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Offline Kerry78

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Belts keep snapping?
« on: March 17, 2016, 11:49:34 PM »
Hey All,

I use the DC04 as a runaround vac daily it works great now its had 2 new filters!

However I'm having a issue that it burns snaps the belts as soon as I go over the carpet

 I think I need to get a new brush and check to see if the spindal is functioning fully? Saying that it must be considering the brush spins round? Put some WD40 on it to loosen the brush cos it was tight and has abit of rust on the washer but still went pop lol

Anybody had this issue? 😉

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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 12:30:43 AM »
It's happened to me a few times with cheapo Dyson knockoff belts, lol
It also happened when the carpet fringe on one of our old rugs for caught so I imagine on shaggy rugs it could happen, but if it's a Dyson genuine belt or a Qtex belt you should be fine :thumbsup:
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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 12:45:23 AM »
It's happened to me a few times with cheapo Dyson knockoff belts, lol
It also happened when the carpet fringe on one of our old rugs for caught so I imagine on shaggy rugs it could happen, but if it's a Dyson genuine belt or a Qtex belt you should be fine :thumbsup:

Yeah I had been buying cheap belts my partner said the same tbh lol
Will have a google see if I can find those you mention thanks parwaz 😉

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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 01:26:00 AM »
Is this a green and grey Dyson DC04 or one with a clutch?

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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 02:57:37 AM »
Check for cracks in the brush bar around the roller bearings, also check the roller bearings

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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 06:57:11 AM »
Is this a green and grey Dyson DC04 or one with a clutch?

Hi MVacs, yes its the Lime green and silver one I posted about a while back 😉

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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 07:02:08 AM »
Check for cracks in the brush bar around the roller bearings, also check the roller bearings

I will check it over thoroughly after a proper Dyson belt arrives, I've unscrewed the end of the brush and just noticed it was abit rusty so sprayed it with WD40 as the movement was stiff odd how the belt broke after that lets hope its the cheap belts and the spindal is not on its way out that will be a job then 😂

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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 12:01:31 PM »
No problem 😉
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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 12:36:26 PM »
I'd try new belts first, I had a batch of 10 from ebay when I first got into refubishing dysons, no name ones. 4 snapped, took alot of customer service to sort that lot out!

Qtex ones are fine, I don't think I've ever had one snap. Had 3 burn and snap the belt, but each time something had got jammed (non clutched machine), and I changed those for free too to keep up the good reviews about my work on the local facebook groups!
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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2016, 02:23:23 PM »
Try a new sole plate

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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 06:23:26 PM »
Bloody things, who would have a Vacuum Cleaner?

Have you ever thought that when you clean out a Vacuum Cleaner, you become a Vacuum Cleaner.
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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 06:25:18 PM »
You saw that on Facebook :biglaugh: :))
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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2016, 06:27:38 PM »
You saw that on Facebook :biglaugh: :))

I didn't actually so HA!  :coffee:

Somebody said it to me on whattsapp this morning lol.
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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 07:09:11 PM »
Bet that person got it off Facebook

HA! :))
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Re: Belts keep snapping?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2016, 11:57:31 PM »
I'd try new belts first, I had a batch of 10 from ebay when I first got into refubishing dysons, no name ones. 4 snapped, took alot of customer service to sort that lot out!

Qtex ones are fine, I don't think I've ever had one snap. Had 3 burn and snap the belt, but each time something had got jammed (non clutched machine), and I changed those for free too to keep up the good reviews about my work on the local facebook groups!

Yeah I'm watching a Dyson one on ebay at the sec hope it comes to momma at the end of the auction ☺

I did have a hunch that maybe the belts were just utter kak my partner even said the same ... Will test it out and hope that's the issue

Thankyou beko ☺

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