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Dyson Models => Cylinder & Canister Dysons => Topic started by: beko1987 on March 29, 2015, 09:50:41 AM

Title: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on March 29, 2015, 09:50:41 AM
I took a chance on this machine a few weeks ago for 4, poor little thing

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bkxMnITu7gY/VQdggF1xiUI/AAAAAAAAkRE/16seoVjZom4/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wuW95OU0NZc/VQdgebAc1II/AAAAAAAAkQ8/OVFrOocQoDU/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Was advertised as being dead. I took a chance on it being the cable and not the motor...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ecQG7DtBNJ4/VQcqEoSMjKI/AAAAAAAAkP8/gxgzetyBLpk/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

It had blown itself apart by the plug (common issue)

The rest of the cable wasnt up to much either

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ubb1Lsdm-VI/VQcqGP0d6xI/AAAAAAAAkQE/wZUFwSpkVVw/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

But, I re-stripped the end of the cable, fitted a new plug as the white one was cracked and voila, she fired up beautifully

Seems to have gained a different coloured upholstry tool at some point

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p_7F4eKOKQY/VQcqHto7g4I/AAAAAAAAkQM/-prV8wt624k/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sG4GaoSYwv8/VQcqK-DvYRI/AAAAAAAAkQc/HcQvBMaN0bE/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

The floor tool has a metal soleplate too, I thought they were only on DC02's? All DC05's I've seen have had plastic sole plates.

One problem that wasnt mentioned on the ad is the broken extension pole

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uWoPN7CZdow/VRMwfD9WiXI/AAAAAAAAkhc/gIdIwGMfqZQ/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EdsprR-dQn8/VRMwg9_jIOI/AAAAAAAAkhk/jJat_y84uOo/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

I did try to fix it, but it held for about 2 minutes before breaking again... luckily I have a spare DC05 Extension wand in the loft (handily) so swapped them around.

I moved onto the stripdown now.

Floortool first

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4N984zyNn9s/VRMw0p9yAII/AAAAAAAAki8/c58KUYb6N-U/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Soleplate off

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0utB4gGBf2k/VRMw2eSZASI/AAAAAAAAkjE/9j-7esKw-pI/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Pushed out the litter pickers from the back

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BVgt6VXTCxw/VRMw4K4ZZXI/AAAAAAAAkjM/fIMZYeDh1G0/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-daOMKSQRZ6U/VRMw6DySX_I/AAAAAAAAkjU/f0RxRk7S8KY/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

The wheels removed easily thankfully

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cn6mpHgbGs8/VRMw8JFIp3I/AAAAAAAAkjc/k-zlBGrNypU/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

as did the attachment bit

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tBuJpKDoGhI/VRMw-f-FT1I/AAAAAAAAkjk/EpPs_KfKmRE/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

I cant take these apart anymore without damaging them so left it as that and washed it whole..

Removed the banana end from the hose and got the tools ready for washing

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AQi6iEf9O4s/VRMxAM2xNoI/AAAAAAAAkjs/sx6DmAEYwHk/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Finally on to the machine

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NlO3DNJj1Gs/VRMxCBipbUI/AAAAAAAAkj0/ShWNMYFstyg/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Cyclone off

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MDOScE67LZw/VRMxD8Ri1yI/AAAAAAAAkj8/UhvjXZ8mvZc/s512/upload_-1.jpg)

Post motor filter seems ok

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N505PjWFQtQ/VRMxFnyVjgI/AAAAAAAAkkE/QToeXcgClvY/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Oh

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kX7uCW0yBkc/VRMxHczuQxI/AAAAAAAAkkM/SUzJ-1RuKsc/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

The pre filter looks ok though

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DfDPJuv85tc/VRMxJKqwZoI/AAAAAAAAkkU/vp6y4HMClyw/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

popped the top handle/filter housing lid off

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-M0hTHMyIvW4/VRMxM2hD0QI/AAAAAAAAkkk/T8OTcDV5AXI/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Removed the seal

