Having problems with your Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum ?

Vacuum has burning smell like a belt but cant figure out how to tear apart


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If you flip the Dyson upside down you will see moz-screenshot-2.png
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First job is unscrew the 3 retainers (arrowed) they turn a quarter turn.


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If your belt hasn't snapped it will need pulling off the motor shaft


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The brushbar can now be pulled out (this brushroll had a groove scored\015\012into the side of it caused by a hair grip its visible just to the left\015\012of my thumb)


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With the new belt positioned on the new brushroll insert it into the hole and locate brushroll
\015\012 (To make the belt easier to locate on the motor shaft give it a bit of a stretch)


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Ensure these lugs are located correctly

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Pull the belt over the motor shaft

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Refit the soleplate cover and tighten three screws

Before switching the machine back on rotate the brushroll to make sure the belt hasn't been trapped between the soleplate.
I hope this helps and good luck!
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If the belts are worn or stretched they will smell like that. Here is a link for the manual and links for the belts you need:

DC07 Manual

Replacement belts for DC07 w/ clutch system

Replacement belts for DC07 w/out clutch system
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