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DC08 Contact Head - Split Hose
« on: May 01, 2011, 09:41:51 PM »
Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement internal hose for a DC08 Contact Head?

I know I can bodge it with some duck tape but would like to do it properly.

Any other fixes people can suggest? Seems daft to buy a whole new head just because the hose is split!

I've Googled to see if I can find just some general flexi pipe/ducting but finding it in the right size is proving difficult  :'(

Thanks in advance!

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Re: DC08 Contact Head - Split Hose
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 01:16:53 AM »
There are several DC08 contact heads. There is one that the hose is known to split on.

Is this the square concertina type hose?

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Re: DC08 Contact Head - Split Hose
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 02:23:03 AM »
There are several DC08 contact heads. There is one that the hose is known to split on.

Is this the square concertina type hose?

That's right, the one with the square concertina hose running through the middle. The hose just seems to split and get lots of little holes in the creases at the edges.

Like this one - http://www.dyson.co.uk/store/partsDetails.asp?part=ACC-DC08CONTACTHEAD-ANIMAL&product=DC08-ANIMAL

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Re: DC08 Contact Head - Split Hose
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 04:00:24 AM »
We have scrapped many a good head because that hose was split. Dyson don't won't supply it, and we have never found anything comparable that will fit instead either.  :(

You might be out of luck on that one Russ.

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Re: DC08 Contact Head - Split Hose
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 12:14:32 PM »
We have scrapped many a good head because that hose was split. Dyson don't won't supply it, and we have never found anything comparable that will fit instead either.  :(

You might be out of luck on that one Russ.

Thanks, I feared you might say that - what a waste  :angryman:

That's obviously the reason why even the second hand units fetch so much on eBay!

Anyone who produces a replacement would be onto a winner IMO - I'll report back if I ever find a solution!

Good forum BTW  ;D

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Re: DC08 Contact Head - Split Hose
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 02:33:09 PM »
Good forum BTW  ;D

Thanks.  8)

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Re: DC08 Contact Head - Split Hose
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 12:47:45 AM »
Would you believe it?  I've just found this site, and I've had a DC08 for years and years.  Good machine, except for that awful hose in the contact head.  It's clearly a problem that they all get eventually.  I've got on to Dyson to ask for a senior manager to explain their policy of not supplying a spare part for one that fails so easily.
Every time I vacuum up after doing a bit of DIY, I reflect that a bit more house is turning into dust and being thrown away.
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