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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2016, 12:16:05 AM »
Fit the seal for the post motor filter housing to the motor housing

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Get the live cables run and  the switch fitted (sorry for the focus)

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Fit the motor housing rubber

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and drop the lot home and screw it down

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Pop the cord rewind in and connect it up

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Moving up to the next layer, release valve in

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Fit the switch plates and springs to make it look like it has wings

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reminds me of Wooldoor Sockbat



The post filter surround clips in now

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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2016, 12:22:15 AM »
Clip the bumper on

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Put the stupid random pipe back in (because if you don't, you can bet some money it'll make itself known to be important...)

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Then, screw the top housing down onto the lower housing

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At this juncture, check the cord rewind works, that the motor works and the switch etc, as it's easier to pop it apart now to fix it...

Pop the hose holder on

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Then the tool holder, there's the hidden screw

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With all screws done up, pop the wheels on

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Grab the filter cover and pop the seals back on

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Fit your post motor filter now (I wasn't sent one so I can't show you that), then fit the cover

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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2016, 12:31:20 AM »
I tried to glue the shattered shroud together, but it looked crap, so Stuart got his little black book out, and amazingly (because this colour machine is quite rare it seems), a second hand cyclone unit was delivered! (after these pictures were taken though, I wanted it back together so as not to loose anything, so if you see a broken shroud, just imagine a lovely non broken one, and if you need cyclone bits in this colour, holla at Mvacs as they have spares I believe...

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Re-assemble the cyclone cones, and fit the bottom rubbers


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Fit the locating pegs/screw holes

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x2 seals

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x2 covers

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Now this is as fiddly as it looks. Fit one cyclone to the top part (which won't sit level, have fun with that, I used the TV remote under one side to level it out)

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Fit the pegs and springs

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Be very careful that you re-assemble it correctly, I tested it and it all worked, but I was informed that the mvacs tech had to spend 40 minutes stripping it all back down to do it properly, as something was missing/misaligned, so it was too stiff. Sorry about that  :grinn:

Then, with 3 hands, fit the figure of 8 seal to one side, then place the second cyclone through the seal and fit the seal, then, using the rubber to it's full advantage, whilst not knocking the rods everywhere, but having to twist them about a bit to clear the locating peg, fit the second cyclone

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and breathe

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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2016, 12:35:24 AM »
Make sure the seal is flat in the slot, and screw it all down before you drop it and teach the children the C word

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Much cleaner (2 screws in here too, these are the annoying pegs)

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Fit the cyclone handle

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and fit the release button

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and the parking bracket

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Next, rubber up the bottom flap

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then pop the colour trim on

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Slide the release rod into its slot on the bin

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Then fit the spring, clip and retaining clip all at once

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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2016, 12:40:20 AM »
Push the outer clip fully up and home

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Clip the flap onto the bin

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Fit the bin to the cyclone

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Grab your nice washed pre motor filter (which I forgot to photograph) and fit that, then fit the cyclone to the machine

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Give everything a final polish, then 2 coats of wax, then admire!

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There we go! Sorry I buggared it up a bit Stu, I hope it came up how you expected it to! I have no idea where it is now, probably lobbed in a cupboard somewhere.

I won't rush to do another 11 (he says, I have one in the shed that needs doing and sold, will get that done then no more!)

Unless a certain someone happens upon a Digital Motor DC11 (A certain member will know what I am on about as he showed me a picture of one's existence back in the day this afternoon!

Bed time now, bored of the US Election and I have work tomorrow!

Thanks for reading (if you did indeed read it, otherwise I hope the pictures were nice enough!)

Sam

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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2016, 05:20:48 PM »
It now resides in our museum.  :-*

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ2gjilAu9V/

Yes, we did rebuild the cyclone again, but they are a pig to do and it wasn't a big deal.

The other day I came by a new bin flap for this, so that is on it as well now. BB Dyson helped out with a new crevice tool in the right colour, so its now looking pretty spiffy with a full set of tools.

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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2016, 10:18:26 AM »
Excellent! I didn't appreciate how rare this colour is now until we needed to get the shroud for it, I had a few over the years and binned the first one after an abortive stripdown and gave the other away!

Can you remember what was wrong with the release mech then? A incase other people try to follow this to repair, and B so I don't make the same mistake in the future (yes, I do follow my own refurb guides when needed!)
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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2016, 12:58:10 PM »
Can you remember what was wrong with the release mech then? A incase other people try to follow this to repair, and B so I don't make the same mistake in the future (yes, I do follow my own refurb guides when needed!)

It was a seal, clip and/or spring on the release mech that was in back to front making the release inop. I cant be more specific as I didnt do it and the bloke who did has slept since then.  ;D

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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2016, 10:47:53 PM »
Oh that DC11 cyclone was a right faff! I'm never ever stripping one of those cyclones down ever again. Hopefully my DC50 cyclone I need to refurb will be a lot nicer!
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: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2016, 01:46:58 PM »
Always reminded me of an astronauts air pack  :chuckle:

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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2016, 01:49:31 PM »
Always reminded me of an astronauts air pack  :chuckle:

Now that you mention it, it kind of does! :))

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: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2016, 11:16:02 PM »
I use the three butter knife trick to pop off the shrouds, also works on the dc25  8)

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Re: Turquoise/Teal DC11 - Stripdown and Refurb
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