A Dyson brush bar not working all of a sudden is usually due to reasons that were existing for a long time.
And as busy human beings, these causes are quite easy to ignore. No worries, as usually a few simple fixes are enough to deal with the situation.
If these are not the causes behind the brush bar failing to function, then more severe issues could be underlying. And you should contact a professional without wasting time.
Why Is Your Dyson Brush Bar Not Working – Most Common Reasons
A defective brush bar often takes place due to:
With poor upkeep, it’s quite obvious that the machine will fall apart sooner than it should. And so, you should do regular maintenance to keep the Dyson working smoothly for a long time.
If a faulty brush bar is a culprit, with damage almost irreparable, then you may need a replacement. Contact the service center in that case.
Try The Simplest Fix First – Reset
Before starting any fix at all, as soon as you discover that the beater bar on Dyson not working, start with a simple reset. Where is the brush bar reset button on my Dyson? If that’s what you are wondering, then simply check the manual for a specific answer.
Generally, there’s no dedicated brush bar reset button on Dyson. You need to use the on-off switch of the brush bar for resetting it.
Find the switch on top of the handle. It should be slightly above the body of the vacuum. In some cases, it can be a slot located on the head’s side.
Failure of Brush Bar Due to Tangled Hair
The most likely reason for the Dyson vacuum brush not spinning is buildup accumulation. If we look at the brush bar, it should be a spinning bar that has bristles.
Once the head spins at a high speed, the dirt and dust get agitated off the ground. And so, the strong suction makes it easy to collect all that dirt quite effectively.
The cleaning head and the brush bar work as one single piece that stays connected with the wand and then the remaining vacuum.
Now there should not be any problem with the brush bar picking up loose dirt pieces. But problems arrive when it contacts anything that is longer.
For instance, pet fur or even human hair. These kinds of stuff are quite difficult for the unit to suck up through the cleaning head.
And that’s why the substances end up tangling in the bristles of the brush bar. This can also tangle up in other moving parts of the unit.
What’s even worse is that the tangled mess keeps on increasing with each time of vacuum application.
And at one point the brush bar will fail to spin. That’s when you might notice the Dyson vacuum brush not spinning anymore.
Dirt buildup or hair surrounding the rest of the cleaning head might additionally be the case. And this will cause a hamper in the brush bar’s functioning. If you discover a dc25 vacuum brush bar not spinning or similar models facing the issue, make sure to clean the part.
It’s important to give the bristles a closer look to make sure there’s no sign of severe wear. As then you need to replace it.
According to our good friend Amy,
“You can take a look at your brush roll and see how the bristles look. If they look worn out and the bristles look loose it’s time to change your brush roller.”
However, if it just needs some cleanup and untangling, go ahead, and fix it following the instructions given below.
Failure of Brush Bar Fix
Dirt Build-Up on Electrical Connectors
So, you now know that the part that houses and spins the brush bar is the cleaning head. And it’s one electrical component of the Dyson.
The battery right next to the motor(available inside the operating handle) provides the power it needs.
This power transfer happens through multiple electrical connectors. And these connectors are located throughout the vacuum.
But one good way to locate it is simply by checking any area that connects the vacuum parts. For example, the wand, cleaning head, and also between the motor and handle.
There’s no place where dust cannot accumulate in Dyson vacuums. And that means you will have a good amount of dust accumulation over time right in these connecting areas. And right there, the electrical connectors are sitting with the risk of the buildup mess.
As soon as the connectors get caked in dust, the power transmission stops. And as a result, there’s no power supply possible for the cleaning head for it to spin the brush bar.
So, you see a failure of the brush bar. This is usually the case if someone ends up finding their Dyson dc14 brush not spinning.
If the brush bar is intermittently spinning, that’s a strong symptom of the case.
Dirt Build-Up on Electrical Connectors Fix
An Obstacle in Bin Inlet or Wand
It’s important that the accumulated mess travels to the vacuum bin from the brush bar without any problem. And this is a job that the motor is in charge of. Because the motor produces the suction for the mess to move toward the vacuum bin.
In the passage, the mess will go through the wand and also the bin inlet. And finally, it settles in the vacuum bin.
Now any passage that allows dirt to travel through it automatically falls into a good risk of experiencing nasty build-up. And so you can imagine the probability of an obstacle in the wand or bin inlet.
If not taken care of early, the buildup will grow to the point that the power of the vacuum will keep decreasing. And then you will discover the brush bar spinning speed gradually going low.
So, there’s no guessing it simply needs a cleanup in the wand and bin inlet. If you find out your Dyson dc07 vacuum brush not spinning, start by checking for this bug.
Obstacles in Bin Inlet or Wand Fix
Jam in the Transmission Rod
the last probable reason is a transmission rod jam. It’s the most common cause for the Dyson DC18 vacuum brush not spinning. This part helps the motor to transfer energy to the brush bar.
Grime buildup can happen in the tightest spaces. And so, it can make the transmission rod suffer too. The Dyson brush not spinning, can be a strong indication that there’s human hair or pet fur in the rod.
Transmission Rod Jam Fix
And there you have it. You can try these fixes whenever the Dyson brush bar not working and hopefully reverse the problem. However, this is not always the case.
And if you own a pretty old Dyson that won’t spin even after cleaning it, then most probably the part is damaged. And you need to buy a new brush bar in that case.
You may also need to take it to a professional if the issue is more than just the brush bar not working. Often the part misbehaving is an early sign of some bigger damage.
That’s all for today! I will be back again with more. Take care.