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Turbohead on DC23 disassembly
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:50:29 PM »
Hi,
The turbo head on my DC-23 is having difficulty spinning, and I am guessing it has something to do with the drive turbine. I have taken the cover off and cleaned the brush and made sure  that the suction path is clear, but this did not solve the problem. So I dug deeper, removong the torx screws holding the clear plastic part of the assembly. There are then 3 more torx screws holding the drive mechanism together - 2 are easy to remove, the third is visible but at a right angle to the hole near it, making it very hard to remove. This is where I am stuck - is there a special offset torx driver (like the hex head ball drivers) or is there some other part that comes apart so I can fully clean the drive.
Thanks,
Rich

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Re: Turbohead on DC23 disassembly
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 01:30:22 PM »
People usually don't bother stripping them down that far as often the internal turbine is broke and internal parts are not available. We consider turboheads to be disposable.

I have put a shout out on FB and Twitter for someone who can explain a strip down in more detail here.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Turbohead on DC23 disassembly
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 05:46:07 PM »
People usually don't bother stripping them down that far as often the internal turbine is broke and internal parts are not available. We consider turboheads to be disposable.

I have put a shout out on FB and Twitter for someone who can explain a strip down in more detail here.  :thumbsup:

Thank for the response. I have sort of come to that conclusion myself as I was able to open the intake end by pulling really hard and popping it off to get to the third screw. I could not find any reason for the slow/no spin of the roller. The belt was ok as were the gear that I could see, but it was simply dragging so there must be a problem with bearings or some thing at I could not reach.

I will purchase a new head, but is there a newer model that I should look for?

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Re: Turbohead on DC23 disassembly
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 09:33:19 PM »
906565-32 is the standard one that you probably have.



Dyson now list a revised one 916094-01:



They charge 55 for that. We could snip a couple of quid off that inc UK delivery in case you wanted one.

Edit: I see you are on the other side of the pond, so try to get a 916094-01 locally if you want the later one.

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