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Offline simtan44

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It fell off my mains lead!!
« on: March 18, 2014, 01:04:30 PM »
Hi, I have a trusty old yellow DC-04.  Where the mains lead leaves the vac there used to be a small kink - about 30 cm along -  a round grey plastic piece and a yellow rubber band.  The rubber band has started to perish, probably why it has fallen off.

Anyone know what this is for?

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Re: It fell off my mains lead!!
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 08:27:12 PM »
i have no idea i just cut them off
some one will have the right answer

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Re: It fell off my mains lead!!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 10:53:53 PM »
That springy thing with a laccy band on is to take up the stress when the machine is pulled at full length to stop the power cord from being damaged.  8)

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Re: It fell off my mains lead!!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 07:40:18 PM »
When the Dyson technician came out to replace the motor in our DC04 in 1999/2000 (it was 7 months old) he removed the one that was fitted and said Dyson was removing them from all machines, he had a toolbox full of them.  Must have been an idea that didn't work.

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Re: It fell off my mains lead!!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 10:48:29 AM »
They break the cord. My Marie Curie DC04 had the donut fitted, and the cable on both sides had snapped over the years.

I refitted it though, the mahine doesnt get much use at all and it's authentic and original innit... 8)
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Re: It fell off my mains lead!!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 10:58:17 PM »
Found this forum after googling these.  I lost mine recently after a friend used my Absolute and I'd like to find a replacement.  Anyone here know where I might find them?

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Re: It fell off my mains lead!!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 01:59:41 AM »
Found this forum after googling these.  I lost mine recently after a friend used my Absolute and I'd like to find a replacement.  Anyone here know where I might find them?

They are not available any more, but I am sure we can find you one in our treasure troves.

You mean one of these.......



Shoot us an email here and we will dig you one out for a very modest sum.  :thumbsup:

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Re: It fell off my mains lead!!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 02:12:02 AM »
They are not available any more, but I am sure we can find you one in our treasure troves.

You mean one of these.......



Shoot us an email here and we will dig you one out for a very modest sum.  :thumbsup:

Thanks, will do.  I'd had you down for a call in the morning as a likely source.

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