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Dyson Models => First Generation "The Ball" Dysons. => Topic started by: Fboar on April 26, 2013, 01:47:54 AM

Title: DC18 Main Motor does not remain on after releasing the red push button
Post by: Fboar on April 26, 2013, 01:47:54 AM
 :'(

Today, our DC18 began not staying on after releasing the red push button.
We were using the wand and the main motor would only stay on with the button depressed.
I removed the 4 screws holding the switch cover. Nothing appeared to be broken. After putting it back together, it would still only run with the button depressed.  This is true with the wand in use, or with it in the handle.
Can anyone tell me what the problem is?
Title: Re: DC18 Main Motor does not remain on after releasing the red push button
Post by: MVacs on April 26, 2013, 08:27:54 PM
You want a new power switch: https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/DC15-spare-parts.html

12th item down on the page. Ignore it says DC15 - they are the same.
Title: Re: DC18 Main Motor does not remain on after releasing the red push button
Post by: Fboar on April 26, 2013, 11:16:17 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: DC18 Main Motor does not remain on after releasing the red push button
Post by: MVacs on April 27, 2013, 01:51:11 AM
Thanks!

I see now by your flag you are in the States, the page I linked you only does UK.

You want 12th item down on this page: https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/DysonSparePartsUSA.html

Title: Re: DC18 Main Motor does not remain on after releasing the red push button
Post by: Fboar on April 27, 2013, 03:35:16 AM
I suspected that this might be the case.
I found the part on several US websites by Googling the part.
Thank you for the help!
Title: Re: DC18 Main Motor does not remain on after releasing the red push button
Post by: Fboar on May 14, 2013, 03:04:16 AM
Thanks again for your help. I received the new switch. Now I have the problem of removing the switch cover to access the power switch.

I removed the 4 Torx screws with no problem. This frees up the upper part of the cover, however something is holding the bottom section of the switch cover. The cover moves so whatever is holding it is not a screw. The upper portion of the switch cover will rotate outward about 20 degrees, but that is as far as it moves. There is nothing on the back side which can be popped to release the cover.

I would appreciate any suggestions for removing the switch cover without breaking it.

Thank you.
Title: Re: DC18 Main Motor does not remain on after releasing the red push button
Post by: Fboar on May 14, 2013, 04:02:54 AM
From a post on the DC25 forum:

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Replace the two bottom screws but don't tighten up just a few turns in will do, then using the screwdriver push firmly each screw and this will release the lower part of the cover hope this helps.

This worked!