I have just replaced the motor in my DC05 as it had burnt out. Purchased from Manchester Vacs - excellent service and this looks like a great place to get some advice!
So, after changing the motor the DC05 fired straight up - happy days!
However the suction doesn't seem as good as I remember and the air which exits past the cable reel seems hotter than I remember. It has been I while since I used the DC05 though (been using a broom!) and maybe this is how it should be. The dirt in the cylinder doesn't spin like I'm sure it used too.
A search on here suggested trying it without the HEPA filter but still hot and down on suction.
I haven't run it for long enough to cut out as I am worried about burning out the new motor.
I am sure the new motor is fine as it makes all the right noises!
Advice appreciated, thanks in advance!