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Title: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 02, 2016, 05:49:43 PM
My scariest Dyson experience when I was nearly murdered by my DC04.

I was vacuuming my living room with a Dyson DC04 Absolute+ lime. I was barefoot  cos I don't wear shoes in the house or socks unless I have just worn shoes.  I stepped on the cable and it just was a slight pull of the cable when I pushed the vacuum forwards. The entire cable had disconnected from the vacuum and nearly hit my foot! I immediately unplugged the cable and refitted the cable. The moment I had taken the switch housing out it had then dauned on me that somebody had done a crappy repair and roughly wired it! Dumbasses, no wonder they sold it for 5 at the CB.  >:( :o

Worst dyson experience was probably when I had wanted a DC14 really badly and found one for 5 at the CB sale. It was an allergy with purple buttons. It had extremely messed up plastic, the silver cyclone was white, like it had been in the sun for all it's life and it was filthy as hell internally :o
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: RustySkull on March 02, 2016, 07:01:19 PM
I donno, but your cable issues are quite funny.
I didn't know you were on CB, you're too far for me though.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 02, 2016, 09:14:52 PM
Lol I never told you any cable issues XD Exceept two (this DC04) and I had an extension lead, plugged my heater in it and was cleaning my rooom so unplugged it so its outta the way but the plug was jammed in there! No amount of force could remove the plug. The thing was kinda intermittent aswell in the socket of the extension lead. Didnt care but I was just sitting in bed, and heard a bang. Thought something went bang downstairs and I could smell something burning and electrical. I checked downstairs, nothing. Came back upstairs and noticed smoke under my bed. MY EXTENSION WIRE AND HEATER PLUG EXPLODED!!! No fire though thank GOD but my luxury 2 year old carpet now has f**king melted plastic on it and the plug of my heater had to be replaced, and the extension wire socket literally looked like there was a grenade inside it, it's all black inside and has a massive hole, like someone shot it!

And Do you mean CB as in Carboot? Carboot sales are lovely and that's what I mean ;D
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: beko1987 on March 02, 2016, 09:16:54 PM
I've taken my mums house out once, the wiring is not as good as it could be, I had a Vax 2000 of unknown origin, plugged it in, turned it on and *black*

Was popular that night
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Tonymini145 on March 02, 2016, 09:22:22 PM
A lot of my Dysons come from the tips

I plugged one in and the motor bucket was full of water wow I swore a lot
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: RustySkull on March 02, 2016, 09:23:15 PM
I've taken my mums house out once, the wiring is not as good as it could be, I had a Vax 2000 of unknown origin, plugged it in, turned it on and *black*

Was popular that night

I've done that many times when I used to plug the welder in the kitchen lmao!
I was only about 13-14, I used to plug an extension in and take it out the window and up the garden, funny thing is I'd usually be doing this while my Dad was cooking haha.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 02, 2016, 09:24:38 PM
A lot of my Dysons come from the tips

I plugged one in and the motor bucket was full of water wow I swore a lot

What exactly happened? :o
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: beko1987 on March 02, 2016, 09:46:45 PM
I had a Lux 500 with a wet plug. Was fine plugging it in, it ran beautifully too. Went to grab the plug to remove it without switching it off and got a massive shock.

Taught me to always brush the back of my fingers over anything suspect so the reaction snatches my hand away rather than making me grab on more
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 02, 2016, 09:49:45 PM
That reminds me, Remember the yellow DC14 Origin I got for 10 about a year ago? Well it was burnt out and to I unplugged it and I got a shock from touching the plug pins, wtf? It was unplugged so I wonder why there was current
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Madrat on March 03, 2016, 03:09:09 PM
motor capacitor
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 03, 2016, 03:32:33 PM
Idk what that is 😐
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: beko1987 on March 03, 2016, 06:21:21 PM
The bit that screws to the side of the motor,  whrre you plug the spine cable into
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 03, 2016, 07:02:51 PM
Oh Right, thanks!
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Madrat on March 03, 2016, 07:04:43 PM
What Beko said, a capacitor is like a battery and will store power.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Tonymini145 on March 03, 2016, 08:21:09 PM
A lot of my Dysons come from the tips

I plugged one in and the motor bucket was full of water wow I swore a lot

What exactly happened? :o

Hepa filter cover blew off and house went to darkness and wouldn't turn back on as I blew the big black fuse that powers the fuse box itself  :'(

