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Dyson Models => Dyson DC03 => Topic started by: beko1987 on April 17, 2015, 11:41:55 PM

Title: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on April 17, 2015, 11:41:55 PM
9am - I had a rolly and checked ebay. Nothing
10am -  Rolly time again, checked ebay again for reasons unknown and Boom, there she was!

Advertised for spares/repairs, in storage for 15 years, new cyclone unit 6 years ago and currently dead. 9.99 BIN.

10.04am - I owned a DC03 Clear!

4pm came, and I drove over for 4.30. Home by 5.20 thanks to some stupid  :censored:mazda 6 on the twisties doing 25mph because theres a corner...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5DmJoBoExoI/VTFsDl_5TtI/AAAAAAAAlM8/6gMDwjR4v4k/s512/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-COEWIYVeNHo/VTFsF9MawkI/AAAAAAAAlNE/JXT3Ybpeubo/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

To be fair to the seller he turned it over and pointed this out straight away, the centre part of the baseplate is missing. I  assured him this was not an issue  :thumbsup:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0w6MnSluYIU/VTFsIMKTVSI/AAAAAAAAlNM/0AWTtMHgqqU/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

Because I'm hopeful that someone we all know and love has one he would be prepared to sell... :bow:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cTt1fEHxUc8/VTFsKIVTVOI/AAAAAAAAlNU/H-Zhq5_tYW0/s800/upload_-1.jpg)

This highlights another issue, the wheel axle has gone rusty, staining the lower motor cover. I've seen new ones on q know who, BUT, that would mean loosing/moving the ratings sticker over and I doubt that would go well so may well tidy this up but leave it slightly stained...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-atsafrH4TCQ/VTFsLinS6KI/AAAAAAAAlNc/_14Ae_k1zKk/s512/upload_-1.jpg)

Cyclone is indeed bob new! Has signs of VERY brief use. I will use this more before I refurb it, then probably not use it at all afterwards!

So, all this being brilliant and all, it was indeed dead. I started at the switch, and after 10 minutes of painstaking levering, I cracked the chassis very very slightly, and the switch came out. The contacts were green and it didnt click when pressed. It's a 4 pole switch though (need one of those too, more urgently tbh), so I cut up some cable I chopped off a 1981 Electrolux above some damage, and bridged the cables (as I can't just go crimping new spades onto the end so they plug into each other as you can see it!)


(https://cdn1.lockerdome.com/uploads/70cac8a7481e9c9beebe70caae4486fec1e6105111bdb9dc6e4b9c1cc3800060_large)

Suction is much better than my DC03 Absolute+, and it highlighted a blockage in the wand! Blockage removed it was fine! I think the belts need replacing though!

This will be a tough refurb, as I'll have to polish the blody inside as much as the outside! Hey ho...

(http://ericdye.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Challenge-Accepted-Meme.jpg)
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on April 17, 2015, 11:55:32 PM
I have one of these they are lovely, but can be so fragile, I hope "you know who" has a base plate, I was very lucky and found a complete new one on ebay but it cost about 15.00  I think these perform exceptionally well given the tiny motor.
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on April 18, 2015, 01:36:20 AM
I just checked three suppliers, none have that baseplate. I can try two more on Monday. I'll also look in our DC03 stuff just in case we do.

Edit: Q have them, part number 900196-02
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on April 18, 2015, 02:09:19 AM
Holy cow so they do! Feel free to ask about but I'll probably just add that to my next order, unless I need any more bits which you can get!

Amazing how parts supplies drop off the face of the earth isn't it! Can't find much new dc03 stuff nowadays I've found
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on April 18, 2015, 02:56:07 AM
We bought a stack of wands and brushrolls today. Still have new motors and clutches. I am planning to refurb my silver/white DC03 I recently came by soon.  8)
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on April 21, 2015, 07:20:18 PM
Having a bit of an issue with the switch...

The switch I removed (as it's broken) has 4 connectors, both the L and N connect to the switch. However, I cannot find a 4 pole switch anywhere, just 2 pole ones. Of course, I could get a 2 pole switch and wire the neutral together as per my other DC03 (and every other one by the looks of it), but that sounds like a cop-out...

Anyone got a 4 terminal dyson switch they would sell?
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on April 21, 2015, 07:55:31 PM
Anyone got a 4 terminal dyson switch they would sell?

Loads of them.

 ;D

Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on April 21, 2015, 08:17:30 PM
Brill, will be in touch when I have some spare change then! The bits of wire bridging the terminals can stay put for now!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 09, 2015, 10:19:51 PM
Apologies for the lack of updates on this, but TBH I have not done much myself!

One thing that happened shortly after I got it is the broken handle fully went

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kgVPmlALVZU/Vj_ooOut4pI/AAAAAAAAu3o/SdVcWOBx8UU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Didnt really surprise me, and I glued it up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XFwgLgvlXsI/Vj_oqiAJaII/AAAAAAAAu34/m21VCp9OYM8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5i9DLr6Bt74/Vj_orivouSI/AAAAAAAAu4A/8wK-e20yNAw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I have bought (well, reserved, yet to pay for it) a non broken DC03 Clear wand (thanks richieg), so I'll keep this broken wand for storage, and keep the unbroken one for display use!

