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

Will only run when tilted (i.e. motor won't run when standing upright)

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Ok, I just had this happen today. Very odd...vacuum cleaner just shut off on it's own. I checked the circuit breaker, checked the filter, checked the belt on the roller, checked the canister, checked for clogs...nothing. I then turned it on again...wow, came on in tilted position, shut off in upright position, wand would not work either. I didn't notice much suction as I have twp golden retrievers and when I got half my living room done, not much inside. I called Dyson...usually they tell me to take it in for repairs. I got a nice helpful man who told me there are two motors in this machine; one for the beater brush and one for everything else. He told me the one for everything else maybe over headed or something got clogged in the machine and the motor needed to reset itself. He told me to unplug it and leave it for about 90 minutes then it will work. Guess what? It did! He said there is no reset button so you just have to wait until it cools off and resets itself. So happy I got help from Dyson this time instead of just the same "take it in" answer. It is the best vacuum for dog hair and I didn't want to spend another $500 to $600 for a new one just yet.
You may a short in the terminals on the vacuum motors I just a problem with dc 17 the beater bar would work but the vacuum motor wouldn't turn loose contact on motor. you nee 3/32 and Phillips# 2 to remove motor
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