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Dyson DC22 Stowaway Wood & Wool Stripdown and Refurb
« on: January 23, 2015, 01:25:28 AM »
Had this in for a refurb this week, and it made a lovely thread!







The first thing I did was remove the hose, then unclip the hose from the hose adapter and bottom cyclone holder



A screw holds it together





Lets have a look at the pre motor filter



Undo the clip and the cover hinges upwards



This levered off its hinge



Mmmmmm





Onto the top hose holder next



One screw releases it



Another screw releases the floor tool holder



This pointless looking bit unscrews from under the hose port



Flipped over now



Post motor filter doesnt look too horrific tbh





it took me a while to work out how to get the wheels off, but in the end, a good heavy tug popped one of the clips out, then just work around and eventually the 4 heavy clips snap out and the wheel can be removed





I grabbed the other wheel and whipped it apart, had left it for fear of damage initially





Cord rewind next. One screw hides under here



The other two are blatent



This bit was quite tricky, but with lots of careful levering with a screwdriver it popped off, and the cable could be removed



The cassette is held in with a clip at the bottom



Then lifts out



As per other dysons, N to N, L to switch





The power foot button levers out



Same with the cord rewind button



The release valve hides under here, and is strangely old school yellow compared with the rest of the colours!



There is a contact plate that slots into a housing on this edge too



Remove the contact plate, remove all the screws and the top plate lifts off. One of the screws also holds the hose entry port in too



The underside of the release valve





The yellow cap levers out, held in only by its seal, and the rest follows quickly thansk to the big spring



The next stage is the motor



This seal lifts out, one of the only ones that does tbh



As does this little one



This louvre feels like it should be removeable, but is held against 3 edges, and looked a pain in the  :censored: so I left it alone!



Remove the 5 screws as shown in the seal removal picture and the motor housing falls out



4 TINY hex screws hold the motor cap on



Remove these, and lever the clear cap up. The 4 screw places are also clips, so unclip one side at a time. Eventually, you will have this



There is a handy reference arrow on the rubber mount and palstic housing for re-fitting



and another seal to remove



The motor looks like a standard affair



1300w Panasonic job



Main body done, it was on to the cyclone



This machine belongs to a dentist surgery where I used to live, so I wasn't expecting this to be pretty...



Bin off

Bottom flap off, and the release rod removed. Push the tiny clip in at the top and it pulls through. I find it good to wash these and ebhind them to stop gritty operation



Both seals out of the bin bottom



Main cyclone now



Rubber seal off



Prise the clips up all the way round, and eventually it seperates. They did flex a bit, and a few obtained white stress marks but none snapped. Just go carefully, once one goes they all start to unclip



Yummy



I'm not a fan of the micro way cyclones are going, asking for trouble if you ask me!



Luckily the seal assembly is as whole





The hose holder unscrews





There's 6 screws buried in here, get in there and get them out!



This also seperates the top







Cyclone release bar comes out of the middle



The top handle is held in with 1 screw, and has a random spring under it





The top part of the cyclone release drops out of the top lid



Quick look at the turbo tool



Ah





That cleaned up well enough, and I moved onto the floor tool. The wheels were locked solid...





They still didnt spin, and after wrestling/hammering the axles out I could see why!



Drop of grease upon re-assembly



I cleaned the floor tool up without stripping it down as I hate taking them apart! The whole machine was washed, dried and tonight, I commenced re-assembly



Cyclone first



Tip top part of the cyclone release in



Middle part in



Seal in



Cap in



Hose clip screwed back in



Assembly pushed together



And screwed up



Tip seals on



I didn't think this bit came apart, but whilst washing it up it fell apart, must have been held together with crap!



I did try to get the dirt you can see off, but failed sadly. It's ingrained into the plastic



Snapped the bottom back on, and re-fitted the top seal



Bin now



Bottom flap seal in



Flap seal in



last bit of release rod back in



Bottom flap clipped back onto the bin



And the cyclone is done!





Motor next

Outer seal in



Wires tucked into the top seal



arrows lined up



top snapped in



and screwed up



Screwed back onto the chassis



Housing seal fitted



release valve back in





Middle housing fitted



Buttons refitted



Hose input fitted



cord rewind back in



Cord fed back into the guide plate, and the guide plate snapped back into the housing, which is tricky!



Getting there!



Base housing back in



filter back in (I did recommend new ones, but it wasn't to be...Their not too horrific tbh)





Wheels back on



Pre motor filter back in







Filter housing refitted



Looks like a vacuum now



Random bit of housing fitted



Hose holder





Floorbrush holder

Bottom hose holder and cyclone clip fitted



Hose on



Cyclone on



Tried the turbo tool on the DC16, but it was rubbish and barely span it up!



and it's all done!





Will run it back tomorrow on the way home from work, and hopefully when they try it on saturday (dont expect them to fire it up with a dentist full of patients tbh) they will like it!

Hope it helps people out. I have to say, for a modern Dyson it was surprisingly painless and easy.
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