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

My dyson dc17 will not roll across the carpet, because their is too much suction.?


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Turn on the beater bar with the gray button next to the red power button. The powered beater bar will "propel" the vacuum across the carpet.
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My dyson dc17 will not roll across the carpet, because their is too much suction.?


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