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Dyson Models => First Generation "The Ball" Dysons. => Topic started by: beko1987 on October 16, 2013, 05:58:25 PM

Title: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 16, 2013, 05:58:25 PM
Thought I'd post this up here incase it is of any interest. Got a DC24, 25 and 04 recently for free, bloke's missus had killed them all and he wanted them out of the garage.

With this being the newest dyson I have worked on, I took lots of pictures of the process, to hopefully aid me when putting it back together!

But, if any of the pictures help out then great! This machine runs and the brushroll spins. It needs a new wand, a few spring buttons, a brushroll and filters but I;m waiting until its back together and working well before shelling out for that.

So...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dY_XhVcxflc/Ull51pB35pI/AAAAAAAANDk/BjxUL-zjI0s/s512/IMAG1736.jpg)

Hose off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rfumCZyHZIo/Ull566oysiI/AAAAAAAANDs/Dsht5DOtw48/s720/IMAG1737.jpg)

Cyclone off

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-m64NYD2w-Pw/Ull5-u1BWKI/AAAAAAAAND0/z0XoESZ7ecg/s512/IMAG1738.jpg)

and brushroll off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N73NgmESOls/Ull6DLoFC7I/AAAAAAAAND8/Dg_cYSLkRQo/s720/IMAG1739.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fv3uCQqtjh8/Ull6G_Uh2rI/AAAAAAAANEE/H_6a1Weoavw/s720/IMAG1740.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sGjkI-_0cec/Ull6J9pJcDI/AAAAAAAANEM/E27k9viiJT8/s720/IMAG1741.jpg)

Cover off

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SQ6ym5T3qp8/Ull6Qwr3pQI/AAAAAAAANEc/gr_HwiC_cxg/s720/IMAG1743.jpg)

Switch for refrence on re-assembly

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-22bmC3V0dVw/Ull6NDMBiNI/AAAAAAAANEU/EGt9JRCD-6k/s720/IMAG1742.jpg)

round hose off

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NkUXuOn81QY/Ull6U3HHlCI/AAAAAAAANEk/QLB6mgecBq0/s720/IMAG1744.jpg)

One side of the ball is unscrewed

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BnjpKoDT8GQ/Ull6XzbFfAI/AAAAAAAANEs/-GNwcv8NmVA/s720/IMAG1745.jpg)

and the other side, being careful not to rip the wires out

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0UGR8S94iOc/Ull6a6T3dcI/AAAAAAAANTw/cCI2zpeQ70A/s720/IMAG1746.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UIxBF0OlJME/Ull6ec0j8yI/AAAAAAAANE8/5PLhYF9g0iE/s720/IMAG1747.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s9HSuLdeWMI/Ull6hluThDI/AAAAAAAANFE/pk4WdswjqbY/s720/IMAG1748.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GWaqD6ja8fs/Ull6kr8Hr4I/AAAAAAAANFM/1eFeL1VF2NA/s512/IMAG1749.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6KtgPvi6hFY/Ull6nWluAUI/AAAAAAAANFU/yOdq9RifWZo/s720/IMAG1750.jpg)

Refrence shots of the wiring. Once all unplugged...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c-mu39hmZNg/Ull6sL9FjJI/AAAAAAAANFc/LKJu9czw0V4/s720/IMAG1751.jpg)

Cable holder and pivot removed now

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j_faHsQSsjE/Ull6vBpGI4I/AAAAAAAANFk/ExA5wrZnojA/s720/IMAG1752.jpg)

The yolk was then popped off the end supports

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yOdnIzQ0QUU/Ull60R1j5xI/AAAAAAAANFs/0iShv1PI7_8/s720/IMAG1753.jpg)

Lots of lovely wear starting on the ball

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4epx0CAGmU8/Ull63sr72yI/AAAAAAAANF0/lTWDCzuKZ7g/s720/IMAG1754.jpg)

motor filter out

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3SIO5ovCmrM/Ull67XeT42I/AAAAAAAANF8/hNVFXlMXpP4/s720/IMAG1755.jpg)

And the outer ball removed

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BZxRRpI-HIE/Ull6_tFSXaI/AAAAAAAANGE/4nAZTqX5RiA/s720/IMAG1756.jpg)

Whatever this small piece of plastic which has been merrily shedding itself is removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zCkfiKdKBwg/Ull7Cm6_ITI/AAAAAAAANGM/9aBn7-yu62Y/s512/IMAG1757.jpg)

Large ball race removed. Span well enough but felt a bit dry so will give it a lick of grease before putting it back

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GVguZx3lRws/Ull7HoAFIXI/AAAAAAAANGU/uPZFhi3d-0Q/s720/IMAG1758.jpg)

Motor seal removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BdE-wvWbtMM/Ull7Km4rRyI/AAAAAAAANGc/bbaqyzFJWw8/s720/IMAG1760.jpg)

4 more screws and the motor can come out

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-E4Wh5IwJrXw/Ull7Om7FhjI/AAAAAAAANGk/g0lEYvgQ7NA/s720/IMAG1761.jpg)

refrence shot of how the wires go through the outer casing

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xp9s5WiHfZg/Ull7SPd2NbI/AAAAAAAANGs/-lw4Zn4sY60/s720/IMAG1762.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VsFYTUWzHJw/Ull7VMmsEKI/AAAAAAAANG0/Z_-3mkVKNm8/s720/IMAG1763.jpg)

Rubber holder removed

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bEHuzcGU27M/Ull7ZOkS8AI/AAAAAAAANG8/mpXN3PUtuSk/s512/IMAG1764.jpg)

Motor removed and unplugged...hang on, whats this...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M8UxvfVXAG0/Ull7c2wE_nI/AAAAAAAANHE/xYbVClC7lVs/s512/IMAG1771.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5_iQ4j7zNiM/Ull7hazflhI/AAAAAAAANHM/FKr5Q4jbrO0/s720/IMAG1772.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RYw1ZeVH708/Ull7kl5mA-I/AAAAAAAANHU/smaCi_yohKo/s720/IMAG1774.jpg)

Left no traces so assuming everything will be ok!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yh9JxB0fNPw/Ull7n_NblLI/AAAAAAAANT8/6xPOpzRrT7o/s720/IMAG1775.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5Frsh0rLxpI/Ull7qmSe7KI/AAAAAAAANHk/s1c19XXJUlU/s512/IMAG1776.jpg)

