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Offline nicko

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« on: April 04, 2012, 07:00:42 PM »
hi everybody nick here from birmingham uk , can anyone help me with my 2nd hand dc14 animal i/ve just got ! it was working really well till i took off the sole plate to give it a clean and now it still suck/s up well but not has good as b4 ! and yes i/ve put it back on right only thing i can think of is there was one rubber seal off the sole plate that i had to bin as it was all broke up ! i dont think its that is it ? thanx nick im new on here  :'(

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Re: dyson dc14
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 12:53:47 PM »
Is the brush roll turning when the machine is reclined?

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 01:45:12 PM »
yes the brush roll is working fine... like i said b4 its sucking up really well but just not lifting the carpet like it used to !

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Re: dyson dc14
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 12:17:54 AM »
Removing the seal from the soleplate will lessen the suction a little bit. That's what we do to machines that suck too hard after reconditioning.

I am guessing the soleplate is fitted back correctly at the front and you checked the filters already?

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Re: dyson dc14
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 01:47:44 PM »
yes filters are nice and clean and soleplate is fitted back correctly. do you sell the seal on its own ? cant think of anything else it could be !

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Re: dyson dc14
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 06:22:40 PM »
Its not something that is generally sold on its own. If you really think it is that, just put a thin bead of silicon where it was, and let it go off before testing it.

Although, I have never needed to fit one to improve suction. On some machines they may be missing but it makes only a very small - if noticeable - difference.

Seldom will a clutched machine lift carpet anyway (assuming it is clutched).

Have you checked the bottom hose?

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Re: dyson dc14
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 06:32:26 PM »
yes bottom hose is fine . and yes its clutched . i will try the silicon and let you know ! thanx for your help

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