Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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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.
Check for a plugged hose:

Plugged vacuum hoses are sometimes the reason for a loss in suction. Hoses can get clogged with hair, dust bunnies, string, or anything else that can`t pass through the other end of the hose. Airways inside the machine should be looked at as well. Wherever there is an air passage, check it.

Why does my Dyson keep cutting out? A Dyson handheld that keeps cutting out is known as pulsing. A Dyson V7 pulsing problem can be very frustrating! A few reasons why your Dyson is pulsing are potential blockages or problems with the bin or filter.
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.
Clog located in the vacuum 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.

Open the cap on the handle and slide the wand upwards until both the wand and hose release from the machine. Press the button on the end of the hose and remove the wand. Press the button on the bin handle and remove the bin. Press the tab on the base of the hose to remove it from your machine.
If your Dyson Ball Animal vacuum no longer sucks up dirt, dust, and debris when using the nozzle and its attachments, there may be a clog in the vacuum`s nozzle. Unplug the vacuum and use the Dyson Ball Animal Hose Replacement Guide to remove the vacuum`s hose and check for clogs at the base of the hose.
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.
To reset the Brush bar press the Brush bar control button twice or switch the machine off and back on.
The brush bar on your vacuum performs a key role in its cleaning performance. The rotary brush in the cleaner head of your Dyson V7 spins at high speeds and helps to beat and dislodge the dirt out of your carpets.
Generally, the vacuum hoses on your vehicle are made from rubber and are supposed to last for a lifetime. The rough conditions that exist under the hood of your vehicle usually lead to these rubber hoses becoming damaged over time.
Ensure the purifier is plugged into an outlet and that this is working properly. If there aren`t any problems with the outlet, look at the power switch. Again, if this is set to “On,” there may be an internal issue with the unit, so it`s best to contact customer support.
Ensure the purifier is plugged into an outlet and that this is working properly. If there aren`t any problems with the outlet, look at the power switch. Again, if this is set to “On,” there may be an internal issue with the unit, so it`s best to contact customer support.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

Wand won’t go into the flexible hose
ANSWER : Try some fine sandpaper or one could heat up
the wand or hose with a heatgun or torch
to flex it and then try plugging it in.

Hose Problem The hose broke just above the cuff on the inlet end of the hose.  I found that the hose doesn’t thread into this cuff but appears to be heat bonded in some way. Can I get a replacement cuff or do I have to replace the hose?
ANSWER : Looks like you can just get the hose, part #38479-4, It should just screw into the adapter or it may be glued in.

Clogged hose… I have a clog in my hose, probably a sock, I have pushed it through to the hard plastic handle end of the hose, help! can the plastic handle wand be disconnected from the hose to remove the clog??? Thank you
ANSWER : Hi!
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.Low suction, poor pickup, or no suction may be due to a clog in the vacuum cleaner. If you notice a change in the sound of the motor or a reduction in the spinning action in the Dirt Container, check for clogs. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet. Empty Dirt Container. Check Upper Tank and Louvers for build up or clogs. Check to make sure Louvers are installed correctly. To unlock the Louvers, grasp the rim and turn toward the left. Pull straight down to remove. If the Louvers are missing or not locked into place, check and clear the tube in the center of the Dirt Container. Remove the Twist ‘n Snap Hose from the vacuum by turning to the left. Check the Suction Inlet, Hose and Hose Wand for clogs. Remove any clogs from the hose using a long, narrow object. Check the Foot Hose for clogs. If needed, remove the screw attaching the Hose Wand Base to the vacuum. Straighten the Foot Hose and unclog with a long, narrow object. If the clog persists, then check the Rotating Floor Brush the Air Passageway for obstructions.
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I’m using Miele Medivac vacuum and I just sucked in a small plastic eye drop container by accident(I sometimes take off the brush part to **** in ‘small enough’ articles). And it is jammed in the part where the plastic hose connector bends. I think I can take it out if I can just disconnect the long necked plastic hose connector that connects the metal wand part and the hose part.

Is it designed to be disconnected or should I not even try it?

ANSWER : I love the fact that the filter bleeped out s.u.c.k ha ha!

My bissell proheat upright steam cleaner is spraying out through the attachments just fine, but will not spray to the floor when using upright. we’ve taken it apart to find that there is no water at all going through one of the hoses, but it appears the hose is connected behind the on/off and heat switches, we can’t seem to figure out how to get in there to replace that hose….any suggestions on how to access this?? just curious how you would get in to replace the hose, we know it is the hose..
ANSWER : Hi,

Here is a tip that will give you all the information you need to fix your BissellProheat Vacuum Problem.

Bissell Proheat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Problems

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We replaced the short hose that connects the sucking part to the hole where the dirt goes underneath my Dyson DC07 but now the side of the hose that needs to attach to the machine falls off.
ANSWER : I know the hose you are talking about it is called the DC07 internal hose. Over time the ends can stretch and perish which will mean you need to purchase a new one. Amazon or VacuumSpot will be able to help you out here. If you have some gasket adhesive you could use some of that on the end (use gasket adhesive not glue because gasket adhesive can be removed whereas glue will make a mess).
I will also post a video which show how to properly dismantle this part of your dyson in case you may have made a assembly error.

Attachment hose collapses when using wand
ANSWER : The thoe or the wand is clogged. Remove the hose at the machine end, reverse it and turn the machine on. This should **** the blockage out, the way it got in. If you hear the motor straining, it’s still clogged. I’ve already taped a small hook, like a screen door hook onto a broomstixk and fished into the blockage to remove it. Be carefol. If you puncture the hose by pulling too hard, the hose will be ruined. Tahe your time and look for something unecpected, like a toothpick or a LEGO piece. They and vacuum cleaner friendly.

Dyson Animal hose collapses when using attachment hose
ANSWER : You have a clog in either your hose or your wand. You need to take off the wand and hose and inspect them.