Made a start removing the wheels and red pedal

Refrence shot of the spring

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wdc9kg4vubE/Ull7uYWPJgI/AAAAAAAANHs/AhjQOC_aJio/s720/IMAG1777.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bYAx8cQM8ew/Ull7xGYkeEI/AAAAAAAANH0/KGPA3bd202E/s720/IMAG1778.jpg)

Another spring

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U1pEZ5AK6j0/Ull71MQWlsI/AAAAAAAANUE/KLPnVI6hXHw/s720/IMAG1779.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gfb1GZIR9Ng/Ull75VmJ4zI/AAAAAAAANIE/uy3ROuDGgFA/s720/IMAG1780.jpg)

and the red pedal snapped out of the wheels

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kAbPG1y02Gk/Ull79VgKtuI/AAAAAAAANIM/fxxBrojjttA/s720/IMAG1781.jpg)

Another spring that looks fiddly to put back on...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0aNWj1-Z2P8/Ull8Bgo-ZEI/AAAAAAAANIU/Mmqb78tvK7g/s720/IMAG1782.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-itGCRLrwh9A/Ull8FqLUp7I/AAAAAAAANIc/_Zz_AhsM_s0/s720/IMAG1783.jpg)

Not sure what this does, but it looks worn

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2PcCWzoQivY/Ull8I5mwzeI/AAAAAAAANIk/hNuHA0EqI58/s720/IMAG1784.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y8mE1ZsZo_w/Ull8MF2PdfI/AAAAAAAANIs/N3m2HNCKo6E/s720/IMAG1785.jpg)

Just the wiring left now

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XXqcOWPBPnQ/Ull8TBssGbI/AAAAAAAANI8/omQ312QKQt8/s720/IMAG1787.jpg)

Part of the carriage assembly removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2_6o6MegJMY/Ull8WEzBQ3I/AAAAAAAANUM/GJtndGflgns/s720/IMAG1788.jpg)

and the rest off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1nnU0Jwvl94/Ull8d9ZOIBI/AAAAAAAANJU/VUlkmsXC59M/s720/IMAG1790.jpg)

Flap off

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NpI-MqBc6vk/Ull8hh8IIjI/AAAAAAAANJc/bx2UP1SbgYc/s720/IMAG1791.jpg)

Undo the screw and flick the black axle thing out

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Lt3lONrGtyc/Ull8lPqgQhI/AAAAAAAANJk/WauV9tY-VWw/s720/IMAG1792.jpg)

Stripped

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7jxWQ4Z1Q6w/Ull8rMDJqXI/AAAAAAAANJs/_zAGbskR5A4/s720/IMAG1793.jpg)

Looking a bit bare now

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vDmm-SbSJUQ/Ull818_h81I/AAAAAAAANKE/ykG5VonQppQ/s720/IMAG1796.jpg)

Switch cover off next

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HieIx2JTx8g/Ull86IrCT9I/AAAAAAAANKM/xko_Sr5k1wk/s720/IMAG1797.jpg)

Not a *ping* moment thankfully

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S3ao4-gBJgg/Ull8_D0wXaI/AAAAAAAANKU/smRcztZpVtY/s720/IMAG1798.jpg)

Wire city

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-S18YlmAn4Vg/Ull9Chss92I/AAAAAAAANKc/qmnftv52lSs/s720/IMAG1799.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5Lb2mhnD3Xc/Ull9JzljBBI/AAAAAAAANKs/cxV3PJchOjs/s720/IMAG1801.jpg)

Trunk wire can be removed now

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Or07Ybtr3bg/Ull9OCpEY2I/AAAAAAAANK0/Bk9sJ8ySPCc/s720/IMAG1802.jpg)

removed the cyclone clip

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NyjGCTE_o5w/Ull9V2j1NJI/AAAAAAAANLE/sfk4rU_kvB4/s720/IMAG1804.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BX6z4CQ--fk/Ull9ZOAASAI/AAAAAAAANLM/1idtpTUHq9A/s720/IMAG1805.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fjMNVNJL99M/Ull9ceLJLqI/AAAAAAAANLU/sC9sSrE8j4Y/s720/IMAG1806.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JZ-IqkII5P8/Ull9hBlP3FI/AAAAAAAANLc/L3-pTbyYRTM/s720/IMAG1807.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wEHo9mf0KFo/Ull9kV4a5SI/AAAAAAAANLk/v0PnSGUpxHw/s720/IMAG1808.jpg)

One stripped chassis

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JD23cPEd2wg/Ull9oVcGuQI/AAAAAAAANLs/ez6e2dfddm4/s720/IMAG1809.jpg)

Screws so far

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dTe_g0uuwIw/Ull9r_pP3PI/AAAAAAAANL0/lX_4zql4ByQ/s720/IMAG1810.jpg)

Yolk next

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MZ59lDfkEkQ/Ull9v7xs59I/AAAAAAAANL8/8sEAmgCD3uA/s720/IMAG1811.jpg)

Wire cover removed

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lQZlF2HCPZc/Ull90Pe3TlI/AAAAAAAANME/a8p5xdA2uY8/s720/IMAG1812.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uQ--vIyE-qs/Ull93ZJ3D3I/AAAAAAAANMM/_sG0wWham6w/s720/IMAG1813.jpg)

Removed the wires by flicking the tabs up to release them

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jufdTTexuvE/Ull96Ud6WqI/AAAAAAAANMU/mqHFsxIhkpM/s720/IMAG1814.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UrskOTfxvkI/Ull-AHNhsYI/AAAAAAAANMc/YCHavqD0qRs/s720/IMAG1815.jpg)

Floaty bit removed

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VaSiXtly3Vs/Ull-ERafH2I/AAAAAAAANMk/hLct-b-JHrg/s720/IMAG1816.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pVKiElnioEQ/Ull-OBTSnfI/AAAAAAAANM0/jwKTaF90_L4/s720/IMAG1818.jpg)

Done. Chunky bit of plastic this bit!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4J-b15kY8HI/Ull-TtpFp1I/AAAAAAAANM8/9GjtsWNsYYQ/s720/IMAG1819.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_YQsZrLgAGc/Ull-XPzki8I/AAAAAAAANNE/ci6l0oQq59U/s720/IMAG1820.jpg)

Brushroll next

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DVv0QtJLWjI/Ull-bIy4DBI/AAAAAAAANUU/dq1UnE3ggGo/s720/IMAG1821.jpg)

Peaky looking brushroll removed

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sNrsXOYV7Bk/Ull-e_MAf_I/AAAAAAAANNU/Ms_OiL570mE/s720/IMAG1822.jpg)

I hear the end caps are prone to killing themselves. The brushroll was very rattly, does this look ok to anyone who knows?

