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Dyson DC04 brush doesn't revolve?

Rest of the cleaner works ok but the brush doesn't revolve

Penny Finn     January 2008
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mine done the same and its the filter at the bottom under the bin that collects the dust you can lift it of with a knife and clean the filter and the brushes will work or buy the filter from amazon

mark     August 2010
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Keep thinking of bits of info I missed at first. Re the clutch knob, this must be removed before the clutch assembly can be removed from the upper casing. The knob can be removed before disassembly but is easier after the two halves of the casing are separated. Then you can get to the catch opposite to the black dot on the knob. But as I said earlier it is worth buying a new knob - at £3.50 or so - which makes things a lot easier.

Derek     January 2008
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I should have also added that the knob on the faulty clutch has to be transferred to the new clutch. There are 2 catches on the inner surface of the knob and can be released by sliding a very thin blade between the knob and the clutch just where the black spot is on the knob and directly opposite this spot - or you can buy a new knob along with the new clutch assembly (belt and braces!!).

Derek     January 2008
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It is almost impossible to replace the brush or motor belts only. Better to replace the clutch assembly which comes with belts attached. This I have just done at a cost of £16 for the part - just Google on Dyson clutch for suppliers. To replace belts only requires dismantling the clutch - which is quite complicated - so it's easier to do the whole assembly.
To do this first remove the sole plate and brush roll and it helps to remove the floating head plate. This means removing the short hose and prising the pivot points out of the main housing. Across the back of the main housing (where the filter is fixed) there are 5 screws (torx head so you will need torx screwdrivers or bits), 2 of these are under the filter. Remove these screws. Where the upper casing joins the lower casing (purple top to grey bottom for DC04 absolute) there are 2 more screws; remove these. Also remove the Airway Inspection box which is held in place by a split plastic ring. The upper casing has a moulded ring each side which goes over a round stud on the lower casing, held in place with a split round plastic clip. Remove the clips and ease each side ring over the stud - the plastic is quite flexible and with care will lift over the stud. The 2 casings should now split apart with the upper one carrying the motor. There is now access to the clutch assembly and its cover held on by 3 torx screws. Remove the screws and the cover and using a flat screwdriver ease the clutch out of its position - this is quite a tight fit. Fit the new clutch, connect the motor belt and reassemble. Note when joining the 2 casing halves together there is a yellow spring loaded lever attached to the top half, which runs in a groove and has to be lifted up to engage with the corresponding groove in the lower casing. Last task is getting the new brush roll belt onto the brush as the belt seems far too short. I found the easiest way is to remove the end plates and rod from the brush - these plates are handed so note which goes at which end - then with a suitable tool (flat screwdriver) stretch the belt and ease it over the end of the brush little by little until it's on the pulley. Fortunately the belt is very flexible and will stretch enough - just don't damage it in any way! Then refit the rod starting from the end opposite the belt, then the end plate for that end, and slot it in place. The other end can then be lifted enough to fit that end plate and locate it. Incidentally the web site, dysonmanuals.inc.io doesn't seem to exist now.

Derek     January 2008
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There are 2 belts on the DC04 - one goes from the motor to the clutch on the side, the other goes from the clutch to the revolving bristles themselves. Check that the clutch is set to OFF auto ON.....if it is, then one of the belts has snapped, I guess.

John     January 2008
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