By June 24, 2009

How to clean the beater / brush bar on a Dyson DC14 vacuum

Almost four years ago I reviewed the Dyson DC07 Animal vacuum cleaner. Since then I’ve moved on to a DC14 Full Kit model. What I have never done in those four years is properly remove the trim to clean the “beater” brush bar that sweeps dust and other stuff into the vacuum.

Before I went back and read the directions (cough) I would just take a razor blade and cut away any hair or rug yarn that was wrapped around the beater bar. After reading the directions, I discovered that you can remove the plastic trim at the bottom of the vacuum. I wasn’t entirely sure how hard this was going to be, or what to expect, so I got out the camcorder and went to work.

Warning: not safe for work due to language.

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5 Comments on "How to clean the beater / brush bar on a Dyson DC14 vacuum"

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  1. Eric says:

    For some reason I was expecting something more enlightened with it being a dyson.

  2. dennis says:

    I swear a dog jumped out of that vacuum when you took the cover off! I also enjoyed the use of such colorful metaphores during the video.

  3. Tomax says:

    Dennis, I think it was a Pomeranian! Seriously, that was one of the funniest “How To” videos I’ve seen in a while :P.

  4. Gremlin says:

    I was sitting here screaming, flip the lever, flip the lever! I’m sure one of two things would happen. 1. Release tension on the belt allowing you to remove the brush. or 2. The entire base of the vacuum falls apart, possibly with springs in flight.

  5. j d says:

    I use curved needle nose plyers to avoid having to touch all the nasty hair, etc. Makes it much less nasty