Fix your Dyson vacuum cleaner with this quick and easy guide. Over time, a Dyson vacuum cleaner may break down or become clogged. As debris builds up on the filters or inside the hoses, the vacuum will lose suction. If you notice dirt left on the floor after you have used your Dyson vacuum, take some time to clean it and troubleshoot possible problems before you take it to a shop for repairs. Make sure you only use Dyson-compatible parts if you must replace defective items.
Remove the power cord from the electrical outlet before working on the vacuum.
Find the uptake clean-out on the left side of the vacuum. Check your owner's manual for the exact location if you cannot find it. Press the plastic tab to open the panel and clear out any debris you find inside.
Look for a broken drive belt if the beater brush does not rotate when the vacuum is running. The drive belt fits into a groove on the brush spindle. Pull out the broken belt and discard it. Slide the replacement belt over the brush spindle and press it into the groove. Stretch the belt until it is taut and wrap the open end around the motor shaft near the base of the vacuum hose. Rotate the brush with your hand to make sure the belt is seated properly and the spindle can move freely. Replace the bottom cover of the vacuum and tighten the retaining screws.