Saturday morning, I was up in the loft doing something else and bought it down with me

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3FpS6S07x4M/Vj_pd9m1O9I/AAAAAAAAu44/Gw3gtyynuOg/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The wand went straight on the sofa, not going to do anything with that

Cyclone off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lhZA6MVyhZc/Vj_phDxNuVI/AAAAAAAAu5I/5bPFs43_pcs/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

These pictures highlight what a pain this stripdown was, the see through plastic either didn't focus or bounced the flash back...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wvyI3nBdhIk/Vj_pim30OdI/AAAAAAAAu5Q/j_lYWONx-sw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9wvBpogkhy8/Vj_pjhafiaI/AAAAAAAAu5Y/fNZeMdDY0bA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Either way, there is a screw under the switch cover. I didnt put the switch cover back on after replacing the switch so I didnt have to battle it off again. It is now temporarily mislaid... :censored:

The little switch housing lifts up and out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-siqVeC5uGEk/Vj_pk4DUZmI/AAAAAAAAu5g/EN2m_b6_kOQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cable off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GZPocfVZWXk/Vj_pmgRH-vI/AAAAAAAAu5o/0yUgUt8IF2Q/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Empty

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x_ZWj4ketIw/Vj_pooqZGCI/AAAAAAAAu5w/gAKrvZJKZgw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The side handle is held in at the top by this peice of moulding being held in by the switch housing, so the handle goes all floppy at this point

The removeable suction channel part comes out next, was a bit bendy getting it out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HVm6kiNFPB0/Vj_prAJEX6I/AAAAAAAAu6A/2EHrZi-dMls/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Seal removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W0ZX7bT0-MA/Vj_ps_4VPhI/AAAAAAAAu6I/Sz1sLaX50ns/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Tools off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TcMstkY7p0U/Vj_pueEEuQI/AAAAAAAAu6Q/uFs4hxi39hA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Hose out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B3nocTW6Z2Y/Vj_pwEI4R0I/AAAAAAAAu6Y/ISZsVCg2AcY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Hose removed from the changeover valve

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nowoy5InEtA/Vj_pxsb0ezI/AAAAAAAAu6g/31SmrLBqPYc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Pivot part removed from the housing

Split down some more (no idea what these parts are called tbh)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jIN5R1oQxGk/Vj_p08x0GSI/AAAAAAAAu6w/wuWUqX7hRb4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

These were hiding inside the hose

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xTnYuRsdMjY/Vj_p1-GcMlI/AAAAAAAAu64/gSZEM39SS2I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Seal pulls out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aUjZcpBEc5E/Vj_p3k20rUI/AAAAAAAAu7A/dEYnas_u4eQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Pivot seal out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yqjINlaJamE/Vj_p5cnF9TI/AAAAAAAAu7I/HEDcpdBvBSk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Hose locking tab and spring removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JBenErKDAS4/Vj_p6XlpYKI/AAAAAAAAu7Q/LGga4tcGrD0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Back to the main machine now, and nestled inside the suction channel is a screw

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1eadhITvMOg/Vj_p7n1ddyI/AAAAAAAAu7Y/ZjhZnSeofIM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

This releases the tool holder, pre motor filter and pre motor filter housing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x3GZVEqb_iM/Vj_p9A0Le5I/AAAAAAAAu7g/oF_FrWB9ezk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

This is the non washable one, needs replacing, it's minging

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ChdCKlhtPGI/Vj_p-LHSbTI/AAAAAAAAu7o/iBv0h6lKK4U/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The locking mechanism splits down

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fFrW_iMnASs/Vj_p_omX8rI/AAAAAAAAu7w/gMSK-2dX9UY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Vz1YSSUSPjk/Vj_qA_GQhRI/AAAAAAAAu74/1DxSoHjuzAU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The top handle looks easily breakable

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xsIVjnEqm_s/Vj_qCbd5UhI/AAAAAAAAu8A/6HRCaMWafw4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

So it and the little seal are removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l1hhnW48VvA/Vj_qEBf7YAI/AAAAAAAAu8I/T24mdkZXmcI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I took the post motor filter out, which is also in need of replacement

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JITKCbKNdh0/Vj_qFDe-6pI/AAAAAAAAu8Q/_I8Y0rRaRfw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Time to move down

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3jV14Ji0veI/Vj_qHmxeV8I/AAAAAAAAu8g/7pFgtdjMWoM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The little inspection window did this whilst removing it, which isnt a massive issue as you will see later

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8FSbKbG78lU/Vj_qJT03i9I/AAAAAAAAvXs/9PuabcvmGBc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The baseplate is borrowed from my Absolute+ DC03

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fbihceqK4s0/Vj_qLCX10ZI/AAAAAAAAu8w/2PUJ1_Vc_X8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

it can have it back now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kwR8-ln1RXw/Vj_qMt63iTI/AAAAAAAAu84/UTtkBHFCN8U/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The belt lifter tool is very tricky to use on a dc03 as it doesnt sit right, and the tab of the clutch housing it sits on is damn fragile, so gingerly I wrestled the brushroll out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AhQtvmWgE-E/Vj_qO5a9wnI/AAAAAAAAu9A/j7Aj-nVGoeY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and split it apart

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FkjvJ2wSsKE/Vj_qQdoPxiI/AAAAAAAAu9I/BOEh26GU6hQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Baseplate seals out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4hN_5X4eHSU/Vj_qR6RonmI/AAAAAAAAu9Q/YN6eM2f1amA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The LHS rear wheel comes off now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tUlcwFEEvXo/Vj_qTcYJMOI/AAAAAAAAu9Y/4XU-U9IBJQo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and onto plastic casualty number 1, this thread snapped whilst removing the clutch cover screws

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-98ohW4WjZwc/Vj_qUozfV_I/AAAAAAAAu9g/gMEs3NDt26I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iYLDq07BfX0/Vj_qWV_jC8I/AAAAAAAAu9o/2SVG1A7w9y0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I re-belted the clutch when I first got it as the ones in it were so stretched the brushroll barely turned, so that's one job I havent got to do now!

