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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2017, 10:17:47 PM »
Time to fit the release valve now

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Lovely

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The seal for the cyclone fitted to the air duct end

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And after feeding the cables thorugh their relevant holes the PCB holder fits to the lower chassis

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Here is where the issues started, the spinal cord didn't route properly which meant the PCB part didn't screw down fully, so eventually I just removed the spine and fiddled about with it for 10 minutes

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Done!

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Wired up

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The brushroll loom had to be fed down now, it sits in this channel here

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The inner PCB cover can be fitted now

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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2017, 10:25:44 PM »
Jumping somewhere else first though, the ball runner wheels are fitted to the outer shell

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The inner hose is clipped in

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The clear plastic cog part is refitted

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The stabilizer bar is clipped in

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Then the 2 washers and retaining cage are screwed onto the filter side of the assembly

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The whole shebang is then fitted to the machine and screwed down

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It took me a few minutes to work out how the part that fell out nearly as soon as I started then fitted, but it holds the brushroll loom tight against the housing and runs up and down the pivot point, it didn't go together too well either but held up well enough. The plug that sits at the bottom of the machine is a sod too, one wrong move and it unclips and pulls all the wires out

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Post filter back plate is screwed down

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And the machine stands up now!

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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2017, 10:29:44 PM »
Post filter and wheels fitted (their not balls!)

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Brushroll housing fitted

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Tool holder fitted

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I fed the cable up the spine and clipped the lower cord hook on

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Then wired up the switches

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And fitted the cover

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Top handle clipped on



Wand cap fitted to the handle cover

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Then clipped onto the machine. Tools inserted (and yes I know the upholstery tool was the wrong way round!)



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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2017, 10:32:58 PM »
Hose fitted

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Wand button and cord hook refitted

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And with the wand fitted to the machine it is DONE!!!!





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But, the big question, does it actually work? Has my first time having one of these a bit apart been for nothing?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-5jst4bRTE" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-5jst4bRTE</a>

Yes, get in!

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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2017, 11:10:44 PM »
Epic rebuild topic!  :bow:

Now in the stickies.  :icon_nod:

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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2017, 09:21:46 PM »
Beautifully timed! I've just been given one of these with a blown motor, so it's out with the tools then.....

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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2017, 09:35:06 PM »
Great work - well done.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2017, 09:36:59 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2017, 10:11:59 PM »
How is the best way to clean the wand as I bought one of these and it's not clean and I've tried cleaning it with some warm water and soap but it's just not cutting it or in this case cleaning it :)

Nice pictures too. Thanks

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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2017, 03:17:16 AM »
Longest thread of a rebuild yet??
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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2017, 09:11:01 AM »
Close I reckon!

But guess who had a DC41 in the boot ready for a rainy day...
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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2017, 02:19:38 AM »
Thank you. This was very helpful to me, in refurbishing my DC65. I wish I would have taken pictures. :snivel:

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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2017, 09:32:15 PM »
Hi, great tutorial, however im missing a wheel of mine and need to take 1 off an old carcass to replace it. How do they come off? im thinking they jus pull off, is this right dont want to damage the spare one.

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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2017, 09:59:58 PM »
Hi, great tutorial, however im missing a wheel of mine and need to take 1 off an old carcass to replace it. How do they come off? im thinking they jus pull off, is this right dont want to damage the spare one.

That I don't know, as I left that alone! I've found the wheels on ball models tricky to get off, and broke a dc19 wheel assembly before trying! You'll probably find it easier and not much more expensive to get and change the whole wheel assembly!
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Re: Dyson DC40 Mk1 (Pre EU) - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2018, 12:05:57 PM »
Just stripped down DC40 would have struggled if not for this description!. Two points from my experience;1) the plastic “clip” that holds the cable to the rotating brush bar which the post refers to as difficult and always falling to bits I managed to rap a tiny piece of sellotape round which held it nicely in place and together without causing a problem later and 2) the brush bar wasn’t rotating which was the cause of the strip down but actually was just a burnt connection on the cleaning Head. A bit of emery on the pins sorted it.
Great thread and very helpful.

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