Having problems with your Dyson "Stowaway" Canister Vacuum Vacuum ?

I have a dyson canniter stow away vacuum. i've had it for 2 years and it just started having a problem. when i turn it on the motor starts just fine but the vacuum head does not turn on. Yet when i push it forward it trys to start and turns on for a second and turn off - almost like the connector isn't connecting the hose to the head very well anymore.

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Hi, After reading you're problem, the symptom's are just like you said. Its just a matter of checking the connections. The connection where it plugs into the head it self. When you push forward the forward motion and down pressure makes the connection for a few seconds. Anywhere you have a power connection double check it to see if it is loose. I wouldn't think it is a serious problem, just a matter of looking it over very good. You should have no problem in finding the solution.When you first turn it on is when the head should also turn on, so, that's where I would check first where the hose connects to the motor. Move the hose and head around to see if it trys to start and see if you can locate the problem. Keep me posted on what you have found and we can go from there.
Sincerely, Shastalaker7
You vaccum seems to be clogged or has a blockage in either the fitler media or filter area, hose assembly and hose attachment area. Unplug the vacuum from the power source before attemping to clean of clear any blockage. I have added a link that you may find useful with very detailed instructions.
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