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Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« on: October 30, 2020, 05:32:36 PM »
I've had a fair few V6's in since taking these pictures for this thread, so hopefully I can  fill in the sketchy bits now, and add a few tips and tricks as we go!

We started off with this




Which is fairly standard. To do this job, you will need a set of small torx screwdrivers



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First in the wash box is the crevice tool

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Then the brush pulls off the combo tool

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The wall dock can be dismantled a bit

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Pop the spring out first

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Then pull the 2 parts apart

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DC Jack holder pops off the top now

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2020, 05:39:08 PM »
If you really want to the tool lock buttons pop off too

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Machine now.

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Remove the bin

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Then the bottom flap pops off the bin, and the flap seal can be pulled out

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The filth builds up under here after a few years

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This next part I never do anymore, but it is possible. Proceed with care as I've tried and failed to do it to other V6's subsequently, and you chew the plastic up if your not careful.

The wiring plug for the wand does come out, but you've got to figure out the knack as I've failed many times. There's a screw buried under the filth too

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With some careful levering on the corners you can pop the clips off holding the tool port to the bin

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Noting the routing of the cables, which is CRITICAL to getting this piece clipped back on again (just dont remove it!)

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 05:45:15 PM »
The grey trim running round the edge of the bin covering the cables pops off now

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The 2 bin contacts just sit on the plastic

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Then the whole loom pulls through and out

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I couldn't work out how to remove the dirt flap so left it alone

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This little seal came out

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And I never do any of that anymore, the whole bin gets washed whole, wires and all. It all dries out nicely

Onto the machine

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Battery out

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These are dropping their original batteries like flies now

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Bin seal pulls off the cyclone

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 05:56:10 PM »
I do this a different way now so the images may jump about but grab 2 small screwdrivers and use them to open the plastic C clip holding the cyclone to the machine

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Pop the shroud off with a thin screwdriver

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Then undo the screws holding the cyclone layers together

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Pull the purple outer off

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Then the black inner

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Filter now, which can come out

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Pop the 3 tabs off at the top and pull the sock off the case. Then put the sock bit in the washing machine on a good, hot, long wash as it may well look like this when you pull it apart

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 06:01:43 PM »
Carrying on with the cyclone, the top silver part will come off now, and you can pull the cone assembly out of the middle part

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Then remove all the foam gaskets for washing

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Moving on, to remove the motor on a V6, you need to get a very thin, flat object under both clips without splitting the very thin plastic. The back part will fall off then

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Never needs maintenance...

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The foam pops out so it can all be washed

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Motor next

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After undoing the screw holding the trigger in, the whole motor assembly pulls out, but not all the way

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This screw deep down here needs to come out, which removes the bin contacts machine side

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2020, 06:06:05 PM »
Can't really do much with the motor



The fancase seal comes off

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But not much else. Over on the trigger, the red trigger can be popped off the housing

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Then the terminals removed with the wires

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The actual switching on and off on the V6 happens on the battery, the trigger pushes down on this button

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This just holds wire

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The plastic C clip comes out of the motor housing

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Bin latch now

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One tiny screw removes the cover

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2020, 06:09:36 PM »
Unhook the spring

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Remove the plastic cam

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Red part snaps off

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The bottom bin latch clip sits here, with a spring under it

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Getting there now!

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Floor head now, specifically this style

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2020, 06:13:39 PM »
The brushroll was originally very worn, the black bristles are awful and just vanish, I doubt there's many V6's left with any black brushes on their original brushroll!



So I bought a nice used one from Mvacs

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And that's what we'll be stripping down. You can replace just the brush strips if you can find them. The cog end pops off

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Which lets the brushes slide out

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Lots of hair will need to come out of this bit

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The rear baseplate comes off with a half turn now

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Then undo the 2 screws holding the rear pivoting wheel on

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This will be PACKED with fluff, you want to get it all out

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2020, 06:19:31 PM »
Some more screws on the corners takes the top cover off the head

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The loom runs down this grommit then under the head. Mind it as you lift the clear cover off and remove it's seal

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top and bottom

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Next, undo the brushroll drive cog and remove the motor assembly from the frame. Unplug the wires first and you can not have it dangling away.

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The rubber locating jacket peels off the cog housing

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Then the drive cog can be pushes out of the housing which takes the belt off with it. This is where it will be full of hair, if your V6 briefly tries to spin its brushroll and it stops and cuts the machine out then back on again with no brushroll spinning you want to look here

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This bearing gets trashed. The bearing from an old Dyson clutch fits perfectly though!  8)

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2020, 06:23:39 PM »
If you're replacing your motor with a used raw one, remove these screws here and swap the carrier over. Also clean all the dust and fluff from the motor, it'll be packed

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Back to this

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Undo the white piece and remove

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Then rotate the pivoting part of the head until the slot lines up with the plastic stop and it'll all pull out. Feed the wires with it

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This next part is fully optional too, I never do this anymore unless im swapping corroded pins...

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Remove the wheels

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Then the two screws holding the pivot cover on

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The pivot is just the 2 air pipes going inside of each other, if yours is hard to pivot cleaning all the gunk from this bit might help

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These two pieces cover the wires as they run around the top towards their plug

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2020, 06:29:06 PM »
The wires run up the inside then around the edge to the back

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Pop the plug up out of the top

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Remove the pins

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And we're stripped!

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All the screws

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All the parts washed, polished and ready to make a vacuum cleaner again!

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And we start where we finished, with the wires for the floor head

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Start from the top and make sure all the wires are routed correctly, and don't cross over or it'll not align somewhere

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2020, 06:33:12 PM »
Refitting all cover parts as you go

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I never touch this unless the fault is in the wiring loom. Just remove it from the main head and give it a good wipe down

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Once you have the wheels on, rotate until it slots in, then rotate back and fit the white part to lock the picot to the head, making sure to run the loom wires out and slot the grommit in exactly

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Run the wires underneath

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And back out here

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Drivetrain next, and the bearing carrier can be slotted onto the motor

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New bearing fitted, once the circlip is removed the bearing near falls out

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2020, 06:37:42 PM »
Fit the belt to the motor cog, then around the drive cog then push the whole lot home. The belt has no give in it at all (and never breaks, so if your dyson head doesn't work it wont be the belt!)

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Fit the rubber cover and fit it all back to the machine. The edge of the cover has to slide into the round hole on the chassis so a drip of oil smeared around the rubber helps this alot

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Refit the drive cog

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Fit all the seals back to your cleaned, polished perspex

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And drop it back onto the head chassis

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Some screws go back to hold it all together

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Then the rear wheel and cover

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Rear baseplate

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Then the brushroll and end cap and the floor head is refurbished and rebuilt!

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2020, 06:40:59 PM »
Onto the machine now! Bottom bin flap back on, with it's spring

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Bin release latch back on

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Then the cam and spring

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The cover can then be refitted

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Cyclone clip can be popped in

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Onto the trigger now, time to put the wiring back

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And the trigger itself

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One last look at the PCB, which had a squirt of brake cleaner aimed at it

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Re: Dyson V6 - Stripdown & Refurb!
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2020, 07:11:41 PM »
Put the fancase mount back on

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The bin contacts are replaced and screwed up

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Then the motor refitted

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Trigger

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Then the foam can go back on the outer casing

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And it all snaps back together

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Onto the cyclone now (and again some of the images show it on the motor housing early, but it's easier to build it off the machine and snap it back on at the end.)

Refit the gaskets to the various parts, the black one up here

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Then fit the rubber gasket to this part

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