Have you ever experienced a scenario where your Dyson brush stopped spinning? How did that make you feel, knowing that you may not be able to use that vacuum cleaner immediately because of some seemingly minor fault? How did you go about it?
If these questions reflect your experience, then you are definitely going to find this article more useful than others. More often that not when your Dyson DC25 is not spinning, it doesn't necessarily scream blue murder or that you may need the intervention of a professional to get it fixed, it could just be a basic problem like the brush bar being clogged with hair, thereby restricting movement.
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Whatever is the case, you want to make sure the following is not the case before raising concerns:
● Cleaner head is not connected to the main body
Many Dyson vacuum cleaners come with a detachable cleaner head. So before you presumptuously assume that the reason why your Dyson is not spinning is because of a major fault, try checking to know if the complete vacuum is in one piece and that everything is in place.
● Cleaner head set too low
This is surprising but it's true. Dyson vacuum cleaners usually come with a setting that allows you to select different modes for different floors. So if you set a vacuum head too low for a floor, especially a carpeted floor, there is a great chance the brush bar may not spin.
While those may seem like a no brainer, it is always right covering the bases and leaving no assumptions. So if after ensuring the cleaner head is rightly fit into the body of the whole piece and that the head is not set too low, and your brush rotor is still not spinning then the issue might be with clogged hair, the drive belt or faulty motor. If it's a faulty motor, you are best advised to leave it to be handled by a professional; however, if it is the first two causes, then we will be taking you through how to salvage the situation going forward.
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The Brush is Clogged
Consistent use of your Dyson DC25 without routine clean up of the brush bar may result in this and it is very much expected because the machine keeps meeting up with hair that gets entangled with the brush bar. Thankfully, there is a way around it.
Disconnect the vacuum from the power source and lay it bare on the ground. This is to allow easy access to the brush bar.
Dissociate the sole plate from the brush bar assembly. It's different from different models, but you have to turn some screws regardless to be able to do that.
Using your scissors, take out threads and fibers. Do it carefully so as to avoid tampering with the bristles.
Dissociate the brush bar and pull out to allow you access into the nook and crannies. This way you get to clean the threads from one end to another.
Using the same technique you used in disengaging the brush bar and the cleaner head, reassemble them into one piece.
Loose or Broken Belt
Another thing that could most likely make your Dyson not spin could be because of a loose or broken belt. The belt is very much connected to the brush bar, and it is what aids the movement, so most definitely when it is faulty, there is no way the brush bar could spin too. Let's get into more hands-on ways you can handle this situation.
Disconnect the machine from the power source and lie flat. Then assess the brush bar; when two are distinguished by a drive mechanism just in the middle of the assembly and the bars are connected by a direct drive mechanism, you can be sure there is no need to replace a belt. However, if one bar stretches across the assembly, you rest assured that the bar is controlled by a belt on one side.
With different models, they are two ways to go about the next step: disengage the brush bar from the belt with a lifting tool if you can easily sight the belt or if you can't, that means you have to remove the cover from the side of the structure to be able to gain access to the point where the bar and the belt are connected.
Finally, after you have crossed that bridge, simply replace the belt with the appropriate one that is recommended for your model. It is best to use the recommended belt for your machine so as to not complicate things for your machine going forward.
With the wealth of information embedded in this article, I hope you are well informed about the reasons why your Dyson DC25 could stop spinning and how best to get about it should the situation demands.