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DC03 squealing when used upright
« on: December 02, 2013, 05:40:22 PM »
My DC03 has started to squeal if used upright ie when using the wand attachment and also after normal vacuuming when it is returned to the upright position. Can anyone tell me what the problem is and how to fix it. Apart from that it still works fine and is excellent.

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Re: DC03 squealing when used upright
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 09:08:04 AM »
Is the squeal constant when its upright?

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Re: DC03 squealing when used upright
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 01:42:42 PM »
Clutch/brushroll?

If you recline it as if vacuuming (and it squeals), does turning the clutch to 'off' stop the noise?

If so, then take the brushroll out, take the end caps off, clean it all off and put a few drops of oil on the bearings. If it still squeals, then it's the clutch. That's either a strip down and new belts job or a new clutch depending on how you feel.
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Re: DC03 squealing when used upright
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 02:13:06 PM »
The vacuum cleaner only squeals in the upright position. If reclined to vacuum normally it does not squeal.
When used in the upright position or when returned to the upright position after using it reclined it squeals for a period of time which is variable but about 30 secs or longer and then eventually calms down and then squeals intermittently.
I hope that this helps.

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Re: DC03 squealing when used upright
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 04:13:15 PM »
Have you checked the back hose, the wand and the cassette mechanism for partial blockages?

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