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sprozG1lIfU/VRMxOhmlO8I/AAAAAAAAkks/CPqOC_265BY/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

removed the mini cyclone thing

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ogaAoru4j6E/VRMxQt43JjI/AAAAAAAAkk0/uQDgXp309ig/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

and removed this hair from it

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8Zj_V8AG1hU/VRMxSUc0IVI/AAAAAAAAkk8/O9KwwCQzOXM/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

I looked at the wheels next

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P_S2rxvAPNU/VRMxTytMZSI/AAAAAAAAklE/OH7odO_0ybk/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

but wasnt able to get the centre bit out without potentially damaging it, so left it for now

Instead, I managed to get at all the screws with the wheels still on to get the case open

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1pi81MYL0Ug/VRMxV6yr-6I/AAAAAAAAklM/jCCvFFfvqqw/s512/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CnBBiJRjdp0/VRMxXnUzySI/AAAAAAAAklU/7DWdaGK9sK4/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Removed the cable guide

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ihSTHlHpQBw/VRMxZtfffqI/AAAAAAAAklc/DWc1npw93G8/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IJbtlOG64Lk/VRMxbdjsgXI/AAAAAAAAklk/IL1uIYIgkeI/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Can see the back of the wheels now, and the back of the plastic pegs

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P5FotuLhlvA/VRMxc1D7CuI/AAAAAAAAkls/lj3vrFPKoRI/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

You can see where I tried to lever the left one out from the front... they smack out easier from behind!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M6DH30PDnvs/VRMxes1-IzI/AAAAAAAAkl0/IMfIyeLuVxk/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-obGjlAN4Xwo/VRMxgdhfnZI/AAAAAAAAkl8/_9xXSkdLkck/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

motor to cord rewind wiring

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zphiHQ_zBXM/VRMxiLp8iTI/AAAAAAAAkmE/5Tw_zLE_fGI/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Looking at the cord rewind, it seems different to madrats guide

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e87M8rgdVwY/VRMxkRbaGmI/AAAAAAAAkmM/6DjtBDLlUxk/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dpuNdrL92ys/VRMxoUGVdwI/AAAAAAAAkmc/QRANJW-QWeA/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

The cable unplugs from the reel and simply pops out of the locating tabs

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7xzo85t_b_o/VRMxqlqMNnI/AAAAAAAAkmk/bdfChAGMcU8/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Without the weight of the cable on it though, the reel started to veeerrryyy slloowwllyyyy unwind so I grabbed a cable tie to stop it loosing tension

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S_2WxtxRiGo/VRMxsXviiHI/AAAAAAAAkms/brNQQiqjweU/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C8NhGhB2DeY/VRMxuRxosqI/AAAAAAAAkm0/o9nQXm_xe5c/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Onto the motor now. The front bumper is removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9VpHGcFNnDQ/VRMxwf16LwI/AAAAAAAAkm8/-p6cRozGU6Q/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V1FpTJ-Z5N4/VRMxyJn2VqI/AAAAAAAAknE/_hKyMSlUdAo/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

The motor housing slides out of the chassis now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lrWo8V2S6Go/VRMx0FX32dI/AAAAAAAAknM/5uKLyQhZG1Q/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

The front hose holder and cord rewind and power buttons pop off the chassis

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2Cq6OvWoOUk/VRMx2AuBSUI/AAAAAAAAknU/GcggYj73CLk/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Quick wiring reference shot

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EmLZI7LiXbs/VRMx5tXW00I/AAAAAAAAknk/59BwMSq6mQw/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Wiring released, the motor can be removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QLOYBwMnsvA/VRMx70tY9uI/AAAAAAAAkns/QU0mSi_oBpU/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-h9p-eDWlaSs/VRMx9pw36-I/AAAAAAAAkxc/fr-jJxL7JSs/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Removed the front wheel

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mu8ys4CvGTY/VRMx_sUz0dI/AAAAAAAAkn8/dM7qNsv9aWk/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Onto the cyclone next

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QewzsvZ8RyI/VRMyBUfq5RI/AAAAAAAAkoE/uiWB90ovbb0/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Cyclone bin emptied

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5-VxW0fhodQ/VRMyDcO8WPI/AAAAAAAAkoM/tLIp3my49qU/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Onto the cyclone unit, 2 screws off

