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Dyson Ball Animal Troubleshooting

Dyson vacuum released in 2014.

Vacuum Power Issues ¶ 

"Vacuum won't turn on or turns off unexpectedly."

Vacuum Overheating ¶ 

This Dyson vacuum comes with an automatic safety system that will turn off the machine if it begins to overheat. If you find that your machine is turning off intermittently, the filter in you vacuum is most likely full and covering the ventilation system. An easy fix for this is to empty and wash the filter. Before replacing the filter check and make sure that there are no blockages on the vents. Do not run the device until you have let it cool for at least half an hour.

Vacuum Power Cord Broken ¶ 

If your vacuum turns off immediately after turning it on or does not turn on, it may be a problem with the power cord. The cable usually breaks where it enters the vacuum cleaner, which can cause it to cut in and out quickly. The best option is to replace the entire cable. You can find a replacement cable at this site.

Unusual Smell/Noise ¶ 

"The Dyson makes acidic smell or odd sounds"

Filter Needs To Be Changed ¶ 

If you notice a strange smell while operating the Dyson, it may be time to change its filter. There are two ways to eliminate the odor. Empty out the dust bin, or change the filter in the Dyson . If the smell persists after the filter is replaced and the dust bin has been emptied, the motor may need to be inspected. For help removing the filter use this guide.

Cable Failure ¶ 

If you notice a burning smell while operating the Dyson, immediately turn off the Dyson and unplug the electrical cable from power outlet to prevent potential fire hazard. Double check that the power reading on the Dyson matches the power supplied through the power outlet. If the power supplied through the power outlet is higher than the power reading of the Dyson, the burning smell may have been caused by excessive power supplied. If the power reading on the Dyson matches the power supplied through the power outlet, you may have a faulty cable. For help replacing the power cable use this guide.

Motor Malfunction ¶ 

If your Dyson is making a "popping sound" and giving off a burning smell, then your Dyson's motor may need to be replaced. In most cases, a new motor is required as well as a new filter. With help replacing the motor call the Dyson help support number 1-866-693-9766.

Loss of Suction in Hose ¶ 

“The hose doesn’t seem to be working ”

Clogging ¶ 

Unplug vacuum before inspecting the hose for lodged object. Remove wand and detach external hose. For help on removing the wand and hose, use this guide.

Improper Attachment to Vacuum ¶ 

Ensure the hose is attached completely at the base of the vacuum.

Check for Broken Seal ¶ 

Examine the hose for any tears or punctures. If the hose appears damaged, use this guide to see how to replace.

Trouble picking something up ¶ 

“The base of the vacuum seems to lack suction and won’t pick things up”

Faulty Suction ¶ 

If the machine will no longer efficiently pick items up, the filter might be dirty. If after cleaning the filter your vacuum is still not sucking things up, turn your vacuum around and pull the red tab at the bottom of your Dyson out. Check the external hose thoroughly running up and down the hose feeling for any nicks or lodged items. If there was no problem there, flip your Dyson and check the internal hose.

Brushbar Not Turning ¶ 

Ensure that the brushbar button, gray and next to the power button, is turned on. If this is not the issue, then the brushbar itself may be damaged or stuck. You will need to remove and check the brushbar. For help removing the brushbar use this guide.

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