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How do I snap the canister lid back on it fell off

How do I snap the canister lid back on it fell off

How to replace canister lid on my Dyson V6 it looks like it snaps back in but it's hard and don't want to break it

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bert [Entry]

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bert [Entry]

The 2 small lugs have to click back into place and this is extremely difficult. One lug is longer than the other so insert this one into its socket. Then, with the lid in the fully open position force the smaller lug into its socket.  It does require considerable force and I was worried about breaking it but there is some flexibility in the plastic so it didn’t snap off.
bert [Entry]

No way I could get this back on. About to bring it to Dyson Service Center. Tried one last time. GOT IT!! Trick is to make sure cover is COMPLETELY open.
bert [Entry]

"I had the same problem and solved it using a small flat-bladed (electrical) screwdriver. Found the trick was to apply the tip of the blade, rather than the edge, to the plastic lug. Doing that means you only need a little pressure.

But please - if this happens to you, report the thing to Dyson even if you fix it. This will weaken the plastic lugs and having a thousand dollar (NZ) machine dependent on these little bits of plastic, even if Dyson replace willingly, is simply not acceptable. Great engineering on the motor is no good if there is rubbish engineering on the rest of the thing. If enough report, they will have to acknowledge this as a fault and change the bin design."
bert [Entry]

It’s easy. Just squeeze the bin itself across the top diameter and you will notice that the pin lugs in the bin flex out a bit. Slot one pin off the lid into one side lug and then push the other in while squeezing the bin itself. Really easy. No brute force required