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Offline dragoncurt

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DC04 Clutch cheap ?
« on: August 10, 2017, 01:33:23 PM »
Hi, I searched on Ebay for some Dyson's to mess with and one near me is 5 for their petrol and 1 for the Dyson.

He did put it down as for parts or not working. I'm not the best at fixing Dyson's but the older ones such as dc04/07 I'm okay with as I've messed with my mums 04 and my 07.

I wanted for some opinions to see though as these wear do you think there is any more price than the usual filter or brush head to be replaced which is any money which might be higher than usual even some motors are pretty cheap right ? 21 on here (Manchester vacs) 

Also does the Clutch break easy if someone has not looked after the vac.

Also here is the Ebay link


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Re: DC04 Clutch cheap ?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 03:38:58 PM »
I'm not an expert, nor have I worked on an 04, but it's probably not that bad to work on and would be worth the investment for a fun project.   
- Evaluate the filters
- Evaluate whether the brushbar needs to be replaced
     + Are the bristles worn completely?
     + Do the bearings spin freely?
           - If not, does degreasing, cleaning and greasing fix the issue?  If no, then you can find a set cheap on Amazon/Ebay.
- Check hoses
- Add a light coat of silicone on the seals
- Change belts

That's just a few things to take care of.  You'll also want to pull every plastic piece off an clean it.  Dirt and stink get everywhere...

The clutch is build very solidly.  The belts will snap long before it fails (unless it's on its 10th rebuild...).  Be sure to add some grease to the center spindle when you swap the belts.

As for motors, I would personally wait to find another dead vac and pull the motor.  However, if you want to do it proper you may want to invest in a new one.

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Re: DC04 Clutch cheap ?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 03:32:40 PM »
Oh thanks and he is going to wait for the bidding to end but thanks for all the tips and things to do.

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