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Which Vacuum Cleaner Is for Me? / Re: Which Dyson?
« Last post by steelcityuk on Today at 06:23:39 PM »
Thanks for the info. I had been fancying a DC25 too.

I'm not far off getting the DC41 working again, I've used fibreglass to fix the cracks which were even worse than I thought. I just need time to rebuild it.

I've been using the DC07 exclusively since killing the little vax. It does feel pretty solid and the cyclone seems easy to clean, where as the DC41s cyclone has a lot of parts that I don't think will take being stripped down too often before they break.

Ah, then motor it is!

It is possible to drip some oil onto the bearings and hope that cures it:

The top bearing is easy as that's at the top of the motor, simply stand the motor on the fancase and stick a good few drips of 3-in-1 oil on and let it soak in.

The fancase bearing isn't as easy, and involves removing the fancase, undoing the fan nut, removing the nut, washer, fan, washer and spacer ring, then unscrewing the fancase back cover, then you can get at the fancase bearing in the same way. Or see if Mvacs have a good, used motor, TBH a brand new motor probably doesn't cost £140....

You also need to feel confident to get the motor out and stripped apart exactly as I did above, as you'll need it at that state to get to the bearings. I don't recommend splitting the motor fully and replacing the bearings as their cheap motors, with mainly press-fitted components and you'd need a bearing puller and bearings, and a way to tap the new bearings on which is always a pain!

Thanks for your help! And the guide has been great to help me. Managed to put a new motor in and clean the plaster dust out of every single nook and cranny! Now itís working a dream again. Thanks again for your help.
Which Vacuum Cleaner Is for Me? / Re: Which Dyson?
« Last post by Parwaz7862 on Yesterday at 05:42:59 PM »
Hi! I own pretty much all UK Dyson uprights. Personally, I'd say the DC14 is the best, simple Dyson design. They're not only powerful, but are physically durable as well. The earlier Dysons had brittle plastics (Try getting the later DC14s, with the dark iron coloured bodies as they're most robust) Ask any Dyson expert, most would say the DC14 is the best design overall.

The DC14 is basically a more sturdy DC07 and slightly better designed especially with the cyclone and wand design.

We used a DC41 Mk2 as our house vacuum for about 3 years, I've gotta admit, they're brilliant, much better than the original MK1 DC41. They clean brilliantly (Dyson's best performing UK upright). The plastic is flexible on Dysons now to avoid snapping and cracking, although earlier DC41's had issues with cracks in the body next the bottom.  The DC41 Mk2 is my favourite Dyson, next being the DC14.

We owned a DC25 from new in 2011, which was good, but I'd say a DC14 cleans better, still.  The DC25 cleaner head is just crap IMO, there's a large gap by the end cap which leaks a lot of suction.

Oh and I recommend the light ball as well. I own one and surprisingly like it as well as the DC41 Mk2!
If you're serious don't leave it too long, you see very few for sale these days, even fewer with a manual gearbox. My TCT could go as low as 15mpg on LPG!
I'm sure we can find one of those. Claire will email you.

Welcome to the site.  :tiphat:
Hi folks,

So half of the brushroll on our DC41 (non ERP) stopped being motorised (span freely) a while back, and I've just gotten around to dismantling it to find out why and try to fix.

The brushroll drive cog, which should look like this:

has snapped on one side, as such:


I know I could fix it by buying the part head assembly (, but since it's such a small part which has broken, I'm reluctant to spend £50!

Is there any cheaper way for me to buy a replacement for this part, or perhaps even fix it?

Any ideas / suggestions welcome!

We have a quantity of pre-EU vacuum ban 1100-1300w (46cm wide track commercial vacuums) available. Brand new with standard Sebo warranty.

We have the Sebo 470.

And also the Sebo XP3.


Explanatory article on our Sebo site here: We Have Some High Wattage Commercial Sebo Vacuums Still Available.
Mine was a 2.0tct estate auto. Couldn't afford the fuel in the end, which was a shame. Should save up and get a 2.1td really
I'm on my fourth. First was a 2.1 vsx hatch series 2. Second was a 2.5 vsx estate series 2. Third was a 2.0 Tct Exclusive hatch series 2 with lpg. I've still got my 2.1 SED hatch series 1. She's been off the road a while but will put her back on next spring.
Yep! Lovely car, if it was a diesel I would have kept it
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