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DC32 Animal vacuum

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Clean the bin and cyclone

Turn the power off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on the cyclone and remove the cyclone and clear bin from the machine.

Push the button on top of the cyclone to open the bin lid, being careful to ensure dust is captured.

Shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector.

Release the clear bin from the cyclone by pressing the button on the back of the cyclone.

You can wash the clear bin with water only, do not use any detergent or chemicals. Ensure the clear bin is completely dry before fitting back to the cyclone.

Clean the cyclone with a dry cloth and shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector. Do not get any part of the cyclone damp or wet.

Reassemble the machine

Reassemble and test the machine.

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Check hose inlet

Remove the hose from the hose inlet and the front of the machine.

Place your hand over the hose inlet and test the suction.

Is the suction strong or weaker than usual?

Check hose, Wand handle and extension tube

Ensure that the extension tube is fully extended.

Separate the wand handle from the hose and extension tube.

Check inside the Wand handle and along the length of the hose and extension tube for blockages and remove as necessary.

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Check the contact head

Check the base and opening of the contact head for blockages and remove as necessary.

Test the contact head on the machine.

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Check duct, bin and cyclone

Turn off the power and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on the cyclone assembly and remove the cyclone and clear bin from the machine.

Check the duct

Check the seals located on the hose inlet and exhaust pipe are not missing or damaged.

Check the hose inlet and exhaust pipe for any blockages and remove as necessary.

Check the cyclone top and bin entry for blockages and remove as necessary.

Push the button on top of the cyclone to open the bin lid, being careful to ensure dust is captured.

Shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector.

Release the clear bin from the cyclone by pressing the button on the back of the cyclone.

Clean the cyclone with a dry cloth and shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector. Check the cyclone and bin seals are not missing or damaged.

Reassemble and test machine.

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Wash the filter

Please follow the steps in the video to wash the filter.

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Wash the filter

Undo the fastener alongside the wheel with a coin.

Open the filter cover and remove the filter.

Wash the filter in cold water.

WARNING: Do not use detergents or put the filter in the washing machine or dishwasher.

Leave the filter in a warm place for 24 hours, until completely dry. Do not dry the filter in a tumble dryer, oven, microwave or near an open flame.

Reassemble the machine

Reassemble and test the machine.

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Check the Dual mode floor tool

Check the base and connector of the Dual mode floor tool for blockages and remove as necessary.

Test the Dual mode floor tool on the machine.

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Check the Motorhead

Check the opening for blockages and remove as necessary.

Use a coin to unlock the fastener marked with a padlock.

Carefully remove the Brush bar and clear any debris.

How to turn the Brush bar on and off

Press the button to turn the motorhead on or off.

Is the Brush bar spinning?

Check duct, bin and cyclone

Turn off the power and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on the cyclone assembly and remove the cyclone and clear bin from the machine.

Check the duct

Check the seals located on the hose inlet and exhaust pipe are not missing or damaged.

Check the hose inlet and exhaust pipe for any blockages and remove as necessary.

Check the cyclone top and bin entry for blockages and remove as necessary.

Push the button on top of the cyclone to open the bin lid, being careful to ensure dust is captured.

Shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector.

Release the clear bin from the cyclone by pressing the button on the back of the cyclone.

Clean the cyclone with a dry cloth and shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector. Check the cyclone and bin seals are not missing or damaged.

Reassemble and test machine.

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Check the contacts

Turn the Brush bar on/off.

Remove the Cleaner head.

Remove the hose from the machine.

With the Motorhead removed, check the electrical contacts on the tool for signs of damage.

Check the electrical contacts on the hose for signs of damage.

Check the corresponding connectors on the inlet for signs of damage.

Reassemble the machine.

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Check the Turbine head

Slide back the soleplate catch and undo the two soleplate fasteners.

Remove the soleplate and Brush bars from the Turbine head, clearing any thread and debris.

Check both of the metal shafts for blockages and ensure that they rotate freely by hand.

Check the underside of the Turbine head and the outside surface of the plunger for fluff and debris and remove as necessary. The plunger must be in the 'out' position for the Brush bar to spin.

When replacing the Brush bars please ensure that both the arrows on the Brush bars are pointing in the same direction towards the wheels on the Turbine head.

