I have had my DC14-Animal vacuum for 7 years and it works just fine. Last week, during routine maintenance, I removed the cyclone and cleaned it well including the filter. Put it all back together and have used it during the week with no problems. However, now when I push in the Cyclone Release Button, it does not move and I can not remove the cyclone to empty it. It is possible that for the first time in 7 years, I put the cyclone back incorrectly, but can't see what is wrong nor figure out a way without possibly breaking the machine to remove the cyclone.
Any suggestions short of bringing it to a repair shop?