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Offline MalcyD

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Dyson DC04 very difficult to recline.
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:15:46 PM »
Hello all,

I've just replaced the motor and drive belt on my DC04 (none clutch model). As far as I can tell I've fitted everything back correctly and it works fine however, when trying to change from upright to reclined, it's very difficult and there's a loud 'crack' as the machine reclines. I've stripped it down again, apart from taking the motor out and I can't see anything causing any obstructions. Has anyone else had this problem and how do I fix it?

Thanks,

Mal.

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Re: Dyson DC04 very difficult to recline.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 08:50:00 PM »
Something is not aligned or fitted properly, can you post some pictures.

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Re: Dyson DC04 very difficult to recline.
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 09:12:17 PM »
I could post pictures if I knew what to take pictures of.

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Re: Dyson DC04 very difficult to recline.
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 10:40:42 PM »
I could post pictures if I knew what to take pictures of.
Pictures:

I'd say a picture of the bottom end of the chassis,
the inside of the head with the brushroll housing attached
changeover valve
and it all together if you can but not entirely nessasary

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Re: Dyson DC04 very difficult to recline.
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 11:26:17 PM »
both sides upright and reclined

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Re: Dyson DC04 very difficult to recline.
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 01:59:36 AM »
Look underneath, the issue may be >this part<

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Re: Dyson DC04 very difficult to recline.
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 03:17:01 PM »
Sorted. It was the 'upright lock' A squirt of WD40 and all is now good. Thanks everyone.

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Re: Dyson DC04 very difficult to recline.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 06:36:17 PM »
Sorted. It was the 'upright lock' A squirt of WD40 and all is now good. Thanks everyone.

We are good at this sort of thing.  8)

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Re: Dyson DC04 very difficult to recline.
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 12:01:45 AM »
If it were clutched i'd say to check the clutch cover, I had that issue on an Absolute, removed and reinstalled the cover and it was fine after.

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