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Installing the Dyson DC07 Cyclone Bin Flap Catch

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Hello, my name is Brent Reynolds . I live in NY state USA, I bought the Dyson DC07 Cyclone Bin Flap Catch from you guys a few weeks ago. Can you please email or post the details to install this catch ? I cant find this info. anywhere on the net. Thank you for your time..

Hi Brent, following your email yesterday, I did this today for you with a couple of pictures. Replacing or swapping the bin flap catch on a DC07 cyclone needs to be done in a particular way in order that you do not damage the slim plastic bit on the bottom of the cyclone that holds it in place.

First, grab yourself a pair of circlip pliers. (There are these "odd" looking flat pliers that have strange little tips on them called circlip pliers. These pliers have long springs loaded into the handle, and when you squeeze them, they open up, or spread apart instead of close.)

Do not insert the tips by the pivot point on the clip -- that will break the cyclone. Instead, insert the plier tips in exactly the point shown on the picture here:

You are going to expand the plastic just in front of the pivot point, and expand the plastic, by default, at the pivot point as you do so.  ;)

Squeeze ever so slightly on the pliers, whilst pulling gently on the clip you want to remove and it comes out like this:

Some people like to dowse the area with a little boiling water before they do this in order that the plastic is more pliable.

Fitting your new one is simply a reverse procedure of removal. Be cognizant of where the little spring sits before you remove it so you refit it in the correct place.

For any reader who wants to change this little clip on the DC07 cyclone unit, Dyson or new parts suppliers do not sell them. They prefer to sell you a complete cyclone unit. We sell them however, you can get one from us here: Dyson DC07 Bin Flap Catch. Non UK shipping is no problem, the site will calculate that during checkout.

Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! Saved me so much money!


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