I'm in the midst of deep cleaning a DC46 and am stuck trying to figure out how to take apart the 2 tier cyclone system to be able to wash out all the caked grime that's accumulated over the many years. I have removed the mesh screen off the middle to get access to the torx screws that held a plastic shroud to the 2 tier assembly. Next I realized I needed a torx T8 screwdriver to access the silver screws buried between the cyclones. I ordered some 100mm length security torx bits online and finished removing the 8 silver screws that I thought would be the last step. However after removing them it still seems like I'm missing something else to unscrew. I haven't removed the silver dust bin button or the red eject button yet. I thought maybe there is a hidden screw behind them.
Anyone have suggestions or an exploded view that I could reference? I read on here this unit is similar to the 47. I'm in Canada so I'm hoping some 47 owners have some suggestions. I haven't found much online for this style of cyclone to help.