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Which Vacuum Cleaner Is for Me? / Re: Which Dyson?
« Last post by steelcityuk on Today at 05:13:24 PM »
Hmm. My MIL has a Sebo, dark blue and yellow upright. It seems OK but I have a Kirby for the bagged action.

I'll take another look at the DC02, it's heavily used so badly scratched and I'm not sure if it still has the blue Cyclone inside or if I started using the one from the standard grey/yellow type (which I also wore out).

Steve.
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tested a little more...on 1st trigger pull both head and main motor run for a second or 2 and then both stop....without releasing the trigger main motor then runs fine...
when tried without head fitted main motor runs fine on 1st trigger pull.....would I assume the head is drawing too much load possibly?
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The head will want stripping down and cleaning out properly I'd suggest.
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Introductions / Re: Howdy
« Last post by MVacs on Today at 04:35:57 PM »
Nice to have you here, Steve.

And dont dump that white DC02. We'll have that.  :icon_nod:
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Which Vacuum Cleaner Is for Me? / Re: Which Dyson?
« Last post by MVacs on Today at 04:34:58 PM »
a white/blue DC02 that's going to the tip -

If you can box that up, Steve. And drop it off locally, I'll send you a courier label and we'll have that. Better than tipping it.  :icon_nod:
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Which Vacuum Cleaner Is for Me? / Re: Which Dyson?
« Last post by ollivacguy on Today at 03:03:58 PM »
Hi Steve,
My first piece of advice is DO NOT DUMP THAT DC02, my personal go to is always sebo before Dyson. In my opinion thry currently make the best cleaners on the market. That's hot to sty they always will but their current crop suits my needs down to the ground.

Ollie
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Introductions / Re: New Members - How did you find us?
« Last post by MVacs on Today at 02:07:42 PM »
Hi.

I found the site through Google whilst looking for a replacement motor for a DC07. I bought the motor, set of filters and set of 'Torx' drivers to get free shipping. The DC07 works very well now. Thanks.

Steve.

Welcome to the site, Steve. Glad we got you fixed up.  :tiphat:
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Which Vacuum Cleaner Is for Me? / Which Dyson?
« Last post by steelcityuk on Today at 01:33:47 PM »
Howdy.

I think this maybe a can of worms but we'll see. I was thinking of asking this on Vacuumland forums but thought they'd be too much 'don't buy any Dyson buy a ...'

I've got 2 DC01s that i'm going to give to the local charity shop, a white/blue DC02 that's going to the tip - motor's worn out, a Vax Air Mach Reach (I think) which my wife likes, a DC19 for DIY use (I hoover the block paving with it after cutting wood), a Kirby G4 just in case, a recently repaired DC07 which I'm now using and quite like. Finally, I've bought a cheap DC41 with I think a faulty motor (I've also found out it has a crack near the bottom next to the hose fitting!). Anyway picking up and repairing the DC07 rekindled my interest in Dysons and whether good progress has been made. This seems to be the subject of debate. Most postings on various forum make me think that although newer models perform better they are less reliable and a pain to fix.

Initially I was attracted to the idea of the Cinetic with no filters until I found out that vacuuming up fine abrasive dust kills them, no good for me with a wood burning stove and lots of DIY going on. That's when I thought about the DC41, there's a fair few for sale and initial Internet searches made them sound OK so I bought a cheap one to fix. Now after further research it seems like they have a reputation for problems, yes I can fix them OK but I've got other things to do.

So back to the subject, if I want a better replacement for the DC07, I'll define that - hopefully not as noisy, bulky and maybe keep it's filters cleaner so less time washing them, should I repair the DC41 or buy a DC14 or a DC25?

Another thought, is the DC41 mk2 worth having compared to the mk1?

Just for info, I clean filters regularly and generally look after them but do work them hard at times. None of my vacuums are showroom pieces. We have no stairs and a mixture of carpet and hardfloors.

Thanks.

Steve.
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Introductions / Howdy
« Last post by steelcityuk on Today at 12:54:25 PM »
Hi All.

My recent purchase of a replacement motor for a DC07 found at the roadside brought me here. You know how it is, you're driving along on the way to buy a used lintel and you spot a Dyson by the side of the road waiting to be picked up by the bin men. My first thought was the tools may fit my recently bought 'diy' use DC19 that was cheap but only came with a hose a crevice tool. I stopped and picked it up on the way back from buying the lintel. It was in really good condition so I assumed that the motor had failed or some such thing. It had all the tools and in a carrier bag was a genuine turbo brush. Anyhow I checked it out and yes the motor had failed, the commutator was worn away so I ordered a few parts from MV and washed all the plastics. Rebuilt it's very good and seem well built. I also have a knackered (blown motor) blue and white DC02, 2x DC01s, a DC19, a Kirby G4 and a Vax Mach Air (?). I bought a cheap faulty DC41 last night but haven't yet decided whether it's worth fixing.

Steve.
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Introductions / Re: New Members - How did you find us?
« Last post by steelcityuk on Today at 12:42:36 PM »
Hi.

I found the site through Google whilst looking for a replacement motor for a DC07. I bought the motor, set of filters and set of 'Torx' drivers to get free shipping. The DC07 works very well now. Thanks.

Steve.
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