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Dyson Models => Dyson DC03 => Topic started by: beko1987 on December 07, 2015, 04:54:02 PM

Title: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
Post by: beko1987 on December 07, 2015, 04:54:02 PM
Well, I learnt something last night, and thought I would share...

I did my usual 70 degree, 3 hour hose and filters wash, and popped a DC03 filter in just to see what happened...

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It melted a bit

The 'washable' part died too

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All the filter media turned to cotton wool

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And made a hell of a mess when I shook the towels off I put in with it

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Was fun to vacuum up though, still need to finish it off, just got the worse up with the miele on minimum power at 11.20pm last night...
Title: Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
Post by: Madrat on December 07, 2015, 07:27:09 PM
 :)) I made that mistake with dc03 filters.
Title: Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
Post by: beko1987 on December 07, 2015, 08:13:27 PM
lol thanks for telling me!
Title: Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 08, 2015, 12:20:15 AM
Haha wow

Btw I washed my black DC14 pad filer in last week, came out nice and white, but the wool part was separated from the other half
Title: Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
Post by: beko1987 on December 08, 2015, 12:58:25 AM
Yea,  the filter pads don't always like it.  I always replace them for the pennies they cost. Electrolux Dolphin filters come up well though
Title: Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
Post by: Madrat on December 08, 2015, 03:38:58 PM
I always do pads on a 30 quick wash with extra rinse.