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Offline FISHIE16

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DC01 Died!
« on: May 05, 2015, 09:11:00 PM »
Hi all, I have two DC01 machines both the same age but one belonged to my mother and is like new. We have been having some internal building work done and I was clearing up. Moved rooms and plugged in our machine nothing. I've done the usual and changed/checked the fuse but all good. So moved to Mum's machine today, whilst using picked up some small bits of breeze block and machine stopped dead. Same checks done, does this sound like motors are deceased?

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Re: DC01 Died!
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 12:52:15 AM »
DC01 motors are built like tanks. I presume it's either the cable, the switch or possibly the socket it has been plugged into?
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: DC01 Died!
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 03:26:59 AM »
The wires break internally where they enter the machine. Remove the cover and wire another temporary cable up to check. If it works then, shorten the lead an inch or two.

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Re: DC01 Died!
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 01:04:27 PM »
Failing that, the thermal cut out may have become overwhelmed with plaster dust and gone pop, I'd check the cable first though as it's much easier to get at!

Sadly you've picked the wrong dyson for DIY cleanup. No dyson likes it, but the DC01 was never fantastic at keeping it's dust inside itself, plaster and diy dust is even worse! You'll probably notice the area under the cyclone where the air exits is filthy dirty...
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Re: DC01 Died!
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 02:30:38 PM »
Thanks guy's, i'll start with the easy stuff first! Is the thermal cut out a reset or replace? I expect it to be this or cable as it just shut down with no nasty noises from motor.
Usually use shopvac for this sort of crap but was being used by chippy!

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Re: DC01 Died!
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 04:41:28 PM »
Remove the soleplate and the belt and brush. Now recline the  vacuum with the cleaner head down. Switch the vacuum on and  see if the machine sounds healthy. If there is a little bit of dust in the bin or a ball of fluff it should spin. This indicates good airflow. If not, the main chassis is blocked. I suggest taking the cyclone off and then shining a torch down the rectangular rubber flap so that you can see down the tube.  If not, then just look down the tube as normal see if there is any light see through the hole where the dirt enter the bin.
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: DC01 Died!
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 04:43:30 PM »
I would say a Henry is the best for DIY work. A friend of mine has a Karcher and swears by it.
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: DC01 Died!
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 04:59:36 PM »
I would agree about a Henry  but shopvac has been going virtually every day for ten years as a tradesman tool. Just bloody loud n spares aren't readily available  nor cheap. Loads of guys round me have brought a Titan wet n dry with power take off for 50 from screwfix. Bosch equivalent is 250!

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Re: DC01 Died!
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 05:06:33 PM »
Hi parwaz, yes lack of suction is an issue, but only becaue the motor doesn't run. It stopped whilst in use with no warning or noises. The first one was the same just wouldn't work when moved to another room. Gonna strip both n check cabling, switch and try yo find thermal cutout.
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Re: DC01 Died!
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2015, 05:51:05 PM »
Shopvacs are american machines, I've never seen one in the flesh, and rarely see any on ebay! Ironically Goblin machines in the early 90's haev the shopvac logo stamped on some parts...

Would a Goblin Aquavac type cartridge filter fit? The sort that slips over the float valve and gets clogged up to hell very quickly if used without a bag...

The thermal cutout is buried in the motor housing, you'll need to take several bits off to get to it, I'd check the cable first before moving down there!
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Re: DC01 Died!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2015, 06:25:03 PM »
Oops! Sorry I had meant to comment that suction resolving comment  on another post :L
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: DC01 Died!
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2015, 07:37:39 PM »
Cheers Beko,
I'll check out the measurements on that filter it sounds like same setup. Tend to use the wet foam filter with bags as the paper ones do clog up quickly, but I like to have one as it seems to suck better for cleaning the car (dog hair) out.

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Re: DC01 Died!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 08:23:43 PM »
Don't think any domestic vac is any good for diy, plaster dust, brick dust etc. DC01 defiantly not.  We use a DC05 and swap/clean the filter every time, it's also used for the car.

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