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

Brushes not working, rotating and not picking up. suction seems to be bad as well.


Answers :

You might need a new belt. You can get a replacement belt here:

Dyson DC17 Replacement Belt
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