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Dyson DC04 upright vacuum Brush disengages (ratchet noise etc) when using on clean shortpile carpet. I have checked that brush is clean/clear but it disengages as if jammed every couple of minutes.


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I hate to tell you this but that sounds like the clutch is bad ( a common problem ), It is not very easy to replace but you can buy it at sears ( part number 900252-04 ) for about 55 dollars. I'd have to talk you through the repair.
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Dyson DC04 upright vacuum Brush disengages (ratchet noise etc) when using on clean shortpile carpet. I have checked that brush is clean/clear but it disengages as if jammed every couple of minutes.


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