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Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: March 15, 2015, 01:45:52 PM »
I bought a DC24 and 25 last week, and did the 24 first



Was a bit filthy





Pre filter wasnt too horiffic, very very dusty though







Post filter was  :dead-dyson: though









Eva loved the toy dyson...



we took the cyclone off



I left the wand whole to wash



The sticker was long gone, so I scraped it off



and took the top cap off







hose off





combi tool wasnt horrific





Switch housing off next





little spring here





I left this clear bit on as it looks like itll break if I try



Switches out









and pull the cable off the front of the cleaner



remove the ila_rendered



and the other ila_rendered



Brushroll housing off



lower hose off



LH Ball screw out



RH Wiring cover screws removed





Pop the white connector up



and unplug it



remove the microswitch housing screw





remove the little spring



the housing pulls out from behind the pivot for the grey pedal



unplug the wires and remove the switch from the housing





remove the RH ball screw



The ball then pulls off the chassis





Pull the chassis wires off and remove the chassis spine wire



Remove the RH Red pedal screw



and the left



remove the LH grey pedal screw



The grey and red pedals unclip from the chassis now



The LH has 2 springs on it



and once their removed the red and grey pedals can be removed and seperated



The black clip by the ball unscrews now





The spring pops off the end



Changeover valve to remove now



time for a smaller torx driver



to remove the changeover wheel screw



slide the wheel off the arm



undo the screws underneath holding the changeover assembly on





which splits into two again



with another spring on



this spring gives the yolk assembly some bounce



Next is the diverter flap



remove the screw, push the centre through and the spring comes out



then the flap unclips



another ila_rendered comes off



Second hose now



and the changeover top



Stripped chassis



Onto the motor now



Wiring has to be removed



More wires run inderneath







There's a screw under the yolk assembly



and the wiring cover pops off



The brushroll housing connector removes now



Open the flap on top of the connector



and the wires pull out of the connector



The floating locating bracket on top removes



it has a little spring underneath



The end of it unscrews to reveal an elbow



The yolk is stripped



Onto the ball



Remove the post filter cover







remove the 4 screws and the ball seperates





The two cogs remove



Remove the 4 screws on the motor housing and remove the top ocver, but beware the cables



push the connector and cables through





Motor was a bit dusty





the 2 motor wires unclip



and the motor rubber can be removed





top motor mount off



Brushroll housing now





remove the brushroll



squeegee is removed from the baseplate



Which you need to do to undo all the screws. Once their all out, flip it over and lift the top grey housing off



Pull the front bumper off



The clear plastic part lifts away, and the motor and pcb can be removed



Remove the wheels from the soleplate



The PCB and motor



This connector needs to be removed



the end pops off the the wires and inner housing pop out of the slot





Onto the cyclone



bottom flap and bottom seal pop off



top filter catch pops off the hinges



3 manky screws to remove the top handle





more screws to remove from the inner cyclone



part of the bin release rod and spring comes out when this is seperated



rather ruined cyclone seal





Theres a seal around the middle part of the cyclone



The shroud pops off the cones



and the lower cone pops off the shroud



And she was disassembled. And washed dried and polished...
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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 03:04:23 PM »
Starting with the cyclone



bottom cone ila_rendered on





Cone back onto the shroud



shroud back onto the cone assembly



Top now



handle and the top of the release rod back on



ila_rendered back onto the cyclone bottom flap



Bin is very cloudy but came up ok after a polish. Got rid of the very battered sticker though to smarten it up a bit



The motor was cleaned up



2 seals back on



The motor connectors were plugged in and nestled into the gap in the seal assembly and the motor was inserted into the motor housing



Feed the wires through the hole and push the rubber seal into it



Feed the wires through the cable routing bit on top of the housing



Split the large ball bearing



put a good smear of grease around it



and snap the housing back together



fit it to the ball



fit the other white bearing to the other end and sit the housing into one side of the ball



lower the other half of the ball on



and screw together.

Onto the yolk now, refit the elbow to the end of the yolk assembly





snap the bouncy bar onto the top



feed the yolk wires through the gap in the housing, then plug the ends back into the plug in this orientation.



close the plug



refit the plug into the housing, then push the wires into their holders





All done, it should sit flush with the yolk housing



feed and lay the cable underneath the black ring, and fit the moulding to the ring so the cable exits correctly



refit the yolk to the ball



Onto the chassis now. Reassemble the suction diverter assembly



fit the ila_rendered to the housing



then the hose to the housing



Then from underneath the housing to the chassis, making sure the 3 pegs locate correctly



