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Offline Lmct

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Dyson DC 14 burning plastic smell
« on: August 04, 2015, 10:04:27 AM »
Hi! dyson 14 all floors won't start. We replaced the motor thinking that was it but it won't start and there is a burning plastic smell? It's like the motor won't start up. We stripped the cleaner when we were changing the motor so it doesn't look like there is anything wrong with the rest of it. Any idea what it could be?

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Re: Dyson DC 14 burning plastic smell
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 10:52:50 AM »
Have you checked the switch & cable for continuity with a multimeter ?
It's possible that the switch is faulty & burning inside, you should never replace parts without confirming they're faulty first.
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Re: Dyson DC 14 burning plastic smell
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 11:21:44 AM »
Probably the switch I agree, but hey keep the spare motor for a long lasting Dyson!
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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