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9c8X-SMdIqE/Ull-iBRq3NI/AAAAAAAANNc/BmBDko9O4f0/s720/IMAG1823.jpg)

The usual...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VrlIrgzg6AM/Ull-nCOOrEI/AAAAAAAANNk/SthlSjgFjJU/s720/IMAG1824.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oCYNbXHC8t0/Ull-rRzxKgI/AAAAAAAANNs/AGUnxdbmHJQ/s720/IMAG1825.jpg)

Snapped a bit off the end removing the insert. Should be ok for testing purposes though

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oeBUHyA0ZeM/Ull-v-q_KYI/AAAAAAAANN0/GBRbWKtFdg0/s720/IMAG1826.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-O2G89eXwiFs/Ull-y9K7rTI/AAAAAAAANN8/54ZMx2sQkKU/s720/IMAG1827.jpg)

Corner wheel off

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8xAGkQDz9MA/Ull-3idYHSI/AAAAAAAANOE/r7D5pyoizI4/s720/IMAG1828.jpg)

With the only cross headed screw of the entire project

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BofubDyDh4M/Ull-7lyVudI/AAAAAAAANOM/PbVngmFSJrY/s720/IMAG1829.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0nkoZ7fnygI/Ull-_sc2MTI/AAAAAAAANOU/kI9OTl20roY/s720/IMAG1830.jpg)

Had to remove the belt to split the assembly

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-X8CrfIxwew0/Ull_EphqeVI/AAAAAAAANOc/lUZchezPdKs/s720/IMAG1831.jpg)

Cog removed

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-W2MAkA6G40M/Ull_J1zpFHI/AAAAAAAANOk/VdL7PVDJPRs/s720/IMAG1832.jpg)

and bearing tapped out. Will re-grease this before re-assembly

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4MUtwZ7EN8I/Ull_NOR3zdI/AAAAAAAANUc/uhx69AGOEo8/s720/IMAG1833.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MQ-r5ldpUVk/Ull_RhbeuQI/AAAAAAAANO0/quBZjCsZVq4/s720/IMAG1834.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PbRYAy7FOFA/Ull_VckNdRI/AAAAAAAANO8/zBKpft1rmbA/s720/IMAG1835.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2Y-IFWpW1nE/Ull_ZhI6VTI/AAAAAAAANPE/82LviTiSmAQ/s720/IMAG1836.jpg)

Down to the motor now

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OFweHlj-Xn0/Ull_dtItJCI/AAAAAAAANPM/HD5MTYYAMNg/s720/IMAG1837.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-14acBBctoes/Ull_g0WlczI/AAAAAAAANPU/sLiPCQYmiLw/s720/IMAG1838.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ASOKfwRM-X4/Ull_kkXzeOI/AAAAAAAANPc/tKxREhdYdXY/s720/IMAG1839.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HpHpaI_i2qQ/Ull_oavKWWI/AAAAAAAANPk/yY2HSj0vD9M/s720/IMAG1840.jpg)

All electronics removed

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xN2bovKkR2I/Ull_tXHtrnI/AAAAAAAANPs/i-I5iJJtUgw/s720/IMAG1841.jpg)

After a good clean with contact cleaner

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GVOt15kEWsk/Ull_ykNbHYI/AAAAAAAANP0/GMDUD-JTPl4/s720/IMAG1842.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6f9kleQ_V8g/Ull_2QKZaII/AAAAAAAANP8/b4Nz6tOZaV0/s720/IMAG1843.jpg)

Had to glue the little bit of plastic back that snapped off to reveal this, inevitable though and well hidden.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-q6hJJBD1KX0/Ull_5ASOv6I/AAAAAAAANQE/KZpLMMCFRZU/s720/IMAG1844.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NTjufZ4mbBs/Ull_8Wc5bPI/AAAAAAAANQM/9hqT-ogi5M8/s720/IMAG1845.jpg)

More wires removed

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T2SqKeBntns/UlmAAQb9gPI/AAAAAAAANQU/PbZoMcQITh0/s720/IMAG1846.jpg)

I think I've saved this motor from inevitable death

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qUAYuWujYOA/UlmAHS5gTaI/AAAAAAAANQk/QskpWcgwiYQ/s720/IMAG1848.jpg)

Not really needed but could clean up the oily dust that had accumulated

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fVvzlX2YgLs/UlmAL32V1II/AAAAAAAANQs/_bAODhN0eio/s720/IMAG1849.jpg)

And finally the bumper off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--sIjwdGWuVE/UlmAQco4jTI/AAAAAAAANQ0/9dYC6Il-bdU/s720/IMAG1850.jpg)

Yummy

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4RKK_qwN8KI/UlmATtFHYmI/AAAAAAAANQ8/MEp3aF15pBE/s720/IMAG1851.jpg)

Proves that clear plastic on a vacuum looks good for about half an hour, then just looks crap!

Cyclone next

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5HIYApP8dxE/UlmAYRag-lI/AAAAAAAANRE/Q39b4n0KBYE/s720/IMAG1852.jpg)

Top off

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-j61RdbCCPy8/UlmAbxA5hII/AAAAAAAANRM/-v0zxpAOdG8/s720/IMAG1853.jpg)

Top stripped

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZNri2Dd8k-o/UlmAflo5_MI/AAAAAAAANRU/IjWquf4jHcg/s720/IMAG1854.jpg)

Cyclone flap release button off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4VIUsTYvEXM/UlmAjG1powI/AAAAAAAANRc/UzwfCcVZS0Y/s720/IMAG1855.jpg)

Naked top

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-15z6afonYJ8/UlmAmqUQLlI/AAAAAAAANRk/ASukDZK0Qhs/s720/IMAG1856.jpg)

Filter out, dont think its ever been washed. The DC24 I got from the same person was completely clogged, had to vac it off before thinking of switching it on, compared to that this is squeaky clean... :biglaugh:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oaYMbe4NFaI/UlmAp15h90I/AAAAAAAANRs/-yx78PAYdfQ/s720/IMAG1857.jpg)

Clear bin split. Sadly its been blasted over time and is no longer shiny (earlier cyclone bins werent this bad, I;ve had DC01 bins still good as new...)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uza8nNKTulw/UlmAt3qic4I/AAAAAAAANR0/7yZk0b5ztSI/s720/IMAG1858.jpg)

