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Offline Burnt03

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DC29 bar doesn’t spin
« on: March 01, 2020, 07:33:52 PM »
Hoping for some advice... I apologize in advance for the way I name stuff below.

Vacuum powers up fine (red switch) but the beater bar switch doesn’t activate it (grey switch).

Took the top plastic pieces off to directly access the switches, same problem.  I guess there’s some sort of a switch that shows that the vacuum is down into “carpet mode” (not 90 degrees) that I’m guessing is faulty.  Whereabouts would that be?  Any other ideas? 

The actual bar isn’t clogged w hair.

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Re: DC29 bar doesn’t spin
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 09:19:02 PM »
The DC29 is pretty much a DC19 over here.

This machine of yours has 2 buttons? So it has an electrically driven powerhead? Is this a Canadian 110-120v machine?

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Re: DC29 bar doesn’t spin
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 03:02:55 AM »
Yes, that’s correct.  I pulled off the power head to ensure there was no large blockage as well (as per Dyson troubleshooting email) but no change.  Should it have 120V at the 2 pin connector to the power head after the switch is pressed?

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Re: DC29 bar doesn’t spin
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2020, 05:20:28 PM »
I don't know, and why I don't know is that that machine with a power head wasn't sold here so I've never seen one.

However, logic persists across the range........

What do you have coming out of the machine? Look at AC and DC as some machines run head motors that are DC.

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Re: DC29 bar doesn’t spin
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 02:02:41 AM »
I think he/she means the DC29 in Canada (which is a DC25 renamed as DC29 for some bizzare reason)
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC29 bar doesn’t spin
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 03:57:13 PM »
I think he/she means the DC29 in Canada (which is a DC25 renamed as DC29 for some bizzare reason)

Silly model numbering...........

Burnt, is this an upright machine or a cylinder?

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Re: DC29 bar doesn’t spin
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 10:10:41 PM »
Looks like a dc25 by the results of a google.

Should be 120v~ at the body output to the head.

Firstly i would look at the cut out switch (red peg) next to the power switch, then the main roller switch next to it.
Then check the axis switch on lhs
Next would be yoke cable (most likely)
Finally head motor could be at fault (end of life).
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