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DC26 disassembly
« on: January 24, 2015, 04:46:53 PM »
Power switch on my DC26 no longer stays on.  I have a replacement switch but can't for the life of me work out how to get at it.  Can anyone offer some guidance on this repair at all?
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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 12:55:41 PM »
First, are you sure the switch is the problem, people often say that when the filters are blocked and the problem is really just motor overheating.
Check and clean your filters first.
After that sorry, never worked on one.

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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 01:09:33 PM »
Thanks but I'm certain it is the switch.  The switch just won't latch in the ON position.  The vacuum works if I hold the switch down. 

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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 09:29:18 PM »
I've known switches die frequently.  I'd certainly start with that! Can't help on how to get to it though I'm afraid
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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 10:05:01 PM »
We don't see many of those.

If you can post some photos of as far as you have got, I can ask our chap..........

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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 12:20:05 AM »
As luck would have it,  I now own a dc26 (for free).  May be a few days,  but if you have had no luck I'll try and work it out for you and let you know!
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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 12:32:13 AM »
Thanks for the responses guys - I've been away from home for a while so haven't had a chance to get any pics of the thing.
beko1987 - if you do have any luck with it I'd be eternally grateful!  :thumbsup:

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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 01:36:37 AM »
Right, had my 26 apart earlier, and whilst I'm going to wait until its finished to do the full thead, I did work out how to get the switches out

It is a t :censored: t though...

Take the floor tool parking slot out



With a small flatblade screwdriver, lever the power switch out from the front corner, by the catch. One the fronts popped out, pop the back. Be careful though, the plastic is very fragile (mine has a hairline crack in it)



You cant get to it yet though...



Same on the cord rewind pedal side



Undo the 2 torx screws, then wrestle the housing off. I found levering it over the floor tool parking slot location, then popping it up at the bottom corners then pulling it forward and out did it, but eventually



Is just a standard switch from many many other machines!



Hope this helps!
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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 02:04:24 AM »
You, sir, are an absolute legend!  Thanks very much. :bow:

I shall take my most delicate screwdrivers and largest hammers to the thing tomorrow.  Cheers!

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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 02:06:34 AM »
The best of luck to you! Hope yours isnt as ruined as mine!
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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2015, 03:54:32 PM »
Successfully completed without managing to smash it to pieces!

Thanks again beko1987 :thumbsup:

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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2015, 04:21:21 PM »
Excellent, glad to hear it!

Was your switch housing a compelte pain to get off as well, or was I doing something wrong?
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Re: DC26 disassembly
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2015, 04:26:37 PM »
The power switch was a real pain to get off but the housing itself came away pretty easily.  I think I just squeezed the sides together and pulled it vertically upwards and away.

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