Now I use a power breaker
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 03, 2016, 09:48:44 PM
Daamn! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: autovac01 on March 04, 2016, 10:00:45 AM
When I was working on a DC07 and it fell off the bench, breaking the spine in half.
Or, when my son was helping an I said " that works, now just put the switch cover back on". It was still plugged in  :o luckily he only touched one terminal.  :-X or I'll have health and safety after me.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 04, 2016, 11:14:44 AM
Whoa :o
I nearly took apart my DC01 to the motor, realised it was still plugged in half way luckily! :o
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: beko1987 on March 04, 2016, 03:09:25 PM
I tried to stop the brushroll with my fingers on something, can't remember what. Thought the belt may be worn. Damn thing took half my hand on before I turned it off, the tips of my fingers got burnt from the brushroll, and the whole thing was red for days. I got laughed at heartily by SWMBO and told off for swearing infront of the children...
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 04, 2016, 03:16:23 PM
With that dc25 animal? :)) the brush motors on them are bloody powerful, harder to jam  the brush on them than a dc07 with new belts and stiff bristles on the 25 are worse :o
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Madrat on March 04, 2016, 05:30:29 PM
Didn't someone rip there hand open with the belt removal tool?
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on March 04, 2016, 06:51:00 PM
Not that I'm aware of :s
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Tonymini145 on March 04, 2016, 08:23:19 PM
Didn't someone rip there hand open with the belt removal tool?

I've been close with that one
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Madrat on March 04, 2016, 08:24:26 PM
So have I, I'm possative someone posted that they did.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: beko1987 on March 04, 2016, 08:25:26 PM
Autovac? Ive been close too!
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: beko1987 on March 04, 2016, 08:27:07 PM
With that dc25 animal? :)) the brush motors on them are bloody powerful, harder to jam  the brush on them than a dc07 with new belts and stiff bristles on the 25 are worse :o

Thats it,  bloody thing was intermittant,  put my hand by it and it fired up and pulled my fingers in,  the tips of the brushroll brushes burnt my pinkies

I have to be careful now with eva too,  Usually I check brushrolls for spinniness by very carefully letting it brush over my hand, whilst upright,  but cant with eva about incase she tries,  with the obvious results
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: autovac01 on March 05, 2016, 09:12:59 AM
 "I'm possative someone posted that they did."
I remember that.
I posted that I'd scratched my hand either before or after someone said they had actually gouged theirs - nasty. Vicious tool, don't use it anymore since someone on facebook showed me how they did it.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: RustySkull on March 05, 2016, 09:41:10 AM
Most tools can hurt you lol. I'd stabbed myself with numerous screw drivers.... 
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Madrat on March 05, 2016, 10:31:04 AM
Yep me to, opened a finger to the bone once on a screwdriver.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: taran57 on December 29, 2016, 05:08:24 AM
Was cleaning and went over a key that blended with the wood floor, didnt make a pretty sound as it ricoched its way through the dc07 brush housing before i could turn it off  :duh:
The clutch never slipped either.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: RustySkull on December 29, 2016, 10:34:54 AM
Use gun powder next time.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 29, 2016, 01:29:50 PM
You can vacuum anything solid with a Dyson and it'll still work perfectly fine ;D
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: taran57 on December 29, 2016, 02:50:27 PM
Use gun powder next time.
I use a kirby for yucky jobs, like mud, cat excrement at work and stuff.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: RustySkull on December 29, 2016, 03:48:15 PM
Use gun powder next time.
I use a kirby for yucky jobs, like mud, cat excrement at work and stuff.

That's the best choice, the fan will mush it up perfectly ready for disposal.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: taran57 on December 30, 2016, 12:34:03 AM
Machine is on deaths door tho
Cats ripped up the bag too
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Elgin on December 30, 2016, 02:07:47 AM
My worst Dyson experience isnt soo bad! I was only young, Still am now I suppose TBH, I was using our old DC04 lime with an Ametek motor (That motor is working like brand new still in nans DC04) and I was hoovering the dinner room and hooverd a sock, lots of smoke and the smell of lovely burning belts filled the room  :smokin: Nans Dyson is  a mix of every dyson ever that I originally clutch converted and then from there the motor got moved into another Dyson when I was building her new mashup thingy that looks OK, Wouldnt call it showroom, Bit of grey here> green there? yellow here pink there etc.
Strange though, many people have said that YDK motors last longer than a Ametek motor, Strange thing is ive had two dead YDK now and 0 Dead Ameteks all stillworking like new, First one was a dodgey dealing of a 'Dyson DC04 Fully working, will be shown working to buyer, Collection from Burntwood halfway between Cannock and Litchfield' Me living in cannock though 15 was a bargain for a supposably working DC-4, Showed working "Motor sounds OK" i though, then he started pushing it along his driveway, Works brilliantly he said, Im there. *turns off> motor makes strange squeking noise*
Obviously I didnt risk anything so first of all was a FULL stripdown and motor was gone!, Boy did it stink :sick0012:
after I found the motor was wired backwards  :censored:  :censored: and the seals might aswell of been plastic :'( :'( I just made my way through to bring the Every dc-4 mashup: I call it
Dyson DC04 Mashup Limited Edition!
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: taran57 on December 30, 2016, 02:13:01 AM
I had cheap TTI hoover foldaway put on a lovely fireworks display today.  :biglaugh: i did leave it plugged in for longer than i should  :underchair:
Boy did stink up the place.
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Elgin on December 30, 2016, 02:43:53 AM
I had cheap TTI hoover foldaway put on a lovely fireworks display today.  :biglaugh: i did leave it plugged in for longer than i should  :underchair:
Boy did stink up the place.
Did you record it?
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: taran57 on December 30, 2016, 02:49:50 AM
No but maybe i should plug her back in on new years  :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 30, 2016, 02:51:53 AM
I always found Ametek motors to last longer than YDKs as well, never really see the DC04 silver/lime blown up, but seen more clutched YDK ones with burnt out motors

