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Dyson Models => Dyson DC07 => Topic started by: tmf on January 17, 2014, 06:31:18 PM

Title: Remove broken Pre-Filter Catch ~ DY-903346-05
Post by: tmf on January 17, 2014, 06:31:18 PM
Our DC07 suffered a broken Pre-Filter Catch ~ DY-903346-05 where the base of the 'Catch' is still in the mounting hole.  I can't seem to figure out how to get the remainder out of the mounting hole.  Can't seem to pull it out (not a lot to grab onto to pull) and doesn't seem feasible to push it on through.  Can anyone offer some advice?

Thanks

Todd
Title: Re: Remove broken Pre-Filter Catch ~ DY-903346-05
Post by: MVacs on January 17, 2014, 11:22:09 PM
To clarify for others, you have snapped off this clip:

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A thin flat blade screwdriver, and push it out from behind is the way to remove that. A short sharp shock from the palm on the handle of the screwdriver.
Title: Re: Remove broken Pre-Filter Catch ~ DY-903346-05
Post by: __russ__ on January 18, 2014, 10:35:51 AM
To clarify for others, you have snapped off this clip:

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A thin flat blade screwdriver, and push it out from behind is the way to remove that. A short sharp shock from the palm on the handle of the screwdriver.

There's that exhaust pipe that needs removing first to gain access to give it a whack from the underneath.

There's 5 screws that need undoing to release the motor housing and then the exhaust pipe should come free to get to that snapped catch.

Not as simple a job as one might imagine!
Title: Re: Remove broken Pre-Filter Catch ~ DY-903346-05
Post by: tmf on January 19, 2014, 08:58:29 PM
Poking it out from the bottom was what did the trick.  The exhaust elbow did have to be removed as noted.  However, I got by by removing only the 2 screws from the elbow unit and also removing the 'lid' to the HEPA filter.  There was then enough play to remove the elbow alone.  Thanks for the help!