I've got one of these apart for a motor replacement: full of plaster dust following a loan to our good friend Bob the Builder. The HEPA filter is also pretty bad, but I cannot see how to extract it. I've read the guide in the stickies, both beko's on the DC39 and the M Vacs one on the DC54. This one seems slightly different.
The motor bucket is split and the motor out. There is a Philips single screw holding the park bracket in, which I've removed. Then I've sprung the clips either side to release from the body shell, but there is something still holding it, I think under the handle area.
The sticky seems to show that more screws have to be removed from under the handle first, but it only opens about an inch and there is no room to get into the recess under there to do anything more.Help please.
When you do get these out, are they washable? At £35 time, I rather hope so.