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Offline Kate Sheldon

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« on: July 19, 2017, 10:18:13 PM »
Hi Everyone,

The brushroll on my sisters DC14 ( non-clutched ) was not working. I offered to replace the belt. When I removed the footplate I could see the belt was not broken. I removed the brushroll and the ends were stuck ridged, so I took them off, removed a lot of dirt, then sprayed the metal rod with a little WD40. I replaced the brushroll and put a new belt on anyway as the old one was very stretched. I turned it over, plugged it in tilted it on my knee and turned it on. It worked great, the brushroll was turning, but after a minute, black smoke, which didn't smell of burning was coming out the bottom at the area of the belt!!!
I turned it of and when I removed the footplate the belt felt very hot. Is this normal? Any help or advice would be gratefully received, thanks.
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Re: DC14
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 10:42:59 PM »
I would say the bearings need a good clean and re grease or renewing, also check the brush-bar where the belt sits it could be worn preventing the new belt from gripping.

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Re: DC14
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 11:00:11 PM »
Thanks Madrat, once it had cooled the brush wouldn't turn again, so I will order a new brushroll from Manchestervacs, it's obviously knackered and the rod was a little rusty at the ends anyway,  but thanks so much for you help.

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Re: DC14
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 11:34:03 AM »
Agree, sounds like the brushroll.

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Re: DC14
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 02:39:07 AM »
You can pop the plastic caps off the bearings (use the rod end to pop them out) and work grease in until they spin again

A new brushroll is alot easier though!

What state is your white clutch wheel though?
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Re: DC14
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 10:04:34 PM »
You can pop the plastic caps off the bearings (use the rod end to pop them out) and work grease in until they spin again

A new brushroll is alot easier though!

What state is your white clutch wheel though?

It's non clutched

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