Having problems with your Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum ?

The 'on' button isn't working/sticking

\015 The on button isn't working/holding down. I.E. If I keep holding the button down the vacuum works, it's just that everytime I release my finger the vacuum turns off.\015

Answers :

It may be possible to fix the switch before you replace it.
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\015\012http://www.fixya.com/support/t1396132-off_switch_faulty
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\015\012it worked for me.
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\015\012good luck.
The ratchet mechanism within the power switch has failed.
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\015\012There is no "fix" for this other than to repalce the switch with a new one.
\015\012If you have good DIY skills and tools, and feel competent to work on electrical devices, then it is possible to do this yourself, however Dyson dont make it easy !
\015\012The plastic switch covers (the bit you actually press) are normally held in place by a hidden plastic tag that is released using a narrow, flat tool such as a very small screwdriver or flat file. If you look very carefully at the switch cover, you should be able to see a very small "slot" on one side in to which you place the flat tool and "feel" for the tag. Once the swicth cover is removed, you can then access the switch.
\015\012Replacement switches are normally available on eBay.
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\015\012If all this sounds a bit daunting, take it to a repair shop, or call Dyson helpline.
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