The other rear wheel comes off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vzxCuG_-Ya4/Vj_qXq5ulwI/AAAAAAAAu9w/-Aewbg1u8yc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The cleanerhead lifts off now, and reveals plastic casualty number 2

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Vv2ZJ3h6cbQ/Vj_qY8Y5pRI/AAAAAAAAu94/Kz4BMWzI27c/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cleanerhead removed, it's off with the bumper

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lImDJKy6VbM/Vj_qan8eHsI/AAAAAAAAu-A/1SP_c2HyjN8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Little window seal out, which broke but I'm not too fussed about that

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fEePW-16xEQ/Vj_qcLiBvKI/AAAAAAAAu-I/nE17e2H72Pg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

One of the base plate retaining brackets is screwed in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lnUl7woWyZg/Vj_qdYxZMdI/AAAAAAAAu-Q/rzDR5r43Imw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

This little chap pops out of the brushroll housing (no idea what it is tbh)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-J-UMAKwyeco/Vj_qfZqYagI/AAAAAAAAu-Y/W8QnUG081Tw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Plastic catastrophe number 3 (pretty sure I didnt do this though)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5pQr3nWw1zI/Vj_qgo20M9I/AAAAAAAAu-g/8VAf1MriX5w/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Tiny crack on the other side too

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BTXahnhDvu4/Vj_qiOjtlBI/AAAAAAAAvX0/mHIQ0X-8RIw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Lower motor cover off now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2PV6AsRKvBg/Vj_qjwRKWHI/AAAAAAAAu-w/RT4apCQesSk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Seal out (which was pointless as you will see)

Reference shot for the motor wires

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bkUkTbZBWPs/Vj_qnCGgpVI/AAAAAAAAu_A/jO0r3-W9jyM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Neutral wire connects on the other side

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YisnpgepBUw/Vj_qovYyXkI/AAAAAAAAu_I/Oxl2kod4sBs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Crap shot but the motor is immaculate

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ntYKZtPzi2I/Vj_qp-Q8wYI/AAAAAAAAvX8/WYoVFE9d3Z0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

spotless!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WQNrY7_kaB4/Vj_qq9aGxOI/AAAAAAAAu_Y/s1H8cZYV1_I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Motor seals and suction channel

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kRM9CjEmhPk/Vj_qsp2dM9I/AAAAAAAAu_g/ZDqkjcfs3LA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Removing the suction channel releases the post filter holder too

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4reiQcsV4Jc/Vj_quC0LhAI/AAAAAAAAu_o/jkwv5OpULBY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

which allows the spinal cord to come out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X0aXYucUlTk/Vj_qvkiL1HI/AAAAAAAAu_w/IDSgREdV7GE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

There's a seal hiding at the bottom

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d9EhVAfOBtE/Vj_qxBFo0hI/AAAAAAAAu_4/hgNTsUIvbQs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

One up by where the cyclone meets the chassis

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xjC2YTQ7h98/Vj_qyn9mC5I/AAAAAAAAvAA/ocPnKbdgH10/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and naked!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pg5D4qjUDGY/Vj_qz6UTrmI/AAAAAAAAvAI/7CWPEHWwJDI/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cyclone now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Gf-u8sFbKXY/Vj_q1svuAjI/AAAAAAAAvAQ/MMoN1EVd-3c/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Lower part split

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NT_BDgzA8GY/Vj_q3DH00WI/AAAAAAAAvAY/uH9xtF7NxZk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The cyclone release clip pops off the top

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v2m1qll1BIU/Vj_q5E4jiLI/AAAAAAAAvAg/tWZlBYGpMYw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The seal needs removing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oXSP0oGfyFs/Vj_q6SsHPbI/AAAAAAAAvAo/fvZu58OMYlA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

An screw

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YQAA2Dpj-oo/Vj_q7vwscWI/AAAAAAAAvAw/Gw_dfLmc1Ws/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

This enables the inner cyclone bits to be pulled free

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-veK8M1xjcvc/Vj_q9VNymgI/AAAAAAAAvA8/8OLxF2EsNP4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-en67FB87djQ/Vj_q-mEpeLI/AAAAAAAAvBA/OTbsBRTAtEg/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The cyclone bin seal pulls out of the top part

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3ZepRvpSCrU/Vj_q_wgSOXI/AAAAAAAAvBI/icKu_oLEvqk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The release valve sits under the clear plastic hat

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ebdxaY-jvjE/Vj_rBpME2AI/AAAAAAAAvBQ/ISUFsuWcPjw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ger5oiZsyRw/Vj_rDsmMkdI/AAAAAAAAvBY/hCcrl_Yh9Ug/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0CztmJi7UuA/Vj_rFUHrNoI/AAAAAAAAvBg/li0163WGGn0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tOYtgm89YY4/Vj_rITS9hrI/AAAAAAAAvBw/bOT-m2KkSS4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