Rebuild and test the machine.

Is the Brush bar spinning?

Has this resolved the problem?

Continue with checks

The Brush bar should spin if the suction is strong, so please continue with the performance checks.

If the suction is strong and the Brush bar still doesn't spin, this issue can be resolved by ordering a replacement Turbine head.

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Check duct, bin and cyclone

Turn the power off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on the cyclone assembly and remove the cyclone and clear bin from the machine.

Check the duct

Check the seals located on the hose inlet and exhaust pipe are not missing or damaged.

Check the hose inlet and exhaust pipe for any blockages and remove as necessary.

Check the cyclone top and bin entry for blockages and remove as necessary.

Push the button on top of the cyclone to open the bin lid, being careful to ensure dust is captured.

Shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector.

Release the clear bin from the cyclone by pressing the button on the back of the cyclone.

Clean the cyclone with a dry cloth and shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector. Check the cyclone and bin seals are not missing or damaged.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Has checking the duct, bin and cyclone resolved the problem?

Check duct, bin and cyclone

Turn the power off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on the cyclone assembly and remove the cyclone and clear bin from the machine.

Check the duct

Check the seals located on the hose inlet and exhaust pipe are not missing or damaged.

Check the hose inlet and exhaust pipe for any blockages and remove as necessary.

Check the cyclone top and bin entry for blockages and remove as necessary.

Push the button on top of the cyclone to open the bin lid, being careful to ensure dust is captured.

Shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector.

Release the clear bin from the cyclone by pressing the button on the back of the cyclone.

Clean the cyclone with a dry cloth and shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector. Check the cyclone and bin seals are not missing or damaged.

Reassemble and test the machine.

Has checking the duct, bin and cyclone resolved the problem?

Check hose, Wand handle and extension tube

Ensure that the extension tube is fully extended.

Separate the wand handle from the hose and extension tube.

Check inside the Wand handle and along the length of the hose and extension tube for blockages and remove as necessary.

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When did the machine last have power?

Check electrical supply

Is the power cord or plug damaged?

Are the other household appliances working?

Does the vacuum work when plugged into another socket?

Change the (13 amp) fuse.

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Press the switch

Press the rear of the switch to make sure it stays in the on position.

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Test the machine

Remove the Cleaner head.

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Check the bin and cyclone

The rattling noise may be caused by debris in the clear bin or cyclone.

Press the release catch on the cyclone assembly and remove the cyclone and clear bin from the machine.

Push the button on top of the cyclone to open the bin lid, being careful to ensure dust is captured.

Shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector.

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Check hose inlet

If your machine is making a whistling noise, this indicates that there is a blockage or a damaged or missing seal.

Remove the hose from the hose inlet on the front of the machine.

Place your hand over the hose inlet and test the suction.

Is the suction strong or weaker than usual?

Check the bin and cyclone

A damp or musty smell is caused when dust in the cyclone has come into contact with water.

It may not be a direct contact with water, for example when vacuuming pet hair that is slightly damp, this moisture will combine with the dust in the cyclone causing the smell.

Additionally the smell may occur if the filter goes back into the machine wet.

Clean the bin and cyclone

Switch off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on the cyclone assembly and remove the cyclone and clear bin from the machine.

Push the button on top of the cyclone to open the bin lid, being careful to ensure dust is captured.

Shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector.

Release the clear bin from the cyclone by pressing the button on the back of the cyclone.

You can wash the clear bin with water only, do not use any detergent or chemicals. Ensure the clear bin is completely dry before fitting back to the cyclone.

Clean the cyclone with a dry cloth and shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector. Do not get any part of the cyclone assembly damp or wet.

Reassemble the machine

Reassemble and test the machine.

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Check the Cleaner head

Slide back the soleplate catch and undo the two soleplate fasteners.

Clean any hair, thread and debris from the Brush bar.

Check both of the metal shafts for blockages and ensure that they rotate freely by hand.

Check the underside of the Turbine head and the outside surface of the plunger for fluff and debris and remove as necessary. The plunger must be in the 'out' position for the Brush bar to spin.

