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DC11 - cannot separate the wires on white plastic connectors
« on: March 12, 2024, 03:03:05 pm »
Good morning ...I have managed to dismantle my DC11 without too many problems but for the life of me I cannot manage to separate the two plastic connectors going to the motor. Have watched a couple of YouTube videos and seems they should simply pull apart. For whatever reason mine will not pull apart.

Not sure what these plastic connectors are called.
Anyone else had this problem or can suggest how to separate the connector. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks George

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Re: DC11 - cannot separate the wires on white plastic connectors
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2024, 03:07:59 pm »
Often you need to put a small blade down the side of the plastic sheath to release a lock clip.

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Re: DC11 - cannot separate the wires on white plastic connectors
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2024, 04:32:04 pm »
Thanks very much for your reply.....tried using various blades/pointed screwdrivers to no good.....in end just used "brute" force with  pair of pliers as last resort and it worked!!!!
New motor now installed and working .....fingers crossed it will work for the 15 or so years the original motor worked for.
Thank you for suggestion.
Regards
George

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