A seal holds it all together

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xDu3JVnGoWw/Vj_rJkJd6EI/AAAAAAAAvB4/yMNXf01RBso/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The shroud pops off the cone

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hmYp8B26vl4/Vj_rLDtKTYI/AAAAAAAAvCA/o9iepVRefUY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Everything was then washed and put for drying.
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on November 10, 2015, 12:40:00 AM
You still looking for a sole plate?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/dyson-dc03-sole-plate-purple-/291604552353?hash=item43e4fc5aa1:g:CqEAAOSw7NNUL-gy

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/dyson-dc03-genuine-used-sole-base-plate-soleplate-and-cradle-silver-/161879516965?hash=item25b0c56725:g:1x0AAOSw14xWO0vB
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 10, 2015, 12:54:54 AM
Nope,  got that covered! Should have had the back together bit written uo now but Amy did the asda shop and now we are in bed,  but I got a new soleplate months ago that now finally has a purpose in life -  to sit on this and never get used!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on November 10, 2015, 01:02:39 AM
OK cool  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 10, 2015, 02:24:37 AM
Excellent  thread so far! :thumbsup; I remember when we had our DC03 in 2006ish we got it cheap, 6 (a bit like getting a DC24/25 for 6 today as it was 9 years in production) ;D It was pretty crap sadly, only good for surface dirt and dust on carpets only. Was pathetic on hard floors cos nothing was picked up, I remember vacuuming up some spilled cornflakes off tile flooring and it never sucked any of it up. Also, the hose suction was so bad, I remember picking something up and it was just weak so the thing rattled in the middle tubing.This thread brought back some memories ;D Thanks! I am now on the hunt for a DC03 Absolute+ or Standard and a DC01 Standard  ;) 8)
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Tech12 on November 10, 2015, 07:41:55 AM
Hi Sam: The switch your looking for is a 2 pole, 4 terminal switch. Not a 4 pole switch.
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 10, 2015, 08:25:45 AM
Aaah Mvacs sent me a switch months ago! I just didnt refit the switch cover so I wouldnt have to take it apart again.
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2015, 12:22:51 AM
One of the big issues with this was the rusty wheel axle

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZxC_Z-NRS2w/Vj_rM4fItLI/AAAAAAAAvCI/0X7P9MCAfCY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RUoNCC2PQus/Vj_rQEv-jrI/AAAAAAAAvCY/Hl8aISCBFbw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Which did ruin things somewhat. Luckily, Q know who still has these in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sR2OPkkd58E/Vj_rRvoDYtI/AAAAAAAAvCg/FFCTdgP4IGg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FNudzRMe1hQ/Vj_rTh8pxRI/AAAAAAAAvCo/-w0jATf0eEM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Luckily, the ratings plate sticker peeled off and stuck back onto the new part perfectly

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zBK73hektiY/Vj_rVXb3MrI/AAAAAAAAvCw/Ng-3WiLUZ5k/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I got a DC04/07 wheel axle from the shed, and measured it against the DC03 one. there was 4/5mm in it, but once the wheels and glamour caps were on, you cant tell!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jdnUwja42Ak/Vj_rXidnDAI/AAAAAAAAvC4/hUq3zYx_2r4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

It also meant I could get rid of these scratches on the old LMC. Into the recycling bin it went!

I got some glass polish, and some gloves so I didnt put fingerprints all over it and buffed it up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gfSzmcxgt9Q/Vj_ranaKWoI/AAAAAAAAvDI/lK23aRD_Zjo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Shiney

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4O05gmSrk68/Vj_rcLyZ6eI/AAAAAAAAvDQ/t5UcSLi39VY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The glass polish was messy though, and there was sod all left so I got some G3 Paintwork renovator (filler heavy silicone polish) and thoroughly polished every bloody part, inside and out, it took an age but looked soooo good afterwards!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i7Oc7QkFC3E/Vj_rdgTsigI/AAAAAAAAvDY/y1-vNdZz4KA/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cHm0i9FE480/Vj_re59q1zI/AAAAAAAAvDg/e77Iami9C3k/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BEVMZjeLPVk/Vj_rgQ5KYpI/AAAAAAAAvDo/UjfuHuja5Qw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YEot0x8Xhcc/Vj_riPLgnvI/AAAAAAAAvDw/omxSj4GOdVg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2pkRNrryH-A/Vj_rjaj0RSI/AAAAAAAAvD4/SgkNE9OMLac/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4FGMWSBu01Q/Vj_rlBfqMqI/AAAAAAAAvEA/Kiqj5RaKjnE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I may run the rotary over the cleanerhead this week, to increase the gloss and remove the fine swirl marks, but this morning, on my last day of paternity leave before going back to work tomorrow, I put it together

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WiarpUTbp5s/VkB1ox0v1sI/AAAAAAAAvEQ/6kTsDPVtgfs/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5jtC9vlwS1I/VkB1t8HLbsI/AAAAAAAAvEg/NA5W-UChe-w/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Forgot to include the LMC in the picture, not taking it all again though...

