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How I repair DC07 Hoses
« on: January 09, 2015, 06:41:22 PM »
In reply to Autovacs post, thought I would do a new thread so it doesnt get lost in the bulk hose one.

This is how I repair 07 hoses. Out of a box of 27ish from mvacs, and another box of 30 I bougth from dysondealscornwall on ebay, I reckon a good 20 of them were easily fixed, with the other 7 yeilding their ends for spares, as this method does sometimes break them if their brittle, as you will see! DC04's are slightly different, but I cant find one to do atm so will have to do that when I get one in, the internals are different.

Have probably put 10odd on machines and sold them, and not had one back. Had one DC07 back with a torn hose, but I hadn't fixed that at the time as it was good, she got it out of her car, started asking how long it would take etc and I changed it there and then on the road for another one, she was pleased!

Anyway, this is my method. Never tried anything newer than an 07, so can't help with 14s onwards as their different by the looks of things

(ignore the hose cuff, just grabbed the first end I found, as when the hoses arrive I go through and chop the ends off to keep the hoses tidy, then just match them back together afterwards. Need to get the brake cleaner out and remove the tape residue before using it)



Tidy up the end of the hoe, snip any excess coil back to a good part of the palstic, and trim the plastic back





Then, pull the crap out of the cuff end with some pliers. I find this essential as removing the wire releases the grip of the parts, as it doesnt pack them out anymore





I then get a good flatblade screwdriver, and on the opposite side to the suction release valve, place it over the inner black hose holder, there's a gap just big enough



One well aimed smack with the hammer jumps the locating peg out of its slot. It's at this point the job becomes do or die, brittle ends split down the middle. That's why I always chop them off of scrap hoses (where the splits been pulled and buggard up a good quarter, or it'll never wash clean again sort of thing)



Now one sides off, it should be loose enough to deliver a lighter tap to the other side, then pull the black part out of the housing.



and split. Be sure to catch the two springs too



Now you clean up the black part, a combination of pulling, small flatblade to prise it off and a sharp knife does it





The hose twists onto the black part by a coil and a half, you may need to adjust the plastic on the first coil so it doesnt fold under itself





I give everything a wipe down at this point cos it's easier than piddling about when back together



Time for glue



I found this at halfords when desperate and couldnt wait for ebay. Only really use it for this job, and gluing the tab back onto DC04 switches... 2.something on ebay, 7.90 at hallfrauds

Small bead around the bit where the hose twists on



The first half a coil pushes on, then start twisting. You should see the glue start to spread underneath

Once done, you need to put the release valve back in. The springs are an arse, they pinged out twice just doing these pictures!



Then line the locking tabs up with the holes, and push home until it clicks! Check the release valve pushes in too



Little test stretch



and job's a goodun. The outer housing clamps the hose to the innder on an 07, which helps alot

I then put it with the rest of my clean ones from boxes of scrap under our bed...



Which all washed up ok







Need to find the box of random ends and get the 8 washed but end-less hoses finished that are in the wardrobe, they've been there too long!

Hope this helps! Now when I get a machine in, I just put a clean hose on and put the one from the machine into the to wash/to fix pile for another day! Only have one 04 hose left though, might be more in the shed though, couldn't find any when I looked to get the end for this one out!

Next time I have an 04 hose to do, I'll post it up. I think 03 hoses are the same as 04 ones too.
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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 07:06:07 PM »
Good post, I realy hate those springs with a pasion

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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 07:15:10 PM »
I have another box of damaged ones ready if anyone can use them?

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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 07:28:52 PM »
I'm good for now, hope you find a home for them though!
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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 09:39:38 PM »
Great post beko. :thumbsup:
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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 09:43:34 PM »
No worries! Thought I'd keep it to us though, don't want everyone knowing our secrets, we won't have any work to do then!

It is a great way of getting cheap hoses in stock too, I have a few new qtex ones but tbh the do look naff, not used them yet
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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 11:09:33 PM »
We never got our older ones from Qtex, the new ones are awesome, but the 01/4/7/14 ones are naff. Apart from the HSE95 green 04 one, they are OK, but out of stock.  :D

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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 07:15:34 PM »
I am amazed you go to so much trouble  :bow:
Thank you for the post.

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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2015, 07:19:49 PM »
It saves the pennies! Am running out of dc04 hoses though tbh, may have to repair as I go moving forward!
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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 07:32:34 PM »
I've just been throwing them away, feel guilty at the waste.

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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2015, 11:40:05 AM »
We are stockpiling DC04 clutched hoses before they run out.

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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2015, 12:06:59 AM »
We are stockpiling DC04 clutched hoses before they run out.

We are down to less than half a dozen of these now. They will all gone before weekend.  :(

So if you want to repair a DC04 hose, Beko has a handy topic on the subject.

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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2015, 12:10:52 AM »
Yep,  DC04 hoses are becoming a problem... I check every 04 hose before i buy now,  even at sub 10 it can be a massive pain if its broken in a non repairable way.

What glue do you reckon would fix clutchless hoses? Would have to be damn strong as it just glues into the edge of the rubber end.  Would need to chemically melt it all together I reckon.
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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2015, 09:56:44 AM »
What about the Glue / Activator window fitters use ? They reckon that will stick most plastics & rubbers.
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Re: How I repair DC07 Hoses
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2015, 11:00:12 AM »
What glue do you reckon would fix clutchless hoses? Would have to be damn strong as it just glues into the edge of the rubber end.  Would need to chemically melt it all together I reckon.

Evo Stick Pipe weld. Or the glue in a tin plumbers use to glue waste pipes, which is the same stuff.

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