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DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:03:50 PM »
hello, just wondered if anyone has experienced their DC07 becoming increasingly difficult to push across the floor.  It has the usual problem of the hose being stretched to it's limit which makes cleaning carpet edges difficult if not used with caution.  The motor also seems to be getting a little hot and smells of burning occasionally and I am just waiting to see flames coming from the sides, like a hot rod ha ha !!  anyway if anyone has any ideas, I would be very grateful.  I expect most of the responses will be get it serviced, and I think that will be the way to go, as I really do not want to get any other vacuum.  Thank you for any comments/advice anyone may be able to give. 

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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 10:05:34 AM »
Is the base plate covered in black shyte? Or worn thin?
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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 11:57:57 AM »
Is the base plate covered in black shyte? Or worn thin?

Thanks beko1987 but apart from a couple of black bits, base plate is quite clean and not worn thin. 

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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 12:06:43 PM »
Fair enough! Does it have wheel underneath? Are they seized? Has it always been this bad or is it a recent thing? Changed your carpet recently?
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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 12:25:34 PM »
Fair enough! Does it have wheel underneath? Are they seized? Has it always been this bad or is it a recent thing? Changed your carpet recently?

thanks to your previous reply, I have just rung a local Dyson dealer/repairer and he asked me to check baseplate which I did and the single brushes at the side of the baseplate are sitting a bit "proud" of the plate and he suggests a new plate and possible brushes may solve the problem.  I do appreciate your help, have a nice day !!

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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 12:27:55 PM »
Ah that might do it then, the metal part will be dragging on the floor. The brushes themselves should sit proud anyway. If you take the baseplate off the brushes pull out, refit it and check that solves it before spending money!
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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 12:38:20 PM »
Ah that might do it then, the metal part will be dragging on the floor. The brushes themselves should sit proud anyway. If you take the baseplate off the brushes pull out, refit it and check that solves it before spending money!

you are a star thank you I will try that now, before I go to local Dyson guy.   ;)

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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 03:55:57 PM »
Ah that might do it then, the metal part will be dragging on the floor. The brushes themselves should sit proud anyway. If you take the baseplate off the brushes pull out, refit it and check that solves it before spending money!

you are a star thank you I will try that now, before I go to local Dyson guy.   ;)   

Been to see the local Dyson person and he looked at the bottom/plate and asked if I had pets which I do and the black areas was from the pets oily hair.  He said the plate was not too bad but was wearing in places so I decided to have a new put on, along with a new hose - so for 30.00 I have a vacuum which works brilliantly again.  Just for your info and thanks for your helpful advice

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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017, 11:30:36 PM »
Take the plate off every 6 months and wash it, will save the cost next time.

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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 11:51:43 PM »
Or take the baseplate off every 6 months to wash it then buy 30 worth of beer!
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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 11:21:12 AM »
Or take the baseplate off every 6 months to wash it then buy 30 worth of beer!
:thumbsup: thanks will do, now I know that will help. 

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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2017, 11:22:48 AM »
Or take the baseplate off every 6 months to wash it then buy 30 worth of beer!
:thumbsup: thanks will do, now I know that will help. but don't like beer doh !!

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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2017, 11:24:06 AM »
Or take the baseplate off every 6 months to wash it then buy 30 worth of beer!

thank you comments much appreciated  :thumbsup:

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Re: DC07 getting difficult to push across carpet
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2017, 05:45:56 PM »
Take the plate off every 6 months and wash it, will save the cost next time.
I've washed everything on my 14 but the baseplate!  :o :-X

Or take the baseplate off every 6 months to wash it then buy 30 worth of beer!
I'm sitting here completely surrounded by no beer!
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