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

Help Our Dyson does not pull itself or self-propel, and you can't push it forward. ANy suggestions?

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Dyson vacuums are not self propelled. and if you cannot push it on your carpet then the pile of your carpe is more than what the vacuum can handle.
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