Cyclone first

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E-nzqANMVbU/VkB1wO2CH1I/AAAAAAAAvEo/CTPvExgtwJA/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OHU6k343CkA/VkB1yJVk1xI/AAAAAAAAvEw/qH79sYvJX_k/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

release valve seal back in the housing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RAJZydEfIxA/VkB1zzn1_uI/AAAAAAAAvE4/lkYJsgYsqgo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

release valve back together

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zrmd5i_-qXM/VkB12LTRitI/AAAAAAAAvYE/2l17C5aCIjk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-axAsaq0eGAs/VkB13_9LTcI/AAAAAAAAvFI/YOsHG_R7Qqs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

fitted back into the upper cyclone housing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ouz5ZJMTbBk/VkB17VLxCwI/AAAAAAAAvFY/NDTmYDJ_U9w/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d9vsy2LN4Yk/VkB19S56e8I/AAAAAAAAvFg/0QMXa4S1nnk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cyclone seal back in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kxFamizzcgs/VkB1-y8jzVI/AAAAAAAAvFo/bzFDzSq44Bg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Lower cone sealed up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qfinsZ6k32M/VkB2A0SwvbI/AAAAAAAAvFw/uQ7syTK1LkA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aioKcal0KNg/VkB2CgPyKXI/AAAAAAAAvF4/FskTgVjCkBs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cyclone done

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ofqUP9J9Sjc/VkB2ETrDc9I/AAAAAAAAvGA/Liqz7Jr74Qk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y0FyvpGrbng/VkB2GaaB7YI/AAAAAAAAvGI/ebEjTmWv5ys/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I realised this part came out whilst polishing it (which made it a damn sight easier to polish), so cyclone cup back in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aHGTQzGyakU/VkB2IRDjGkI/AAAAAAAAvGQ/Pr-lj16lh9Q/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

cyclone seal back in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--z2fhW3RU6U/VkB2KH5uEJI/AAAAAAAAvGY/iqFUEyxrFvc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Bottom seal in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dcog_J-CHy8/VkB2L7BKXqI/AAAAAAAAvGg/74Rg6Txvi-c/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The spinal cord needs to go in first

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EHjqILAneqw/VkB2N0PqhcI/AAAAAAAAvGo/wd418lng45k/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Post filter holder in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZIE9xJO6Azg/VkB2P2XHmpI/AAAAAAAAvGw/D-pwD4zYliE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The ends of the motor back on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p9tqMGOvvNA/VkB2RkWGmGI/AAAAAAAAvG4/EzvUAX-iTlc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Wired up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1_q7Dr0m2lo/VkB2TgIyslI/AAAAAAAAvHA/TcoBuE9HoCQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Mated up to the suction channel and fitted into the chassis

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-06YSDyAHjJA/VkB2VA9BANI/AAAAAAAAvHI/crqloFNVeXc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I glued the broken tab back on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xk-UCq213Po/VkB2WvmhosI/AAAAAAAAvHQ/qYPgrsC6NB8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and inserted into the chassis

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KztaYjMuaRg/VkB2Yk80tyI/AAAAAAAAvHY/mjXY2TrybkI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Lower motor cover fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p3nK-VjSEoU/VkB2aNqUoII/AAAAAAAAvHg/kNkPef5QJ84/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cleaner head now, and the rear seal is inserted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FnoF5D-9RnQ/VkB2b4syusI/AAAAAAAAvHo/wvZxYZlnq_g/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Locking thing fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L5Gqzmfwfgw/VkB2c4Td2sI/AAAAAAAAvHw/ZTgxc6B14HI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Removeable baseplate clamp fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vzo119vkAms/VkB2eFDzA4I/AAAAAAAAvZM/QKFHwg9jwL0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Clear window seal fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dSmSESixu7Q/VkB2f4OQhUI/AAAAAAAAvIA/NhuDyMCDtXI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Another treat from Mr. Cole, a brand new clear window!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IbmZfe8Qyyg/VkB2h25_dKI/AAAAAAAAvII/gL648fhWJSY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OsY4nLgHip0/VkB2jWiL8rI/AAAAAAAAvIQ/cWZrNr4-wqk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Front bumper fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_ajwlarXrbU/VkB2lA28-iI/AAAAAAAAvIY/Jm17TY4HE00/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Cleanerhead fitted to the chassis

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-97J3EIYypo4/VkB2m9Bq9aI/AAAAAAAAvIg/8oIWKAe-ZoE/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Clutch popped back in, with the broken tab glued into the housing so it stands half a chance of doing something

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K1lkB_4hcMo/VkB2og8voEI/AAAAAAAAvIo/G6J1JVtDmzg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Clutch cover fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_SH8oscX628/VkB2qoMSpEI/AAAAAAAAvIw/xyMmJx9inYg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Time for the rear wheels

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vS_ac6NWVrQ/VkB2sXsgnXI/AAAAAAAAvI4/8WTaNIzAddQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Baseplate seals in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ReO_l5bZcn4/VkB2u7efbbI/AAAAAAAAvJA/ET6sVxOq1rg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The brushroll polished up nicely

