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by freckles » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:48 pm

Hi all

I have a dyson DC08, which when i first bought it worked wonderfully. However the foot will not pick up animal hairs anymore.

I clean the filters regulary, but makes no difference, to the foot attachment for the stairs and the turbo brush attachment for lounge carpets etc.

I think that i possibly need a new turbo brush. Can anyone please advise?

Many thanks

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by Trilobite » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:04 am

Some of the turbo-nozzles have a mesh/diaphragm, that by pressing in, stops the brush turning (suction only cleaning). Pulling this diaphragm back out, starts it up again.

Have you checked the hose, extension tubes, and floor-nozzles for blockages?

Make sure that there is nothing clogging the 'dirty-air duct', which connects the hose to the 'clear bin'. Cigarette wrappers and sweety papers can do so.

Pine needles from real Christmas trees can clog the plastiflex hoses.

Turbo-nozzles have to be periodically disassembled to remove the fluff and hair, else they cease to operate efficiently. Take it apart according to the instruction leaflets.

The filters have to be WASHED, then be dried BONE DRY, or else they will not work efficiently. The machine requires a fast through-put of air to allow the turbo-nozzles to operate.
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