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Offline caro213

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dc08 cyclone disassembly
« on: January 23, 2015, 04:31:46 PM »
How do I pull out the funnel type part from the cyclone ?

Hello
I want to clean my DC08 cyclone and I have found good videos showing how to do it.
The problem is that I don't manage to pull out the cone (funnel type part) at the very beginning of the disassembly process.
I 've hurted myself trying to do it, my husband helped me, no way.  :(
I only managed to put a screwdriver between the cone and the rest of the cyclone but I couldn't get the cone move at all.
I think that it is because I used to hit the cone on the floor to make the dust go away.
Have you got any idea to manage the task ?
I have also read on the web that without any disassembling you can just rince the whole cyclone with water and get it completely wet before reusing it. But I'm not sure it's a good idea. What do you think ?
Many thanks for your help.
Carole

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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 05:15:49 PM »
You can wash the cyclone, but it must be 100% dry before re-use, otherwise water will go through the motor. Jet washing is my usual method.

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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 08:21:01 PM »
Sure, dry is better than wet !!  :king:
So you think that it is not worth disassembling the cyclone ?
How do you get it dry ? Just leave it near a radiator ? How can you check it's perfectly dry ?
Thank you for your answer

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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 10:04:15 PM »
Bienvenue sur le site!  :tiphat:

Does the cyclone appear visibly blocked? The decision to wash it depends very much on what it has been used for.

Est-ce que le cyclone sont visiblement bloqué ? La décision de le laver dépend beaucoup de ce qu'il a été utilisé pour.

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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 10:35:18 PM »
You won't get it clean without fully stripping it down I'm afraid

https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,1100.0.html

Once it's washed and cleaned, a sharp shake should knock the majority of the water off, then place all the parts in the airing cupboard, or infront of a radiator for a day or so.

I need to refurb a DC08 in the next few days, if you still have no luck I'll take better pictures than the linked for you!
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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2015, 02:28:57 PM »
Bonjour !
Merci MVacs for your words in french. I keep on trying in English...
My cyclone is not blocked at all but I suppose that a good cleaning would be good for my old DC08. I've always had a 'normal use' of it.
I understand beko1987 disassembling is the best way but I can't follow your tutorial. As I said in my first post, I can't get rid of the funnel part.
Any idea ?

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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2015, 07:16:14 PM »
I think it just snapped out. You tried carefully prising it out with a thin flat blade screwdriver?
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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 10:29:27 PM »
I managed to put a screwdriver between the cone and the rest of the cyclone but I couldn't get the cone move at all. It was like stuck. I did'nt try to lever up much because it seemed like something would be broken : the cone or the screwdriver...

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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2015, 04:18:17 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHxvXzHxrm8" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHxvXzHxrm8</a>

Here is the video you have been waiting for
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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2015, 11:28:21 AM »
Not sure why, but I REALLY like his voice... Half expect him to swig from a can of fosters every now and again...
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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2015, 12:28:16 PM »
LOL omg 😂 you are funny
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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2015, 07:12:38 PM »
He makes some really good videos.

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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2015, 07:23:03 PM »
Yes I know this good video and I feel demoralised each time when I see how easy it is for him to get the cone out (1'38'').https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/Smileys/Custom/cry.gif
Now I have to decide between leaving my cyclone as it is with the dust or put it under water without disassembling it. What do you think ? Thank you

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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2015, 07:26:27 PM »
You could wash it with the cone on, just leave it for a good few days in a warm place to be very sure its properly dry, shake it hard to check and watch/feel for any water splattering out.

You also run the risk of clumps of dirt going damp internally, and clogging things up even further...
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Re: dc08 cyclone disassembly
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2015, 07:27:58 PM »
I have washed many without dismantling them, as long as you use a hose with descent water pressure and a detergent, rinse well, shake as much water out as possible then leave to dry in a warm place for 2 days you will be fine.

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