DC01 Ameteks and DC03 motors are built like tanks they never seem to die
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 30, 2016, 02:54:35 AM
No but maybe i should plug her back in on new years  :biglaugh:

I once attempted to save a Dc07 motor by fitting in used carbons of a decent length from a broken one. It worked kinda... Then made all the death noises. It smelled horrible and it smoked really well like a shisha land

when I removed the post filter, smoke was literally gushing out like the steam/turbo button on a steam generator iron. That's steam but in this case smoke ;D
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Elgin on December 30, 2016, 03:07:07 AM
I always found Ametek motors to last longer than YDKs as well, never really see the DC04 silver/lime blown up, but seen more clutched YDK ones with burnt out motors

DC01 Ameteks and DC03 motors are built like tanks they never seem to die
Ive just done a post: YDK vs Ametek; The Unreliability Battle,

Would it be possible to fit a Ametek motor to my Absolute if I use the ametek rubbers and retaining ring into the YDK motor housing, I know you can do Ametek to YDK but what about YDK to Ametek, Might try sticking an Ametek in when the YDK blows, I like the sound the YDK I got in now from a DC07 makes when I turn off the machine, It makes a kind of 'Turbo Spin Down' whistle, the hotter the motor the better the sound it, If I run it for lets say two mins it isnt really there, go Vacuum Mad and hoover anything I see floor or furniture than it makes a great noise, Post a video i will on another post Gonna keep this DC04 Absolute for ever and replace whatever it needs when it needs, then again ive said that about nearly everything I once owned, most ended up in the landfill...
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 30, 2016, 06:01:26 AM
I always found Ametek motors to last longer than YDKs as well, never really see the DC04 silver/lime blown up, but seen more clutched YDK ones with burnt out motors

DC01 Ameteks and DC03 motors are built like tanks they never seem to die
Ive just done a post: YDK vs Ametek; The Unreliability Battle,

Would it be possible to fit a Ametek motor to my Absolute if I use the ametek rubbers and retaining ring into the YDK motor housing, I know you can do Ametek to YDK but what about YDK to Ametek, Might try sticking an Ametek in when the YDK blows, I like the sound the YDK I got in now from a DC07 makes when I turn off the machine, It makes a kind of 'Turbo Spin Down' whistle, the hotter the motor the better the sound it, If I run it for lets say two mins it isnt really there, go Vacuum Mad and hoover anything I see floor or furniture than it makes a great noise, Post a video i will on another post Gonna keep this DC04 Absolute for ever and replace whatever it needs when it needs, then again ive said that about nearly everything I once owned, most ended up in the landfill...

I always thought I was crazy, but I love the noise of a high pitched DC14 with the slight brushbar roar, same with a DC33. I like modern basic common Dysons as I feel like they are very popular and loads of people have them soo yeah, weird I know.

I feel like the default Dyson noise is a clutched Dc07 (early)/14/33
Title: Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
Post by: Elgin on December 30, 2016, 03:05:23 PM
I always found Ametek motors to last longer than YDKs as well, never really see the DC04 silver/lime blown up, but seen more clutched YDK ones with burnt out motors

DC01 Ameteks and DC03 motors are built like tanks they never seem to die
Ive just done a post: YDK vs Ametek; The Unreliability Battle,

Would it be possible to fit a Ametek motor to my Absolute if I use the ametek rubbers and retaining ring into the YDK motor housing, I know you can do Ametek to YDK but what about YDK to Ametek, Might try sticking an Ametek in when the YDK blows, I like the sound the YDK I got in now from a DC07 makes when I turn off the machine, It makes a kind of 'Turbo Spin Down' whistle, the hotter the motor the better the sound it, If I run it for lets say two mins it isnt really there, go Vacuum Mad and hoover anything I see floor or furniture than it makes a great noise, Post a video i will on another post Gonna keep this DC04 Absolute for ever and replace whatever it needs when it needs, then again ive said that about nearly everything I once owned, most ended up in the landfill...

I always thought I was crazy, but I love the noise of a high pitched DC14 with the slight brushbar roar, same with a DC33. I like modern basic common Dysons as I feel like they are very popular and loads of people have them soo yeah, weird I know.

I feel like the default Dyson noise is a clutched Dc07 (early)/14/33
Sounds like my dads DC07 then, Its got a dc04 yv511 in it, so its got the high pitched 'whistle' but for some reason theres no brush roar, its working fine, brush is picking up the carpet but no 'roar' ill post a video from my phone shortly, popping up my grandads now, probaly end up vacing with there mix of a dyson and ill record that mixup dyson,