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Re: DC 40 Brush bar stops as the handle tilts backwards
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 08:17:18 PM »
Thank you for keeping me in mind Trev,

I found the solution a few minutes ago and will post the detail later.

Ray

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Re: DC 40 Brush bar stops as the handle tilts backwards
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 10:19:49 PM »
ok Ray, Had a right mare with the first one i did a couple of years ago
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: DC40 Position of the Clear Cog
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 10:45:23 PM »
I had inadvertently removed the screw from the clear cog while repairing a broken wire to the brush roller.

In fact it didn't matter that the screw had been removed ... you can get the cog out of position with the screw in place.

The key to the position lies with the cog having six teeth which mesh with the six teeth on the machine.

It is just a matter of having the left hand tooth on the cog in the left hand slot on the machine ... in this position the lug on the cog lands against the stop at the end of its travel.

I'm sure you will have all been doing this without thinking ... I probably made it sound more worse by pointing out I had removed the screw.

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Re: DC 40 Brush bar stops as the handle tilts backwards
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2018, 03:29:46 PM »
 :thumbsup:
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: DC 40 Brush bar stops as the handle tilts backwards
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2018, 11:52:25 PM »
Now Solved ... Just to finish this off ... I only stripped it down far enough to find the broken wire which was repaired by inserting a 2" length of similar wire.







The Machine has worked perfectly well since

Thanks again for your help

Ray


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Re: DC 40 Brush bar stops as the handle tilts backwards
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2018, 05:31:30 PM »
We tend to find repairing them doesn't last that long, Ray. But you may have more luck.

Great follow up and pics.  :thumbsup:

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Re: DC 40 Brush bar stops as the handle tilts backwards
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2018, 10:18:11 PM »
I fully understand ... as we speak the other wire may be ready to break  :( ... at least now I know what to expect.

Ray

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Re: DC 40 Brush bar stops as the handle tilts backwards
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2018, 04:18:07 PM »
The new wiring looms are more flexible compared to the older stiffer wires, they should last longer :thumbsup:
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: DC 40 Brush bar stops as the handle tilts backwards
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2018, 12:00:17 AM »
fixed quite a few cables in the earlier models, most failed.
It really isn't cost effective labour vs part cost, i always liberally spay silicone into the channel the cable sits in to reduce resistance.
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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