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Offline Dude

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DC14 Overdrive.
« on: May 20, 2015, 11:33:29 AM »
What makes a DC14 overdrive, an overdrive?  I have just got one for 11 and all it had wrong with it was a break in the cable!  Got a whole bunch of tools to go with it too! ;D

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Re: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 04:25:43 PM »
Probably just the extra tools.

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Re: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 04:44:03 PM »
Yes, that was what I was thinking... I wonder if a few extra tools actually justifies calling it 'overdrive'!

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Re: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 04:53:43 PM »
Dose a HEPA filter and mini turbine brush warrant a dyson being called "Animal"   :grinn:  Its all marketing, there were only really 2 differences, 1, brush bar control, 2, post motor filters, but this and lots of different colours and extra tools supplied as standard made lots of different model combinations.

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Re: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 04:58:06 PM »
Clever marketing indeed!  People are mad for it too!   :chuckle:

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Re: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 05:16:04 PM »
Dyson don't list an overdrive on their parts site any more. Is that the violet one?

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DC14 All Floors
DC14 All Floors
DC14 Allergy
DC14 Allergy
DC14 Animal
DC14 Animal
DC14 Blitz it
DC14 Full access
DC14 Hepa
DC14 Independent
DC14 Origin
DC14 Origin
DC14 Plus tools
DC14 Tool kit
DC14 Vroom
DC14i

Can I ask you the first three digits of the chassis number out of interest?


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Re: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 05:21:07 PM »
Clever marketing indeed!  People are mad for it too!   :chuckle:

So true, I fell for it, and the price premium that goes with it  :censored:  :angryman:

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Re: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015, 05:53:46 PM »
Sure, this is the one...

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Re: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2015, 06:06:38 PM »
Thanks for that, the 440 code wasn't in the list I am building  :tiphat:

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Re: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2015, 02:15:31 AM »
Oh I LOVE the Overdrive DC14, was gonna get a brand new one from Dyson outlet for 160 but either they got sold out or I decided to get a DC33 Animal, I don't remember, but such good machines! I like the 'Cadbury' purple used in this DC14, so lovely and the extra tools with the powerful suction of the DC14.
PS Omg you are so lucky, 11 for all tools, perfect motor, perfect stickers you got lucky! ;D I paid 16 for a blown up DC14 Blitz it without any tools, had a taped u bend and an adaptor that got sucked up into the bottom of the hose and into the u bend lol. NAsty surprise tho when I was changing the motor, alive siders in the cleaner head,  under the airflow dust there was a small wriggly creature white worm thing, eww and in the motor housing there were like 2 or 3 ALIVE cockroach look a like things! EW IDK how they got in there but I bought it like that
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: DC14 Overdrive.
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2015, 07:59:54 PM »
I always thought that the Overdrive was designed to attract the car-interior cleaning market?

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