley..
.You really have to force the switch into the CARPET setting. Be sure that you hear the switch/nob click into place..
.Now you can effectively clean up after that hangover of a party!.
.Burp!

My bissell 6590 works fine with hose attachment. Motor shaft turns when belt and roller are off. When belt and roller are on it’s noisy and smelly. Now one end of the roller actually melted in the holding slot. Do these rollers wear out like this or should I be looking for another problem.
ANSWER : Replace the roller,belt and before instalation clean motor shaft where belt rolls. you can turn on the vacumm and using a knife scrape the motor shaft from the black dirt.

How to refit the front brush belt driven roller ? We removed the roller accidentaly when cleaning out hair that had got wrapped around the roller. How can we put it back in?
ANSWER : Hi well if you go onto youtube and look for replace dyson clutch it will show you how to refit your brush good luck

THE ROLLER WON’T GO AROUND. THE EXTRA ATTACHMENT WORK WELL, BUT THE ROLLER STOPPED GOING AROUND.
ANSWER : HI There,

This is definitely a problem with your belts. This Hoover Windtunnel Self-Propelled models has a poorly designed belt system that frequently goes bad. Most customers will have to replace the belt once every 8-12 months, some even more frequently than that.

There are 2 belts on this machine, and it’s recommended that you replace both belts at the same time. If you just replace one of the belts, this will cause the other belt to go bad quicker.

If you don’t already have the replacement belts, here are links to these belts through us:
Hoover WindTunnel Self Propelled Belt Set (38528-034 & 38528-035)

Here’s a helpful video that we’ve recorded that shows you step by step on how to replace these belts, as well as how to do the basic maintenance on the roller brush to prolong the life of the belts as long as possible.

How To Replace the belts on a Hoover Windtunnel Self-Propelled:

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My Hoover Windtunnel Mach 6.9 brush roller quit working. Upon investigating I found that the idler arm pulley was broken so I managed to replace that. Before putting the cover back on I see the control knob for the roller brush moves a plastic piece left or right to activate/deactivate the brush roller. I don't know where this plastic piece connects. It appears to me that the idler are when raised creates tension on the belt which drives the roller. I'm at a loss trying to figure ou