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2sTgUpZc1OE/VRMyFNZVIpI/AAAAAAAAkoU/nyHR7Rf1AiE/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

ans the release valve comes off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FK4IYeKgVh0/VRMyG0UckeI/AAAAAAAAkoc/H-SrL6mBZKA/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

and then apart

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qsKfMa_AYHs/VRMyIuuHGbI/AAAAAAAAkxk/pPTpbAgHplY/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9LKUIk7FC7w/VRMyKUcy5HI/AAAAAAAAkxs/0b8JQFXyv8Q/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u0x6GcOsrHk/VRMyNO042RI/AAAAAAAAkx0/9hm1JyBkPlo/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Rest of the cylone comes apart by pulling

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_I1MCJX1Uvs/VRMyPdZAnbI/AAAAAAAAko8/QBLjzvg3g-A/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

All done! Hardly any screws at all on a DC05!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1kqQPhkQDDE/VRMyTVWNH0I/AAAAAAAAkpM/7hm5QlG588g/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Everything was washed and dried. I put a new cable onto the cord rewind

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WsS3IP8qvBE/VReknnRwHXI/AAAAAAAAksw/mj1l046CeOM/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Lovely

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9isGg6Q8t7c/VRekpuBDfzI/AAAAAAAAks4/QY7tu8f-kh0/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Played around with the tension a bit and now the plug nearly smashed through the casing if you leave the reel to do its job...

General re-assembly now

Cyclone

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pAqHhh-bqVA/VRekt3SukCI/AAAAAAAAktI/xUv4cImVaDE/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Shroud back in

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vMwAvcVGVcs/VRekwEKw6vI/AAAAAAAAktQ/GSvroGe81WQ/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

top cone fitted

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dmXBRJ4kHIo/VRekyXa3eyI/AAAAAAAAktY/CLMqxrvokEQ/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Release valve re-assembled

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sQVaHYCp_-8/VRek0NnH7XI/AAAAAAAAktg/DotWPhMZKbg/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qfaT8tsd9kY/VRek1k9EHII/AAAAAAAAkto/vmqndpc3BXs/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2jYiEIsqLMU/VRek3iR1kvI/AAAAAAAAktw/zYUelHTIZek/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

lower cone back together

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8yFLay8yb40/VRek5Wt33zI/AAAAAAAAkt4/_i7bcLS3bbE/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

To the chassis now. front wheel back in

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-peYcqLzhA4Y/VRek7H7MmnI/AAAAAAAAkx8/yMsjAaj-sNs/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Motor went back in the motor housing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tQaPm32HfkE/VRek85Jw9zI/AAAAAAAAkuM/o49j6EubT44/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_2U0GRb5yPM/VRek_be-jXI/AAAAAAAAkuY/vv_V16w5aWA/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

and the motor housing was done

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vKD9PSgchbQ/VRelBX8EL-I/AAAAAAAAkug/aN1uh2aE0bg/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

fitted the hose holder

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A6Sw953Ay2c/VRelDMybGqI/AAAAAAAAkuo/UA5umUlu7GA/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Then, I refitted the switch, and lowered the top chassis housing and bumper back on

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sKl5OoVz-Ng/VRelFGfhvUI/AAAAAAAAkuw/CmeTiDYjthA/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Cord rewind next

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dWr-pNV8Q6Q/VRelGw3e7UI/AAAAAAAAku4/WvNyYimr-Zw/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Lower chassis housing fitted

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cUmbze_azsI/VRelI3_lucI/AAAAAAAAkvA/d28_S7GMszM/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Hose port snapped on next

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fyUV4Ye-Z3I/VRelKuyFycI/AAAAAAAAkvI/4ifmpVFNGhU/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

followed by the pedals (had to remove the hose port to fit the cord rewind pedal...)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jaf1J9OLZtg/VRelMoTTkaI/AAAAAAAAkvQ/bnEukldSjto/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Back on with the wheels

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IHxdrdtJiCU/VRelOFBP7pI/AAAAAAAAkvY/wdgNXHTxTNs/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

and in with the pegs

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z3rieG3h8Ow/VRelQH9jtoI/AAAAAAAAkvg/Eph9uMLCYyk/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