Not much to go now

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--SX0CZZNDTo/UlmAy99gZdI/AAAAAAAANR8/-rd3v-9mmrw/s720/IMAG1859.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hktfJBV7sJs/UlmA2RkvZaI/AAAAAAAANSE/H6tvyyrTMGQ/s720/IMAG1860.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_FMPZi1uYuM/UlmA_UKPzeI/AAAAAAAANSU/KCXMS-WNQLM/s720/IMAG1862.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cO7NG-O4Lw0/UlmBDRJg4eI/AAAAAAAANSc/GcOE123ZaKQ/s720/IMAG1863.jpg)

Snapped off the bottom part and scraped the accumulated crud out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N_QmAYSZfg0/UlmBHsgDIPI/AAAAAAAANSk/ezE0EXya-yU/s720/IMAG1864.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rZuAWfRdJbc/UlmBLnr2R4I/AAAAAAAANSs/__FQklJntGU/s720/IMAG1865.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-272X12aD1PI/UlmBPJtK-0I/AAAAAAAANS0/u8IHhmv7wDU/s720/IMAG1866.jpg)

and the final seal is removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VN1M9YY8KvE/UlmBT9aO54I/AAAAAAAANS8/vBFy5P0wXZg/s720/IMAG1867.jpg)

Pile of washing

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T99fhE2jXQo/UlmBYOLAP_I/AAAAAAAANTE/o-QLXkx3a2E/s512/IMAG1868.jpg)

Pile of small bits to be done by hand/just wiped over (not full on washed)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bO5HsC7MVmI/UlmBc4UIigI/AAAAAAAANTM/V-4Xybc7alM/s720/IMAG1869.jpg)

Non washable bits

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qH8GA1fcKxs/UlmBg9pxogI/AAAAAAAANTU/av0DH3Y2mPI/s720/IMAG1870.jpg)

Wasnt too filthy tbh, worked on worse (have had DC14's I've had to vacuum 4 or 5 times throughout the stripdown)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NSN6f5AJWtA/UlmBkveOWYI/AAAAAAAANTc/4Q9Jf2crqVI/s720/IMAG1871.jpg)

Every screw for a DC25

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZnZDLrnxmtY/UlmBnnEblxI/AAAAAAAANTk/rGrNJMnNQQk/s720/IMAG1872.jpg)

Seals were then cleaned

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JT68i50R02c/Ul2lMlsqzTI/AAAAAAAANU0/_kig26QX6uc/s720/IMAG1885.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0YQex-IIvMg/Ul2lP643p3I/AAAAAAAANVE/mZjsqVu4bRs/s720/IMAG1886.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AEOPVJugPio/Ul2lOsaCJ3I/AAAAAAAANU8/1d3MchlyqC8/s720/IMAG1887.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FgfB35nDaks/Ul2lRseie6I/AAAAAAAANVM/ygepXb3gCFs/s720/IMAG1888.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_lgqwyqueyk/Ul2lTZKN4GI/AAAAAAAANVU/NYHhm0800ug/s720/IMAG1890.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HGNR7GVTrg0/Ul2lWeRH_mI/AAAAAAAANVk/YC33NI5b5p0/s720/IMAG1891.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z10g3b-ASOk/Ul2lX9skBuI/AAAAAAAANVs/IUzN7Q-Nm5M/s720/IMAG1892.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_foyDYoW8zo/Ul2ldFn2uQI/AAAAAAAANWE/tQzyAqjrjTM/s720/IMAG1893.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hvp84Y2jWzs/Ul2lZhTJOgI/AAAAAAAANV0/3_zVPHXhGg8/s720/IMAG1895.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eK9J6FgRzwI/Ul2leq0N4pI/AAAAAAAANWM/oFYZiL9rS5M/s720/IMAG1897.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-a1F3s0B4lw8/Ul2liKZOAEI/AAAAAAAANWc/4j3a68Jj6SE/s720/IMAG1900.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aZhkIvbN4XU/Ul2lj77ed1I/AAAAAAAANWk/UGbeevsBnKg/s720/IMAG1899.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wWxWESZekMI/Ul2lnUyqUrI/AAAAAAAANW0/2n4TWhGb3y4/s720/IMAG1902.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_VUbtsVrdno/Ul2lo8YPAnI/AAAAAAAANW8/sgBoc8kDRRM/s720/IMAG1901.jpg)

Everything washed with high pressure hot water, some kitchen cleaner and a good scrub with a nice stiff paintbrush, I started assembling in reverse order, and got cracking with the cyclone

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NYlfHdt3aXU/Ul2lqgSuQSI/AAAAAAAANXE/P2zyinW3uRk/s512/IMG_20131015_210144.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y5_VQHjylYE/Ul2lsb0DFsI/AAAAAAAANXM/fDfGlmo52gk/s720/IMG_20131015_210216.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iI-MYWP8EmU/Ul2lul-BFfI/AAAAAAAANXU/LctYKi5oQHQ/s720/IMG_20131015_210304.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YrKyHfmb0Ak/Ul2lwmCzsQI/AAAAAAAANXc/WkyzG7sq9RM/s720/IMG_20131015_210425.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T_cBAiUvnRw/Ul2lylUgHgI/AAAAAAAANXk/t4lZLmPx2Ww/s720/IMG_20131015_210449.jpg)

Couldnt get that bit of dirt off short of sandpaper  :angryman:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-io-5349NZcg/Ul2l0btCbsI/AAAAAAAANXs/nAE9IilD1HU/s720/IMG_20131015_210938.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qVQR4TRZxrU/Ul2l2DGv96I/AAAAAAAANX0/ZsXgNhY5x6M/s720/IMG_20131015_211549.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9Tr8hiLfEHk/Ul2l3o6ZHCI/AAAAAAAANX8/s2m1zRfE3AM/s720/IMG_20131015_211613.jpg)

Washed the filter out for now, will buy new if I feel it deserves it!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-k5Ogueryw3c/Ul2l52kpu-I/AAAAAAAANYE/ALeuEUlfr9s/s720/IMG_20131015_211748.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cs_YDVe_AqA/Ul2l72CufZI/AAAAAAAANYM/cq_ITHV-QNQ/s720/IMG_20131015_211808.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jl_lKkU4ZPw/Ul2l-EAcWaI/AAAAAAAANYU/QlA14ovkriQ/s512/IMG_20131015_211818.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cv-NPA4JiHI/Ul2mAN-yx-I/AAAAAAAANYc/GX1ijYVN3Tk/s512/IMG_20131015_211825.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UMcPijCvxHY/Ul2mCL6z5uI/AAAAAAAANYk/2JHAIGPVKA0/s512/IMG_20131015_211829.jpg)

Side by side with my DC24 Cyclone (the 25 is a test run for stripping and refurbing the much smaller and fiddly looking 24...)

