Dyson DC 14 Vacuum Belt Replacement Instructions

Updated November 21, 2016

The Dyson Co. manufactures vacuums that feature cyclone technology, which pulls air into the vacuum and spins it, removing the dirt and expelling cleaner air. The company produces several types of vacuums that use cyclone technology, including upright, canister, and handheld models. The Dyson DC14 is an upright vacuum that uses a belt to propel the machine forward. If the belt becomes split, cracked or damaged, it must be replaced. The repair is relatively easy.

Turn off and unplug the Dyson vacuum. Lay the vacuum flat and turn it over. Turn the three plastic retainers that hold in the bottom plate counterclockwise, using a flathead screwdriver. Remove and set aside the retainers.

Gently pull out the agitator brush and remove any strings or fibre attached to the brush with scissors.

Slide the new belt over the brush, creating a large loop on the side of the brush with the belt. Place the brush and belt into the soleplate compartment with the loop facing the compartment, ensuring that the belt fits into the belt slot when the brush and belt are inserted inside the vacuum.

Stretch the belt over the motor shaft. Ensure the brush rolls freely and is securely attached in the compartment.

Set the bottom plate back on the vacuum and secure the plastic fasteners with the screwdriver blade. Turn the vacuum back over and restore power before use.

Things You'll Need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Scissors
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