How to Fix the Roller in a Dyson DC07

Written by matthew ferguson
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The Dyson DC07 is fitted with a roller, also called the “brush bar,” which rotates and sweeps dust and debris into the vacuum. The roller is partly held in place by a belt. If the belt is off track for any reason, the roller will not rotate properly. Accessing the roller and belt also provides an opportunity to clear the roller of bits of string, yarn, and other debris that may have become entangled.

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Things you need

  • Coin
  • Screwdriver
  • Scissors (as needed)

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  1. 1

    Unplug the vacuum before beginning any work. Unplugging the vacuum first prevents any possibility of electrical shock.

  2. 2

    Lay the Dyson DC07 on its backside, so that you have access to the underside.

  3. 3

    Use a coin to loosen each of the soleplate fasteners. The fasteners resemble screws. Give each fastener a half-turn to the left.

  4. 4

    Lift the soleplate away from the bottom of the vacuum and set it aside.

  5. 5

    Raise the non-belt end of the roller away from the soleplate. Use a screwdriver to then lift the belt end of the roller away from the soleplate.

  6. 6

    Use scissors to cut away any debris that may be tangled around the roller.

  7. 7

    Check that the belt is in position around the roller. The roller has a track over which the belt loop passes.

  8. 8

    Click each end of the roller back in place inside the vacuum head. Rotate the end tabs back toward the body of the vacuum to lock the roller in place.

  9. 9

    Replace the soleplate. Use the coin to turn each of the soleplate fasteners to the right, securing the soleplate in place.

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