And that's it for now! Have started re-assembling the brushroll, but spent half an hour last night working out what goes where, so hopefully should progress once my lovely daughter goes to bed tonight!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Angus Black on October 18, 2013, 06:09:32 PM
Great set of photos and info. The site needs more of this.  :icon_nod:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 18, 2013, 06:30:03 PM
Thanks! I had noticed a lack of proper teardown threads, and since I was stripping it down anyway thought I should post my findings!

She is back together now. Not as many pictures, mainly because I was scrolling back through them on my phone to work out what goes where, but it wasn't too bad, just fiddly, and trying parts in 2 or 3 different orders until it made sense and went back together.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Z1eYnABPlJM/UmEzv240VPI/AAAAAAAANY8/3nBWDSFGJHU/s720/IMG_20131016_203055.jpg)

Motor and wiring back into the floorhead. Put a few drops of oil on the motor bearings in the hope it soaks in and prolongs its life a bit!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qBJC4X14614/UmEzy7Zz3WI/AAAAAAAANZE/syZc4F1bNjc/s720/IMG_20131016_203103.jpg)

Annoyingly the bearing housing end of the brushroll baseplate had cracked. A bit of glue capillaried into the cracks seems to have sorted it.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eBvCT7MBO64/UmEz0ddmYKI/AAAAAAAANZM/MAkjfxNXcXs/s720/IMG_20131016_203600.jpg)

Belt back on

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_LaDEX6jtVg/UmEz2fl9kmI/AAAAAAAANZU/X2owiSz1pU0/s720/IMG_20131016_204214.jpg)

And all done.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-69ODVBCv2H8/UmEz47navzI/AAAAAAAANZc/Jt-kJ1f6D0A/s720/IMG_20131016_205434.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hOOJVH9ZpfA/UmEz7AS1R4I/AAAAAAAANZk/r0KD5XD9heM/s720/IMG_20131016_205441.jpg)

Screws decreasing slowly

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y44-RIDolSA/UmEz_cHQtPI/AAAAAAAANZ0/bqB9jxkakyc/s720/IMG_20131016_205452.jpg)

Pictures get even more sporadic, so if your following this thread in search of repair info, assembly is as Mr. Haynes always says, just work from the bottom of my first post up!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sX-k5qBgIPM/UmE0BiGEjRI/AAAAAAAANZ8/a-ELrmq1L-Q/s720/IMG_20131017_220228.jpg)

The power wires threaded through the yolk

I've seen this asked before on here, so here is a picture of how the brushroll switch fits together

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lnOS_VIPPUE/UmE0DS3SkMI/AAAAAAAANaE/cEyZ0G7bY9k/s512/IMG_20131017_221749.jpg)

Switch housing back together

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BBQy9TugXvQ/UmE0FFJeR_I/AAAAAAAANaM/xw9-oACAszc/s512/IMG_20131017_222212.jpg)

Pedals and wheels back on

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-H_yzPDz5iQ0/UmE0I9K5f2I/AAAAAAAANaU/Wjti0b7sWAU/s720/IMG_20131017_224255.jpg)

All the wires replaced back in the cable tray correctly. I then dropped the ball whilst manouvering it and pulled them all back out :censored: so make sure its all well supported when doing this, not resting on your getting-dead leg...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YMWAR4ssWMc/UmE0Mx6rw1I/AAAAAAAANak/cD75PGpFkR4/s512/IMG_20131017_230659.jpg)

And back together!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-30GdB802Ggc/UmE0OuRMgdI/AAAAAAAANas/QfaoTFWmKuc/s512/IMG_20131017_232341.jpg)

No idea if it works or not yet, was half 11 when I finished last nigth, and my daughter would have woken up as soon as I turned it on, then the missus would have woken up as well and that's not a good move!

Providing it all works as it should, I can get on with buying the bits it needs:

Wand assembly
New Brushroll
New Filters
Wand end cap
The button and spring that fits onto the end of the hose to clip into the wand/onto the tools

Will test drive it later when I get home from work and see if I've improved it, or if it's still fit for the scrap pile!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on October 18, 2013, 08:28:14 PM
Our eBay listing (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=231000226076) for brushrolls is currently the cheapest out there. Only because we got some in a deal.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 18, 2013, 08:51:48 PM
What a coincidence, I've been watching that one! Just bought it too, along with a wand and end cap, and brushroll. New filters makethe total spend quite high, so will leave that for now until I get paid.

The good news is she's good as new! Just run it round the flat and the suction us restored, it's smooth in its operation and it all works!

The Brushroll is fine in use, no odd noises but I will replace anyway as the locating mouldings are worn down and some bristles are missing. It's also annoying to use atm as the wand doesn't secure down.

Got a quick video uploading to YouTube, will post it up when finished!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 22, 2013, 10:13:57 PM
The wand turned up today, so I swapped them round, and then took the broken one apart.

Broken one is on the bottom

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6fpmqHpLvFw/UmaqD4rW5OI/AAAAAAAANe0/FS8tFGl8fnQ/s800/IMG_20131022_165051.jpg)

The new one worked, but was a bit tough to work. Decided to strip the old one apart and see how it works

Flick the 3 metal tabs out

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2EQa_e0FINw/Umaql5goVeI/AAAAAAAANfk/uBj_KAJy0as/s800/IMG_20131022_165540.jpg)

The plastic end comes out

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XZ3E7ASJlcA/Umaqqv7RVyI/AAAAAAAANfs/uekdePgauWo/s800/IMG_20131022_165550.jpg)

Bend the tabs back flush, and the pipe withdraws from the top of the wand

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wz1qQuw931k/UmaqwdzVauI/AAAAAAAANf0/qTfQEZo8CJk/s800/IMG_20131022_165813.jpg)

Push the two plastic tabs in, and pop/pull the grey bit of plastic out. The clear piece of plastic sits inbetween the grey bit with tabs and the handle housing, and un-locks the wand from the cleaner (this was what was broken on it)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wj8_9o-rdBM/Umaq3GajGCI/AAAAAAAANf8/EESUm_i6BGM/s800/IMG_20131022_165907.jpg)

The half piece of clear plastic sits inside the plastic shown. Not sure what role it plays

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DbmInB5WN1k/Umaq7YoPnoI/AAAAAAAANgE/tnu0gpm6qXY/s800/IMG_20131022_165934.jpg)

This is whats left. It locates the metal pole and keeps everything straight. I removed the screw but couldnt get it out, so left it