Fit the changeover valve ila_rendered



Snap the flap onto the housing, hold the spring onto it then push the locating peg in to hold it all in there



screw it in from the back



refit the spring and clear nipple



Fit the below spring onto the below peg, as per the orientation shown



slide the side of the changeover assembly onto the valve, then screw the changeover valve onto the bottom of the chassis



refit the changeover wheel





fit the ball tension peg and spring as shown



fit the grey pedal into the chassis







feed the spine wire up the chassis and locate the wires back into their chases



insert the red pedal in



fit the loose pring onto the grey pedal, and check the red one bounces off the nipple correctly ( :underchair:)



refit the ila_rendered to the motor housing



and refit the ball and yolk to the chassis. Secure it with the ball screws on either side



connect all the wires back up, and refit the mictoswitch and housing



pop up top and re-wire the switches in and tidy up all the cables



refit the switches and switch housing



I opened a new post motor filter



bit cleaner



and fitted it.

I then opened some post from manchestervacs, and withdrew a new cyclone seal!





which meant I could finish the cyclone off! The pre motor filter washed up very well





I gave the brushroll pcb to someone who needed one, so mvacs kindly sent me another one!



so that night I started on the brushroll housing

initial connector back together and fitted



refitted the motor





lowered the clear housing on



fitted the motor cables into their slots



fitted the pcb, not forgetting the reset switch surround



plugged the motor in, then turned it upside down and fitted the sole plate on

the squeegee was fitted, brushroll and end cap on and the brushroll was fitted to the machine. Hose and wand were put back on and...

















and she's done! Hope this helps anyone looking for an answer to any of the DC24's many, many problems!
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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015, 11:48:58 PM »
Thank you for the stripdown and the pics.

I'm having trouble with my DC24: its diverter valve won't stay in base mode. I don't really see how the mode is activated, I can manually turn the clear wheel in both positions and the air ducts are free (suction in both positions is ok), but the valve always springs back to hose mode. Maybe my wheel is overturned?
Can you tell from your model, how the wheel is operated, when switching the Dyson from hose to base mode?

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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 12:02:24 AM »
The changeover valve is operated by the clear wheel and a pivot arm.

With the wand in place,  the wand pushes the flap down,  which pushes the lever around,  turnig the clear disc and moving tbe little hose to the left as you look at the machine.

Is the assembly on the left in tact? Should be 2 locating lugs,  and a further lug that moves around the cutouts in the chassis.  You should be able to manipulate it by hand with the wand and cyclone off to check operation.
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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 04:16:22 AM »
The assembly is ok, I can move the clear wheel and the little hose switches position. I will check for what the wand does to the wheel when I get back home. Thanks for the fast answer!

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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 07:45:49 PM »
Stupid me  :'(
I was checking the diverter valve when reassembling the Dyson after I cleant the two little air hoses on the side of the base (the one from the diverter and the one below on the way to the base). AND I SIMPLY CHECKED THE DIVERTER VALVE WITHOUT PUTTING THE WAND BACK IN PLACE!. I was completely unaware of the wand actually "operating" the clear wheel.

A big THANK YOU  :bow: to this forum ... and beko in particular for the fast response and guiding me to the "magic" wand.
I was all set and ready to send the vacuum in to Dyson Germany.

Cheers,

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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2015, 01:04:01 AM »
No worries,  glad you got it fixed.  Just remember to turn the brushroll off when not vacuuming carpets and she wont go pop too soon!
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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 11:52:02 PM »
Another thanks for this tear down and rebuild.

I have got a dc24 for literally a couple of quid and I want to tear it down as its filthy and needs its dead brush bar remedying.

Very much appreciated.

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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 11:57:04 PM »
Excellent,  all the best with it! Their silly cheap if your willing to put the work in!

Does the reset button need pressing on the brushroll housing? If that doesnt fire it into life then try a PCB
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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 12:01:16 AM »
I have tried that but no dice sadly.

They are a little more involved than the DC07's but I have repaired a DC27 so I think I can take the next step!

Will take a multi meter to the pcb and see if it is giving out any juice, would rather the motor is dead as they are cheaper  ;D

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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 12:04:07 AM »
Knowing the 24 it could be both!

Their not too bad,  just fiddly.  The rear wheels,  red pedal and associated springs are the fiddly bits,  as is the spring that sits under the middle red part of the cyclone release,  it has to go in a very specific way  always takes me a few attempts,  sadly you have to reassemble the cyclone ever time to check!
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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 12:21:03 AM »
Forgot to say, I had a dc24 the other week with no reset button on the brush bar just blanked off, when did that happen?

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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 12:26:28 AM »
Forgot to say, I had a dc24 the other week with no reset button on the brush bar just blanked off, when did that happen?

Late model! Happened in 2012/2013 I believe, the brush motor should be spinning slightly slower too and the head clip is red
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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 12:30:45 AM »

Top beardage Tayyab!
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Re: Dyson DC24 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2016, 12:32:51 AM »
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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