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DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
« on: December 07, 2015, 04:54:02 PM »
Well, I learnt something last night, and thought I would share...

I did my usual 70 degree, 3 hour hose and filters wash, and popped a DC03 filter in just to see what happened...





It melted a bit

The 'washable' part died too



All the filter media turned to cotton wool



And made a hell of a mess when I shook the towels off I put in with it



Was fun to vacuum up though, still need to finish it off, just got the worse up with the miele on minimum power at 11.20pm last night...
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Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 07:27:09 PM »
 :)) I made that mistake with dc03 filters.

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Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 08:13:27 PM »
lol thanks for telling me!
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Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 12:20:15 AM »
Haha wow

Btw I washed my black DC14 pad filer in last week, came out nice and white, but the wool part was separated from the other half
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Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 12:58:25 AM »
Yea,  the filter pads don't always like it.  I always replace them for the pennies they cost. Electrolux Dolphin filters come up well though
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Re: DC03 Pre motor filters and washing machines...
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 03:38:58 PM »
I always do pads on a 30 quick wash with extra rinse.

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