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ULZnNb-oHDQ/VkB2wXjw6RI/AAAAAAAAvJI/nMVxXNaSTa0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Gingerly refitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7OM18jdzZzA/VkB2yf4djhI/AAAAAAAAvJQ/qAoAxkm48Tg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Second shiny new part to go on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iz4VDmQ5sGk/VkB20ivdvaI/AAAAAAAAvJY/z4q-Bf6EkdU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YzlKJGA3DXM/VkB22Thd2tI/AAAAAAAAvJg/a6xGLMqV3-Y/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w1t9ILFeSew/VkB24F9I08I/AAAAAAAAvJo/VYYWTuM6-ks/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Lovely!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I-OxdDrPXqg/VkB27Pf4CGI/AAAAAAAAvJw/yBJqBJHBy_o/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The filter housing removal assembly goes back together now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YPLpo48E-tc/VkB29es7A-I/AAAAAAAAvJ4/MdV2EOJCk44/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Inner adjuster inserted into the top part

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TrESJB83qEA/VkB3BLyOR2I/AAAAAAAAvKI/WylF3dGhcmE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and fitted to the tool holder/top hat

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sZ3ZO8eCaFA/VkB3C-HN6tI/AAAAAAAAvKQ/A1crKrfsSk4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Handle clipped in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7CnTVUNnjyw/VkB3ExuiXZI/AAAAAAAAvKY/Ib7DKyhKL7A/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Fitted and screwed in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PgAUqwf7en4/VkB3GWb15iI/AAAAAAAAvKg/iZ-9gLzAaqY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The motor suction channel seal fits onto the end of the motor suction channel

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JfMqCYWgmvk/VkB3HwqFFtI/AAAAAAAAvKo/3Yw5ZaafUco/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Pre motor filter housing fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4SIoRf1fJz0/VkB3J7zDhZI/AAAAAAAAvKw/o6Obh49RKiE/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Changeover valve goes back together

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q2mg2EOG0h8/VkB3LD9U8fI/AAAAAAAAvK4/Cxy-E5_shTk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nt4d3YHgG_o/VkB3MrglzpI/AAAAAAAAvLA/Y0coK_cErHs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I forgot a small seal, so took the top of the filter housing off to fit it

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8Yb3fXg5l2U/VkB3OOfBqxI/AAAAAAAAvLI/y4QQ62PQ074/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Back to the hose

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0kPM6z8kYrQ/VkB3Qe6kbxI/AAAAAAAAvLQ/r9viIlEak8I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GKy7HLXRAX8/VkB3SJFtY3I/AAAAAAAAvLY/1xGQ9ZlUAlo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yep7kJGM85g/VkB3TnpC7oI/AAAAAAAAvLg/aI3RcGoyDzQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Inspection window sealed up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ncqqf4R55Rg/VkB3V4FDE8I/AAAAAAAAvLo/vh5qdX5IGFQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CuMI5i4JdbA/VkB3XeeUj0I/AAAAAAAAvLw/iWha0X5PQ9s/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Tools fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zlpse2kHT2o/VkB3ZMMkwTI/AAAAAAAAvL4/7sobuX1OiCY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Switch and switch housing fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p-VIpqFw4R4/VkB3auaIhTI/AAAAAAAAvMA/Abve2O9haFA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Looking like a DC03 again

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WsSdRbFm59k/VkB3cbkJ5hI/AAAAAAAAvMI/3FJisjQAsZc/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Old wand refitted for now, and some after shots

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jNxCm_AEmTE/VkB3fz3IUtI/AAAAAAAAvMY/S07DzXqeqwE/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KHrPGdAQ9fQ/VkB3hikKpHI/AAAAAAAAvMg/dLn5RRYEYzo/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Looking good! Tonight, I waxed it with some Banana Armor I found in the loft

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y4tuk9YueSQ/VkJs8FxiKqI/AAAAAAAAvZY/j3XH16L8fRE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JCXh6dpc5_k/VkJs9mt_YkI/AAAAAAAAvZg/zb_Cbz7L6uU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Will get that buffed off tomorrow!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 11, 2015, 12:39:29 AM
Omg you literally did a grand job! 8) Where's my sunglasses?It looks so new!
Dc03 clears always reminded me of aquariums for some weird reason, lovely though ;D
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2015, 12:47:05 AM
Its such a beautiful colour! Am seriously contemplating putting a shelf up somewhere and having it on display but it would be a pain to dust!

Just need a clear DC02 now,  got more chance of finding a solid sub 500 citroen xm 2.1td manual hatch though sadly...
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 11, 2015, 12:52:58 AM
I'll let you know if I find one ;)
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2015, 12:54:06 AM
An xm? Yes please!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Dyson2000 on November 11, 2015, 02:03:14 AM
Ah that's better, its a definitely a clear one now!, Nothing beats a bit of elbow grease good work!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on November 11, 2015, 11:15:55 AM
I wish mine looked like that!  :snivel:
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 11, 2015, 12:12:49 PM
Lol
DC02 Clear 😜
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2015, 12:16:06 PM
Has anyone ever had a dc02 clear? Or are they a mythical beast?
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on November 11, 2015, 12:25:45 PM
We had a really battered one ages ago that was only fit to break.

They have a slightly different motor to a standard DC02. Same as the one in the Recyclone.

