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Dyson DC14 animal maintenance
« on: March 14, 2014, 07:23:27 PM »
I am going to buy a second hand dc14 animal today from a classified site later on today. The person I'm buying it from has had it for 5 yrs. As soon as I get it home I'm going to give it a thorough cleaning. Is there anything else besides a good cleaning that I should do to it maintenance-wise?


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Re: Dyson DC14 animal maintenance
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 09:19:39 PM »
Yes, clean the filter: video here.

Check the brushbar is not clogged up with hair. Other than that, see how it goes. The washable filter is *the* most important thing.

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Dyson DC14 animal maintenance
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 01:52:46 AM »
Realistically how much longer can I expect to get out of my dyson assuming I maintain it properly? How long have other people on this forum owned their dysons for?


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Re: Dyson DC14 animal maintenance
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 11:58:55 AM »
A DC14 is like a Morris Minor. If it breaks, it can be fixed without breaking the bank.

If you think Dyson put a five year warranty on them, and we service machines people bought in the mid nineties still.

But like anything, abuse it and it wont last a month.

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Re: Dyson DC14 animal maintenance
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 12:59:29 PM »
Wash the cyclone thoroughly, new post motor filter, good wash of the pre motor filter, or a new one if its ruined, rebuild and rebelt the clutch, and strip and re-grease the brushroll bearings too.

Should see you good for another 10 years!
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