Having problems with your Dyson DC31 Animal Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum ?

My dyson dc31 sucks intermittently and it sounds as though the motor is straining to provide suction. I have checked the filter and the battery is also holding its charge

\015 The sound from the motor sounds as though it is trying to 'kick in' so you get a sound as though it is on-off-on-off-on-off\015

Answers :

Hi Ed,

I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty with your DC31. From what you've described, it sounds as if you may have a blockage in the inlet. To remove this, please follow the steps in our online Support guide:


I'm confident this will resolve the issue, but if you'd like any further assistance or advice, please give our Helpline a call on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 (US).

Best wishes,

Dyson Online Customer Support
Great! I had the same problem as Ed and was about to buy a new battery :( But checked the intake as Jack suggested and duh, that was the problem. I love this gadget.
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