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Title: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 15, 2018, 02:31:47 PM
 Is it safe to use?
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 15, 2018, 02:40:28 PM
picture of it ?
If it's just a scuff to the outer grey sheath then i let them go, if the brown or blue is showing then i replace the cable.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 15, 2018, 04:26:42 PM
thats next to the shroud, just rewire it cutting off 4 or 5 inches first.
You will need a couple of compression spade connectors, 1 female to connect live  to the switch and 1 male for the neutral i think.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Sleaford White on January 15, 2018, 04:53:04 PM
Ryevac is spot on.
My rule is if the grey outer insulation has gone through but the blue and brown cables are intact, I do a proper heat shrink repair on the damaged area. I'll allow a max of 3 repairs on a cable, depending on how big the area of damage is.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: bluebumble485 on January 15, 2018, 05:35:34 PM
what size heat shrink do you use is a hair dyer hot enough never used it
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Madrat on January 15, 2018, 05:44:47 PM
If it's your own machine just put some tape round it.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 15, 2018, 06:52:59 PM
with stress on that area it's only a matter of time till the inner cores break unless you rewire it.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Madrat on January 15, 2018, 06:57:03 PM
My dco4 has been going like it for over 8 years
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 15, 2018, 10:04:46 PM
Can I still use? If I fixed do I have to change the whole wire?
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: MVacs on January 15, 2018, 10:10:35 PM
Can I still use? If I fixed do I have to change the whole wire?

Your photo isnt the highest resolution it might be.  :whist11:
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 15, 2018, 10:23:51 PM
I don't have a torx screwdriver/ Anything else I could use?
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 15, 2018, 11:18:12 PM
 :chuckle:
My dco4 has been going like it for over 8 years
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 16, 2018, 09:50:37 AM
Is the torx screwdrive 15 by Smiths for all dc14s like later ones and early ones?
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: MVacs on January 16, 2018, 12:20:23 PM
Is the torx screwdrive 15 by Smiths for all dc14s like later ones and early ones?

All.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 16, 2018, 06:29:46 PM
Do I have to replace the whole cable or rewire it? Can someone show me some pictures how to do it?
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Madrat on January 16, 2018, 06:31:56 PM
Can we have a better picture of the damage please.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: bluebumble485 on January 16, 2018, 10:19:31 PM
if you don't know you should not mess with electric ,it bites
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 16, 2018, 10:43:42 PM
I get a error when I upload the picture.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: MVacs on January 16, 2018, 11:53:25 PM
I get a error when I upload the picture.

Try this: https://imgbb.com/
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 17, 2018, 12:00:31 AM
Would a dc07 cable fit a dc14? They look the same, don't they?
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 17, 2018, 01:12:45 PM
yes
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Madrat on January 17, 2018, 06:49:09 PM
Quote
if you don't know you should not mess with electric ,it bites

If you don't play you don't learn.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 17, 2018, 08:52:50 PM
Very true... What's your age dysonboy123 ?

And don't forget to unplug it beforehand.  :dead-dyson:
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Sleaford White on January 18, 2018, 12:00:27 AM
what size heatt shrink do you use is a hair dyer hot enough never used it

I would say it's about 1.5cm. I use a paint stripping gun with a curved end attachment.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Sleaford White on January 18, 2018, 12:35:01 AM
No pics but it's dead simple.
1. take off the switch cover (2 screws on back of spine).
2. Remove cable from switch and neutral connection.
3. Slide protective shroud down from broken area.
4. Measure the length of cable between broken cable and terminals, less than the area between grey insulation and terminals.
6. At the broken point CAREFULLY cut through the outer insulation ( I use a Rabii tool but in carfull hands a stanley knife will do).
7. Pull off the broken bit of outer insulation.
8. Measure the blue and brown wire. Add an extra cm and cut.
9. Carefully remove about 1cm of insulation from blue and brown wires and twist the copper together tightly and bend the copper in half and crimp on new terminals. Terminals are cheap as chips if ordered from China, however, I would recommend a proper crimping tool. A pair of pliers/mole grips is just not good enough
10. Re-route the cable and make sure the switch is in the "ON" position before fitting the the switch housing.



No charge!
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 19, 2018, 12:26:56 AM
I'm 18. And don't worry, I always turn of the plug before starting any work on it.  :chuckle: :chuckle:.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 19, 2018, 12:29:33 AM
I might be changing the whole wire. Better safe then sorry. The wire has a weird lump on it.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy on January 19, 2018, 12:46:09 AM
Would a dc07 cable fit a dc14? They look the same, don't they?
Any dyson cable will fit any other dyson if you swap over the cable grommit on the machine.
Any 2 core (or 3 core with cut off earth) thats 1.5mm I think? will fit any dyson providing you put new crimp spades on and swap over your cable gromit.
A DC07 cable will directly fit a dc14, vice versa because they share the same gromits.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 19, 2018, 01:50:33 AM
Is there any dc14 cables for sale?
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: MVacs on January 19, 2018, 03:19:19 PM
Any dyson cable will fit any other dyson if you swap over the cable grommit on the machine.

Not really, spades and lengths differ across models. And if you fit the wrong one it wont wrap right.

Is there any dc14 cables for sale?

Hundreds of them >here< (https://shop.manchestervacs.co.uk/dyson-upright-vacuum-cleaner-spares/dc14-spares/dc14-power-cord-flex-cable).
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 19, 2018, 05:32:04 PM
And to add to this you may open it up and find something like this.....



Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Madrat on January 19, 2018, 05:56:07 PM
 :thumbsup: had a few of them
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 19, 2018, 09:55:13 PM
 :chuckle:

Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 20, 2018, 07:42:47 PM
I've bought a used cable for dc14 in good condition wire is dirty, but doesn't bother me.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 20, 2018, 09:20:46 PM
get a damp cloth, spray it with some bleach based spray cleaner - hold it tight over the cable and pull through the cloth several times and it will look new.
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Madrat on January 21, 2018, 04:00:53 PM
Don't forget to rinse.

Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 21, 2018, 09:27:49 PM
Also, don't forget to put it in the dishwasher.  :)) :)) :))
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: ryevac on January 22, 2018, 01:18:02 AM
dish all the spare cable into a bucket of water after and then pat test it - just to be sure   :grinn:
Title: Re: My dc14 has a very small nick in the wire. Is it safe to use?
Post by: Dysonboy123 on January 22, 2018, 12:36:42 PM
The black box which holds the wire is not going back on.