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Offline NikGrey

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DC40 Motor Removal ?
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:08:22 PM »
I have a DC40 on my Bench, its stripped right down and the motor WILL move a little but it seems that One of the Brushes had a moulded body part in the way - I cant see a way of getting the motor out.

Somebody put it in there so it WILL come out but HOW... Help.... :'(
I own and Run a General Repair Shop in Norwich. In the Summer Months I repair Garden Equipment & Winter Time is Vacuum Cleaners.

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Re: DC40 Motor Removal ?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 08:17:48 PM »
I just worked it out... Twist it Anti-Colckwise and tilt it.. These things are a nightmare to work on :(

So, anybody reading this I feel your frustration but they will come out.. now to fit a new one - wish me Luck  :reading:
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Re: DC40 Motor Removal ?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 03:11:36 PM »
Good luck lol
The DC41 is just a nicer machine to work on than the 40, although the motor removal is still a faff on that tbh, worse even
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: DC40 Motor Removal ?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 03:18:20 PM »
I know you have done it now, but for passing readers, there is a strip down topic >>here<<.

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Re: DC40 Motor Removal ?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 06:14:50 AM »
NikGrey: I acquired a DC40 on trash pickup day last week. I know what they cost and it was free. I'm a pensioner. My motto is "If it's free, it's for me". Tested it and was obvious that the motor/fan was bad. Screamed like a jet engine. Stripped it down and just like your experience, could not the get the motor out. Googled for assistance and SAW YOUR POST. Very helpful. Removed motor/fan assembly in minutes. Now have motor assembly and internal hose on order. Joined your forum as I'm sure I'd need help putting this all back together. Thank you.

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Re: DC40 Motor Removal ?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 07:09:11 PM »
Welcome to the site Volvoguy. Stick around.  :thumbsup:

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