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Offline Madrat

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2018, 06:31:56 PM »
Can we have a better picture of the damage please.

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2018, 10:19:31 PM »
if you don't know you should not mess with electric ,it bites

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2018, 10:43:42 PM »
I get a error when I upload the picture.

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2018, 11:53:25 PM »
I get a error when I upload the picture.

Try this: https://imgbb.com/

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 12:00:31 AM »
Would a dc07 cable fit a dc14? They look the same, don't they?

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2018, 01:12:45 PM »
yes
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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2018, 06:49:09 PM »
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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2018, 08:52:50 PM »
Very true... What's your age dysonboy123 ?

And don't forget to unplug it beforehand.  :dead-dyson:
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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2018, 12:00:27 AM »
what size heatt shrink do you use is a hair dyer hot enough never used it

I would say it's about 1.5cm. I use a paint stripping gun with a curved end attachment.

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2018, 12:35:01 AM »
No pics but it's dead simple.
1. take off the switch cover (2 screws on back of spine).
2. Remove cable from switch and neutral connection.
3. Slide protective shroud down from broken area.
4. Measure the length of cable between broken cable and terminals, less than the area between grey insulation and terminals.
6. At the broken point CAREFULLY cut through the outer insulation ( I use a Rabii tool but in carfull hands a stanley knife will do).
7. Pull off the broken bit of outer insulation.
8. Measure the blue and brown wire. Add an extra cm and cut.
9. Carefully remove about 1cm of insulation from blue and brown wires and twist the copper together tightly and bend the copper in half and crimp on new terminals. Terminals are cheap as chips if ordered from China, however, I would recommend a proper crimping tool. A pair of pliers/mole grips is just not good enough
10. Re-route the cable and make sure the switch is in the "ON" position before fitting the the switch housing.



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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2018, 12:26:56 AM »
I'm 18. And don't worry, I always turn of the plug before starting any work on it.  :chuckle: :chuckle:.

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2018, 12:29:33 AM »
I might be changing the whole wire. Better safe then sorry. The wire has a weird lump on it.

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2018, 12:46:09 AM »
Would a dc07 cable fit a dc14? They look the same, don't they?
Any dyson cable will fit any other dyson if you swap over the cable grommit on the machine.
Any 2 core (or 3 core with cut off earth) thats 1.5mm I think? will fit any dyson providing you put new crimp spades on and swap over your cable gromit.
A DC07 cable will directly fit a dc14, vice versa because they share the same gromits.
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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2018, 01:50:33 AM »
Is there any dc14 cables for sale?

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Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2018, 03:19:19 PM »
Any dyson cable will fit any other dyson if you swap over the cable grommit on the machine.

Not really, spades and lengths differ across models. And if you fit the wrong one it wont wrap right.

Is there any dc14 cables for sale?

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