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Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« on: March 15, 2017, 11:49:18 PM »
I am wanting to re-belt a few clutches seeing as it's so much cheaper than a replacement clutch. How hard is it? Any tips?

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 12:47:42 AM »
fiddly but doable. Plenty of how to videos on you tube and links on this site, if the white wheel is black then you need a new one, available from MV  :thumbsup: Tiny circlip is a pain and can fly off never to be seen again. A spacer to compress shaft is a god send, anything small and solid will work and a screwdriver with interchangeable bits, with no bits fitted makes fitting the aforementioned circlip easy, even better if its magnetic.

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 09:17:53 AM »
Thanks  :thumbsup:
I have a spare clutch that's very stretched, I will try that one first.

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 10:23:05 AM »
I am wanting to re-belt a few clutches seeing as it's so much cheaper than a replacement clutch. How hard is it? Any tips?

There is a topic on the subject with videos.

We also have the white wheels in stock in case of need.

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 07:30:15 PM »
I will look now  :tiphat:

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 10:07:08 PM »
I bought a replacement clutch for my DC14 a while back.  Recently, I changed the belts in the old clutch as well as the clutch in a DC33.  Not hard at all.  I would say the entire process took 10 minutes each while watching TV.
 
The biggest problem was getting the c clip off without damaging it (without the proper tool, that is.  I used a small flatblade and the clip paid the price.).  All I needed was a T10 torx, a larger (1cm dia) and smaller (0.5cm) flat blade, some grease and a cloth.  A knife is handy to speed up taking off the belts.  8)
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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 11:27:39 PM »
Thank you all for the tips and experience. I'll give it a go when I find time  ;)

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 12:21:47 AM »
I never cut worn clutch belts, I think they make fantastic non clutched belts ;D
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 04:11:27 AM »
I never cut worn clutch belts, I think they make fantastic non clutched belts ;D

That's not a bad idea!  That must be the Japanese ingenuity I keep reading about.

(I know you're not Japanese, I just saw you getting razzed about that elsewhere on here ;D :underchair:)
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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 01:54:16 PM »
I never cut worn clutch belts, I think they make fantastic non clutched belts ;D


(I know you're not Japanese, I just saw you getting razzed about that elsewhere on here ;D :underchair:)

Lmao :))

 Thank you for understanding
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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 10:00:51 PM »
I tried replacing the clutch belts on my dc04 but lost the little circlip so decided to buy a used clutch instead then happened to find the circlip a few days later i used Qtex belts which where cheap another problem is stretching the new belts over the motor shaft and brush it took me a good amount of time and swearing before i got them on but defiantly worth the time and money to recycle a old clutch i also greased the ball bearings when i had it apart which i dont know if that was the right thing to do but it seemed to make it turn smoother.

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 10:14:46 PM »
Big long flat blade screwdriver for motor shaft, belt tool for brush bar.

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2017, 10:17:09 PM »
That's not a bad idea!  That must be the Japanese ingenuity I keep reading about.

(I know you're not Japanese, I just saw you getting razzed about that elsewhere on here ;D :underchair:)

He is, he just eats too many microchips and he is now confused like a Computer.
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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2017, 10:25:35 PM »
Julie, calm yourself
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Changing clutch belts, how difficult?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 08:05:59 PM »
Excellent tips, thank you  :tiphat:
Will try your belt idea tayyab

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