They do exist, you posted this photo a couple of years back elsewhere.  ;D

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Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 11, 2015, 12:34:20 PM
I think my mate in Warrington has one along with a recyclone 😃
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 11, 2015, 12:36:26 PM
Oh and I remember that someone on Dyson's Facebook page mentioned that they found a brand new DC02 recyclone in their loft or something and they wanted to know the value of it. This was years ago
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2015, 01:48:54 PM
Id love to have a find like that! Knowing the value is possibly quite tricky though,  I mean they cost x when new,  and to some people would just be a hoover,  to others they could be worth megacoin to a limited market! Sometimes thats where ebay cam be handy,  and things find their own value
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 11, 2015, 01:56:19 PM
Totally! Like when newoldcleaners listed a dc07 brand new and it only had 1 bid :S
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2015, 02:16:15 PM
That's only because people had started to realise that boxed old cleaners stored in a damp, leaky cowshed aint always the bargain they look from the outside of a closed box!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on November 11, 2015, 02:29:11 PM
Only ever seen 02 clear parts.
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 11, 2015, 02:37:28 PM
Lol true! They probs still have their clear DC03
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 12, 2015, 10:34:45 AM
I buffed the wax off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LERMn0uGs-U/VkJtAX5mjgI/AAAAAAAAvZw/TIaJ6Wsk9L4/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and got my DC03 Absolute+ down from the loft, which has never had as good performance as this Clear has, so did a direct comparison, the video for which is still loading

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tPVBNPo6gCo/VkRNj9Nq6tI/AAAAAAAAvaI/ppUHO0d-iWw/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4ktfmu8_vt8/VkRNn5182II/AAAAAAAAvaQ/IaGEvmpdgME/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nrmOlpW1NeU/VkROLdQgrUI/AAAAAAAAvaY/UpXEQyVZuqs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Missed some damn water spots that you can only see under a bright light

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fQc4hgOR-Zg/VkROWbhdRSI/AAAAAAAAvag/1luJ7J107_U/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Some light swirl marks remain, again only visible under LED but I didnt want to hit it with the rotary polisher as I didnt want the plastic to react badly and cloud in a ruinous way

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IsZ25wV4nwc/VkROdy9BdtI/AAAAAAAAvao/LHNgrwvlqCQ/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LLOotoqXg0c/VkROjtgz5QI/AAAAAAAAvaw/rYFI98hDpZ0/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

As you can see, I stole the switch cover from the Ab+ as it's not as lovely as the clear!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yZuMdcmbiIc/VkROr_3l5xI/AAAAAAAAva4/oCfARRYtxwk/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The Ab+ will be stripped again (I'll update it's unfinished thread) to see where the air leak lies now I have the seal locations of the clear to go by, and we shall see if I can make it work any better! The filter are in better condition on the ab+ than the clear, so that should not be an issue.
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 15, 2015, 01:34:06 AM
Here is the video I shot the other night. Even with the removable cover fitted properly it's still pretty crap


A project for another day!

I removed the ruined filters from the clear since Mvacs will have new ones to put in, and it saves me buying the filters from them, and adjusting the price to suit when they will go straight back to them

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pes-DAvhPBk/VkfEGlrgHTI/AAAAAAAAviE/Lc1jf-Xbe9Y/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and put a second layer of wax on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FwRUmct5jLk/VkfEILX4qDI/AAAAAAAAviM/k6iBHxiH0AA/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Will buff that off tomorrow.
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: __russ__ on November 15, 2015, 12:06:45 PM
You can really hear the air escaping in that video!

The clear looks superb by the way  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 15, 2015, 12:35:24 PM
Ive been using it this morning and yep,  it does have an issue.  Hopefully a thorough stripdown will reveal where the missing seal is.  It has suction,  but when you block it off,  it doesnt sound blocked,  if you know what I mean.

Removing the shit filters makes it 8% better too!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 15, 2015, 01:12:57 PM
Buffed!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SIHC07GsLck/Vkhn2fWCe6I/AAAAAAAAvic/rSdidY1aJmc/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nxyODKL1yWE/Vkhn4NyXOdI/AAAAAAAAvik/-A_1ZJhQ-Ls/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bsu9W5baG3Y/Vkhn5lgzllI/AAAAAAAAvis/toi5aS4Qxic/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bSUa_cwNVBw/Vkhn7Vg-ygI/AAAAAAAAvi0/gbTXVyomT9s/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg/img]

[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CQTBuFXiubM/Vkhn9OJ0jFI/AAAAAAAAvi8/6XNy_R6L9ug/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ej_i1B0RIoQ/Vkhn-6gPI4I/AAAAAAAAvjE/Ie327fmloLE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1_W2q_PAnZU/VkhoAY1WDtI/AAAAAAAAvjM/dVeiivqHWew/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lXbi5rk83tE/VkhoB1ccEeI/AAAAAAAAvjU/0wDgpiunXTw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V9DAKHa6Chw/VkhoDiGV49I/AAAAAAAAvjc/kWuvMhfV5WU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_P_vygiFN4E/VkhoFBVuamI/AAAAAAAAvjk/cJr_nFGZDJ0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lS-ZFUyTcfo/VkhoGwBvLrI/AAAAAAAAvjs/uopMTGvBprQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I'm pretty confident that it is as clean as it could be short of machine polishing, and being clear the chances of getting the plastic too hot and ruining it are quite high! It passes the 5 steps test anyway!

Just the wand to get now on payday, will put this up in the loft later for safekeeping and to stop me putting more layers of wax on it...
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on November 15, 2015, 04:55:02 PM
Looking well.  :icon_nod:

Is the wand a new or used one?
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 15, 2015, 04:57:00 PM
The wand is the used,  broken one.  Heavily fortified with glue.  Got an unbroken wand with my name on it,  when it comes Ill wash and polish that too! You want the broken wand as well or not?
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on November 15, 2015, 05:06:41 PM
The wand is the used,  broken one.  Heavily fortified with glue.  Got an unbroken wand with my name on it,  when it comes Ill wash and polish that too! You want the broken wand as well or not?

