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Offline hsantho

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Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« on: October 28, 2011, 04:26:37 PM »
Can the cylinder including the fins be removed and this whole thing be taken apart for a total clean?
One video I watched showed that the fins can be removed by gently pulling. I have not been successful at doing that and I do not want to break this piece. I can still see dirt inside of the cylinder if I look down the holes. And then there are the little holes around the cylinder. I want to see what is in there! Can anyone help? Thanks much, Helen

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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 11:09:30 PM »
Welcome to the site hsantho.  :tiphat:

The fins will come off but you have to pull them very hard.

Start by taking the top off like so:



Then the fins come off like so:



Then the final bit comes off like so - also very hard to pull.



That's what we do to clean them. Someone we know is going to publish a full workshop manual on the DC07 in the next few weeks. We have helped out with a few pictures for it, three of which you see above. Watch this space; we will be stocking it too.  :icon_nod:

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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 01:18:31 AM »
Someone we know is going to publish a full workshop manual on the DC07 in the next few weeks. We have helped out with a few pictures for it, three of which you see above. Watch this space; we will be stocking it too.  :icon_nod:

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Did you manage it Helen?

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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 11:41:38 PM »
As this topic was linked today, I thought I may wake it up.

The DC07 workshop manual mentioned we now sell here.

Americans and Australians can also get it from here, but be sure to select USA & World Shipping there. It will not ship if you select UK.

Americans can also get it from Amazon here.

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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 10:43:41 AM »
The rest of the assembly is gued together isnt it? The 3 screws inside the cyclone do nothing when removed apart from being a nice source of screws to replace any rusty on view ones...
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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 07:18:31 PM »
Hi, is this also how you replace the handle assembly? I have the three screws off the top however the cover is difficult to take off. I have the replacement dirt housing top. thanks.

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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 07:22:30 PM »
To replace the top handle...

Take the clear bin off the bottom.
Remove the 3 screws and pull the handle off. It will be stiff as the seal holds it in.

Swap the bin flap rod over if you didn't get one with the new handle. 1 torx screw and it comes off
Make sure the new handle has a seal on, if not swap your old one on.
Replace the handle and rod, making sure the rod goes into the catch at the bottom. I find pulling the release trigger so the rod extends and then fiddling it into the bottom catch is the best method. It's a bit fiddly, and you need to make sure the top handle is straight
Replace the screws
Check the catch works before putting the bin and bottom flap on as its a pain to get on if not!

Hope this helps
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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 07:36:44 PM »
Thanks much. I'll give it a try and report back so others will be confident of doing. Have already replaced the wand clicker a few years back.

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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2014, 11:08:32 PM »
Good luck! Once you you into it it's pretty straight forward. I find a light smear of oil helps the top seal goback on, it canpull itself outas you push it home.

Whilst you have it stripped down, some high pressure water through the cyclones then a night in the airing cupboard would help it alot! Youll see what I mean when you take it apart!
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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2014, 03:39:18 AM »
Got it. Put back together and cleaned. works like new. thanks.

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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 09:27:38 PM »
The rest of the assembly is gued together isnt it? The 3 screws inside the cyclone do nothing when removed apart from being a nice source of screws to replace any rusty on view ones...

Anyone with  answers to this? I don't suppose the screws are just for decoration, so any tips on how to further take the cyclone apart once the three inner screws are removed? And yes, the fins, grill and handle are all removed.

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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 09:30:32 PM »
Having seen pictures of one physically cut in half (on here I think) the dc07 ones are glued/bonded.

The screws make an excellent source to replace a rusty visible one when refurbing a machine!
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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2018, 09:45:43 PM »
Interesting. Although the newer machines, with the superfluous amount of pieces to the cyclones, take much longer to disassemble, at least one IS able to completely disassemble. Makes for much quicker drying times and no question as to whether or not moisture is trapped inside. The only thing worse than a vacuum that smells like dogs is a vacuum that smells like sweaty shoes.

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Re: Is it possible to take apart the cyclone cylinder?
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 10:06:45 PM »
Yes, every model bar the 07 can be fully stripped, and is easier than it looks, and as you say infinatly more easy to wash and dry!
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