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Offline tcatvac

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DC17 - Motor
« on: December 11, 2011, 12:05:05 AM »
Motor will not run in the upright position. With handle down, beater runs but with no suction. Switches are OK and no clogs. Any suggestions?
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Re: DC17 - Motor
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 02:05:01 AM »
Motor will not run in the upright position.

Hello Tony,

When you say the "motor" wont run in the upright position, do you mean the brush roll?

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Re: DC17 - Motor
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 04:56:52 PM »
I am speaking of the MAIN motor.

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Re: DC17 - Motor
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 12:06:34 AM »
The main motor cuts off when the machine is stood upright but works when it is reclined then?
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Re: DC17 - Motor
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 12:11:05 AM »
NO. MAIN MOTOR WILL NOT RUNAT ALL!

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Re: DC17 - Motor
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 12:26:05 AM »
Motor will not run in the upright position.

Your quote made it ambiguous. Now I understand.

OK, so the main motor is not running and you have tried the switches. Was there any bubbling, popping or strange smells? Or did it just not work one day?
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Re: DC17 - Motor
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 12:35:56 AM »
Just would not work one day when tried.
Switches are all okay.


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Re: DC17 - Motor
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 01:19:08 AM »
The power cord must be OK as the secondary brush roll motor is running, you have tested the switches, and assuming there are no other reset buttons apart from the one on the brush-roll (The DC17 is not a UK model so I giving "acquired-by-reading" and generic upright Dyson advice here as opposed to specific "from DC17 experience" advice), we must suspect the motor.

My next job would be to strip it down and bench test the motor.

Any US readers that know better, do please chime in.
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Re: DC17 - Motor
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2016, 02:25:42 AM »
The dc17 has motor issues. My motor is shot.  Dyson sucks for the money!

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