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EUHOb7BNpHg/Umaq_vy5IUI/AAAAAAAANgM/egUqYThxukY/s800/IMG_20131022_165950.jpg)

This little chappie sits right at the top. When you pull the red end of the pole up to extend it, it unclips this on the way

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pWzaKRsKKM4/UmarDVU-QKI/AAAAAAAANgU/ijYm2j8LKeI/s800/IMG_20131022_170149.jpg)

The two trim bits come off as well

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mI0AjQnp6FM/UmarHj4pkYI/AAAAAAAANgc/UVBZHnJBnz0/s800/IMG_20131022_170218.jpg)

The 'new' assembly was in worse condition than the old

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UIT-Zs708n4/UmarM4D5mbI/AAAAAAAANgk/HVcYJq9giFE/s800/IMG_20131022_170306.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6HkkrTmhomo/UmarR8DADVI/AAAAAAAANgs/wpHj5gox7_0/s800/IMG_20131022_170358.jpg)

I then put the whole thing back together. Didn't really do anything special, but once back together, I thought I should try it on the cleaner one last time...

and it clicked down and locked on correctly

and the pole extended and retracted smoothly and more easily than the new assembly...

Basically I had fixed it. So I swapped the end cap onto the old handle, and left it on! Now got a spare handle which I will probably take apart, put back together and see if it improves and either put it in the garage as a spare or back onto ebay with it!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0eR0YuMOCOQ/UmarTe1tQzI/AAAAAAAANg0/h2WNiGVIhSw/s512/IMG_20131022_171240.jpg)

http://youtu.be/Is1KN4aSCls (http://youtu.be/Is1KN4aSCls)
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 23, 2013, 06:57:52 PM
Thanks to the good service of ManchesterVacs, I was able to complete the DC25 just now (come home from work feeling rotten but couldnt resist fitting the parts...)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FQ5qqShqQd4/UmfSorkwbuI/AAAAAAAANhE/TB1i1TvZzro/s512/IMG_20131023_142544.jpg)

It's either been abused or the brushrolls aren't what they used to be...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-abz5uqQ7SPk/UmfSqfVSvxI/AAAAAAAANhM/WtqiPu5DLQY/s800/IMG_20131023_142554.jpg)

Looks much smarter now

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tl0LaI9baps/UmfSsASpJiI/AAAAAAAANhU/3Ybai2njN4o/s800/IMG_20131023_142627.jpg)

And the finished machine (and the sale pictures...)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uEJKzDtZ_ds/UmfStvJN9JI/AAAAAAAANhg/7TiO7bXour0/s512/IMG_20131023_143302.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YuGdi-4AolA/UmfSvQhEreI/AAAAAAAANho/v8lsOWRx-sQ/s512/IMG_20131023_143319.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jrNajYRPjr4/UmfSw6aB9OI/AAAAAAAANhw/sAfkFLqYNMI/s512/IMG_20131023_143522.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kVHbKiXL6HU/UmfSyZsWI8I/AAAAAAAANh4/_jGVvcwzOWk/s512/IMG_20131023_143549.jpg)

So, there you go (if anyones still reading this). Newer Dysons are strippable, but it's alot harder work than the older ones. The 25 works well now, grooms the carpet better than it did (not a patch on a Hoover Turbopower though...), has very strong suction, a nice handle arrangement and looks the part too. And to think, it was being taken to the tip if I didn't have them, and now it's good as new, apart from the obvious cosmetics of a used vac.

I hope these pictures help anyone else looking to troubleshoot a repair on their DC25.

Now, I must get round to the DC24 and DC16 that need doing... (and an early DC04 Absolute+, but I think that is too far gone to be worth it)
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: stpopken on October 25, 2013, 11:04:04 PM
Thanks for posting the complete stripdown. I will probably need it when I put my Dyson DC25 back together. The motor on mine quit working, so when I took it apart 7 pennys fell out of the motor. Those pennys ripped some of the fan apart and torn away some of the plastic. Would anyone know how a bunch of pennys would have gotten sucked into the motor? Also the cleaner head does not turn. I put the cleaner head on my working DC25 and still does not work. Other than the cleaner motor being bad, any other ideas. Here is a picture of the motor and what the pennys did to it.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 25, 2013, 11:18:18 PM
Oof that's a lot of damage! There must be a design flaw somewhere to allow such bits into the motor! Impressive though, and a novel way of turning 6p into 40 notes!

Does the pcb on the head look burnt? Since you have tried it on a machine you know work it sounds a bit suspect, does your working head work on both machines?
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: stpopken on October 25, 2013, 11:42:50 PM
No nothing looked burnt. When i cleaned out the clear head, there was some black dirt, which could have been caused by someting burning. And yes the working head did good on both before i took the bad one apart. Could the bad ball motor cause the cleaner head go bad. The reason i ask is when i put the good cleaner head on the bad machine, it seemed to want to hesitate on/off like it was ready to stop.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 25, 2013, 11:46:48 PM
The two motors are seperate, I had a dc24 with a broken motor and the Brushroll was fine. Check the wiring to the head, and check the little switch that sits under the side cover, this turns it on and off as the cleaner stands and reclines. There's also a little microswitch under the main switches, check that too.

Just unplugging and replugging everything may kick it into life.

Is it possible the black powder could be the remains of the carbon brushes in the Brushroll motor? If so then  :dead-dyson: cleaner head
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: stpopken on October 25, 2013, 11:55:11 PM
Thanks, I will take a closer look this weekend. Taking a nap as I have to work tonight. I will then let you know how it turns out.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 26, 2013, 12:27:06 AM
Don't blame you. The missus has just gone to do a night shift. I'm getting my daughter to bed then cracking on with jobs!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 07, 2013, 06:08:17 PM
Well, after an ad on Gumtree came through, the DC25 sold to a nice lady who has swapped their 1 bed flat for a 3 bed house due to an impending baby, and their DC26 just can't cope.

She got a bargain at 80 for the machine, and is very happy. I advised her to turn the brushroll off for hard floors to prevent it going bang as they do, and showed her how to wash the filters!

Have learnt alot about DC25's. In future (unless they are free, not fussed then) I will ensure that the wand fully works, as well as both motors. Everything else is just a case of remove, strip, clean and re-assemble.

