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Dead (?) DC04
« on: March 24, 2016, 10:47:20 AM »
Picked up yesterday, a DC04 Absolute as shown in the attached photos. The cleaner owes me nothing, and I was told by the owner that 'it just stopped working' (heard that before, folks?). A quick inspection has revealed a broken wand handle, no post filter, a broken catch on the cyclone lid, and no tools. In addition, the motor makes a high pitched whine the like of which I last heard when running up the engine on a Harrier. No burning smell though, and the brush bar does turn, albeit slowly. Every instinct tells me that I have nothing more than a breaker on my hands here! Does anyone know of any reason why this model might be worthy of a rebuild, before I do the deed?

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Re: Dead (?) DC04
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 10:55:47 AM »
DC04's are really good you know

Take the wand off and cyclone and you have a mint main vacuum
Bet the brush neeeds the bearrings dehairing
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Re: Dead (?) DC04
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 11:59:21 AM »
Thanks Parwaz. On the basis that I have nothing to lose, I'll probably have a go at this one after all. Just looked at it again, and it does seem a shame to split it for spares. Sorry about the lack of pics - the system says they are too large to upload!

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Re: Dead (?) DC04
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 01:53:49 PM »
Sorry about the lack of pics - the system says they are too large to upload!

Try using flickr or another photo sharing site for the photos. Or use PS to make them smaller.

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Re: Dead (?) DC04
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 02:13:15 PM »
I bet the clutch belts are stretched.

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Re: Dead (?) DC04
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 08:53:44 PM »
Every instinct tells me that I have nothing more than a breaker on my hands here!

That is all I would do with that.

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Re: Dead (?) DC04
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 10:21:36 PM »
I bet the clutch belts are stretched.

That's what I was thinking when it was mentioned the brush turned slowly with a wining sound... I wonder  :boggleeye:
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Re: Dead (?) DC04
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 10:32:20 PM »
I once had a DC04 Brush control (standard) and the brush span slowly due to hairy brush bearings
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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