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Offline baba yaga

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DC59 intermittent spinning head???
« on: September 06, 2019, 03:27:48 PM »
Hi, had a dyson DC59 for a few years (so out of warranty!), and recently the brush head has started to play up. It will spin for a little bit, then the machine will stop and restart but without the head spinning. If i wait a moment and restart it spins again - sometimes!

I have cleaned the head thoroughly and am not using it on a heavy pile carpet - its a wooden floor so what is going on?
I also have the animal head adapter (mini motorised tool) brush which seems to work a little better but the same is happening.

any advice gratefully received. Dyson just tried to sell me a new one.

As both heads are intermittent it might not be as simple as a new head?


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Re: DC59 intermittent spinning head???
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 05:23:51 PM »
It needs stripping down and cleaning properly.

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Re: DC59 intermittent spinning head???
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 04:24:47 PM »
It needs stripping down and cleaning properly.

Yes that worked!
thought it was a duff switch or something, but i stripped it into its various parts (plenty of videos via youtube on how to do this) and a good wipe down of each part, then reassemble. works perfectly now.

Thank you!!!   

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Re: DC59 intermittent spinning head???
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 10:15:24 AM »
Oooh you'd have probably seen my video in your search! Glad it was an easy fix
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Re: DC59 intermittent spinning head???
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 08:52:59 PM »
Just had a V6 with the same fault heads intermittent. Turned out to be one of the contacts on the motor unit had broken.

 

 

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