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Offline ElwoodP

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Dyson v8
« on: December 21, 2017, 12:19:28 AM »
Only had my v8 for a few weeks. The motorhead has become hard to push suddenly. I looked at it and part of the rubber bar at the back had flicked out over the red tabs holding it in. I tucked it back in but I don't think it is right.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/cssazb0wptd9flp/v8head.MOV?dl=0

I think it should easily pivot into the body all the way across the bar? It  hardly moves in the middle though.

Any advice please?


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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 02:14:59 PM »
Its under warranty, stop playing with it and get in touch with dyson.

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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 02:23:34 PM »
Thanks Madrat, good advice, I'm certainly considering sending back to Dyson. I'm really checking 2 things before though.

1. Is the rubber strip meant to be like that?
2. Is there an easy fix, or has someone else experience with a similar problem? Maybe I have missed something simple that would make it silly to go through packing up the whole thing and sending it back to Dyson and all the hassle that comes with.

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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 02:57:30 PM »
I'll have a look at mine at home this evening.


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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 05:49:04 PM »
@MVacs Thanks  :thumbsup:

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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 06:45:22 PM »
This is how mine looks, and that purple bar is supposed to flex in and out nice and easy.




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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 11:30:28 AM »
Blimey look at the state of that!
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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 07:31:52 PM »
Thanks MVacs. Useful to know its definitely not right. I'll contact Dyson.

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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 01:07:10 PM »
Update. Contacted Dyson who just sent a new head straight out to me. Then I fixed the old (with new found confidence that it didn't matter if I broke it), levered the whole purple rubber bit out so it was completely free and then  seated it back properly as it clearly wasn't before. Now I have 2 :)

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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 02:51:59 PM »

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Re: Dyson v8
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 03:38:03 PM »
It's always easier to give it a go when you know it doesn't matter if it snaps! Nice one
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