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Dyson Models => Second Generation "The Ball" Dysons. => Topic started by: Angus Black on December 20, 2013, 06:48:45 PM

Title: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
Post by: Angus Black on December 20, 2013, 06:48:45 PM
As I start to see more and more DC50's, I am seeing one problem again and again: Blocked cyclones.

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There is more detail on my blog post here: Dyson DC50 Blocked and Hissing Not Picking Up (http://dysonmedic.co.uk/dyson-dc50-blocked-hissing-not-picking-up/).

Has anyone else noticed this?

Title: Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
Post by: TimTx on January 08, 2014, 03:08:48 PM
This looks very bad indeed. I have an older Dyson than DC50 and no issues. It might be user's fault rather than a bigger problem.
Title: Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
Post by: ShaneL on April 19, 2016, 08:42:22 PM
I have cleaned out the cyclone and everything else I can think of but it still makes a hissing sound and has no suction when using it in the upright position .......... it has lots of suction when just using the hose

Any suggestions ?
Title: Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
Post by: beko1987 on April 19, 2016, 09:31:39 PM
it will be blocked down by the cleanerhead if the releif valve opens when not in hose mode,  check the air path from the head to the cyclone
Title: Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
Post by: ShaneL on April 20, 2016, 05:14:07 PM
Ah success
Thanks beko1987  :tiphat:
I found a sock in the hole for the cleaner head

now its pulling up the carpet again  ;D
Title: Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
Post by: beko1987 on April 20, 2016, 05:21:02 PM
Ha, how small are your feet for a sock to fit inside a DC50 airway!

Glad it was an easy fix anyway, it'll probably block up there again in the future.
Title: Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
Post by: Parwaz7862 on April 20, 2016, 05:38:57 PM
Lol ;D
Baby socks or ankle socks? ;)
Title: Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
Post by: ShaneL on April 20, 2016, 05:57:55 PM
haha it was a childs trainer sock  :icon_nod: