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Offline LisaPoolman

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DC04 Absolute tool use
« on: January 02, 2017, 03:20:05 PM »
Hi Dyson fans. Happy New Year!

I am hoping someone can help me. I have inherited a DC04 Absolute Lime and Purple. Having no trouble just general hoovering,  bit when I go to use the wand for the tools I can't get any suction. Do you have to change a setting somewhere?  I found an online manual which seems to indicate you just push the green button on the neck to release the wand bit although I can release it and extend it there's no suction. Would appreciate your advice. It's probably something really simple..  Thanks Lisa

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Re: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 03:31:23 PM »
Hi Dyson fans. Happy New Year!

I am hoping someone can help me. I have inherited a DC04 Absolute Lime and Purple. Having no trouble just general hoovering,  bit when I go to use the wand for the tools I can't get any suction. Do you have to change a setting somewhere?  I found an online manual which seems to indicate you just push the green button on the neck to release the wand bit although I can release it and extend it there's no suction. Would appreciate your advice. It's probably something really simple..  Thanks Lisa
If you follow the hose there should be a U bend, Check that is completely in, they can be a real pain if they ever have been out.
Also check the Automatic Change-over valve which is the thing on the head with the grey pipe coming from behind the bin to the floor bit, Check thats securly in, I find very commonly that these are out, sometimes you have to pull out the clips so it 'CLicks' into place

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Re: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 03:32:06 PM »
Hi Dyson fans. Happy New Year!

I am hoping someone can help me. I have inherited a DC04 Absolute Lime and Purple. Having no trouble just general hoovering,  bit when I go to use the wand for the tools I can't get any suction. Do you have to change a setting somewhere?  I found an online manual which seems to indicate you just push the green button on the neck to release the wand bit although I can release it and extend it there's no suction. Would appreciate your advice. It's probably something really simple..  Thanks Lisa
P.S. I have the same model DC04 Absolute Lime / Purple, I modded a purple chassis onto it

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Re: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 05:06:15 PM »
Don't forget to check for blockages while you're at it.
If the motor changes pitch when you put it back into upright position there is most likely a blockage.
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Re: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 06:11:37 PM »
Hi Dyson fans. Happy New Year!

I am hoping someone can help me. I have inherited a DC04 Absolute Lime and Purple. Having no trouble just general hoovering,  bit when I go to use the wand for the tools I can't get any suction. Do you have to change a setting somewhere?  I found an online manual which seems to indicate you just push the green button on the neck to release the wand bit although I can release it and extend it there's no suction. Would appreciate your advice. It's probably something really simple..  Thanks Lisa
If you follow the hose there should be a U bend, Check that is completely in, they can be a real pain if they ever have been out.

To clarify, at the back of the machine, at the bottom of the hose, you are looking for this.



Is it there?

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Re: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 06:13:11 PM »
It fits thus:

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Re: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 03:52:15 AM »
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: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 04:50:56 PM »
Hi MVacs sorry for delay in replying.  I can't seem to find the reply button for the forum on my mobile.

Nope - that bit is totally missing from mine which explains a lot! My dear husband neglected to mention that there was a part missing... :'( :'(

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Re: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 06:03:50 PM »
Hi MVacs sorry for delay in replying.  I can't seem to find the reply button for the forum on my mobile.

Nope - that bit is totally missing from mine which explains a lot! My dear husband neglected to mention that there was a part missing... :'( :'(


This should solve your problem, under 5 inc postage

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Re: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 02:58:59 AM »
Hi MVacs sorry for delay in replying.  I can't seem to find the reply button for the forum on my mobile.

Nope - that bit is totally missing from mine which explains a lot! My dear husband neglected to mention that there was a part missing... :'( :'(
Hi there haven't heard from you for a while, Did you sort your U-bend?

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Re: DC04 Absolute tool use
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 11:02:43 PM »
Hi MVacs sorry for delay in replying.  I can't seem to find the reply button for the forum on my mobile.

Nope - that bit is totally missing from mine which explains a lot! My dear husband neglected to mention that there was a part missing... :'( :'(
Hi there haven't heard from you for a while, Did you sort your U-bend?

She has probably forgotten about us, most people who join for information do once they get it.
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