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Dyson Models => Dyson DC07 => Topic started by: Tonymini145 on October 29, 2015, 11:55:54 PM

Title: Greetings I have a issue
Post by: Tonymini145 on October 29, 2015, 11:55:54 PM
Evening all I'm new to the forum

I have a little querie

I have a DC07 that I have had from new and it really lost suction I've followed videos etc and fully restored it but my question is

Do I have to use a hepa filter ? Or can I just use the pads ?

It did originally come with a hepa

Many thanks all
Title: Re: Greetings I have a issue
Post by: Dyson2000 on October 30, 2015, 12:43:27 AM
In my opinion, Original is all ways best but if you're tight git like me just get the cheap ones. they both do the exactly same thing, collecting carbon from the motor.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Greetings I have a issue
Post by: Tonymini145 on October 30, 2015, 12:47:55 AM
Yeah I'm a tight git haha, I've been stripping and restoring DC14s and DC04s for a while to earn a little spare cash never have I done a DC07 until today and I thought as it was my own I'd do it as cheaply as possible I believe I've found the right place for and questions and General Dyson talk

My missus hates me for it but i love the satisfaction of stripping a knackered Dyson down and cleaning it and fixing it and putting it back together

Title: Re: Greetings I have a issue
Post by: Dyson2000 on October 30, 2015, 01:00:47 AM
Yeah I'm a tight git haha, I've been stripping and restoring DC14s and DC04s for a while to earn a little spare cash never have I done a DC07 until today and I thought as it was my own I'd do it as cheaply as possible I believe I've found the right place for and questions and General Dyson talk

My missus hates me for it but i love the satisfaction of stripping a knackered Dyson down and cleaning it and fixing it and putting it back together

I rescue them from recycle centres.  And restore them. Only time I spend money on them is for filters and belts.  As for the rest of the parts,  I can get them for free there is always a dyson there!
Title: Re: Greetings I have a issue
Post by: Tonymini145 on October 30, 2015, 01:09:25 AM
Yeah I get a few from local tips etc

Here's my 07 in its current allmost finished state
Title: Re: Greetings I have a issue
Post by: Madrat on October 30, 2015, 05:00:38 PM
I always put a hepa in if it had one when it left dyson but no reason why you cant swap and change ether way.  I have found the cheap generic hepa filters just as good as genuine ones.  I also wash the pads in machine because I don't like to waste them.
Title: Re: Greetings I have a issue
Post by: MVacs on October 30, 2015, 05:40:11 PM
We tend to put pads in because they are cheaper and I feel they let the motor breathe easier.