First off as a new member would like to thank this site and its members for the information they have shared online. I managed to repair my last used DC25 by following directions & photos on the site.
I have a newly acquired/ used (free) DC18. Did a total teardown and clean. Pretty badly jammed up and filthy with actuator not working. Enough fur in all parts of it to cloth quite a few extremely large dogs for the winter
Of course in removing screws - parts have fallen off before getting a chance to eyeball how they were installed. In fact I can't be sure if anything is missing or broken because of parts separating before having a chance to see how connected.
Reassembling now, the largest spring came apart before having the opportunity to see how it had been connected. Totally at a stalemate now, because of. Wondering if anyone can direct me to a decent schematic that shows location of the large spring (on the dc25 I would have considered it the large spring pedal) and how it is attached. So far all diagrams for the model I have been able to find on line are terribly blurry and not much help in deciphering much of anything. For all I know the part may have been broken. Much appreciated if anyone can set me straight
Added some pictures in case it helps. For all I know the part the spring should attach to could be missing? I would think the spring should attach to the main unit, then the two other covers in separate picture will layer on top. Or ? the spring feeds thru opening on a top layer and attaches there? I cannot see how it is done.