Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum\015 Husband may have jammed the wand in after using it. Now unable to extend the wand at all.\015

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Press the wand release button on the end of the hose and slide the wand all the way down. Position the wand and hose in the handle recess on your machine. Slide the wand down into the handle until it clicks into position.
Press the button on the end of the hose to release the wand. Fit the tool into the end of the hose. Remove the tool and slide the wand back into the hose. Position the wand and the hose in the recess on the handle of your machine.
If you have lost suction from the wand handle on your Dyson vacuum, remove the handle and check the hose suction, if the hose suction is good then obviously you have a blockage in your wand handle. Common sense but its surprising how many callouts I have had for this simple problem.
To put an attachment on your vacuum, press the red button near the base of the handle to release it and turn it into a handheld wand. Connect the hose to the top of the handle and slide your attachment into the opening at the other end of the wand.
If you have lost suction from the wand handle on your Dyson vacuum, remove the handle and check the hose suction, if the hose suction is good then obviously you have a blockage in your wand handle. Common sense but its surprising how many callouts I have had for this simple problem.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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Unable to pull the telescopic wand out – something holds it in place.
ANSWER : Hi Jane,

I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulties with your DC17. If the wand seems to be jammed in place, I’d encourage you to get in touch with us directly, as we’ll be able to talk you through the process of freeing it over the phone.

You can call us on 1-866-693-9766 – or if you email your contact details to [email protected], someone will be in touch as soon as possible to provide assistance.

We’ll look forward to helping you resolve this.

Best wishes,

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

I bought a used Miele vacuum with the SET210 wand, but the push button to release and clamp the telescoping wand was missing. I can get the wand to slide by pushing with my finger, but it’s a little difficult. The main problem is that nothing holds it in place at the desired position. I bought a replacement push button online, but it came with no instructions. How do I install it?
ANSWER : Your best bet would be to put on your friendly face, and take the unit into a Vacuum Repair Shop, and have them assist you, or at least give you tips on the procedure. Chances are you will have to disassemble the unit a lot more than you might want to. You might try to contact Miele support to inquire about any diagrams, etc., and their support site is here:
.http://www.mieleusa.com/
.Wish I had more ideas. Good luck, and hope this helps.

When connecting the wand into the brush component. sporatic power (sometimes runs sometime nothing) the power is on again off again. when hold pressure down on the wand the power stays on. do you think the coupling connection is bad on the wand? would the wand replacement likely be the culprit?
ANSWER : There is is switch or sensor in the connection. Likely that piece is worn or shorted out. You may be better off getting a new wand piece

Need connector wires inside wand. Electrolux central vac. 16″ wand 1 1/4″ wand dia. Don’t need wand, just the wires.
ANSWER : Go to a store like Lowe’s and look in their electrical department. You need wire the same gauge size (stranded or solid) and comparable insulation. Hope this helps!

Kenmore Intuition wand very hard to pull out of head.
ANSWER : No vaseline. You can use wd40 or silicone spray.Also check to see if the wand is bent out of round where it meets the handle

Wand in stowaway dyson is hard to extend. Seems like u have to pull 3 clips from grooves in 3 rings around wand to extend and shorten wand which is a struggle
ANSWER : Hi there, you should just be able to hold the telescopic wand in one hand, press the button and pull the whole length of the wand out to its fullest position.

If the telescopic wand on your particular Dyosn is very stiff, you may need a replacement.

Your machine may still be under guarantee or warranty. If this is the case, please contact Dyson directly on 0800 298 0298 (UK) or 1866MYDYSON (US).

Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service

I am trying to disassemble a electrolux 2100. I have looked at instructions given by Chemist 1961 and others. On the side, I have removed the rubber covers over the plastic rails but I can’t remove the plastic rails that hold the rubber covers on. If I am right, these rails should just slide right out and the outer casing should come part…..or am I doing something wrong. I have pulled and pulled the rails and they don’t budge. The rear end won’t pop off. Help!
ANSWER : There’s a tab at the back of the rail that needs to be released. Turn the vacuum on it’s side, slip the tip of a standard screwdrive into the space between the rail and the back of the vacuum, and tap lightly with a hammer. Tap toward the front of the vacuum a few times until the rail is far enough forward to be slid out fairly easily..As a side note, the rubber covers do not need to be removed to do this.

When in upright it does not run or when I pull out the wand. I have cleaned the filter and cleared a clog. I turned it on it’s side to check brush bars are okay. If I position it for floor vacuum it will run, but again when I pull the wand out it won’t turn on.
ANSWER : I have a Dyson Or should say my wife has a Dyson and we suffered a similar problem when it wouldn’t run in the upright position but would if we lowered it to say clean under furniture. It turned out to be a fracture in the mains power lead. Upright it made no connection but lowering it made the contact good and away it went.
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.As for the wand, you obviously have a different model to us as we don’t have one. So I can’t answer anything about that. It’s an outside chance but it could be the cable.