After being a very happy DC04 lime green user for years and years and years - it's bulletproof! I have just been given a DC14 purple, with clutched bar - I don't know if there's more to its name?
It seems to have a few issues but I figured it might be worth it in told they're far better than my existing when it works right so I could do with some help on so I know what bits to buy:
Suction at hose seems ok but no real improvement from my old DC04 which I found surprising. I'm going to give it a full set of filters regardless I know how temperamental my old days on gets if you don't religiously change filters particularly motor filter but they all look quite new, very clean and the area around cyclones look very clean but was going to strip and wash it out anyway. Anything else I should be looking for?
The next is the brush bar which appears slow and lacking 'umphh' if that makes sense. Assuming this is the clutch? Suction also seems lacking at the brush...
Am I going to need heaps of parts or some new filters, belt, clutch and a new bar coupled with some TLC to get me a decent machine?