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Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: March 29, 2015, 11:50:41 AM »
I took a chance on this machine a few weeks ago for 4, poor little thing





Was advertised as being dead. I took a chance on it being the cable and not the motor...



It had blown itself apart by the plug (common issue)

The rest of the cable wasnt up to much either



But, I re-stripped the end of the cable, fitted a new plug as the white one was cracked and voila, she fired up beautifully

Seems to have gained a different coloured upholstry tool at some point





The floor tool has a metal soleplate too, I thought they were only on DC02's? All DC05's I've seen have had plastic sole plates.

One problem that wasnt mentioned on the ad is the broken extension pole





I did try to fix it, but it held for about 2 minutes before breaking again... luckily I have a spare DC05 Extension wand in the loft (handily) so swapped them around.

I moved onto the stripdown now.

Floortool first



Soleplate off



Pushed out the litter pickers from the back





The wheels removed easily thankfully



as did the attachment bit



I cant take these apart anymore without damaging them so left it as that and washed it whole..

Removed the banana end from the hose and got the tools ready for washing



Finally on to the machine



Cyclone off



Post motor filter seems ok



Oh



The pre filter looks ok though



popped the top handle/filter housing lid off



Removed the seal



removed the mini cyclone thing



and removed this hair from it



I looked at the wheels next



but wasnt able to get the centre bit out without potentially damaging it, so left it for now

Instead, I managed to get at all the screws with the wheels still on to get the case open





Removed the cable guide





Can see the back of the wheels now, and the back of the plastic pegs



You can see where I tried to lever the left one out from the front... they smack out easier from behind!





motor to cord rewind wiring



Looking at the cord rewind, it seems different to madrats guide





The cable unplugs from the reel and simply pops out of the locating tabs



Without the weight of the cable on it though, the reel started to veeerrryyy slloowwllyyyy unwind so I grabbed a cable tie to stop it loosing tension





Onto the motor now. The front bumper is removed





The motor housing slides out of the chassis now



The front hose holder and cord rewind and power buttons pop off the chassis



Quick wiring reference shot



Wiring released, the motor can be removed





Removed the front wheel



Onto the cyclone next



Cyclone bin emptied



Onto the cyclone unit, 2 screws off



ans the release valve comes off



and then apart







Rest of the cylone comes apart by pulling



All done! Hardly any screws at all on a DC05!



Everything was washed and dried. I put a new cable onto the cord rewind



Lovely



Played around with the tension a bit and now the plug nearly smashed through the casing if you leave the reel to do its job...

General re-assembly now

Cyclone



Shroud back in



top cone fitted



Release valve re-assembled







lower cone back together



To the chassis now. front wheel back in



Motor went back in the motor housing





and the motor housing was done



fitted the hose holder



Then, I refitted the switch, and lowered the top chassis housing and bumper back on



Cord rewind next



Lower chassis housing fitted



Hose port snapped on next



followed by the pedals (had to remove the hose port to fit the cord rewind pedal...)



Back on with the wheels



and in with the pegs



New post filter in







Washed pre filter back in







floor tool back together





And done!





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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 06:10:32 PM »
Different cable real, wheels and motor!

Good guide as ever.
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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 10:21:59 PM »
Yes,  I think it was a different generation to yours! Shame I didn't have this done when that person had issues before Christmas!

Sold earlier,  new owner seemed very happy with it!
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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2015, 04:51:13 PM »
 :bow:
Taking one apart now because the owner has washed the cyclone, brought it in wet and smelly  ::)

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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 11:46:12 AM »
How the flip do you get the cyclone back together  :'(

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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 12:25:44 PM »
Iirc it was cone into the top cap, then squarely snap the assembly back into the cyclone housing
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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 04:04:23 PM »
Can take a bit of giggling  :D

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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2015, 04:53:15 PM »
You're not kidding!

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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 09:58:13 PM »
Im surprised at how easy it is to take a cyclone apart tho, it just unclips with a flat blade ;D  clips back in alright, mine never had a satisfactory click tho
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: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 10:06:27 PM »
We got a really nice one of these today off an old couple. Original tools, and one careful owner.  :chuckle:

It seems a shame to break it really, but it has reached that stage where DC05's are worth more in bits.

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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 10:17:58 PM »
I'm sure your keeping an eye out for a minter to add to the collection...

So many fade though nowadays
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Re: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2015, 10:28:15 PM »
Mine wasn't too faded, was a malaysian one tho and was still clumsy and burnt out after 2 months in my house, lol but its a good vacuum when its working. The most reliable Dyson cylinder I had was the DC08 Origin. Very robust and very powerful. I have found a nice DC21 for sale locally for 55, Whats the performance of that like against a DC25? The brushbars look similar and the DC25 has excellent edge cleaning cos of one MASSIVE gap on the corner of the head which is hat the DC21 has too, 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: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2015, 10:28:57 PM »
I want a nice malaysian yellow and grey one, or a common coloured DC05 cos when they break they take the mick 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: Dyson DC05 Absolute+ - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2015, 11:26:29 PM »
I'm sure your keeping an eye out for a minter to add to the collection...

Only because I got the new green DC05 recently is the reason I am not minting the one up that we got today. I think I'll have to settle for one of each type rather than every variant of every type. We dont have 2000 sq feet spare.  :grinn:

Problem is, a good cable rewind, banana, three tools, used motor, bin insert, expanding pole, cleaner head and a motor bucket for a Panasonic conversion, makes it worth more in bits than I could probably get for it.

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