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Offline MKvacs

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Re: New Members - How did you find us?
« Reply #390 on: May 11, 2021, 03:02:33 PM »
Thanks for having me, it feels like home already!

Iíll do my best to help and advise where I can.

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Re: New Members - How did you find us?
« Reply #391 on: May 25, 2021, 07:08:02 PM »
Hi Everyone!

I know known of this place for a while now. Used it while stripping down an X1 and X4, and will probably be posting soon for some advice on repairing some Dyson and Shark vacuums (seems what turned out to be a hobby is progressing as a side hustle!)

I am a Sebo guy normally but for some reason have taken a sharp interest in Dyson vacuums!

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« Reply #392 on: May 27, 2021, 04:19:00 PM »
Welcome!  :tiphat:

I'd be leaving those Sharks alone personally.  :sick0012:

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« Reply #393 on: May 27, 2021, 05:05:56 PM »
Welcome!  :tiphat:

I'd be leaving those Sharks alone personally.  :sick0012:


I should have added; I have acquired 1 Shark cordless (ion flex or something) and already regret it. They are really poorly engineered and poorly built. Dyson have surprised me with generally how nicely made their cordless vacuums are.

The Shark has an issue where the brush roll errors as if its jammed, but it isn't. Thinking it might be the PCB motherboard or something.

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Re: New Members - How did you find us?
« Reply #394 on: June 17, 2021, 10:50:03 PM »
Hi My name is Kim, I live in Arizona. I am a 60 yr old female who tries to fix most of my stuff myself. I have a dc41 and so far I have replaced the power head, internal hose with the help of a great video I found, The main hose, Release clip on the dust bin. (which works kind of funky because it was different than original) and the yoke assem . All went well and worked great.
A while back my cleaner head quit, I know it is not my cleaner head,  I just replaced both switches so it was not them. I am almost sure now it must be a broken wire (Somewhere).  I tore it partly down and found both the black and white wire had bare wire showing where it was being smashed but it was not broke in two. I taped it just to see if that may have been the problem. still no power to the head.  I have been using this vac on the bare floor with the power head not spinning, of course, since Christmas. The other day I reclined it way back and went under a chair and lo and behold the head started spinning. As soon as I raised it back up just a hair it stopped spinning. Bad connection or almost broken wire somewhere?  Looking for a video on changing the yoke cable assembly wire or harness on the DC41. I Also just received the change over hose in the mail which also has gone bad but I did find video on that.   I also have a DC14 given to me from a friend. It needs a new Housing iron Ass cover because it is cracked in two. That part will be here today sometime so I will be looking for a video on how to change that out. So far what I have read is that they were ready to pull their hair out when they changed it. So here I am after hours of looking and reading. Great site here. Any advise greatly welcome. I will be sure and post how they both come out. Whether they now work again when I am finished or whether I smashed them.  Just kidding.

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« Reply #395 on: June 19, 2021, 02:35:13 PM »
Welcome Kim, good to have you here.

Have a red of >this topic<

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« Reply #396 on: June 30, 2021, 06:11:50 PM »
Hi , just registered on your forum.
Back in the early 70's I was one of the original Hoover factory field engineers.
Around the mid 70's the name Dyson was buzzing around. We were told, rightly or wrongly, that he, Dyson, had tried to interest Hoover in his new suction cleaner idea.
But Hoover was locked on to the business model of selling consumables, bags/belts etc to their customers.
Us engineers found the Dyson concept and the build quality quite remarkable.
We warned at meetings that unless Hoover stopped churning out rubbish cleaners and washers, the name Hoover would simply become a generic term, like Biro.
But the company was run by accountants who could not factor in consumer brand loyalty. And the rest is history.
A number of my contemporaries jumped ship and worked for Dyson. At that time he was a hands on MD, and he hosted many a knees up at his UK pad.
Then he went to hide in Singapore- and again the rest is history. The build quality dropped and the prices skyrocketed.

I'm an old geezer now and fix stuff for my kids and grandkids. The DC 07 and DC14 all floors, in all, are as good as you'll find

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Re: New Members - How did you find us?
« Reply #397 on: July 01, 2021, 01:14:39 PM »
Great tale, Disv, and welcome here.  :tiphat:

Dyson did approach Hoover first, I remember reading that in Dyson's book Against the Odds.

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« Reply #398 on: July 25, 2021, 10:00:05 PM »
Hi all. I live in Pennsylvania. My dad is a retired mechanic & air force veteran. He needs motor brush replacements for a yellow DC40. He doesn't get online so he ask for my help. My son found your forum while we were looking for the correct replacement carbon brushes or the correct measurements for the brushes. He typed in Dyson forums and checked thru all the Google suggestions until he found this.

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Re: New Members - How did you find us?
« Reply #399 on: July 26, 2021, 12:54:56 PM »
Welcome to the site.  :tiphat:


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« Reply #400 on: July 26, 2021, 02:00:54 PM »
Thanks so much!

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« Reply #401 on: Yesterday at 10:04:41 AM »
Howdy folks!
My name is John and I found this forum through hunting for information on how to fix the household DC39 Animal. The motor is pretty well burnt out.
My wife and I now live in Greece but we used to live near Manchester (little village called Lowton) and I used to be a member of the Manchester model railway club so I guess it was fortuitous to find you guys (& girls!).
It seems a very helpful place already so I look forward to reading a lot.
I probably canít help that much but I am pretty good with small electric motors!
Cheers,
John

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