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Dyson Models => Handheld, Cordless, Stick, Wand & Robotic Dyson Vacuum Cleaners => Topic started by: smokie1010 on July 25, 2018, 03:05:08 PM

Title: DC44 Problem
Post by: smokie1010 on July 25, 2018, 03:05:08 PM
Hi everyone, hope you are well and enjoying the prolonged sunny weather here in the UK.
I have been given a DC44 to look at. The problem is the Motorhead unit stops working when you turn it certain ways (brushbar stops turning). This suggests a loose connection or broken wire to the motor.

I have taken it apart as far as I can and the wires are connected to the motor ok. Turning it over and looking where you can see into the ball type area I can see a black and a white wire which obviously feeds power to the motor.

Do these suffer the same problem with the broken wire problem that the DC40 Ball Models do, although on a smaller scale?

Has anyone else come across this problem on a DC44 Motorhead and have you managed to find and fix the problem?

Title: Re: DC44 Problem
Post by: __russ__ on July 25, 2018, 08:42:00 PM
Yes I've come across it a couple of times where the cables snap and the brushbar stops in a certain position.

Have swapped the cable once from a scrap head before but not sure I'd do it again  :'(
Title: Re: DC44 Problem
Post by: smokie1010 on July 27, 2018, 04:44:04 PM
Thanks, I suspected as much. Have told them the best option is just to replace the whole head unit.