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Dyson Models => Cylinder & Canister Dysons => Topic started by: dragoncurt on May 29, 2016, 02:12:56 AM

Title: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on May 29, 2016, 02:12:56 AM
I am still trying to get a cheap cylinder Dyson. Found one on Ebay but the seller says "when you switch it on nothing starts"
Is that an easy fix like is it maybe the motor or the fuse. If not I will not bid. Just wondering. Thanks
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: RustySkull on May 29, 2016, 10:32:50 AM
Well as you said that could be anything from the fuse is blown down to the motor is dead... There could be a loose wire, loads of loose wires, burnt circuits, many things I'm afraid but that's the thrill of buying a machine that the seller says it won't turn on. You never know.

I've had loads where the seller has said it won't come on, and it's been a fuse or in one case there was nothing wrong with it at all and I paid 99p and sold it for 180.

Take a chance ;)
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: beko1987 on May 29, 2016, 02:14:06 PM
Id put money on the switch.  But don't be upset if its the motor
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on May 29, 2016, 02:30:23 PM
Well as you said that could be anything from the fuse is blown down to the motor is dead... There could be a loose wire, loads of loose wires, burnt circuits, many things I'm afraid but that's the thrill of buying a machine that the seller says it won't turn on. You never know.

I've had loads where the seller has said it won't come on, and it's been a fuse or in one case there was nothing wrong with it at all and I paid 99p and sold it for 180.

Take a chance ;)

thanks for the info and oh profit :)
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on May 29, 2016, 02:30:56 PM
Id put money on the switch.  But don't be upset if its the motor

Oh okay then. Thanks
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: beko1987 on May 29, 2016, 02:32:32 PM
Yep,  for 99p id take the chance! I've had a few dc08s with broken  switches, the design of the foot pedal must be a bit brutal
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: RustySkull on May 29, 2016, 11:35:03 PM
Yep,  for 99p id take the chance! I've had a few dc08s with broken  switches, the design of the foot pedal must be a bit brutal

Yeah, I've bought Karcha Pressure washers that wasn't suppose to work but did, many Vacuum's including Kirby's and Dyson's.
Loads of Petrol lawn mowers that wasn't suppose to start but magically did for me, or in some cases a new plug was all they needed...


Buying a cheap non-runner is always worth it ;)
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: Tonymini145 on May 30, 2016, 12:04:47 AM
I buy the 08/19s working or not soaking wet from the tip for 10 a pop mainly just for the floor heads and a few other salvageable bits don't pay over 15 and if it's no good you will be able to make money in breaking it for spares  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on May 30, 2016, 05:09:50 AM
Thanks guys. Found someone else selling them on ebay that just needs a clean also they work and they are cheap. Can I ask why do a lot of people seem to like Henry as I've never had one but people seem they are good. How can the suction be any good, if it is a bag. Thanks
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: Tonymini145 on May 30, 2016, 10:21:11 AM
Can I say if your buying bits of eBay stay clear of a eBay user called Kay smith

Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: MVacs on May 30, 2016, 02:52:42 PM
How cheap do you want? I have an unrefurbed working yellow DC11 that can be 30 delivered.
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on May 30, 2016, 05:27:34 PM
Can I say if your buying bits of eBay stay clear of a eBay user called Kay smith
oh that is the one I found. Guess I will not be buying it from them now then. I was wondering why they was so cheap. Thanks
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: MVacs on May 30, 2016, 05:29:08 PM
Can I say if your buying bits of eBay stay clear of a eBay user called Kay smith
oh that is the one I found. Guess I will not be buying it from them now then. I was wondering why they was so cheap. Thanks

For info (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php?topic=2115.0).
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on May 30, 2016, 05:31:58 PM
How cheap do you want? I have an unrefurbed working yellow DC11 that can be 30 delivered.

Thank you for the offer. I may just wait for a bit now unless I find someone on ebay who does not know anything about them and sells it for some cheap price. Thanks though

And that is not a bad price. Thank you for the offer. :)
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: RustySkull on May 30, 2016, 08:32:20 PM
Thanks guys. Found someone else selling them on ebay that just needs a clean also they work and they are cheap. Can I ask why do a lot of people seem to like Henry as I've never had one but people seem they are good. How can the suction be any good, if it is a bag. Thanks

I like Henry's ONLY for cleaning the car, the suction is pretty good but carpet cleaning is no good at all.

