Dyson DC04 Not Standing Upright Quick Fix
Very simple fix for a dyson DC04 that wont click back into its upright position
Tools Needed and Other Information
There are no tools needed for this particular repair.
The reason the vacuum won't go back to it's correct position is because the pivoting elbow (actually called the carriage mechanism) has dropped without aligning into the latch (depicted by the red circle).
How to fix it: Lie the vacuum on its side with the base of the vacuum in the fully reclined position, and simply push the elbow back up in the direction indicated by the small grey arrow in the photograph above.
This is how they should latch together when aligned correctly.
And this is how it looks when the vacuum is in its standing position.
This repair is a very simple one and the Dyson DC07 and DC14 models have the same procedure to fix this problem. If you like, you can watch a video on how to do this here: My Dyson DC04 Wont Stand Upright.