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Offline Dysonboy123

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My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:31:47 PM »
 Is it safe to use?

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 02:40:28 PM »
picture of it ?
If it's just a scuff to the outer grey sheath then i let them go, if the brown or blue is showing then i replace the cable.
If it was assembled it can be disassembled - if we can't repair it then it probably isn't worth repairing !

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 04:26:42 PM »
thats next to the shroud, just rewire it cutting off 4 or 5 inches first.
You will need a couple of compression spade connectors, 1 female to connect live  to the switch and 1 male for the neutral i think.
If it was assembled it can be disassembled - if we can't repair it then it probably isn't worth repairing !

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 04:53:04 PM »
Ryevac is spot on.
My rule is if the grey outer insulation has gone through but the blue and brown cables are intact, I do a proper heat shrink repair on the damaged area. I'll allow a max of 3 repairs on a cable, depending on how big the area of damage is.

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 05:35:34 PM »
what size heat shrink do you use is a hair dyer hot enough never used it

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 05:44:47 PM »
If it's your own machine just put some tape round it.

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 06:52:59 PM »
with stress on that area it's only a matter of time till the inner cores break unless you rewire it.
If it was assembled it can be disassembled - if we can't repair it then it probably isn't worth repairing !

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 06:57:03 PM »
My dco4 has been going like it for over 8 years

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 10:04:46 PM »
Can I still use? If I fixed do I have to change the whole wire?

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 10:10:35 PM »
Can I still use? If I fixed do I have to change the whole wire?

Your photo isnt the highest resolution it might be.  :whist11:

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 10:23:51 PM »
I don't have a torx screwdriver/ Anything else I could use?

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 11:18:12 PM »
 :chuckle:
My dco4 has been going like it for over 8 years
If it was assembled it can be disassembled - if we can't repair it then it probably isn't worth repairing !

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2018, 09:50:37 AM »
Is the torx screwdrive 15 by Smiths for all dc14s like later ones and early ones?

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 12:20:23 PM »
Is the torx screwdrive 15 by Smiths for all dc14s like later ones and early ones?

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2018, 06:29:46 PM »
Do I have to replace the whole cable or rewire it? Can someone show me some pictures how to do it?

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