Firstly a great forum some very interesting reads.
Decided to strip and clean my dc54 after reading some of the posts on here. Completely disassembled machine cleaned everything out and went easily thanks to all the posts on here.
Only thing i have stumbled upon is the round plastic which the wire comes through and wedges between the 2 casings. I can't figure it out and sscondly cable rewind isnt working. Any pointers as to where ive gone wrong.