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Zorbster
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:41:47 PM »
Managed to get hold of this today.  10 and only 16 miles away.



Seller said there was no suction, but once I took the cyclone off it felt OK until the bottom filter popped off

WET!




A look at the top filter  :o

WET WET WET



A look at the bin and cyclone confirmed it, they are both well clogged and stink of wet dog  :sick0012:




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Despite that the motor ran sweet, didn't push it though just in case, Will let it dry out a bit then see what it's like on strip down.

Bit of a miss match and what's with all the knots?



What horrors lie beneath  :evilgrin0002:



Bottom is in quite good condition



But it will need a new hose, split is to far along to fix.  What colour should the Zorbster have?



Wand is in great condition, top cap and spring are there and the crevice tool holder is intact  ;)



Need to get hold of a hopper for the zorb now.


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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 06:32:23 PM »
I've got a brand new hopper and floor tool for a DC04 Zorb if you want them. Every Zorb I've ever had, the clutch has been absolutely knackered! I always convert them back to a standard clutched DC04.

PM me if you want the hopper & floor tool.

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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 06:40:18 PM »
I've got my eye on one on ebay at the moment.  how much would you want.

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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 07:14:02 PM »
20 for the hopper and floor tool  (both brand new) + p&p.

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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 08:08:03 PM »
What's the floor tool?  Ebay ends on Sunday evening, I will let you know, thanks.

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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 08:14:36 PM »
Had a quick look at the clutch after reading on here they are prone to wearing.

No suction the add said, I'm not surprised  :boggleeye:





Yes clutch is shot



Will try a rebuild, not sure if white roler is fixed to rod though, long time since I rebuilt a clutch and never on a zorbster.

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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 09:46:01 PM »
One rebuilt zorbsta clutch with a few bits salvaged from a DC14 clutch  :thumbsup:


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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2015, 10:30:48 PM »
Nice,  looks like a diamond in the rough!

Was gonna say I did a clutch rebuild thread on here somewhere,  looks like your sorted though!

Maybe they heard the zorbster washes carpets or something...
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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2015, 11:12:49 PM »
We also have new hoppers at a tenner. We also have Zorb powder at happy money.

The floor tool looks like a DC05 head I think, but is lavender and grey (got none of those).

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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2015, 11:42:03 PM »
Nice! I agree with Beko, lol they thought it washes carpets! Haha
If I had that, the taped uo switch housing, ripped hose and the small belt which should be large would cheese me off already, they must be large lol. Looks like someone been there before.

Would you make a thread? Would be very cool! Thanks
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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2015, 11:44:02 PM »
Ohh! You have a British Zorbster!!! Round plug!!! XD
Nice find
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: Zorbster
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2015, 03:47:34 PM »
Will keep you informed on the progress, this might be a keeper, 3 cats 1 dog and me our carpets always need a freshen up.  :chuckle:

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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2015, 04:56:35 PM »
What happened to Mrs Madrat? lol
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: Zorbster
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2015, 06:20:03 PM »
Compared to me and the animals, she's quite clean  :biglaugh:

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Re: Zorbster
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2015, 11:48:15 PM »
Lol : D
PS f you were to message the seller regarding the wet a Dyson, we might find out if it is really water, or has sucked up a wet spill, then had water sucked up to clean it? Either way I am surprised the post filter got wet without blowing up the motor
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