I have a DC17 US. Yesterday the suction stopped, so I removed the cover housing for the switches, to see if I needed to replace a switch. Turns out it was just thermal overload and it reset itself. I replaced the cover housing and it is working fine.
However, when I removed the switch cover housing a small white plastic piece fell out. I couldn't figure out how the white piece was required for reassembly, so I was able to replace everything else properly and both switches work fine. However, now I have an extra white piece.
See attached picture. Can you tell me what this piece is supposed to do and how to include it in reassembly of the switch cover? It looks to be that it might be meant to interlink the two switch push button, but without a photo of how it does that . . . I am lost. Any photos would be most appreciated.
Thanks so much