I have a dc14 that was our old vacuum before we got our dc41 mk2. We lived in a house you about 12 years and it was our second house, but in the first house and the first few years we had a dc04 de stijl but we threw it out and bought a dc14 hepa which we used for the rest of the old house and about a year in our current house, but when we got the dc41 mk2 we chucked it in the garage and never used since. We have a titan wet and dry (screw fix) which you can put a bag in and use it for D.I.Y, we are having an extension to our house, kitchen at the bottom and an extra bedroom at the top, so we will use titan to clear up at the end of the day but we were going to use the dc14 as a D.I.Y vac so we don't have to carry titan up and down the stairs. The reason we got the dc41 mk2 was because the dc14 was really loud, and i took it apart the other day and its fan was clagged up with plaster dust already and I think if I turned it on it would spark. If I buy a new motor and filters then use it for D.I.Y again and the motor goes again, ill end up having to buy 2 motors and 4 filters only to make £50 ish.
What should I do?