New post filter in

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-87YAQZSxe0w/VRelSMtqsTI/AAAAAAAAkvo/MIRsKZWLyKU/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AUhaD_C_Lio/VRelTsItwqI/AAAAAAAAkvw/ttcGCgBtDEw/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ha2StLDnxfk/VRelVQReRBI/AAAAAAAAkv4/uq4JdKzgSZk/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Washed pre filter back in

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fLCMaWpwIaU/VRelXKphpqI/AAAAAAAAkwA/A9K7lTESW1M/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cJsR3zm8lL4/VRelcrKVvgI/AAAAAAAAkwY/0WL-1Meddkc/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1CkhftLSk74/VReleskwfMI/AAAAAAAAkwg/q7s2lLxZsnA/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

floor tool back together

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HWQVqg-os74/VReliZkVjeI/AAAAAAAAkww/IJSv5aML-IA/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xPYUIG-Ghn4/VRelkQgwYHI/AAAAAAAAkw4/U5q4_lUSzZw/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

And done!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eL-6CQbrrRg/VRelmeR7u5I/AAAAAAAAkxA/3UIqFV8Viig/s512/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lCUOI59xuCc/VReloPyHyHI/AAAAAAAAkxI/BB73nZrD4UQ/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oMT4pNc6MuE/VRelqN23DmI/AAAAAAAAkxQ/_vRjDhtoHvE/s800/upload_-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on March 29, 2015, 04:10:32 PM
Different cable real, wheels and motor!

Good guide as ever.
    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on March 29, 2015, 08:21:59 PM
Yes,  I think it was a different generation to yours! Shame I didn't have this done when that person had issues before Christmas!

Sold earlier,  new owner seemed very happy with it!
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: autovac01 on May 08, 2015, 02:51:13 PM
 :bow:
Taking one apart now because the owner has washed the cyclone, brought it in wet and smelly  ::)
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: autovac01 on May 12, 2015, 09:46:12 AM
How the flip do you get the cyclone back together  :'(
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on May 12, 2015, 10:25:44 AM
Iirc it was cone into the top cap, then squarely snap the assembly back into the cyclone housing
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on May 12, 2015, 02:04:23 PM
Can take a bit of giggling  :D
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: autovac01 on May 12, 2015, 02:53:15 PM
You're not kidding!
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 12, 2015, 07:58:13 PM
Im surprised at how easy it is to take a cyclone apart tho, it just unclips with a flat blade ;D  clips back in alright, mine never had a satisfactory click tho
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on May 12, 2015, 08:06:27 PM
We got a really nice one of these today off an old couple. Original tools, and one careful owner.  :chuckle:

It seems a shame to break it really, but it has reached that stage where DC05's are worth more in bits.
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on May 12, 2015, 08:17:58 PM
I'm sure your keeping an eye out for a minter to add to the collection...

So many fade though nowadays
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 12, 2015, 08:28:15 PM
Mine wasn't too faded, was a malaysian one tho and was still clumsy and burnt out after 2 months in my house, lol but its a good vacuum when its working. The most reliable Dyson cylinder I had was the DC08 Origin. Very robust and very powerful. I have found a nice DC21 for sale locally for 55, Whats the performance of that like against a DC25? The brushbars look similar and the DC25 has excellent edge cleaning cos of one MASSIVE gap on the corner of the head which is hat the DC21 has too, lol.
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 12, 2015, 08:28:57 PM
I want a nice malaysian yellow and grey one, or a common coloured DC05 cos when they break they take the mick lol
Title: Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on May 12, 2015, 09:26:29 PM
I'm sure your keeping an eye out for a minter to add to the collection...

Only because I got the new green DC05 recently is the reason I am not minting the one up that we got today. I think I'll have to settle for one of each type rather than every variant of every type. We dont have 2000 sq feet spare.  :grinn:

Problem is, a good cable rewind, banana, three tools, used motor, bin insert, expanding pole, cleaner head and a motor bucket for a Panasonic conversion, makes it worth more in bits than I could probably get for it.