Can I say if your buying bits of eBay stay clear of a eBay user called Kay smith



I've bought many parts from them without any issues, despite their diabolical feedback lol.
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: Tonymini145 on May 30, 2016, 10:43:32 PM
Your very lucky then I ended up getting my money back through eBay
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: MVacs on May 31, 2016, 02:28:25 AM
Your very lucky then I ended up getting my money back through eBay

Same here.
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: Parwaz7862 on May 31, 2016, 05:27:39 PM
Henry vacuums are popular because they are indestructible, reliable, quiet, have powerful suction and they use Hepaflobags which is better as they seem to make the suction last longer. They also take a while to fill updue to the large capacity of the bags

They are used a lot in offices, schools, hospitals, airports shops and other commercial environments
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: RustySkull on May 31, 2016, 11:00:48 PM
Henry vacuums are popular because they are indestructible, reliable, quiet, have powerful suction and they use Hepaflobags which is better as they seem to make the suction last longer. They also take a while to fill updue to the large capacity of the bags

They are used a lot in offices, schools, hospitals, airports shops and other commercial environments

Places where they have carpet tiles or very very short pile carpets.
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: beko1987 on June 01, 2016, 12:25:22 AM
They always sell well! I picked one up for a tenner on the way home from work.  A refurb and 12 Qtex toolkit will see it sold for 50/60 easily!
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on June 01, 2016, 12:26:24 AM
Henry vacuums are popular because they are indestructible, reliable, quiet, have powerful suction and they use Hepaflobags which is better as they seem to make the suction last longer. They also take a while to fill updue to the large capacity of the bags

They are used a lot in offices, schools, hospitals, airports shops and other commercial environments

Oh right but does it cost a lot to keep buying the bags. Unless they buy in bulk. Thanks and never tried one before. Would like to though. Thanks
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: Tonymini145 on June 01, 2016, 12:26:57 AM
They always sell well! I picked one up for a tenner on the way home from work.  A refurb and 12 Qtex toolkit will see it sold for 50/60 easily!

How do I go about getting a Qtex account ?
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on June 01, 2016, 12:27:46 AM
Henry vacuums are popular because they are indestructible, reliable, quiet, have powerful suction and they use Hepaflobags which is better as they seem to make the suction last longer. They also take a while to fill updue to the large capacity of the bags

They are used a lot in offices, schools, hospitals, airports shops and other commercial environments

Places where they have carpet tiles or very very short pile carpets.

Oh did not know. Thanks
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on June 01, 2016, 12:28:05 AM
They always sell well! I picked one up for a tenner on the way home from work.  A refurb and 12 Qtex toolkit will see it sold for 50/60 easily!

How do I go about getting a Qtex account ?

Sorry to interrupt but what is Qtex account
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: beko1987 on June 01, 2016, 12:37:48 AM
Qtex is a pattern spares supplier.  Accounts can be had,  but tbh its usually cleaner to buy via ebay or stu on here,  by the time you take vat and shipping into account.

I have an account,  but haven't used it in ages.  Unless you spend 00's at once,  it doesnt always work out cheaper

Stu will always do you a deal,  and can go collect it and post it cheaper than qtex will,  they charge 8 a delivery,  so buying a 60p filter is pointless
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on June 01, 2016, 12:41:55 AM
Qtex is a pattern spares supplier.  Accounts can be had,  but tbh its usually cleaner to buy via ebay or stu on here,  by the time you take vat and shipping into account.

I have an account,  but haven't used it in ages.  Unless you spend 00's at once,  it doesnt always work out cheaper

Stu will always do you a deal,  and can go collect it and post it cheaper than qtex will,  they charge 8 a delivery,  so buying a 60p filter is pointless

Oh right. I know what you mean now. Thanks for telling me.
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: RustySkull on June 01, 2016, 11:36:43 PM
It's handy if you have a load of machines that needs parts then you can build up your list on the website until it reaches a suitable level and then order all your parts at once.
That's what I've been tending to do, but if you need to order one or two parts and need them ASAP then as said before it's going to work out dearer... In which case you're better off buying from here or eBay/Amazon etc...

When I order from Qtex I usually buy 2-3 more of each item that I need anyway so I've got a small stock pile for future needs ;)
Title: Re: DYSON DC08
Post by: dragoncurt on June 05, 2016, 07:42:19 PM
It's handy if you have a load of machines that needs parts then you can build up your list on the website until it reaches a suitable level and then order all your parts at once.
That's what I've been tending to do, but if you need to order one or two parts and need them ASAP then as said before it's going to work out dearer... In which case you're better off buying from here or eBay/Amazon etc...

When I order from Qtex I usually buy 2-3 more of each item that I need anyway so I've got a small stock pile for future needs ;)

Forgot to reply to this. Thanks for the info. Did not know. Thanks