No, I just didn't know if you were waiting to pick up a new new one or not.
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 15, 2015, 05:08:46 PM
Waiting to pay for it first! I pinched the switch cover from my Ab+ as I have no idea where the one from the clear is, and their identical, so when I find it I'll fit it to the Ab+
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 28, 2015, 10:32:50 PM
The nice man from Vacuum Rescue in Sussex was going to see some friends in Oxford today, and he was the chap I bought the DC03 clear wand from, so he popped in on his way past for a personal delivery! Sadly we were in the hospital with the boy, so money was left in the shed, and it was swapped for a wand, sorry Rich, thanks alot though!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wgxEEFUtrac/VloNXsO7-QI/AAAAAAAAvoM/WW5n1QAUEz8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

It's not too damaged either. Little crack by the side catches which isn't worth glueing up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xgYtLU1bpHo/VloNYo1l2aI/AAAAAAAAvoU/OUmxkqQEtWA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

There are a few hairline cracks to the very top too (which isn't surprising tbh)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hi9xxv3p3aI/VloNZwtOlZI/AAAAAAAAvoc/ES0gu14-dVk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I may put some preventative glue on this part

as it's completely hidden with the wand cap fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UhluizVLHy8/VloNbKa4MaI/AAAAAAAAvok/xz2hdRxWEh4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Of course it needed washing, so wand cap off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P11VOs0kBig/VloNcmIo22I/AAAAAAAAvos/jj3CW1_2_pA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Wand cap spring off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dVmudVzHsQY/VloNePv41nI/AAAAAAAAvo0/iCyR34jVkKM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Release button removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v_0QPwgDD6k/VloNfqPFtfI/AAAAAAAAvpc/nXPCnK-0naE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Few scuffs on the metal part which should come off nicely

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mJvSvh-3m7c/VloNhCK1TtI/AAAAAAAAvpk/aoZUv9FQqo4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

It's all washed and drying now, ready for polishing and waxing tomorrow

Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on November 29, 2015, 12:55:58 AM
We have agreed to buy this machine from Mr Beko. This machine is going to form part of our Dyson museum in our new premises (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,2014.0.html) as it is a seldom seen variant. Looking forward to seeing it!  :-*
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on November 29, 2015, 12:57:44 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 29, 2015, 01:42:31 AM
Yep,  Im excited that its going to be displayed,  would hate to see it used,  which is kind of a silly sentiment but using it would ruin it!

If the damn boy stays up much longer Ill be polishing it at 3am...
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on November 29, 2015, 01:50:33 AM
lol, give him some brandy, if that doesn't work, you drink the brandy.
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 29, 2015, 01:52:22 AM
Lol true.  Him and amy are asleep on the other sofa now,  which is gr9 as now I cant fall asleep incase she drops him...

9gag here I come...
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on November 29, 2015, 02:02:14 AM
Dropping a babie never hurts them, Mrs Madrat managed to drop all 3 at some point  :underchair:  I'm saying nothing  :whist11:
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 29, 2015, 02:31:37 AM
Amy dropped eva off the sofa at 3 weeks old,  she was fine...

Miele is on low,  its sort of working,  but he is hungry. Not food time yet
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 30, 2015, 07:24:45 PM
The new wand makes it look 158% better!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w3CgGUlesg4/VlyFOFfL6zI/AAAAAAAAvqI/yTaBx3a3MiQ/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4YYHgaAOZk0/VlyFRFVioKI/AAAAAAAAvqc/Sa6ZGrYkj7A/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

This sticker came from the old wand, and looks OK from a distance, I'll leave it up to you wether to scrap it off when you see it in person, you can tell where it peeled off on one corner

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Tt5r-AeYIGA/VlyFRrOjOMI/AAAAAAAAvqg/0rQkq2PDXQU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Done! Mvacs - PM incoming!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on November 30, 2015, 08:36:00 PM
That looks brand new  :bow:
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on November 30, 2015, 08:48:03 PM
That looks brand new  :bow:

Why it is winging its way up here later this week!   :icon_nod:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 30, 2015, 09:19:30 PM
It deserves a dust free retirement where people can look at it,  not locked away in the loft with me scared to touch it.

Of course the hunt is now on for another!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on December 03, 2015, 12:30:53 PM
Well,  the dc03 is no longer sat in reception at work,  so hopefully ups are not smashing the shit out of it as it wings its way northwards!
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on December 03, 2015, 05:33:08 PM
Well,  the dc03 is no longer sat in reception at work,  so hopefully ups are not smashing the shit out of it as it wings its way northwards!

It arrived this morning. Slight cracking where the handle joins the canister, but certainly the best one of these I have ever seen. In fact, I have never seen a complete one that wasnt smashed to bits.  :thumbsup:

Our chap said, "He does a nice job that Beko bloke" and asked what wax you use. :chuckle:
Title: Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on December 03, 2015, 05:35:56 PM
Aah no,  im so sorry about that! Bloody ups!

Youll have to have it at a jaunty angle in the case to hide it...

Thanks for the feedback! It was a labour of love,  but worth it!  Just try not to get it too dusty,  or youll have to buy some microfibres and buff it back up!