Arrgh. Dyson DC01 poorly

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Ok, Help !
The vac is in bits as it won't do the vortex thing with the tube in. Tube out (the flexible sucky thing) it works fine, put it back and the vortex stops & no pickup (infact seems to chuck it out the front).
Can't see any obvious blockages, and the belt and filters are new.
Any ideas please.
Thanks
Paul.
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Zymurgy wrote:

Take it to the skip like everyone else does and buy something that works :-)

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The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Hey! We've got two Dysons, and they both suck better than *any* other vac I've ever tried, and I've tried a fair few.
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Grunff wrote:

Yeah. Nothing sucks like a dyson....;-)
So why not use nothing instead? :-)
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Well for summat that work and is well build try a Henry made by Numatic there very efficiant. Or go for an Oreck when they sold cheap on QVC
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On 31 Jan 2004 10:08:25 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@technologist.com (Zymurgy) wrote:

You have a blockage between the brushbar and the upright tube that goes to the collector; presumably you've checked the obvious thing behind the rubber flap at the back of the dyson next to where the flexible tube connects?
If it works with the flexible hose out have you tried lying it on its back and removing the bottom plate, belt and brushbar and trying to suck out whatever's got sucked in in the first place?
99% of the blockages on my battle-weary DC01 have been at the collector intake at the top, but that would mean the hose wouldn't work either.
-- cheers,
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<<snip>>

Also remove the lance / handle from the tube with a sharp pull while holding the collar of the tube and blowing down the lance. A blockage in the lance will stop it from working although it works in the standard beater position.
hth
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Witchy <> wrote

There was indeed. A great big plug of wadding, but I had to delve a little deeeper into the innards to find it.

Yes, I peered in there, but there was nothing obvious which is why I panicked ;-)

Mine too. I throw my 15mm pipe bender spring down to clear these out.
All happy and healthy again now. One more unto the breech.
Take it to the tip indeed.... Harrumph.
Cheers
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On 1 Feb 2004 14:10:45 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@technologist.com (Zymurgy) wrote:

'Rah!
I'm going to start visiting my local tip to resurrect 'dead' dysons I think. Beats trying to get another job in datacentre IT :-/
All that training, self learning and work. Bastards :) -- cheers,
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Witchy wrote

There's a bloke at Blackbushe market who does just that. Well, he sells reconditioned ones which I think are factory (warranty) returns. I doubt there are many casualties in the field, as from what I can see they appear to be everlasting :-)

heh. The IT job market is picking up again. What's your speciality ?
Cheers,
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On 5 Feb 2004 18:00:51 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@technologist.com (Zymurgy) wrote:

Datacentres running Compaq hardware, be it AlphaServers, VAXen or bloody peecees. Winduhs, OpenVMS and various flavours of unix. 2 jobs have come up in the last week though, neither involving compaq but I've got the skills and the money int bad. Makes a change!
-- cheers,
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Witchy wrote .

heh. I think we're getting way off the topic of DC01's, but i'm originally a VMS specialist (started on 11/750's through 6XXX's, 4XXX's and Alphas) now working on various Unix variants myself.
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On 7 Feb 2004 18:39:38 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@technologist.com (Zymurgy) wrote:

Well, Vaxes are still a vacuum cleaner, and everybody knows that Redmond ripped off the best bits of VMS into NT.
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A latecomer, eH? I started on a 780...before the 750 existed!

Well, they nicked the lead designer, since he had become unhappy at DEC.
VAXes are one of the ultimate CISC machines, and work quite nicely; I have two!
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... and IIRC, he didn't last long at Bill's place either.

780s? Where do you keep them? Who pays for the electricity?
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I have a uVAX2. Doesn't use any more leccy than a PC, although I rarely power it up any more.
It lives next to my PDP11.
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On 8 Feb 2004 13:12:59 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@ukmisc.org.uk (Huge) wrote:

I remember those. IIRC, they weren't bad running Unix either.

One of the ones with the paddle switches to put in the IPL?
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Sadly not. The maintenance panels were phased out a long time ago. Mine's a rack-mount 11/23+ with the "virtual" maintenance panel - it just has two switches and a run light.
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Not allowed to say IPL on a DEC machine! :-)
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Oh of course. That's an IBMism. What did DEC call it?
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