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Dyson V10 Voltage At Head? Help!
« on: February 06, 2021, 02:00:45 PM »
I've got a V10 in with a horribly clogged cyclone and filter. Both filter and blockage lights were on. Have washed both parts and airflow now OK, however when I test the whole thing I find that the brushroll won't spin. No blockages on that either, so i suspect no power to the cleaner head.
Does anyone know the normal output voltage that should be on the power sockets on the cyclone base and wand please?
Battery voltage is the standard 25.2V, but not sure if this is the same on the output side?


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Re: Dyson V10 Voltage At Head? Help!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 03:28:19 PM »
We've just tried a working V11 on the test meter, which should be the same, and it doesn't give a reading.  :boggleeye:

We can only assume it must work on demand for reasons only Ryevac will understand.

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Re: Dyson V10 Voltage At Head? Help!
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 03:48:50 PM »
Thanks. Turns out it was the pins in the top of the cyclone. They are quite fragile and easily bent out of alignment with the socket on the motor unit. Once I'd straightened them, all was well. Which was good, since the cyclone and motor assemblies are only sold as one 60 unit, despite the cyclone being a 'user serviceable' part, as defined by Dyson, since it has Philips screws, not torx. Thank you Dyson.
While I'm moaning, the cyclone design on these is, IMHO, seriously flawed. It traps even fine dirt at the top of the cyclone, where it clogs and eventually triggers the blockage sensor. I spent a couple of hours trying to pick out the worst of the gunk with various implements, including a narrow bottle brush. Normally this would take 5 minutes with a cold soak and then a hot rinse under the tap, but since Dyson have in their infinite wisdom, chosen to run the wiring internally within one of the cyclone channels, total immersion is not a viable option.
Since the bottle brush etc still proved inadequate, eventually I resorted to careful use of the hot tap while trying to avoid soaking the wired channel, which cleared it sufficiently to satisfy the blockage detector.
Definitely a step backwards from the V6, 7 and 8 in this respect.


 

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