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Offline clubberlang

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Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:02:19 PM »
So i got this hoover off a customer i worked for. And she said it just needed a new battery.
So i bought this off ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291414129500?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
The hoover worked when the battery came for abit and when it died and i tried to charge it. It wont charge.
The light stays solid for about 10 seconds and then starts flashing.
The internet says its the battery thats outside it temperature range. but it does the same even when its stone cold.
Any little fixes you guys know about?

Offline Tonymini145

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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 09:25:44 PM »
How good are you at soldering ?

Offline clubberlang

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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 09:31:52 PM »
I can solder to a point. But i thought that the Hall-Effect switch fix was for cutting out when the hoover is in use?

I found this guide http://is-beer-a-vegetable.com/wiki/index.php/Dyson_CD16_Handheld_vacuum-_cuts_out_after_a_few_seconds


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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 09:39:25 PM »
The solder technique has worked with me 8/1  just double check with another battery first

Offline clubberlang

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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 09:44:52 PM »
I havent got a spare battery so ill try the soldering thing and get back to you

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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 09:46:25 PM »
No worries remember solder at own risk

Offline clubberlang

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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 10:47:53 PM »
Took off the chip and bridged the gap and its still them same. Im thinking its gonna have to get binned

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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 10:49:13 PM »
Of that ain't cured it try another battery


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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 10:52:29 PM »
Have you checked there is a DC voltage coming out of the charger? If you plug the charger into the mains and check the contacts with a multi meter.

It might not be charging the battery...

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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 10:54:08 PM »
Have you checked there is a DC voltage coming out of the charger? If you plug the charger into the mains and check the contacts with a multi meter.

It might not be charging the battery...

Didn't think of that one

Offline clubberlang

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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2016, 10:54:47 PM »
Yeah checked the volts coming out the charger and they are around 28 so i think the chargers fine.
Going to speak to the guy i got the battery off on ebay as it was damaged in transit so i will see if it can be replaced.
Thanks guys

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Re: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 01:04:00 AM »
DC16's have a common issue with batteries.  Before ordering a new battery, try cleaning the metal contacts of the battery and the contacts in the vacuum. I would say something like a cotton bud is best. It might look clean but there might be anything like rust or dirt insulating the circuit

Best of luck :thumbsup:
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: Dyson dc16 flashing red whilst charging
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2016, 09:58:04 PM »
DC16's have a common issue with batteries.  Before ordering a new battery, try cleaning the metal contacts of the battery and the contacts in the vacuum. I would say something like a cotton bud is best. It might look clean but there might be anything like rust or dirt insulating the circuit

Best of luck :thumbsup:


yeah was a pain in the arse they can be my uncle had one but took a men-ti  :angryman: with it and that was that. it ran for 3 or 4 seconds and switched off, when he visited me i told him to Reset the battery, nope he forgot and broke it in anger!,  what a silly bugger! ah well.

 

 

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