And I can tick a DC25 off my 'machines I have not owned' list.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: birdog9999 on November 08, 2013, 12:36:46 AM
Beko1987

I have a Dyson DC25 animal almost from the beginning I have not be able to get the wand to separate from the body. The wand pulls up almost of the way but will not release the handle from the body. I have followed Dyson's video but the hose is not twisted. I have tried everything to get the handle separated from the body but I can't figure out what is holding it together. Since I can't get the handle free from the body I can't take it apart to see what is locking it together. In your pictures you show a clear plastic part that you say locks it. Do you have any idea how to get the handle apart from the body so that I can take it apart to see what is broken? 
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 08, 2013, 12:55:51 AM
Oh dear, are you sitting comfortably?  :snivel:


This one was like that when I got it.

Step 1 - you need a torch, 2 x long thin flathead screwdrivers and a partner.

Step 2 - Release the hose from the bottom of the machine, pull the wand out as far as it will go and remove the hose. Take the cyclone off and pop the tab back and pull the lower cord hook up.

Step 3 - Pop the grey plastic insert out from the top of the metal pole. I found that one side popped out, then doing the alternative side popped it back in again. Swearing is encouraged at this point... It will come off, and slidedown to the bottom.

Step 4 - Peer up from underneath into the now visible void where the hose sat. You should see the clear plastic ring up there. Basically that has moved, and now jammed.

Step 5 - Try and manipulate the plastic tab back into position. Friend to pull on the wand when you think you nearly have it but really don't. This way didn't work for me, but could do if lucky. Basically, the clear tab pulls up with the bottom of the metal pole and releases the latch. So push in/up with the screwdrivers

Then follow the guide in the post for the stripdown, re-alignment of the plastic tab andre-assembly. However, I found it still did not work as well as the replacement wand I bought, and it did jam again but came apart after a p*ssed off yank. The new wand was 14 second hand, but was a gamble. I'd ask MVacs to sort you out a tidy cheap one with scuffed removable panels (swap them around with yours) and just replace it.

You may get lucky and it will work fine, I think mine had been physically abused as the locking tab for the hose was missing.

Let us know how you get on!

Sam
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: stpopken on November 10, 2013, 07:26:37 PM
I finally received my new dc25 ball motor the other day. I just got done installing it, turned it on on and it seemed to work good. The only problem I have now is the roller does not turn. I took my good roller from another dc25 I have and put it on the one I just fixed--it worked just great. So I am thinking the motor in the cleaner head might also be bad.
Is there something I should look for on the cleaner head that might cause it to not work. I used an ohm meter to check continuity between
the wires and all that I checked seemed to be good.
A new cleaner head--what do you think?
Thanks
 :reading:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2013, 11:57:29 AM
I've never seen a damaged head so can offer limited help, but do all the capacitors look ok on the circuit board? All the solder joints ok? Is it plugging together properly at the joint?

Failing any of those, or damaged wiring then I;m afraid I don't know!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Sleaford White on January 20, 2014, 10:03:40 PM
Brilliant post Beko, Cheers pal!  :tiphat:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: autovac01 on January 22, 2014, 05:52:21 PM
Just looking at a 25 now, the screw that holds the end cap in place is loose, doesn't seem to click into place, like they usually do and comes out easily. Any idea what might be broken or missing?
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on January 22, 2014, 09:31:36 PM
If the end cap is OK, may be the brushroll housing (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/DC25-Brushroll-Perspex-Housing) is worn.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: spikey1509 on February 05, 2014, 03:22:27 PM
Hi beko1987,

     Great photos of the DC25 in bits. Just a quick question, I have acquired a used DC25 from the 'Great God eBay' and in the process of trying to refurbish/service it. It has an issue with the Red Pedal Assembly. Looking from the back of the DC25, it's the left hand side of the pedal. :'(

  This side is floating freely and not secure, I'm guessing this should be secured with a screw. It rest against it's stopper but, once you try and use the pedal it gets stuck in  the mechanism!!.. :angryman: :angryman: Just wondering if I need to purchase a new part ie. a Yoke Locking Arm or whether I can secure in some other way.  >:(

   Any advice you might have would be much appreciated??.. ;) ;)

     Kind Regards,

     Jason

Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on June 06, 2014, 10:49:58 PM
Just made this a sticky so folks can find it easier.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: spikey1509 on June 18, 2014, 05:12:01 PM
Hi All,

      Just finishing off putting my Dyson DC25 back together and seem to be having issues with the Power Switch cover. :'( :'(

 Every time I get it back in place, the buttons don't seem to engage!. In the switch assembly, there's only one way for the tiny white plastic arm to fit next to the spring?.. Looking at your strip down pictures, it seems to be the same!!..

Any ideas at all??..

Kind Regards,

Jason
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on June 18, 2014, 05:20:26 PM
Hi Jason.

I remember having issues, think I got round them by leaving the screws loose and wiggling the assembly until it all lined up. Was a while ago now though, a few other have 25's in bits who may be able to help with a fresher memory!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: spikey1509 on June 23, 2014, 03:10:01 PM
Hi,

   Thanx for your help 'beko1987', DC25 back together and working great!..

   Regards,

    Jason
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: VacMine on September 26, 2014, 12:33:48 AM
I've found the attaching the ball back on is really fiddly, especially the wires. Did you manage to get all the wires back in the tracks ? If so what was the easiest way of doing so?     :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on September 26, 2014, 07:00:24 PM
Yes, all the wires went back in but it took a fair few attempts! Get them as per my picture in the main thread, and hopefully when putting it together it should become clear what goes where.

I did swear a bit during it, remember that part well!!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: VacMine on September 26, 2014, 07:18:00 PM
If you just had one in for cleaning would you go through it all again lol :'(
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 19, 2014, 01:53:30 AM
Would charge more than a dc04/7/14 but yes I probably would! Always easier the second time round!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: dcsmith on August 02, 2015, 03:44:04 AM
This is amazing and saved me from getting the dyson repaired or replaced  ;D
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 02, 2015, 10:30:29 AM
Ah thats brilliant to hear! What was wrong with yours?
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: dcsmith on August 02, 2015, 10:40:21 AM
The red plastic piece had come off it's hinges, I had to take off the side and forgot how it went back together. The pictures made all the difference as one of the springs had come off.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 02, 2015, 10:48:54 AM
Aaah yes,  that spring can be a pain,  especially if its been missing for a while,  the pedal wont flick up and lock the machine up!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: austinmilt on August 28, 2015, 07:36:16 PM
Apologies in advance if this is the wrong thread, but it's the first I found from my Google search.

I just got a used DC25 (yellow) off ebay and out of the box the cleaner head seems to not work. I have checked every electrical connection from the power button down to the leads on the brush roll motor, and it all seems fine. The motor is definitely getting power. I was even able to get the motor to run slowly with 2 AAA batteries (3V) and some wires. But for whatever reason, the 10+V coming from the vacuum power dont do squat. Any ideas as to what might be wrong?
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 28, 2015, 07:51:59 PM
Have you checked the loom wires? https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,1670.0.html

Failing that,  have you got a multimeter to be able to test the pcb? Someone will have to remind me of the voltage you should be looking for though.