When replacing the Brush bars please ensure that both the arrows on the Brush bars are pointing in the same direction towards the wheels on the Turbine head.

Rebuild and test the Turbine head on the machine.

Has this resolved the problem?

Carry out checks

The Turbine head will work if the suction is strong. This issue can be resolved by carrying out performance checks or washing the filter.

If the Turbine head is damaged, choose the order option.

Check hose inlet

Remove the hose from the hose inlet and the front of the machine.

Place your hand over the hose inlet and test the suction.

Is the suction strong or weaker than usual?

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Wash the filter

Please follow the steps in the video.

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Using the cable

Turn off and unplug the machine.

If the cable does not rewind, firmly pull it out and fully extend it until the red tape is visible.

The cord rewind button needs to be pressed down firmly to retract the cord for storage after use. When the button is pressed down far enough you should feel and hear a click, and the cord will retract.

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Check the Mini turbine head

Undo the fastener with a coin.

Remove the Brush bar from the Mini turbine head.

Clear any hair, threads and debris from the Brush bar. Inspect the duct on the underside of the Turbine head for blockages and remove if necessary.

Refit the Brush bar and fasten the Mini turbine head fastener with a coin.

Test the Mini Turbine head on the machine.

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Carry out checks

The Mini turbine head will work if the suction is strong. This issue can be resolved by carrying out performance checks or washing the filter.

If the Mini turbine head is damaged, choose the order option.

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Check the contacts

Turn the Brush bar on/off.

Remove the Cleaner head.

Remove the hose from the machine.

With the Motorhead removed, check the electrical contacts on the tool for signs of damage.

Check the electrical contacts on the hose for signs of damage.

Check the corresponding connectors on the inlet for signs of damage.

Reassemble the machine.

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You might need a replacement part.

It looks like the Bin is not working. You can solve this by ordering a new one below.

Bin

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Replacement bin for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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It looks like the Crevice tool is not working. You can solve this by ordering a new one below.

Crevice tool

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Replacement crevice tool for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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Replacement crevice tool for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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It looks like the Mini turbine head brush bar is not working. You can solve this by ordering a new one below.

Mini turbine head brush bar

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Replacement mini turbine head brush bar for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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Mini turbine head brush bar

Mini turbine head brush bar

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Replacement mini turbine head brush bar for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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Replacement pre-filter for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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Stair tool

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Replacement stair tool for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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Replacement stair tool for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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Replacement extension hose for your Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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Check hose inlet

If your machine is spitting out dust, this indicates that there is a blockage.

Remove the hose from the hose inlet and the front of the machine.

Place your hand over the hose inlet and test the suction.

Is the suction strong or weaker than usual?

How to attach the accessories

Attach the accessories or floor tool to the extension tube ensuring they 'click' into place.

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Using the contact head

Press the pedal on either side of the neck to lift the brushes up when vacuuming carpets and press again to lower the brushes when vacuuming on hard flooring.

Ensure that the brushes on the underside of the contact head are in the correct position.

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Using the Dual mode floor tool

Press the front pedal when vacuuming hard floors and the rear pedal when vacuuming on carpets.

Ensure that the brushes on the underside of the Dual mode floor tool are in the correct position.

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Motorhead

Press the button to turn the motorhead on or off.

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Using the Turbine head

To vacuum carpets pull the plunger on the side of the Turbine head out.

To vacuum hard floors push the plunger in to turn the Brush bar off.

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How to store and carry your Dyson machine

Collapse the extension tube and attach the floor tool to the parking yoke on the rear of the vacuum cleaner.

To lift the machine, use the carrying handle on the cyclone top only.

For your safety, do not press the cyclone release catch when carrying your machine.

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Locating the serial number

Press the release catch on the cyclone assembly and remove the cyclone and clear bin from the machine.

The serial number is on the Main body of your machine, behind the clear bin.

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User guide

Please open the PDF for the user guide.

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Empty the bin

Turn the power off and unplug the machine.

Press the release catch on the cyclone assembly and remove the cyclone and clear bin from the machine.

Push the button on top of the cyclone to open the bin lid, being careful to ensure dust is captured.

Shake or tap firmly to remove all dust from inside the fine dust collector.

Reassemble the machine

Reassemble and test the machine.

Is there anything else we can help with?