I love the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vacuum. Any Dyson vacuum I’ve tried has been outstanding, and the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball’s main selling point is that it’s not supposed to ever clog.
Unfortunately, all vacuums clog, including the Dyson Cinetic and every other vacuum Dyson makes and every other vacuum on the market. That’s no knock against Dyson or other vacuum makers.
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Some things aren’t meant to be sucked up by a vacuum, including little pieces of paper or plastic, small toys, and sticks. Unfortunately, at least one of these will eventually make its way into your vacuum and clog up the works.
This excellent video does a great job of helping you take apart your Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vacuum and clean out most of the possible places for clogs. He’s wrong at the end, though, when he says that after you finish his steps and your vacuum still won’t suck, you need to have Dyson service the unit.
He left out the most likely and obvious place for a clog – the main hose. For the following procedure, you’ll need a straightened wire hanger and a small flashlight.
The Dyson’s main hose easily snaps off from the rest of the vacuum using buttons. Once it’s detached, if you shine a flashlight into one end, you should see out the other end.
If there’s a clog, you’ll see it instead. This is where the straightened wire clothes hanger comes in handy.
Of course, you’ll need to be very careful that you don’t damage the internals of the hose while poking around in there. Watch what you’re doing with the flashlight.
You’ll probably have to go at it several times, poking the clothes hanger through, then looking with the flashlight, then poking it again. Repeat this process until you can look straight through the hose and see a light at the end of the tunnel, with no clogs.
Reassemble your Dyson and test it. It should really suck now!
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