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Offline torch

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reconned DC27 Animal
« on: June 21, 2019, 10:41:49 AM »
Noob forum member here.

I have just bought a reconned DC27 animal. Filters are all clean and its seems like its in ok nick.

Problem is the hardfloor setting.

When the hoover is in the carpet setting it seems fine picks up ok and the brushes spin.

In hardwood setting (and we have wooden floors throughout the downstairs bar the lounge) it doesnt seem to suck. Im just pushing fluff around like a broom rather than anything being collected. Putting my hand over the exhaust at the end of the extension pipe does feel like there is suction there, its strong enough to pull t shirt or skin.

Any clues to what might be causing this perceived lack of power in the hardwood position?

Im not worried about pulling it apart, replaced filters and belts etc etc on the old dyson this one replaced.

Thanks in advance for any advice, i need clean floors.

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Re: reconned DC27 Animal
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 12:22:27 PM »
Recline the machine, turn it on its side, use a sheet of newspaper to see if there is suction at the brushroll slot and lets go from there.

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Re: reconned DC27 Animal
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 12:26:57 PM »
Thanks for your help, yes it holds a piece of paper.

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Re: reconned DC27 Animal
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 11:39:46 AM »
The problem seems to be intermittant, when the hoover is working ok, it feels heavy and you know that its going to suck up stuff, (either carpet or hardfloor) but then it goes light feeling and doesnt suck anything.

The brushes spin and it all seems fine but it isnt sucking.

Then I turned it off in the upright position kicked it down, turned it on and as soon as it started it felt heavy again and started sucking.

I cant really explain it any better than this.

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Re: reconned DC27 Animal
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 11:43:01 AM »
When the hoover feels light, i tipped it on its side and it wouldnt suck up a small feather, the brushes just blew it away, i feel ripped off.....

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Re: reconned DC27 Animal
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 01:18:52 AM »
Check the small hose underneath the vacuum is fitted correctly and isn't ripped. Also make sure the clear housing which holds the brush, it has 2 pivots, you need to basically squirt WD40 or some lubricant on these pivots to make it less stiff. This will ensure that the head stays in good contact with the floor at all times.

 The brush may flick the feather out but that's normal, because when the vacuum is on the floor, the suction and airflow spread out evenly.

The DC27 isn't the best at hard floors if you're sucking up things like crumbs etc which are large because it has no large debris channel. a DC14 with a clutch, DC15 or DC33 or any modern dyson ball is much better at hard floors.

I presume when you say it feels "heavy" you mean that you can feel it sucking to the floor?
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