If the motor works (never thoight to try one witj batteries,  thats a good idea!) then its either the loom as linked or the pcb.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 28, 2015, 07:53:03 PM
And,  silly question,  have you checked the brushroll button is on,  the one by the main power switch.  You could even bridge the connections under the switch to confirm,  if youve hooked the brushroll motor up to a battery you should be able to do that!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: austinmilt on August 28, 2015, 07:56:27 PM
Thanks for your speedy reply. I have checked that power to the brush roll motor is low (a few volts) when the cleaner head button is off, and the voltage increases to around 10V when the cleaner head button is engaged. There are no broken wires along the stretch from the button to the motor (obviously, I guess, but I checked them anyway).

[EDIT] WAIT! I found a broken white wire on that section. Strange, since there was power on both wires coming to the motor. I will fix and confirm it works.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Tech12 on August 28, 2015, 08:02:23 PM
If I remember correctly it should be 220-240v AC out of machine & approximately 330v DC from the PCB to the motor.
Just checked & those are the readings that Mvacs / Dysontech list.

Those readings are for UK machines, for US machines the voltages from the machine would be 110-120v AC.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: austinmilt on August 28, 2015, 08:14:25 PM
Success! Sorry for the mysterious post when the culprit was solved long ago. I thought I had checked all the connections from top to bottom but had apparently missed that one. Thanks very much for your help.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 28, 2015, 08:49:03 PM
Excellent! A solder repair may work,  or a new loom isnt much money.  Its on a pivot point,  so may break again more easily if repaired
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MVacs on August 29, 2015, 12:47:05 AM
If the motor works (never thought to try one with batteries, that's a good idea!)

Better to test the resistance on the motor with a meter. Batteries? Batteries kick out DC (tech will tell me if I am wrong) and while a couple may make it nudge round, you will need 220 of them connected in series to make 330 DC.  :dead-dyson:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Tech12 on August 29, 2015, 01:17:13 AM
No Mvacs, your not wrong. You put it perfectly :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Tonymini145 on October 31, 2015, 12:24:27 AM
looks fiddlier in the pic than it is to do yourself great guide though
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 31, 2015, 12:25:30 AM
Yea,  once you get into it,  and do a few its surprisingly straightforward!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 31, 2015, 10:06:49 PM
TBH reading back I could probably do a better guide now my method is better, but there is alot of info on this thread with all the questions, so I wont!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Tonymini145 on October 31, 2015, 10:12:41 PM
TBH reading back  I could probably do a better guide now my method is better, but there is alot of info on this thread with all the questions, so I wont!

Have you tried a DC50 yet ?  :( :'(
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 31, 2015, 10:17:47 PM
Ish

https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,1881.0.html

Needs spending on it though, and I'm not 100% sure the motor doesn't slow every now and again, so it's at the back of the loft for a rainy day!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Tonymini145 on October 31, 2015, 10:29:15 PM
Ish

https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,1881.0.html

Needs spending on it though, and I'm not 100% sure the motor doesn't slow every now and again, so it's at the back of the loft for a rainy day!

Nice looks like you succeeded better than me, you should get a work bench though lots of little bits could get lost in the grass
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on October 31, 2015, 10:36:15 PM
oh they do,  theres at least 3 circlips in there somewhere! a workbench would be lovely,  the front room floor suffices for now until we move somewhere bigger!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: premierdysonrepairs on March 01, 2016, 07:40:47 PM
Thanks for doing this Beko, I have one on the bench which looks like it needs a complete overhaul! ;)
This may just have inspired me to get on with it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on March 01, 2016, 09:00:52 PM
Go for it! Their not too bad,  I can get one apart in 25 mins and together in 45 now after doing a few! Just card up your screws as their all different lengths,  and * the ones that need a plastic washer grip thing under them,  saves so much head scratching!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: RustySkull on March 01, 2016, 09:59:36 PM
I had noticed a lack of proper teardown threads

Haha, they're good, but I get bored scrolling and scrolling on long Threads, that's why I make video's and maybe a few photos in my threads.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking you or anyone else... I do like to see repairs and strip downs of course ;)  :tiphat:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: premierdysonrepairs on March 01, 2016, 10:43:49 PM
Go for it! Their not too bad,  I can get one apart in 25 mins and together in 45 now after doing a few! Just card up your screws as their all different lengths,  and * the ones that need a plastic washer grip thing under them,  saves so much head scratching!

Will probably give it a go later tomorrow afternoon, good thinking on the card for screws. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: premierdysonrepairs on March 01, 2016, 10:46:46 PM
I had noticed a lack of proper teardown threads

Haha, they're good, but I get bored scrolling and scrolling on long Threads, that's why I make video's and maybe a few photos in my threads.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking you or anyone else... I do like to see repairs and strip downs of course ;)  :tiphat:

Will have to take a look at some of your video's Rusty. ;)
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: RustySkull on March 01, 2016, 10:52:24 PM
Will have to take a look at some of your video's Rusty. ;)

That would be great, if you click on you YouTube link in my signature and then go to the Vacuum Cleaners playlist you'll see all of them. Or you can look on my Threads on here and then read the Thread and watch the accompanying video's  :coffee:
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: MrsKimMcGlen-Bull on May 27, 2016, 12:58:14 AM
Thank you for posting these photo's...brilliant...I appreciate them.
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on May 27, 2016, 01:17:17 AM
No worries,  glad it helped! Did you have an specific issue or just fancied a refurb?

Ive been having thoughts about re doing the refurb tbh,  this was one of my early ones,  and after doing 30-40 of them,  am much better versed.  Reckon I could get 300 pics out of it... Got one in the shed too to refurb and sell...

One day I'll find the time
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Magonagal on January 09, 2018, 03:58:03 PM
I'm a newbie in the group and just joined to try and fix a DC25. I can't thank you enough for the stripdown photos - brilliant - no way could I have tackled this repair without your help. Still got a way to go but I think I'm on the right track!
Title: Re: Dyson DC25 Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on January 10, 2018, 12:55:26 PM
I'm a newbie in the group and just joined to try and fix a DC25. I can't thank you enough for the stripdown photos - brilliant - no way could I have tackled this repair without your help. Still got a way to go but I think I'm on the right track!

Good to hear! You'll be fine, shout if you get stuck and many of us will be able to help!