Hi all, Iím new here. I came across this forum when trying to google the issue Iíve got with my DC07. None of the existing topics seem to cover my issue to a resolution. So I cleaned the brush one day by cutting off the hair and threats that had got caught up in it the brush always has and still moves freely, I didnít do anything else but ever since then itís been almost impossible to use. Itís almost like the suction has increased. So much so that I canít push it forward but when I do itís heavy, to the ground and sometimes even screeches. It was working perfectly fine until the point I cleaned it and it showed no signs of failure.
I donít know terms so please bear with me on this one... to try and resolve this Iíve taken off the sole plate, made sure the wheels move freely, cleaned it, removed the rubber, even tried putting pennies on it to create space between the plate and the floor. Iíve cleaned the filters, checked for blockages and tested it at each stage.
Hereís the baffling part. It moves freely until I put the dust collector back on so the brush moves when on carpet but as soon as the collector is back on the suction is unreal. I canít figure this one out.