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Offline Occheermommy

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New member Beth
« on: August 05, 2015, 09:03:31 AM »
I am new to the forum and am a bit of a Dyson fan. I currently just got me third. The cordless v6.
I also have a dc14 and I think the canister is a dc23 but don't hold me to that.
I'm looking for advice and I for on filter cleaning and replacement as well as general cleanup. These machines have been abused. The filters have been washed once. Other than that they have only been taken apart for brush bar clean outs. My 14-18 inch long hair tends to gum them up. Hubby is all to familiar with the brush bar clean up.
My family sucks at listening and thinks the vac can handles qtips, coins, and receipts. Plus tags from retail stores, tissues and cotton balls. Despite my protests to the contrary I am sure my units have seen more than their far share. So I'm just looking for some deep clean procedures that we can do. Maybe a few filter replacements so we can get these 2 working in great shape again. The cordless is brand new and I have been only allowing it used on a check out/in system so it is good for now. Dc14 and dc23 need the help.
Thanks all.

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Re: New member Beth
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 10:53:53 AM »
Hi Beth & welcome to the forum, the DC14 should be pretty simple to get back in full working order, plenty of info on here about it & all the parts available from Mvacs.
Never had a DC23 for repair but they're apparently a pain to work on.


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Re: New member Beth
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 10:57:11 AM »
Vacuum off all the filters, then into the washing machine with the hoses (take the handle off the cylinder one if you can) and some towels, on a hot, long wash (I do 70 degrees for 2 and a half hours). Maybe do this when everyone is out as it does clunk about a bit. Then into the airing cupboard for a few days, try and strech the upright hoses out and keep them streched whilst they dry, it speeds things up.

Should come up like new. If any of the post filters dont, then you needed new ones anyway!
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Re: New member Beth
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 01:45:11 PM »
Hello  :tiphat:

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Re: New member Beth
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2015, 03:29:01 PM »
Hi ;D Welcome! I'm sure you will like this site as the rest of the members do :)
I also have a DC14 and I think they are the most reliable Dyson, plastics hardly snap on those, but when thy do it's either the cleaner head or the main chassis, or the soleplate on the non clutched models
Mine is the animal, I would have sold it to get my DC41 Animal but it's an animal and the cyclone's not faded so not parting with it lol, it's really powerful.
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: New member Beth
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2015, 03:29:45 PM »
PS I would love a V6 total clean (the red one) it looks well good! it's more expensive than the TOL upright  which is the Cinetic  Big ball though :o
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: New member Beth
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 11:33:14 PM »
So what happened? Did this OP get abducted by Aliens or what?
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Re: New member Beth
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 11:39:08 PM »
lol

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Re: New member Beth
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 12:02:56 AM »
:))
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: New member Beth
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 12:54:16 AM »
Welcome!

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Re: New member Beth
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2016, 09:03:28 AM »
Welcome!

Don't think she's still alive dude.  ::)
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