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Motorized brush bar not turning on Dyson Vacuum

\015 Started as an intermitted motor issue not turning the brush bar on the bottom of the dyson ball when I pushed it forward and as I returned it to almost upright the brush would turn. Now when I start the vacuum I can not get the brush to turn at all. Great suction still from the handle and accessories but to vacuum carpet it does nothing.\015

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Apparent common failure is that either the thin yellow and or blue motor drive wires that run from the LH side of the vacuum where the "control board" is located down into the hinge / ball area become stretched and then fray and eventually break. Happened to my Dyson twice. First repaired under warranty, second took about 20 minutes. You need a Torx screwdriver to remove the LH panel ( 4 screws) and also an access panel (2 screws) at the side of the ball which permits access to the blue / yellow wire connectors. I replaced with a new wire and connectors having fed the wires through the access hole making sure sure enough wire was available for the movement of the handle. Also ensure that when the covers are replaced they do not trap any wires underneath.
There are other ways the brush bar could stop working, So this will not fix everyones problems but as I posted before I had a feeling there was an open in the brush bar circuit. And since there is a pivot point I was almost positive that was my problem.
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\015\012Today I opened up, two caps on the left side and found a broken wire, I really don't know how it worked at all, since it wasn't just partially broken it was completely broken.
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\015\012All in all it took about 15 minutes, for me but I'm an electronic engineer, now it works good as new
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