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Offline Parwaz7862

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Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« on: May 13, 2015, 09:52:52 pm »
Hi  ;D

Lovely DC05 motorhead on Gumtree! Has a faulty cable reel tho. Would it be worth going for? I have heard horror stories about the motorheads breaking at a certain point, rubbish switch reliability and a recall (which is the only thing I am certain about) and not sure if its safe to use. I have had 2 Dc05's, the longest one lasted was 2 months, the other lasted 1 minute.

Also are the motors same? Im worried about the complex wire set up and not sure if the machine can be turned on by the main unit :/
I have a bunch of cables from Dyson uprights if it helps, I looked for a cable rewind on ebay and nobody sells cheap used ones  :o so if not, as a temporary thing I could probably get a DC07 cable and connect it to the switch and the motor and shove all the cable in  ;D

Here's the link ; http://www.gumtree.com/p/vacuum-cleaners/dyson-dc05-motorhead-purple-with-accessories/1115842548

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Re: Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 10:49:51 pm »
Go for it, they are rare but fantastic machines, recall was to fit a collar round hose next to handle, as some could split at this point and expose power wires, was sent out to owners to fit themselves.  Think the motors were Panasonic and there is just an extra spade connection on them to power motorhead.  Easy to adapt and fit YDK. 

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Re: Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 11:46:51 pm »
The cord reel may just need re tensioning.

When I did my ab+, I managed to spin the spring off the small mount whilst playing with the tension. A very delicate twist back saw the spring clip itself back in and it round up nicely

Cables are easy to change, I bought 8m of black 2 core of the same thickness for £8 on eBay!
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Re: Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 11:48:10 pm »
Is that see through or am I just tired?
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Re: Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 06:55:42 am »
Easy to adapt and fit YDK.

Yes, but you need to change the motor housing and fan case seal to do so. Which means another scrap machine as they are unavailable new now.

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Re: Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 08:21:07 am »
Oh OK thank you Madrat, Beko1987 and Mvacs ;D
PS yes the plastic for the upper motor housing, the lower motor cover, the post motor filter cover and the cyclone handle thing is also clear  ;D

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Re: Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 08:25:14 am »
I'm still worried about that foot power switch tho, looks like its either missing or not meant to be there as it can be done via the handle, is there meant to be a swich there?

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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 08:31:04 am »
Wow! You should get it anyway, faded minging DC05's for <£10 are plentiful! Grab one with no tools and a smashed wheel or something and voila!

Maybe try to get it down from £25, it is effectivly a jigsaw puzzle. I have spare screws if you need them too!
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Re: Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 08:48:53 am »
I'm still worried about that foot power switch tho, looks like its either missing or not meant to be there as it can be done via the handle, is there meant to be a swich there?

There's an LED indicator on the floor tool but it's controlled by the slider switch on the handle. That's a bit of a weak spot there though, and often smells of burning when the slider is knackered.

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2015, 12:47:55 pm »
Power control is on handle, only foot peddle is for cable rewind.

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Re: Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2015, 02:49:46 pm »
Oo Im so tempted ;D Feel a bit bad to ditch the vax turboforce with all tools etc and that but Thanks!  ;D I can see the stair tool and brush tool in the pic aswell and I'm assuming that the actuator  that looks like a power switch is for novelty then :) Im gonna ask that guy for a few more pics maybe but otherwise I'm gonna haggle at the doorstep

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Re: Dyson DC05 motorhead advice or general things?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2015, 04:49:08 pm »
I have some new body panels for those in case of need.

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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2015, 06:07:32 pm »
Awesome! Thanks ;D

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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2015, 06:12:14 pm »
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