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Second Generation "The Ball" Dysons. / Re: DC40 from Marketplace
« Last post by ryevac on Today at 02:20:08 PM »
Another point, whenever i do for example a dc24/25 before stripping the cyclones, i remove all the dust i can and soak them in very hot water.
With the above models cyclones they can be very easily disassembled with very little force if done when hot.
Second Generation "The Ball" Dysons. / Re: DC40 from Marketplace
« Last post by Gerard131929 on Today at 12:30:25 AM »
Hi the mesh is easy to take off if you look at the back there is a cutout bit. You need a very thin flat blade and prize down into it slightly then follow around the profile.
Cylinder & Canister Dysons / Re: DC20 Contact Head
« Last post by micchese on Today at 12:30:09 AM »
I was able to find a DC08T (telescopic) Dyson, and I did a test switching the Contact Head with my sister's DC20 C.H. They perfectly fit (her Contact Head on DC08T and the opposite as well). So I'm now sure a DC08T replacement will fit  :icon_nod:
This information may be useful to anyone in my same situation, so I'm posting what I've found here.
Cylinder & Canister Dysons / Re: DC20 Contact Head
« Last post by __russ__ on January 23, 2020, 11:17:22 PM »
Looks wise they will appear virtually identical but it's down to the size/width of the pipe on the contact end - the end that fits onto the telescopic wand.

From memory I can't remember whether they're compatible, but if the seller is saying they're not, you're best off going with that  :grinn:
Cylinder & Canister Dysons / DC20 Contact Head
« Last post by micchese on January 22, 2020, 04:43:25 PM »
Hi everyone,

I found this forum in a moment of luck, so maybe you can help me out with this problem.

My sister have a DC20 telescopic Dyson, which have the Contact Head rubber hose broken in several parts, loosing suction power, so she needs to buy a replacement for the entire Contact Head, as the hose cannot be replaced. However I find pretty difficult to find this part, as it seems out of stock almost anywhere.

I found a possibile Contact Head on eBay, but the seller told me it is not compatible. The part number reported by the seller is 904486-19 (grey one) and he says it's compatible with DC08T.

This is a picture of the 904486-19 for sale:

And this is a picture of my sister's Contact Head

They appear to be the same to me.
Can you help me to determine if they are compatible?

Thank you very much in advance!
Miele Vacuum Cleaners / Re: Miele C2 Compact
« Last post by Halcyon on January 21, 2020, 09:57:21 PM »
I've been actually accused of intentionally breaking the tool.
My steps are kinda weird, they have sharp things sticking out of them.
Anyway, my point is that I've used many upholstery tools and none of them never broke like Miele's. They always scratch but never break.

I've got a video to show what I mean when I say sharp things. It's literally on each step.

First Generation "The Ball" Dysons. / Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
« Last post by Halcyon on January 21, 2020, 09:38:23 PM »
I've managed to fix the brush roll on my colleague's DC25. It wasn't turning on. The reset switch was faulty.
From your pics the cyclone didn't seem as complicated as DC40 so I decided to give it a clean. I took the screws under pre motor filter, cleaned it even though it was pretty clean, waited two days until it dried. Put it all together. There's just not much I could do wrong I think, is there?
Well, I guess you were right MVacs , I should've left it for someone competent as the dirt collects on pre motor filter now instead of bin. I completely don't have a clue what's wrong.

Which Vacuum Cleaner Is for Me? / Re: Dyson Small Ball Allergy Vs Sebo E1 Excel
« Last post by Halcyon on January 21, 2020, 08:13:17 PM »
I got the adapter and it works beautifully now. Picks up cats' hair from furniture and carpet on stairs much much better than with provided upholstery tool or tangle free turbine. I can also use my old Hoover's mini turbo but don't need it as old upholstery tool works perfectly. The adapter's got a really tight fit.

First Generation "The Ball" Dysons. / Re: Spring connection DC18
« Last post by dpwrussell on January 19, 2020, 07:18:22 PM »
I disassembled it even further and was finally able to get the pieces into what I believe are the correct places! That said, I'm still not convinced that spiral piece is completely correct, but the mechanism works and I am happy to give up there!

Thank you so much for your assistance!
First Generation "The Ball" Dysons. / Re: Spring connection DC18
« Last post by MVacs on January 17, 2020, 10:29:39 PM »
This is very hard to answer without having the machine on the desk.

We stripped our museum machine down a little bit to take the photos above a couple of days ago.

The trouble with the DC18 is they were never a very high volume machine so very few people have worked on them very often which means almost nobody knows them off by heart like we would do a more popular model.

With any other mainstream model we’d be able to look at it and say, “oh yes that goes there”. But not with the DC18, at least not without it being on the desk.

Thus it is a very difficult question to answer at a distance.
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