So, you have gotten yourself the hard-to-get Dyson belt lifter tool. This is the special tool that allows you to stretch the belt on a clutched Dyson, lock it in position, and keep it in one place while you remove the brush bar (brush roll).
So you are looking at the strange little pronged device and want to know how to use it properly? You are in the right place. All of these tools are American designed, and as such, do not fit the machines without a clutch we have in the UK. However, offer it up to a non-clutched machine and you will see that by cutting a small rectangular slot out of one of the legs will make it suit either.
That said, you really only need one of these tools for machines with a clutch anyway as they have shorter belts.
So here is the tool:
Start by taking off your sole plate by turning the three plastic screws a quarter of a turn using a two pence coin (or a quarter if you are American) like so:
Here is a shot with the sole plate removed
Clean machine huh? A good reason to want to take out the brush bar is to clean your wife’s wig off it in order that the machine might work properly.
Next, place the metal frame over the brush roll housing with the arms facing towards the centre of the machine like so:
Take the T-shaped hook, and place it under the belt, then pull the belt up and locate it on one of the pins like so:
Then do the same with the other peg; stretching the belt now onto both pegs like so:
Having done that, the brush roll can be removed quite easily like this:
The belt will stay in position on the tool while the brush roll is absent like this:
If a video helps, you can click the triangle below to watch it:
Its one of those little tools that once you use one, you wonder how you ever did without it.
So all you need to know now is where to get one from.
Here is where to go:
Go to the Manchester Vacs DC04 parts page here: Dyson Belt Tool
You will find it there available to buy for £9.99 with free UK delivery.