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Offline Vanessa

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Please help me put my dc 17 back together again.
« on: July 19, 2019, 07:21:02 PM »
Having difficulty uploading photos but in the meantime ...Yes, I do know itís an American product. However, I am seeking out a generous donation from one who might take pity on my plea for help. Whilst  seeing the wiring pics posted thus far are helpful I still need assistance if I hope to achieve my vacuums resurrection. (it has been taken apart & not by my hands) and although mechanically inclined Iíd prefer not to fiddle and potentially break something. Or worse, have to take apart all over again in hopes of figuring out what wasnít done right. Of particular stumbling is the location of these 2 pieces in 2nd pic and the positioning of the chassis for most stability while fastening back together. 🙏🏼 thank you  :'(
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Re: Please help me put my dc 17 back together again.
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 05:39:16 PM »
You didn't upload the pics? If you're struggling, there are instructions >>here<<

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Re: Please help me put my dc 17 back together again.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 10:26:26 PM »
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I have powered it on successfully in its current state, but not the brushbar motor. 
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Re: Please help me put my dc 17 back together again.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 05:08:11 PM »
Hi, don't worry about the plastic breaking. This machine is made of very robust plastic, so much so that it can survive being dropped from a great height even.

Anyway, the two pieces in the first pic are the wiring loom cover (black thing) and the round thing is the filter.

The filter goes on the side of the white motor housing, the fluffy side faces the motor and it friction fit around the edges and it will fit in nice and snug once fitted.

You'll need to place the mictoswitch (2nd pic) back into place. It goes at the slot designed for it  near where the fat grey wire is sticking out. It's hard to describe but it just pushes in there and the metal sheet thing sticks out. This sticks out so that the cleanerhead activates the switch when in the vacuuming position.

You need to fit the cleanerhead next. It just goes on, self explanatory, the side of the cleanerhead connects with the round thing on the filter side followed by a circlip. But keep the cleanerhead straight because you wanna put it on the other side as well.

Once done, you just screw the moto cover on the bottom.

Now, the black wiring loom cover in the first pic just goes on nextto the small internal hose, it's literally just there to cover the wires. It has one screw hole which corresponds to the one by the internal hose

I hope this helps, it's really hard to explain but hopefully this will help with rebuilding it
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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