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DC07 Motor Advice
« on: October 21, 2016, 11:14:09 AM »
Hi Guys,

I have been offered a DC07 today, the woman says the Motor has gone, Is this an easy fix for a novice? i am very new to servicing Dysons, and I only stumbled on to it this trade by luck, I have only had to clean & do filter changes so far so i am very new to all this, it will be my 3rd project.
Any advice would be greatly recieved.
Also
If i had to pay some to do it, how much would that be?

Thanks
Ollie

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Re: DC07 Motor Advice
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 11:55:15 AM »
Hi Olli.

Very easy! See if this helps https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,1695.0.html

If the machine is an origin (without clutch) then it's even easier. If it has a clutch you'll need a long torx driver to get thr back clutch cover screw out.

Of course,  you may find that the motor is fine and clogged filters are causing the machine to overheat and cut out.

A motor isn't expensive,  look on the mvacs shop for the latest price. If the motor has gone add a new post motor filter to your order as well as it will stink of burning motor!
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Re: DC07 Motor Advice
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 01:34:23 PM »
Thanks Beko,

It is a non clutch version, Wow that looks very complicated. I may have a go.
The woman says it is just dead when she turns it on, but before it went she said it was over sucking, sounded like the motor was working in overdrive, any ideas?

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Re: DC07 Motor Advice
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2016, 02:06:19 PM »
Ah well non clutch is easier, just one belt!

What I would do to troubleshoot it is put it in the garden, push the switch it on, then plug it in the house then flick the switch.

It'll either run, run very badly making popping noises or not do anything. I can't say I've ever had them 'over sucking', but it could happen. What it also could be is the belts snapped, which takes load off the motor causing it to spin faster. You'll only find out if you buy it! How much is it? Don't pay over a tenner for it, and make sure the main hose isnt torn.

If it does nothing/runs badly, whip the fuse out and try it in a known working appliance. If the fuse works, then order a new motor.

My rebuild thread goes into more detail than you will need tbh, steps for motor removal are:

Take the cyclone off
Take the wand and hose off (hose is held in with a tab behind the bottom of the hose, pull that forward and lift the hose out)
Undo the switch cover (read my tip on how to remove this on the rebuild thread)
Pull out/apart the wires and feed the spinal cord through the spine
Onto the bottom of the machine now, remove the baseplate
remove the brushroll and belt
remove the brushroll housing and internal hose
remove the upper main brushroll housing (lay the machine down, flip the head down, remove the 2 plastic circlips, then pull the edges out and lift the head off
Remove the post filter cover and filter
undo the 4 screws holding the motor housing in
take the top motor cover off the motor bucket
pop the motor retaining ring out
Remove the motor (push down on the motor spindle on a hard surface and it will pop the motor out, pull it the rest of the way
remove the motor rubbers and wire
then take the new motor, plug the wires back in and fit the rubbers. Ensure you get the keyed smaller rubber the right way round, and that the cables dont strain and the rubber bung reaches its hole
Then reverse all the steps!
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Re: DC07 Motor Advice
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016, 02:22:05 PM »
Thank you so much for the advice Beko,
That is really helpfull of you mate.
Thanks so much  ;)

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Re: DC07 Motor Advice
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 03:36:41 PM »
No worries, shout up if you get stuck!

I have a DC07 in for a rebuild and sell, I feel a how to guide coming on!
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Re: DC07 Motor Advice
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2016, 06:42:52 PM »
I am very new to servicing Dysons, and I only stumbled on to it this trade by luck, I have only had to clean & do filter changes so far so i am very new to all this, it will be my 3rd project.
Any advice would be greatly recieved.

You may want to take a look at >>this topic<< as well.

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Re: DC07 Motor Advice
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2016, 01:20:28 AM »
My just written thread may be just what you need!
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