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Offline Browntoa

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Does a DC14 brush head have any bearings in the brush roller ?
« on: October 26, 2017, 03:13:41 PM »
First time I've worked on a DC14 , have it upside down to slide the brush roller out and found some small bearings and a couple of bits of metal

I assume they come from inside the brush roller assembly but wanted to check that they were not a red herring and were just trapped underneath it and were just vacuumed in at some point

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Re: Does a DC14 brush head have any bearings in the brush roller ?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 03:58:13 PM »
Think I've answered my own question , there's bearing assemblies in both ends when the rod is removed I can see on YouTube . In that case does common sense dictate that I get a complete new OEM brush assembly rather than just the bearings

But it's now getting me wondering if the noise from what I thought was the motor was in fact knackered brush bearings . :whist11:

Oh well , it only cost me 1.27 off eBay in the first place so seeing I have the replacement Motor I'll replace both

Then sell it  ;)

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Re: Does a DC14 brush head have any bearings in the brush roller ?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 06:36:37 PM »
Easier just to replace the brushroll, indeed.

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Re: Does a DC14 brush head have any bearings in the brush roller ?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 06:46:18 PM »
Agree , now I've taken it to bits the bearings at one end completely failed and has scored the metal shaft over half its length , no wonder it was making a racket .

Might run the motor with the rest removed to see if the noise has gone out of interest seeing I'll have to wait for the new brush assembly to arrive


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Re: Does a DC14 brush head have any bearings in the brush roller ?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 11:49:52 PM »
yep, lob a new brushroll in. If it's knackered enough to shred the bearing, it'll be well worn! What's the clutch like?

Sure Stuart will do you a happy price on a brushroll and refurbished clutch!
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Re: Does a DC14 brush head have any bearings in the brush roller ?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 09:14:44 AM »
Clutch was fine in the end , brush roll went on and nice and quiet now.

Ended up virtually rebuilding it , needed a new motor , the brush roller and a mains lead as it was badly damaged and repaired with tape.

Gave it a thorough cleaning , new filters and it's working a treat.

Now to start on the 2 DC07's I picked up for 10 the pair at the weekend.

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