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

My dyson dc17 stopped working while I was using it and would not power back on. The unit felt warm to the touch. Filters and collection area were realatively clean. Are there and safety switches or fuses?


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These types of vacuums get clogs in the hose system pretty easily and frequently. Detach the hose and try to roll a marble through it. If it's plugged, well, the marble won't go through. Try holding the wrong end of the hose to the intake, turn th emachine on. This may help loosen the clog.
\015\012If the hose is clear, check the intake port on the tank. There may be a bunch of gunk there that will be easy to clean out.
\015\012Another possibility is the short tube/hose in the power head. You can try the marble trick here as well. Simply drop it into the port where the hose would attach and let roll through to the other end. If it doesn't, somethings stuck. This will probably be difficult to clean out if there is. A shop call may be necessary.
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