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DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« on: December 02, 2014, 11:04:40 AM »
To mark the sad passing of official support from Dyson for the DC04, I decided to make a thread about one that I part exchanged a DC14 for!

Before:

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Doesnt work too badly tbh, nothing out of the ordinary anyway. Suction was awful before I removed the pre motor filter, and the belts are stretched and the hose is torn. It's also got a broken pre motor housing clip too. Usual fare then!









It is very clean however, there are still some nice DC04's to be had.

Donut still in place, remarkably she stil ran!



Made in Britain!







Hose came off and went into the refurb pile



Wand was split down next



Cyclone out of the way



Switch housing off



Someones been here before...



I'm not sure what it is about DC04's breaking cables here. Wasn't broken around the donut which is odd, so I chopped it back and placed the cable to one side for re-terminaling



It has a nice green plug too (my camera makes it look faded though, it's not!



Chassis seals



Changeover valve out



This has been off before too



Post motor filter was probably the original 1998 one  :censored:



Changeover valve split out



Clutch cover off



Soleplate off





Wand inspection tube off



Brushroll out



and split. The bearings are in top order thankfully as these are the non regreasable ones



Brushroll housing off



Clutch cover off



and the clutch out



Wheels off



Bottom assembly off



Pivot rings removed



Changeover assembly stripped out



Motor housing unscrewed from the chassis



Motor airway tube removed



Motor housing cover off



and the motor removed. Carbons are about hafway worn, armature looks good. Wonder why it's thrown so much carbon dust out...



Onto the cyclone now



Outer cone removed and the seals taken off



I took the top handle assembly off the cyclone and had a closer look at the broken clip. Never seen a snapped one before, but can understand how it went.



Handle removed anyway



Inner cone was unscrewed from the cyclone



Release valve carefully removed



and split for washing



Everything was then washed and dried over the weekend. I forgot to start taking re-assembly pictures, so by this stage the motor had gone back in, new HEPA post motor filter installed and the bottom housing pivots greased and the housing fitted





re-belted clutch fitted





The brushroll cleaned up very well. This machine hasn't seen much use I dont think





I fitted new wheels to the baseplate as the old ones had had it





Wheels back on



Once the wheels were on I checked it's pivots and replaced the internal hose as it was floppy and had lost its spring in hindsight. Works much better now

Chassis seals on



Found a refurbished hose in purple



I re-assembled the cyclone and left it at that for now until the clip arrives. After photo's soon!
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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 01:11:12 AM »
We still have our 04 Absolute + and use it upstairs, we had it from brand new and never ever paid for it :chuckle: had it on a buy now pay later but the finance company never ever took the payment.  Had a new motor 6 months after we had it, done by dyson under warranty, a second hand clutch about 6 years ago and about 3 years ago the cable went, it now has white cable and black plug. also the crevice tool holder broke years ago so we used a hair bobble to hold it in place until I started re refurbishing Dysons and replaced the wand, sadly not with a purple one but gray, I did put all the purple bits on it I could though and it's not to bad.  It still performs excellently. I wish all Dysons were as strong.

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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 07:41:52 PM »
Sorry for the late reply. That's my favourite dc04 model and the one I owned was amazing as soon as I got it.

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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 10:52:45 PM »
Just part-ex my old Dyson DC07 Origin for one of these refurbished Dyson DC04 Absolute + at Dyson Revivers - Rugely - Does anyone know what colour the purple is - making a sign for my Dyson with the purple colour - see my latest thread I'm about to post

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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 10:55:02 PM »
No idea what the official colour is,  and I doubt the info is out there.  You could look a bit strange and take it into b&q and get some paint made up...
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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2016, 10:56:24 PM »
Can't be that bad, ive carried a vacuum down a high street before!

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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 10:58:04 PM »
Same! I saw an nv250 in a skip when I was younger when out on the beer,  waited for town to quieten down at 4am and took it home!
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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2016, 10:59:49 PM »
I've carried a vacuum out of school and the dodgy looks I got!!

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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2016, 11:25:18 PM »
Can't be that bad, ive carried a vacuum down a high street before!

When I part-exed my old Dyson I had to push that through a shopping centre lol - Get out of my way broken Dyson coming through *Beep Beep* - That is exactly what I was thinking

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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2016, 04:17:34 AM »
I carried a Dyson DC03 and DC01 from Sutton Coldfield to Birmingham on two bus rides home lol, never again! so embarrassing. I did get hench arms though so that kinda paid off ;D
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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2016, 10:33:47 AM »
Nice, you indeed go to some great lengths.
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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2016, 09:32:06 PM »
Who?
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2016, 05:09:29 PM »
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Re: DC04 Absolute+ Refurbish and Rebuild
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2016, 05:26:26 PM »
I am Tayyab Parwaz :|
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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