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How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« on: August 05, 2013, 05:37:08 PM »
Hi Guys.

Currently overhauling a DC07 Animal as a moving in present for a friend. I've bought some new clutch to brushroll belts in readiness.

I also received my unofficial DC07 service manual, and it states to replace the clutch assembly as a whole. Any hints and tips to replace the belts on a clutch? I've only ever played with 1 clutch and it didn't go too well, so keen not to mess this one up as well!

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Re: How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 06:54:58 PM »
Ah that's a good video! By chance, is the brushroll belt the easy to get one at the end, or the one in the middle of the assembly? (Haven't got the clutch out yet, my longer t15 driver I ordered from your good selves arrived today, so that's tonight's job!)
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Re: How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 06:56:56 PM »
The brushroll belt is the fat one; the harder one to do.

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Re: How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 07:19:11 PM »
Ah joy. Nevermind, a beer or two and I'm sure the job will flow smoothly! Thanks for your help.
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Re: How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 04:15:15 PM »
Followed those videos and job done in a quick and painless way! Once the machine is put back together hopefully it should be as good as new!
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Re: How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 06:02:26 PM »
Back together and works very well! Also successfully replaced the belts on a DC04 using the same method!
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Re: How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013, 03:24:16 AM »
Back together and works very well! Also successfully replaced the belts on a DC04 using the same method!

Tis the same clutch.  ;)

Did you use a belt tool or wing it with a bunch of screwdrivers?

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Re: How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 12:27:29 PM »
I bought a belt tool from your good selves a few weeks ago, proving invaluable so far! Will be getting a dc04 switch tool on payday as well. Do they get clutch knobs off more easily as well?

I realised that about the clutch, dc14 is the same too isn't it? I have 2 clutches where the plastic case is broken, but the parts are good so an rebuild them now rather than replace! If they sound a bit rattly when not in use (clutch off, slight metallic tinging, not a dead clutch roar) what could that be indicative of? Have one that does this, works fine though and internally I can see nothing wrong.
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Re: How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 05:12:58 PM »
Will be getting a dc04 switch tool on payday as well. Do they get clutch knobs off more easily as well?

We find it easier to use those for clutch knobs, yes.

If they sound a bit rattly when not in use (clutch off, slight metallic tinging, not a dead clutch roar) what could that be indicative of? Have one that does this, works fine though and internally I can see nothing wrong.

Just internal wear and tear really. They dont last forever you know.  ;D

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Re: How to replace clutched brushroll belt
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013, 05:43:22 PM »
True, although I like to get every last second out of them! Will live with it for now then, and tell whoever I give it to that if it does go ping let me know and I'll swap a good one in! I did put a small drop of oil on the 3 ball bearings to help them along, maybe they are 'too' loose now...
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