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Dyson Models => Dyson DC07 => Topic started by: Nanako on March 21, 2014, 03:24:57 PM

Title: Burning hot belt spindle ?
Post by: Nanako on March 21, 2014, 03:24:57 PM
hi all. Im currently disassembling and repairing my Dyson DC 07 Brush Control (the one with a clutch and two drive belts in it)

After lots of poking around and obtaining tools, i managed to remove the clutch housing, and found that the second drive belt was broken.  i've ordered some replacement ones online, and im trying to use those, but when I turned it on the belt wouldn't move. I reached inside to feel if the belt spindle was turning, and got burned :(

i turned it off before any damage ocurred to the belt, but i need advice as to what to do next. What's causing this, and how can i fix it? am i going to need to buy anymore replacement parts ?
Title: Re: Burning hot belt spindle ?
Post by: premierdysonrepairs on March 21, 2014, 04:13:50 PM
Hi Nanako, you are looking at a seized brush bar bearing or a clutch problem, but i would remove the brush bar first and check that it spins freely. If it spins freely then have a look at the clutch assembly next.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Burning hot belt spindle ?
Post by: Nanako on March 21, 2014, 04:48:33 PM
Hi Nanako, you are looking at a seized brush bar bearing or a clutch problem, but i would remove the brush bar first and check that it spins freely. If it spins freely then have a look at the clutch assembly next.

Hope this helps.

i've already stripped everything down, the brush bar isn't even attached right now.

Both wheels in the clutch seem to spin just fine. I turn one, the other turns too.

The spindle doesn't seem to overheat when it runs idle, only when the clutch+belt is attached