The World's #1 Vacuum Cleaner Advice, Repair, Discussion & Information Forum

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
I just want one because I always wanted an Essential/Professional G1 and missed the boat, but mainly because I love the white wheels!

Dan
2
Hi. Thank you for the welcome.

Amongst our VAST array of other Dysons we have  a DC34  purple and green animal handheld that has done us proud but suffered from what I understand  is a common problem.  Hold the trigger and it keeps turning off at will for no reason. .   All contacts seem ok and I have cleaned them.  Most popular fix seems to be with respect to the contact point provided by the filter lug to the button on the unit. Many say turn the filter around and it works better. Well it did for a couple of days but we are now back to square one.  Trying to be a smart arXe  I then messed around with what I thought would be a simply additional fix.  Small, right sized, pieces of what is actually butyl pond liner cut to size and glued to the right place on the filter to add bulk to the lug that is meant to press on the switch.  Again. For a while I thought I had cracked it but no, stop start, stop start again at different intervals.  . Losing the will to live now so is there something I am missing here? Is it a vacuum issue caused by the filter not sitting right perhaps? ( Don't think so )   Do not get me wrong, this hoover has done well and owes very little but like many others, I feel this is a 'Triggers Broom' thing like with many Dyson uprights etc./

Please can somebody help me?

Thank you

Edit -  ok.  researched again. We have had this 7 years.  Moderate use I suppose. Could this be a battery issue? if so . why does it sometimes run for a few seconds only then go for a few minutes? Would this fit?   If battery - recommendations?  ( Apart from replace it   ;) best source etc
 
3
Then the final post filter is fitted

ila_rendered

Now at this juncture, I did test it, and amazingly the motor does run! Not brilliantly, but considering the armature came from a blown motor, after a clean up and nicer carbons it does run OK with just a slight hint of smell here and there. Not so good was the Bowden cable, I had tried to tape it together, but to no avail and it did nothing.

So, I went into town and went to the bike shop. Once the spotty oiks in there stopped laughing at my intended use, they sold me a new bowden cable

ila_rendered

Which I fitted, which involved dis-assembling the machine again a bit. It came with one end crimped

ila_rendered

It's MUCH thinner than the original, being made for bicycles

ila_rendered

The motor end took some thinking about, because I had no crimps for it, and this being a proof of concept, didn't fancy buying 20 or so to try, so cable ties to the rescue

ila_rendered

But did it work?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urPi6bkrTn0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urPi6bkrTn0</a>

Surprisingly yes! Seems the powerdrive gearbag doesnt need much movement so it gets away with it!

So there we go! Ideally it needs another motor, which is very easy to find as it's the same as in the bagged versions which seem about as popular as a bout of the clap, but for now, it works OK!

Thanks for reading!
4
And dropped into place

ila_rendered

The tool holder is now fitted, which screws the suction ducts in as it goes, and covers all the wires inside

ila_rendered

Tools got fitted

ila_rendered

The pre motor filters go back in

ila_rendered

And the bin can go on

ila_rendered

Looking much better already!

ila_rendered

Hose now

ila_rendered

the ends go on

ila_rendered

and the hose gets fitted to the machine

ila_rendered
5
the broken screw mount was glued in, and the switch assembly screwed down

ila_rendered

The bowden cable gets clamped back into the handle, and the handle spring fitted into place

ila_rendered

Moving back down, we can put the brushroll together

ila_rendered

The bearings got a smear of grease under the plastic cap before final fitting

ila_rendered

The hood goes on next

ila_rendered

ila_rendered

And it all looks much MUCH nicer underneath!

ila_rendered

The top suction paths/bin seal cleaned up nicely

ila_rendered

ila_rendered

6
Everything then got another dose of silicone spray, being careful to squeeze the friction pads together so it didn't seep in to those

ila_rendered

It's buttery smooth now, you could almost hear it over the main suction motor before! The cover was screwed on hastily as it's very easy to drop the assembly out of the housing otherwise

ila_rendered

The foam dust cover for the pivot arm goes on

ila_rendered

And it's all bolted into the main chassis

ila_rendered

The recline switch firms the wiring loom for the little motor, so it goes in next

ila_rendered

With that all in place, the bowden cable was fitted, and every moving part given a squirt of silicone and the pivot clamps fitted. It no longer grinds as it gets pivoted!

ila_rendered

After double checking everything

ila_rendered

The top cover goes over it all

ila_rendered

We move hastily up top now, and wire the mains cable and switch and spinal cord together, and fit the bowden cable through the lower handle

ila_rendered
7
Underneath, the front wheels clip into place

ila_rendered

And the spring that stops them flopping right out is fitted

ila_rendered

It's time to refit the powerdrive gubbins now, but first I popped the cover off the motor and took the gears out

ila_rendered

Cleaned it out a bit, refilled it with grease, then gave the transfer shaft a good coating in silicone spray and fitted that to the motor mount

ila_rendered

Fitted the motor to the holder

ila_rendered

The pivoting inner cage drops in now, with a squirt of slippy on all the contact points

ila_rendered

Now it's time to build up the wheel itself, so I started by giving my shaft a good greasing

ila_rendered

And built it back up, giving all the bearings a good coat of thin grease and working it in, the thing was damn hard to hold afterwards!

ila_rendered

It all then drops into the housing

ila_rendered
8
The little leak off pipe got fitted

ila_rendered

Then it was clipped in

ila_rendered

Pre motor filter holder and filters go in next

ila_rendered

The filters fell straight out but the metal part needs to be there

ila_rendered

Because the motor cover goes on and holds it in place

ila_rendered

Onto the brushroll housing, and I fitted the furniture guard on

ila_rendered

Fitted the spring for the release pedal

ila_rendered

Then the pedal itself

ila_rendered

Height adjustment knob pushes in

ila_rendered

9
And gets fitted to the motor. I'm still not sure if this was some sort of sound muffling effort (which doesn't work) or just to stop all the crap going into the motor...

ila_rendered

The outer belt end rubber seal goes on now

ila_rendered

Then the little random pipe got fitted and taped back down. This goes nowhere, and the machine has no bag full indicator, so it is a bit of a mystery

ila_rendered

Wiring then happened

ila_rendered

And got wrapped in the hopefully flameproof foam

ila_rendered

The spinal cable wraps around this moulding, which seems pointless as it's under no movement whatsoever that I can see

ila_rendered

Motor fitted, along with the bowden cable that fits behind the motor

ila_rendered

This rubber bung goes over the hole in the casing for the mains and bowden cables

ila_rendered

Time for the inner suction channel now

ila_rendered



10
It can go over to the side for now

ila_rendered

And we can get the chassis out

ila_rendered

The hose to the brushroll goes on first, the ends are screwed on

ila_rendered

And it's screwed into place

ila_rendered

The motor (which is still an unknown at this point)

ila_rendered

Gets rubbered up

ila_rendered

The seals go over the coil terminals

ila_rendered

Belt end rubber seal goes on

ila_rendered

The motor cover is MUCH cleaner now

ila_rendered
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10

Dyson Spare Parts

Freestanding Dyson Cordless Vacuum Stand

Buy a Dyson DC04 Wand Handle

Sebo Vacuum Cleaners

Dyson Spares, Parts, AdviceFollow us on Twitter

Manchester Vacson Google+

Manchester Vacs on Instagram