me dyson stopped mid hoover - as if someone turned off the socket - which they didn't & it still works a test lamp.
Used me Bosch multi detector to establish there is mains in the dyson flex so fuse is OK...
took a few bits off it & the motor feels warm/hot but not hugely...
I had one once - our DC14 suffered a motor failure. Chap came, replaced
motor, fixed / replaced anything else that looked worn, and departed. A
couple of bits he did not have in stock with him, so they were delivered
a couple of days later mail order.
On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:21:25 +0100, John Rumm wrote:
Our ten plus year old DC04 was treated to a service several years
ago. In home, chap arrived at the scheduled time, replaced the worn
and broken bits, had dust sheet to work on, tidied up well, parts he
didn't have (the wand IIRC) arrived a day or two later. All for the
DC09 here - been serviced twice - first time it just "wasn't right"
- I'd gotten it for free after it had been used on a building site -
the Dyson chappie stripped it, cleaned it, gave us a new cyclone and a
new hepa filter (although we had to pay additional for that) It was
mainly the filters that were knackered as the removable one had never
been cleaned and that clogged the 2nd one.
2nd time the motor blew - quite spectacularly as I recall. He (same chap
that came 3 years prior) replaced the motor, gave us a Mk 2 cyclone,
replaced the brush and belt and some other widget. Removed the mains
flex, shortened it slightly and re-fitted it with a new terminal block
(I think). This was all included in the servicing price.
It's now 11 years old and still going strong.
On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:53:42 -0700 (PDT), Jim K wrote:
Your vacuuming takes more than 1/2 and hour! ...
Probably not getting enough cooling to work properly, pathways, vents
blocked or the pre motor filter blocked.
"Our fixed charge vacuum cleaner service of £79.00 (inc VAT) is fully
inclusive of spare parts and labour (excluding accessories and
I doubt they pee about cleaning the old motor with the risk it may
have other faults after overheating. Quicker to swap the motor and
any other bits that are worn or bust will also be replaced.
Filter is blocked, caused by either it's never been washed (should be
done every 6 months with typical use), or the dust canister has been
overfilled, causing dust spill into the filter and clogging it.
Another possibility is one of the tubes is blocked.
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Remove and clean or replace every filter in the thing.
Squirt a jet of water into the conical cyclone assembly, or better,
slosh it around in a bathtub of warm water to help loosen and eject
stuff that can't be shaken out. Let it dry thoroughly.
Ours did that. The mains flex broke inside the machine, close to the on
switch. I shortened the cable by a couple of cm at a time until
continuity was restored, testing using the ohms range of a multimeter,
then re-terminated the cable and re-assembled. Spade connectors from a
car spares shop worked OK.
When it failed a second time within months, I replaced the Dyson
original cable with a generic flex and it's not failed again since.
See here for destructions:
Would have helped if you'd mentioned a model!
I repaired an upright for a friend once...apparently the mains cable
often fails just where it bends and enters the machine. I shortened it
past the (internal to the insulation) break, and crimped on a new spade
connector from the auto parts shop down the road.
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Mine is a DC01 and is 20 years old so fuck to all those whingers who say
they fail after five minutes.
Mine failed in just the way you describe, Bob, and I fixed it the same
way. Five years later still going strong.
OP should look at the on/off switch on the machine and check for
"That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed,
I saw the title and thought you meant the inventor had died.
In regards to the vacuum, throw it out and buy something not made in Britain. Or do what I do and collect broken ones on freecycle. People are constantly giving them away with all sorts of faults because they're a pile of shite. Find two with a different fault and you've got a working one, for a while at least.
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