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Offline Sam1970

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Random cutting out.
« on: September 12, 2015, 03:29:14 PM »
Hi. My DC07 cuts out randomly. Can anyone shed some light on why?

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Re: Random cutting out.
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 05:37:31 PM »
What do your filters look like? Is the machine picking up ok?
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Re: Random cutting out.
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 06:58:22 PM »
Can you be more specific? Is it cutting out and then wont work for 20-30 mins?

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Re: Random cutting out.
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 01:09:20 AM »
Can you be more specific? Is it cutting out and then wont work for 20-30 mins?
It runs for about 2/3 mins then cuts out. I've checked filters/pipes for blockages, the cylinder for air flow. I think it is getting too hot. Just no evidence of why!

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Re: Random cutting out.
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 01:12:14 AM »
Can you be more specific? Is it cutting out and then wont work for 20-30 mins?

Cuts out after 2/3 mins. Then will restart after 2/3 mins. It must be an overheating issue, but there's no evidence as to why!

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Re: Random cutting out.
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 11:50:17 AM »
Sounds like your carbon brushes may be breaking down, or the thermal cutout is bad.

Unless your filters havent been checked/changed since eternity. Does it stop overheating if you take out both filters and turn it on? If not, you'll probably need to get the motor out to have a look at it. Does it sound ok for the brief time it runs? Does it sound different with the cyclone unit off vs on? Does it sound different with the cyclone on, but the filters in/out too?

There's a few guides on where the filters are and how to get the motor out on them on the main forum!
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Re: Random cutting out.
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2015, 08:17:35 PM »
Which model do you have? If its a DC07, the cyclones might be blocked and cause overheating
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Re: Random cutting out.
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 02:00:14 AM »
Which model do you have? If its a DC07, the cyclones might be blocked and cause overheating
How would I remove the outer cover to check the cyclones?
I've tried before and I'm not strong enough: but I could be doing it wrong!

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Re: Random cutting out.
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 09:00:51 AM »
How would I remove the outer cover to check the cyclones?

Take off the top handle and look inside, instructions here and again half way down the page here.

Here is one badly blocked.


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Re: Random cutting out.
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2015, 09:03:30 AM »
You need to pull quite hard,  theres a rubber seal that hangd in there.

Possibly best to do it outside too,  unless you have another vacuum cleaner handy!
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