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The brush bar on the vacuum can wear with use. If your brush is scratching your floor, or not cleaning as well as it used to, then you may want to replace your brush bar.


  1. Dyson DC14 Brush Bar Replacement, Brush Bar: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn off the vacuum and unplug it from the outlet.

    • Lay the vacuum on its top so that the brush bar faces you.

  2. Dyson DC14 Brush Bar Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 Dyson DC14 Brush Bar Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 Dyson DC14 Brush Bar Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Using a quarter, turn the three soleplate fasteners 90 degrees to the left.

    • Holding the soleplate on both sides, tilt it down and away from the vacuum.

    • Remove the soleplate from the vacuum.

  3. Dyson DC14 Brush Bar Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Dyson DC14 Brush Bar Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Turn down the squared tabs on the brushbar so that they face outward.

    • Use a screwdriver to pry the belt up from the brushbar.

    • Be careful not to cut the belt with the screwdriver.

    • While holding the belt, pull the brushbar to the left and remove it from the vacuum.

    • You can let go of the belt when it's free from the brushbar. The belt will not retract into the vacuum.

    • During reassembly, insert the brushbar with the tabs facing outward, then rotate the tabs up to lock the brushbar in place.


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Too bad it don't work that easy when reassembling the drive belt over the brush roller. Dyson should reinvent another way and drop dead!

mikemo69 - Reply

Make sure you get all 4 tabs back in before you close it up. It IS a ##&&% to do on some models.

mjpotter - Reply

What bout putting the Belt back on? Or does it Put Itself back On The Roller????

Missing Steps!

Michael - Reply

RE-insert brush bar? You mean insert new brush bar? (Not reinsert the old one like in the picture because after all this is instructions for replacing the brush bar right?) Aakkk!

At the bottom it says "to reassemble follow these instructions backwards"...something like that.

Excuse me I have to scream now.

Nichola - Reply

Thanks, I got you and I know what you meant. Thanks for taking the time to help others.

ronloveflying - Reply

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