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Offline bryantp

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DC39 - Replace Switch and Pre Filter
« on: September 17, 2017, 08:48:58 pm »
Hello All,

My Dyson DC39 is having an issue where it stops immediately when I let go of the power button. I have the vacuum apart after following the refurb guide. Do you think the switch is the most likely culprit here?

I followed refurb instructions for the DC39 and was able to get to the motor and filter assembly. I am having a hard time figuring out how to remove the prefilter without damaging the clips:



How do I remove the filter?

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Re: DC39 - Replace Switch and Pre Filter
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 09:34:16 pm »
When I went into mine, I didn't, as I couldnt figure a way to get it off without damaging it!

I've never been sure if the replacement comes with the housing attached or not though. Stu may be best placed to answer/check, if the replacement does not come with the housing, it might make it clear where to jimmy it apart with a screwdriver...

Looking at your filter though, it doesn't look too bad...

Your power issue is 100% the switch, they all do that eventually, especially the cylinders. Switches are pennies, Stu should have one in the shop somewhere
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Re: DC39 - Replace Switch and Pre Filter
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 10:03:06 am »
Yes, the filter comes like this.

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