Released 2008, identified by model number DC24.

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Why won't my brush bar come on

replaced cord and brushes will not come on now

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My mother-in-law's machine also has this problem. Machine will suck but beater bar will not turn. Beater switch (grey) is sticking down. I've disassembled the plastic housing to expose the two actual switches (power and beater on/off). Underlying beater switch works ok mechanically (clicks down/up), but beater bar still dead, suggesting an electrical fault. Removed beater bar, not jammed. Looks like a visit to a Dyson service centre.

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I have a Dyson DC77 animal + allergy upright vacuum. I assume the design of my vacuum is similar to the DC24. The DC77 is bigger and has added paper filters behind the "ball" wheels. I had the same problem with mine. A small lever switch inside the vacuum "ball," which controls power to the beater brush, is turned on when you move the handle from the vertical position to any other position, and turns it off when you place the handle back in the vertical position. If you remove the "ball" wheels you should be able to see the switch on one side, and the plastic assembly that turns the switch on and off when you move the vacuum handle upright vs. horizontal.

In my case, the beater brush was intermittent. Sometimes it would run and sometimes it wouldn't. Once I disassembled my vacuum far enough to access the switch, I checked the continuity of the switch as I pressed down on the switch. Though it seemed unlikely, I actually found a dead spot on my switch after it turned on, but while pushing the switch lever further down to the final "on" position - same as the vacuum handle in full horizontal position - the switch turned off and then back on again once it reached the final "on" position. I know the beater brush has stalled on a piece of yarn from the carpet, and suspect it may have burned a spot into the switch due to the power surge that occurs when an electric motor stalls out.

On the power supply board inside the "ball" that provides power to the beater brush motor, I unplugged and re-plugged the wires on the power supply board to make sure they were making contact. I ordered 2 switches (one back-up), and reassembled my vacuum until the parts arrived. What's interesting, is that I still haven't put the new switch into my vacuum. My vacuum started working OK after I reassembled it while waiting for the parts to arrive. I know my switch has a bad spot, but it's working. It's possible that the wires to the switch came loose from the motor or motor power supply, and my "playing" with the wires fixed the problem - I'm not sure, but I at least I have two new switches on hand when the beater brush finally stops turning permanently.

One final note, it looks like the lever switch is soldered or welded to the wires. I can't tell for sure, because the switch terminals/exposed wire ends are covered with heat shrink tubing. If you have to replace the switch, you may want a couple of pieces of heat shrink tubing on hand to restore your vacuum to its original condition. You may be able to buy the switch with the wires attached, but all I found was the bare switch, which I bought from PartsDirect.com

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Thanks for the write-up! Your experience is the same as mine, I have the DC65 and it had gotten hold of a thread of carpet, I stopped it, pulled out the string, and then the roller wasn't working (due to no power to the motor, as I tested with voltmeter). So I concluded it was the switch (as I applied 12v to the motor and it worked). Next stop is inside the ball!

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+1 for Gary's answer. I have a DC25 that had the same behavior. I overhauled the power switch mechanism more times than I care to remember without luck. After reading Gary's post, I dug into the angle release mechanism down toward the wheels. I found the switch that is triggered when the vacuum is released from vertical, cleaned the contacts with a small file, and reassembled with a little dialectic grease. On mine, the switch was in the levering mechanism, not in the ball. Everything works great now.

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You might have a bunch of hair or something tangled up in their. Look at each ends of your brush. Get some scissors and cut the problem off/out. Or maybe the belt came off PR broke.

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no it seems to

be the switch .where do I get a fix for switch?

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where is the belt?

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On my DC25 on the bottom on the beater brush there is a single slotted screw on one side you remove which then allows you to remove the entire end and slide out the beater bar for cleaning (awesome design Dyson:). to get to the belt is a bit harder you need to remove ~ 9 torx screws on the bottom and then take apart the plastic housing around the beater bar in there you will fond the motor and belt.

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Dyson 24 is junk , not good at all on shag carpet , beater bar is a pain now mine just stopped spinning , out with the garbage

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my dyson dc24 wand is stuck and wont release out of the mecanism the red button will not release the wand

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The answers to this question helped me and I thought a picture of the switch near the ball would help. I am pointing to the black switch with a pen in the photo. 3 screws and you can get too it. In the photo you can see the cover removed after the screws are taken out. Also mine looks slightly different as the wheels that hold it upright when stored broke so I just took them off.

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User knowledge first, I use this dyson rarely and always forget this:

I have an older Dyson and to get the brush bar going you just hold down the base (with your foot normally) and move the handle down out of the upright position. Voila, the brush spins. If you do that with this one, the bar does not spin. This one requires you to start it by depressing the red bar at the rear of the base (with your foot). I have had to relearn this at least 3 times. :)

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