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DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« on: September 21, 2015, 12:22:33 AM »
 Im back, Now here i have a DC25 Animal in ok condition, its the most good condition one have ever seen at the dump, most of the dyson there have knackered motors in them or the pain in the arse, the red kick part or what ever you call it, the part to recline it anyway.

Here it was





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it looked like it had been used in a barn, because there was feathers everywhere in it, anyway it worked so i better cut my moaning.

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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 12:32:56 AM »
Now the refurbish, it didn't turn out well but i did get there in the end with some help by Dad, but Beko1987 you saved my life! :icon_nod:, you're pictures where absolutely actuate for cheers!  :thumbsup: 8).

For starters i will have to get at wand for it, i will see if the dump as a ball next weekend.

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Cyclone off



Hang on! whats that inside?

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Skipped ahead abit, Wand and hose off now

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Now this bit was a total disaster in the end though i did eventually get it!

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It got a bit out of hand, i said to my self "i wish i never took it apart", but it will be good for it in the end so i continued on.

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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 12:42:03 AM »
So the Ball next.

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I took the filter cover off.

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Removed the filter and i was presented with this in it

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Next take it all apart.

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Thats all the Ball part off, now the motor casing

I got the motor out no bother, here is where the wires went.

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I took everything else off, and in the end i remembered but was too late to take anymore photos because i took it all apart.

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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 12:51:52 AM »
This was the finished product a cupple hours later, what a pain, I'm never doing a ball again for a while  :censored:.

here was the finished result, after scrubbing and cleaning the best i could anyway.







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There is alot of scuffs on it, and the side hose will need replacing ( i just taped it up with electrical tape for the now and its fine) and the wand and hose, i had a problem with the brushbar where you tighten the plastic bit that slots into the brushbar turn it on and it would go louse and not spin at all, so dad came up with the idea of super gluing it on and then screwing it back on and that seamed to do the trick. 

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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 12:57:10 AM »
Nice! I have the all floors, it's lovely. DC25's are good heavy duty vacs IMHO, solid, durable, powerful brushbar and the suction's great and main motors on these are indestructable. The only thing I can think of that needs improving is the narrow wand could be thicker and  the pre motor filter could be like the DC04 and DC14 type where it's easier to wash instead of having a stiff rubber perimeter around it, but hey its a good machine overall and I would say the animal one we got new from currys for 250 was worth it :)
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: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 02:32:25 PM »
Wish we had a tip like that, ours used to be great you could buy anything for a fiver, now everything is "sent away" probably to landfill in India!

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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 02:36:42 PM »
I said that about my first 25, it gets easier when you get 10-20 done! Looks nice and tidy though, should come up ok!
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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 06:59:13 PM »
Wish we had a tip like that, ours used to be great you could buy anything for a fiver, now everything is "sent away" probably to landfill in India!

I think what happens with electrical items they get sent down to England for stripping down at their plant, that's what happens at our dump (shanks). I also get computers from there if they are decent (last week I found a 22 inch LG monitor that was working fine with HDMi, you know some of the stuff people throw out is just mad!.

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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2015, 07:01:09 PM »
I said that about my first 25, it gets easier when you get 10-20 done! Looks nice and tidy though, should come up ok!

I'm hoping that what will happen, I remember taking our dc01 apart to replace the motor in it, I thought that was hard but when I got one at the tip it was easy!.

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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 07:02:13 PM »
Nice! I have the all floors, it's lovely. DC25's are good heavy duty vacs IMHO, solid, durable, powerful brushbar and the suction's great and main motors on these are indestructable. The only thing I can think of that needs improving is the narrow wand could be thicker and  the pre motor filter could be like the DC04 and DC14 type where it's easier to wash instead of having a stiff rubber perimeter around it, but hey its a good machine overall and I would say the animal one we got new from currys for 250 was worth it :)
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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2015, 07:09:01 PM »
There's a mini scrapyard at the end of my road and they had a DC01, DC08, DC07 and a DC18 there. Asked the guy for the DC18 and he said no. They were suffering in the heatwaves, snow and rain, then everything disappeared!
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: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 07:21:55 PM »
There's a mini scrapyard at the end of my road and they had a DC01, DC08, DC07 and a DC18 there. Asked the guy for the DC18 and he said no. They were suffering in the heatwaves, snow and rain, then everything disappeared!

if i was you i wouldn't even ask, just bloody take it and save it from the bin.

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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 07:48:32 PM »
25 not bad but the ball can be a pain at times in small rooms and the hose was hatefull, Mrs Madrat hated ours, ended up with a 14 animal

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Re: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 09:25:48 PM »
DC14 Animal, we have that, seriously the best friggin Dyson ever, our DC41 got beaten by my new DC04 :O the DC04 picked up loads! Enough to stop the dirt spinning in the bin ;)
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: DC25 Animal: Bin find and Stripdown
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2015, 10:07:40 AM »
DC14 Animal, we have that, seriously the best friggin Dyson ever, our DC41 got beaten by my new DC04 :O the DC04 picked up loads! Enough to stop the dirt spinning in the bin ;)

Yeah for some reason you couldn't beat the pickup power  on the old dyson's even I can agree with that


 

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