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Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« on: April 22, 2015, 01:59:24 AM »
Hi, a lovely DC24 popped up cheap and I want it. BUT There is something I am worried about. Not any electrical parts but the brushbar.
There is like a MASSIVE gap between the end of the brushbar and the end cap? My firts DC24 had a similar problem but the gap was much smaller and sorted this by shoving a piece of rubber in the end cap.
Heres the link to the DC24, tell me wt u think pls and what I can do, or any home remedies? ;D
http://www.gumtree.com/p/vacuum-cleaners/dyson-hoover/1111636487
BTW What are DC15 motors like? Seen a few on ebay with blown brush motors, or is it something else? My cousin wants a Dyson ball so am considering either a DC15 recommendation or DC25. I probably will recommend him you guys cos he lives like a city away :) Anyways, what other Dysons use the DC15 brush motor? He would like a ball one only, I deffo dont want his fist Dyson to break over something technical :o
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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 02:24:25 AM »
That second photo is a bit odd.



They probably had it in bits.  :snivel:

As to the DC15, the motors are pretty OK generally, but they can be a bitch to diagnose as they have a fused PCB in the body and a few looms that can break up over time. The DC15 is quite a complex machine electrically to be honest. They usually take us a while to diagnose [if faulty] and parts are expensive. We did one a few days ago; it cost the chap 80 to fix it. The DC15 is a great machine when working right, but costs can run away to the point where you wonder is it viable.

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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 09:49:03 AM »
Oh right Thanks :) I will still get a DC15 but a working one I guess, have heard good things about their performance. They are worth loads on eBay though :O There was an Auction for a refurbished yellow one and it went for just over 120

I am still interested in the DC24, I had my first one for like a month then it broke, it was crap TBH after that but good when it worked, worked a little bit better than an Ametek DC01. DO u reckon it needs a new brush or cog?  Have never heard of or seen this problem till I got mine last year and seen this
Thanks ;D

PS lol, their new vacuum is a 2015 Vax Air total home
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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 12:23:56 PM »
If you must have a Ball, I'd go for a DC25 every time. This may be considered heresy, but I'm starting to use mine more than my DC07. The only downside is the rather small cyclone bin, so you really need to empty it after every outing.
What I really like on this model is the wand release and tool attachment, it's easier than on any other model I've seen.

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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 02:35:34 PM »
I've just got rid of my DC25 and replaced it with a DC14 I refurbished, to be honest the ball is jut a gimmick IMO doesn't make cleaning easier and in a small room I think it makes it harder.

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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 02:40:42 PM »
I was responding to the OP's request to recommend a Ball model. You are correct in that they do take some getting used to, but I find the DC25 more manouvreable than a  DC07/14, and rather lighter. Mine has been reliable once I'd done a refurb and changed the brushroll and soleplate-no brushroll motor issues as yet, just a failed reset switch.
Unless compactness is essential, the DC24 seems just too small to me.

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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 02:49:00 PM »
Mine had never gone wrong, had it for 5 yeas + but still prefer the older ones.  The DC24 is not a bad little machine, but seams a little fragile, prefer the old DC03.

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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 02:50:13 PM »
The photo of the gap, shouldn't there be a bearing there?

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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 08:35:55 PM »
I think the bearing is inside the brush
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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 08:46:50 PM »
PS Thanks for the recommendation, DC25 then :) My cousin does live in a 2 bedroom house, his entire house is laminate flooring except for the landing, full flight of stairs, a rug in the living room/front room and the bedroom bas a rug too. He uses a Henry ATM and has a Vax power 1 which is a pile of crap.

madrat never knew you had a DC24  ;D :thumbsup:
I love the cuteness of it, I like the Dc03 too, is the difference in weight between the Dc03 and DC24 huge? Also I dont think there are much differences in benefits of ownign a DC24 vs DC03, lol both are differently looking but have so much in common, especially the performance, but the last time I used a DC03 was when we owned one in 2006
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 DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 09:45:41 PM »
Don't have a 24 but have fixed many of them,

DC03 weighs 6.8kg, 90 air watts 2 lt dust bin.
DC24 weighs 5.4kg, 120 air watts 0.85 lt dust bin.

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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 01:57:48 AM »
Cool, do DC24 is better overall but DC03 is better suited to larger houses
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 DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 02:29:03 AM »
03 more reliable.

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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 02:41:48 AM »
I agree
I think the DC24 would be very reliable I'm sure if it wasnt for the silly brush motor
Had an 03 in 2006 and it was really fragile, the standard model. lasted a year but it has had a hard life. Would love to find another one again though
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Re: Dyson DC24 and a DC15 question
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 12:21:59 PM »
I got given a free DC24 last week, I said thank you because it was the polite thing to do, but need to wait until payday to get a new main motor as it sparks liek a goodun.

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