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Offline Angus Black

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DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
« on: December 20, 2013, 08:48:45 PM »
As I start to see more and more DC50's, I am seeing one problem again and again: Blocked cyclones.



There is more detail on my blog post here: Dyson DC50 Blocked and Hissing Not Picking Up.

Has anyone else noticed this?


Offline TimTx

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Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 05:08:48 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.

Offline ShaneL

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Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 10:42:22 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 ?

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Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 11:31:39 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
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Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 07:14:07 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

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Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2016, 07:21:02 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.
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Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2016, 07:38:57 PM »
Lol ;D
Baby socks or ankle socks? ;)
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Offline ShaneL

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Re: DC50 Suction Problems - Blocked Cyclone
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2016, 07:57:55 PM »
haha it was a childs trainer sock  :icon_nod:

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