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Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« on: March 02, 2016, 07:49:43 PM »
My scariest Dyson experience when I was nearly murdered by my DC04.

I was vacuuming my living room with a Dyson DC04 Absolute+ lime. I was barefoot  cos I don't wear shoes in the house or socks unless I have just worn shoes.  I stepped on the cable and it just was a slight pull of the cable when I pushed the vacuum forwards. The entire cable had disconnected from the vacuum and nearly hit my foot! I immediately unplugged the cable and refitted the cable. The moment I had taken the switch housing out it had then dauned on me that somebody had done a crappy repair and roughly wired it! Dumbasses, no wonder they sold it for 5 at the CB.  >:( :o

Worst dyson experience was probably when I had wanted a DC14 really badly and found one for 5 at the CB sale. It was an allergy with purple buttons. It had extremely messed up plastic, the silver cyclone was white, like it had been in the sun for all it's life and it was filthy as hell internally :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: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 09:01:19 PM »
I donno, but your cable issues are quite funny.
I didn't know you were on CB, you're too far for me though.
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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 11:14:52 PM »
Lol I never told you any cable issues XD Exceept two (this DC04) and I had an extension lead, plugged my heater in it and was cleaning my rooom so unplugged it so its outta the way but the plug was jammed in there! No amount of force could remove the plug. The thing was kinda intermittent aswell in the socket of the extension lead. Didnt care but I was just sitting in bed, and heard a bang. Thought something went bang downstairs and I could smell something burning and electrical. I checked downstairs, nothing. Came back upstairs and noticed smoke under my bed. MY EXTENSION WIRE AND HEATER PLUG EXPLODED!!! No fire though thank GOD but my luxury 2 year old carpet now has f**king melted plastic on it and the plug of my heater had to be replaced, and the extension wire socket literally looked like there was a grenade inside it, it's all black inside and has a massive hole, like someone shot it!

And Do you mean CB as in Carboot? Carboot sales are lovely and that's what I mean ;D
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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 11:16:54 PM »
I've taken my mums house out once, the wiring is not as good as it could be, I had a Vax 2000 of unknown origin, plugged it in, turned it on and *black*

Was popular that night
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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 11:22:22 PM »
A lot of my Dysons come from the tips

I plugged one in and the motor bucket was full of water wow I swore a lot

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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 11:23:15 PM »
I've taken my mums house out once, the wiring is not as good as it could be, I had a Vax 2000 of unknown origin, plugged it in, turned it on and *black*

Was popular that night

I've done that many times when I used to plug the welder in the kitchen lmao!
I was only about 13-14, I used to plug an extension in and take it out the window and up the garden, funny thing is I'd usually be doing this while my Dad was cooking haha.
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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2016, 11:24:38 PM »
A lot of my Dysons come from the tips

I plugged one in and the motor bucket was full of water wow I swore a lot

What exactly happened? :o
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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2016, 11:46:45 PM »
I had a Lux 500 with a wet plug. Was fine plugging it in, it ran beautifully too. Went to grab the plug to remove it without switching it off and got a massive shock.

Taught me to always brush the back of my fingers over anything suspect so the reaction snatches my hand away rather than making me grab on more
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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 11:49:45 PM »
That reminds me, Remember the yellow DC14 Origin I got for 10 about a year ago? Well it was burnt out and to I unplugged it and I got a shock from touching the plug pins, wtf? It was unplugged so I wonder why there was current
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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2016, 05:09:09 PM »
motor capacitor

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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2016, 05:32:33 PM »
Idk what that is 😐
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: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2016, 08:21:21 PM »
The bit that screws to the side of the motor,  whrre you plug the spine cable into
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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2016, 09:02:51 PM »
Oh Right, thanks!
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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2016, 09:04:43 PM »
What Beko said, a capacitor is like a battery and will store power.

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Re: Scariest/worst Dyson experience?
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2016, 10:21:09 PM »
A lot of my Dysons come from the tips

I plugged one in and the motor bucket was full of water wow I swore a lot

What exactly happened? :o

Hepa filter cover blew off and house went to darkness and wouldn't turn back on as I blew the big black fuse that powers the fuse box itself  :'(

Now I use a power breaker

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