A few months ago, one of our team managers mentioned that her dyson hose had broken, so she bought a new one...
Fast forward to last thursday, and she told me it was in the back of her car. When she left, I popped with her and grabbed it
Older Dysons came in 2 flavours, Clutched, and Non Clutched.
Non clutched looks like this
And clutched models look like this
If you have a clutch in front of you, you want this thread: https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,1553.0.html
Anyway, I bought this dyson into the office as I had an hour left (everyones used to me and vacuum cleaners so not an eyelid was batted...)
and took it home
It was surprisingly non faded! Tayyab tells me it's a later one, due to the lack of stickers on the cyclone, the lime green handle top, lack of wand cap spring and that the plastics are different being a later one so no fading like the earlier models!
Cyclone off first, and put to one side
Ah yea, forgot about the broken hose
Had a crevice tool
To remove the hose, grab your trusty flatblade, and push in and up on this tab
Which will pop the hose out
Now you can remove the hose, and in my case, sling it in the bin. Put to one side, or run it through the washing machine on a long hot wash with a few towels and the washable filter that sits in the top of the cyclone.
Onto the wand. The wand cap pulls off from one side then falls off
On most other DC04's there is a metal spring here that clips into 2 tiny holes either side of the wand. Remove this if you have it
Around to the front, and lever off one side of the wand release button
and remove it
Pop the spring to one side.
This next bit I almost advise you DO NOT DO, as the risk of borkage is high, and these wand caps are blummin expensive and rare now... but it does lever out from the back
and then lifts off from the front (dont pull it off)
Again, not really needed but I'll cover it for completeness, if you pop this cap off the top cord hook
and undo the large torx screw that sits under the lithium grease
You get the top cord hook off
This photo came out blurry which was a shame but the wand is now complete!
Next, you need to obtain a lovely DC04 Switch removal tool (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/DC04-spares.html/DC04-switch-removal-tool
It can be a b :censored:d, not gonna lie, but it will come out!
You can now remove the screw holding the switch assembly in place
and the switch assembly lifts out
You could strip this part out as well, but they do break easily when removing the switch so I never do anymore. All you need to do is disconnect the neutral wire
Then remove the one live connector from the switch
Unclip the wires from the switch housing
and you should be free
You will need to remove the spade terminal cover off the live wire (no idea why the neutral is showing, sorry!) to get the spine cable out. It does pop out by inserting the switch removal driver into the back of the connector and levering up the locking tab, it locks on the non flat side of the terminal.
Remove the chassis seals
Moving down the machine, pop the post motor filter cover off using the handy lug for just this purpose!
This allows access to the post motor filter
Which really SHOULD NOT be this black!
Next up is the LH Blockage removal assembly. Squeeze both tabs in
and out it comes
To remove the lower part, you hold it like so, the opposite sides to the locking tabs
then squeeze and pull and it will distort away from the tabs and pull off
This then allows you to strip it down as so, the rubber seal pulls off the end of the lower housing
Remove the chassis seal
The seal is held on by a big plastic circlip
This pulls off
Moving underneath the machine, remove the lower blockage removal assembly (this unblocks the wand if you block it via the hose...)
A quick twist of the green part removes it from the u bend if you are being anal about it...
Next is the base plate, and you need to have the machine in this position to start with
because once the locking tabs are undone the base plate comes away like so, and clearance is needed
The base plate lifts away now
There are 2 seals on the baseplate. They may be quite fragile nowadays, and you must not loose them. They do lift out if needed, or can stay in and not harm anyone.
Remove the blockage if you spot one
You will now see the belt winking at you. Pop it off the motor spindle with a screwdriver or your finger
The brushroll lifts out of the housing now
The end caps can be removed now. If you hold both ends and twist/pull, one end will come off. Withdraw the axle and remaining end cap, hold the axle in a vice/molegrips and twist the other end cap off
The bearings sit inside the brushroll
Insert the axle just into the bearing enough so it doesnt come too far out the other side and lever
Damn flash flare, sorry
This brushroll has the common wear on one side, with the other side fine
You could look at replacing it (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/DC04-spares.html/brushroll-non-clutch-dc04-dc07-dc14
) but it does sound fine when back together, with no vibrations, and the overall brushroll is good. You'll have to make the call.
Now, back underneath and pull the little hose off the machine. The hose may come away from the grey end, pull the grey end off as well.
Now, very carefully rotate the brushroll housing around and lever it out of either end with something, being careful not to snap the locating tabs on the main cleaner housing
The internal hose unscrews from the brushroll housing, and needs to go in here
Now, get yer flatblade out and pop an edge of these locking circlips up
and remove it
Do the same on the other side
Lay the cleaner like so, then raise it slightly so the head flops down even further still. Whislt still in this position, you need to grab each edge by where it pivots
at the same time and it lifts off
Next, we need to work on the changeover valve. Start by popping the 2 small tabs holding the locking part in place
Push in and down and it moves the part away so it doesnt pop back in. Pull it out from underneath with your fingers
This bit is fun... Whilst gently pulling the top part away from the chassis, push up slightly underneath the black part so there's a gap enough for you to get the screwdriver in each end. Pop the tabs up gently
The black part should lift up once the grey part is clear of the chassis, but then get stuck. Slide the grey part out from the front, then wriggle the black part out, it will catch on the seal underneath
Pull the seal off the diverter valve, this is where the wand blockage u bend connects to
Either side of the chassis, where we pulled the front head off are 2 black locating rings. They pull out easily