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Dyson Models => Dyson DC01 (and DA 001) => Topic started by: beko1987 on September 03, 2015, 01:45:56 PM

Title: DC01 - How to cure a squeak on wind down.
Post by: beko1987 on September 03, 2015, 01:45:56 PM
I found myself with 2 DC01 Absolute+'s, so refurbished the less original one to sell it. All went well, until I came to test it when back together..


Right at the end there is an annoying squeak.

Just to test what the issue was, I removed the belt and brushroll


Squeak gone, so that means it's somethign to do with the brushroll...

So, out come the brushroll bearings (which I didnt grease as they span fine, this machine has had a few new parts on it in the not too distant past I think).

So, bearings apart, a quick squirt of

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0dJv977-cCA/Veg-19rx_GI/AAAAAAAAq7M/QdW5QdBbf64/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and back together, being careful to screw the baseplate down evenly, then I backed the screws off 1/4 a turn so it clamped and sealed, but didnt distort.

My assistant aided me in testing it afterwards


Job done! Went up for sale last night, 0% interest in it so far (but wasnt expecting much tbh, it's 'old innit'

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jVJ84I7ZreA/Veg_WiWa4_I/AAAAAAAAq7s/rfdRZr3myMM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

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(I kept the nice AB+ purple tools and the soleplate rubber...)
Title: Re: DC01 - How to cure a squeak on wind down.
Post by: Parwaz7862 on September 03, 2015, 07:49:40 PM
Good tip! I also like that brushroll, the purple bristles go quite well with the vacuum imo ;D
I also agree with the "old innit" thing, lol. I struggled to even sell a DC04 with all tools and a good clean for 25 :/ it eventually got sold with a lot of posting and bumping though
Title: Re: DC01 - How to cure a squeak on wind down.
Post by: beko1987 on September 03, 2015, 08:15:14 PM
Dc04s dont seem to be an issue for me,  can sell those easiky for 45-60 depending on how nice people ask for ir!

I know dc01s are not worth alot,  and the first offer of 25 i get ill take.  Dont buy dc01s with the intention to sell but I cant be dealing with duplicate machines,  and I imagine posting a dc01 will be tricky and fraught with danger as even a mild speedbump could cause damage when taken at 69mph in a courier van...
Title: Re: DC01 - How to cure a squeak on wind down.
Post by: Parwaz7862 on September 03, 2015, 08:42:51 PM
Lol remember that dusty DC01 you were bidding on but ended up going for 30 I think? :P yet we struggle to sell refurbed DC01's! lol
Title: Re: DC01 - How to cure a squeak on wind down.
Post by: MVacs on September 03, 2015, 09:33:30 PM
and the first offer of 25 i get ill take.

I'll have any fixed soleplate ones at that that have a good and undamaged soleplate, bin flap, wand, motor and hose at that. Just strip those bits off and I'll send you a courier label.  :icon_nod: