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Offline JEdgar

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Intermittent power in DC24 - advice please!
« on: December 31, 2012, 04:16:36 PM »
Hi first post so be kind please!  ;)

My DC24 has no power in the upright position, but when I press on the footbar and lower the handle, the power comes on, the brushes turn, but no suction.

Does anyone have any ideas what is causing this, or more importantly, how to fix this problem?

Cheers and Happy New Year to everyone!

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Re: Intermittent power in DC24 - advice please!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 02:24:18 PM »
The brushroll isn't supposed to turn until the machine is reclined.

Sounds like a blockage. That is usually in this hose:



Or where the cleaner head goes into the duct:



Circled above.

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Re: Intermittent power in DC24 - advice please!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 03:24:08 PM »
Hi! Thanks for your reply!

There are no blockages?

I have looked for breakages or scorches on the wiring but found nothing?

This has me stumped!!!  :'(

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Re: Intermittent power in DC24 - advice please!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 08:16:38 PM »
Let me understand this better.........

When the machine is upright, does the main motor run?

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Re: Intermittent power in DC24 - advice please!
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 02:52:58 AM »
No, there is no power when in an upright position.
When reclined and with the silver brush switch is pressed in, the brushes move but no suction.
When the brush switch is let out, the brushes stop and there is no power.

As I have found no blockages or breaks in the wiring, do you think it's possible it could be the ball motor?

Thanks for your reply and time!   ;)

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Re: Intermittent power in DC24 - advice please!
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 03:07:48 PM »
The motor is the most likely. We are starting to sell more of them.

Check the main power switch clicks on and off audibly, if you are lucky, it will be a broken switch.


 

 

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