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Offline mfuester

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DC14 Broken Part
« on: May 05, 2017, 05:56:32 PM »
I am new and I was wondering if anyone could help me with a dc14 repair question. The red tab (that secures the cyclone canister to the frame and push to disconnect the canister from the frame) is broken, along with a part of the gray plastic frame that holds the tab in place. Is there any way I can repair this? I found a replacement for the red tab, but I don't know how I would go about repairing the broken part on the frame. I have included a photo to try to show, since I am not good at describing it.

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Re: DC14 Broken Part
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 06:15:48 PM »
Personally, I'd fill that with epoxy and drill out the clip hole (dremel with a 90 degree bend attachment).  It'll be ugly, but strong.  Be sure to sand the area really good first to get a decent bond.
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Re: DC14 Broken Part
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 06:51:55 PM »
Thanks for responding so quickly George! I suspect that is my only option. I wouldn't have thought of that without your suggestion. Thanks again, much appreciated.

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Re: DC14 Broken Part
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 08:02:28 PM »
No problem, I hope it works for you.
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Re: DC14 Broken Part
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 09:02:53 PM »
I'd go for some kind of home made repair, although whole chassis are very cheap, but you'll have to follow one of my rebuild threads to change it!
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Re: DC14 Broken Part
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2017, 09:57:54 PM »
I suggested a homemade repair, Beko!  :'( >:( :))
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Re: DC14 Broken Part
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 10:05:31 PM »
I know, I was agreeing with you!
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Re: DC14 Broken Part
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 10:26:51 PM »
now boys calm down

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Re: DC14 Broken Part
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 10:28:25 PM »
The only issue you might have with a high quality bodge is it breaking as you refit the latch. That's usually where mine go wrong...
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Re: DC14 Broken Part
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 10:43:16 AM »
glad the guys have sorted you out well done  :thumbsup:

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