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2 dyson DC17ís found in the trash
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Post# 417090   12/9/2019 at 19:29 (237 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        

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Hello all, I was given two dyson DC17 vacuums that has been found in the trash. They both are in okay condition but need a very very good cleaning. Both seem to turn on and the brush rolls spin. Both have a pretty bad smell coming from them but that can be fixed. I donít know a lot about these machines but they seem to be alright. If anyone could give me some helpful information on them, that would be great. I plan on fixing these two up and selling one and keeping the other. It just depends. I have a few dyson a already but not this model. Thank you!

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Post# 417092 , Reply# 1   12/9/2019 at 21:37 (237 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I'm just some soap and water will be all you need.

Post# 417096 , Reply# 2   12/10/2019 at 08:23 (236 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
Those are good models.

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They have fairly aggressive brush rolls in them. In my personal opinion I think those clean well with the separately driven brush. They groom carpet quite well. Nice Finds! I also find mine in the trash but the scrappers cut the cord off right in front of me. I ended up putting a new cord on it and it just needed a good cleaning as mentioned above.

You can search Youtube for Dyson DC17 I'm sure some instructional videos on how to clean them will show up.

Post# 417101 , Reply# 3   12/10/2019 at 11:56 (236 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Might have a clutch issue

Post# 417103 , Reply# 4   12/10/2019 at 12:12 (236 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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I don't think these had clutches. It's a two motor system with a separate motor to drive the brush roll.

Post# 417116 , Reply# 5   12/10/2019 at 19:42 (236 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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The smell is just from dirt and other crap that has been stagnating in the cyclone and the bin. I've found a lot of bagless vacuums that have been sitting with dirt in them for awhile will stink like that. Disassembling the cyclone and dust cup and washing with enzymatic cleaner (simple green pet formula) and a good cleanup should remove the odor. Also putting a new filter in would likely help too.

Post# 417127 , Reply# 6   12/10/2019 at 21:48 (236 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        

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I have thoughly cleaned one of the vacuums so far with enzyme cleaner and am letting it sit overnight. I also ordered new filters for both. Tomorrow I will get to the other one.

Post# 417128 , Reply# 7   12/10/2019 at 23:31 (236 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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Cool, good luck! I have one too but mine is missing the lower filter housing and filter and the brushroll is worn down to a nub and has a bad whine. I like these older Dyson uprights more than the ball ones.

Post# 417135 , Reply# 8   12/11/2019 at 02:47 (236 days old) by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        

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oof, anyways cool dyson!

Post# 417139 , Reply# 9   12/11/2019 at 08:46 (235 days old) by Ozzie908 (England)        
I put mine in the dishwasher.

Take it all apart including the cyclone and put it all in the dishwasher including the filters they come out as good as new...

Post# 417170 , Reply# 10   12/11/2019 at 21:57 (235 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I bought a DC 33. I paid $15. I cleaned it up. It's actually easy to clean. I just washed filter. I would have bought one but it didn't need it.
I sold it for $75. I buy vacuums to resell. I hated Dyson but I bought and sold this.
I was very very strong motor. I think cyclone concept is cool but the smallest thing clogs the vents.
I'd like another but there probably hardest vacuums to get around here.

Post# 417190 , Reply# 11   12/12/2019 at 18:45 (234 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        
One vacuum down

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This one is cleaned to the best I could get it to be. Filters are coming in the mail tomorrow. Now onto the next one

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