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Offline Kate Sheldon

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DC27 Animal
« on: July 30, 2017, 04:02:13 PM »
Hi,

Acquired a DC27 Animal, which a friend of mine found in the entry at the back of her house! It sounded good and I like a project. The usual :hose all covered in duct tape, filthy filters, wand cap missing all easily replaced by ManchesterVacs! Took it all apart cleaned it and put it back together with new parts. I changed the small belt on the clutch ( coz that's my limit ) it was misshapen. I would buy a new clutch before I tried changing the larger belt!! The finished dyson looks great, sounds great, BUT the brush doesn't spin. Yes the clutch is turned to brush and I have it tilted in hoovering position! What have I missed? Any advice would be gratefully received, otherwise I will have to treck over to Manchestervacs again from Liverpool! Not that I mind, they do a great Cappuccino!
Thanks as always for great advice

Kate

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 05:59:18 PM »
Remove the soleplate to make sure it's not catching on the clutch to brush belt.

If all seems ok, then remove the clutch cover to make sure the motor to clutch belt is on the motor spindle correctly.

Remember to recline the vacuum when trying as the clutch won't engage when the machine is upright  :thumbsup:

Offline Kate Sheldon

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 06:41:22 PM »
Thanks Mr Dyson, but I have done all that already. No joy I'm afraid!

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 07:22:37 PM »
Is the brushbar free?

The clutch might be knackered.

You have checked the clutch isn't turned off?

Offline Kate Sheldon

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 07:57:21 PM »
Yes the brush bar is free and moves easily when rotated by hand and both belts are intact. Could it need a new clutch?

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 10:23:17 PM »
It sounds like you have eliminated everything apart from the clutch.

If you're confident to do a clutch rebuild they're not too bad. Alternatively you could get a a replacement one from FleaBay. Or nip to Manchester and get a Cappuccino!  :thumbsup:

Offline Kate Sheldon

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 10:42:06 PM »
Ok great thanks! I'm not confident enough to do a clutch rebuild, but happy to remove and replace a new clutch.

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2017, 12:43:56 AM »
Take you old one, Stu might give you a bit off for trade in  :underchair:

Well he was asking for old clutches at one point.

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 03:58:19 AM »
Is the clutch fitted correctly and in place firmly?  Sometimes the clutch knob scrapes against the plastic around it so the knob wont move freely to the carpet setting and the brush wont spin.
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: DC27 Animal
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 12:13:09 PM »
New clutch fitted and works a treat, thanks guys

Kate

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 12:59:16 PM »
That's great news Kate.

Thanks for letting us know  :thumbsup:

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Re: DC27 Animal
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 01:26:04 PM »
 :thumbsup:

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