Author Topic: Fixed dyson vacuum cleaner  (Read 1474 times)


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Fixed dyson vacuum cleaner
« on: September 08, 2013, 11:35:36 AM »
I live in a very small apartment, and between two women with long hair and a very hairy dog, my hand-me-down dyson takes a lot of abuse. A few months ago, the telescoping wand part stopped working. I cleaned out my vacuum like usual (clogs happen), but no luck. Today, I essentially disassembled the entire thing with some help from YouTube, and lo and behold, there was a pen stuck in a u-shaped hard plastic tube I had never taken out before, and so much hair had been wrapped around it no air could get through for the telescoping wand.

I know this is a gross story, but instead of worrying about needing an eventual replacement my trusty old vacuum is back to humming along, so I'm a happy camper.

*Edited to add picture of approximately where the pen was.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2013, 02:21:10 PM by Fletch »


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Re: Fixed dyson vacuum cleaner
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 06:05:10 PM »

I just fixed mine today.... I have the DC17 Animal (hand me down from parents) and the drive belt broke from too much hair or string or something in there.. I found the part on Amazon for a buck!


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Re: Fixed dyson vacuum cleaner
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 02:52:11 AM »
Amazon is quite a gem place. I never returned empty-handed whenever I tried to find extra parts.