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This is getting on a bit now so needs writing up! This is a Dyson DC54 Cinetic vacuum. The zero filters cylinder machine Dyson did before realising it wasnt a great idea... This one came from out Head of Finance Diana at the office. Note here that it was NEVER used for DIY, she would never let that happen, the tradesmen should bring their own...

This is how it went from her car to mine



And once sorted out we have this!



The before video showed all was not well on the turbo tool front


Which was quickly solved



Let's knock the tools apart first, this is going to get involved...

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Hose end was easy

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Main floor head now

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Remove the brushroll

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 08:39:51 pm »
The drive cog end pops off the brushroll and the strips can be slid out on this style (same as the V6)

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Unscrew the front baseplate

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And remove the wheels

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The back baseplate unscrews and unclips at the middle, a screwdriver to nudge it from behind helps

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The little felt strip had long gone

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To remove the clear window is fairly easy, prise the silver ends off it and it pops off nicely

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The rear baseplate can come off now

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To remove the side cover, there's a screw on the inside

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 08:44:56 pm »
Then it unclips

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The brushroll drive cog can be removed now

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The big cog is screwed in at the top with 2 tiny screws. Remove those

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And it comes away, allowing the belt to be removed

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Next to come out is the drive assembly, which isn't screwed onto anything now

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The rubber end is hooked around the intake grill, so remove that first

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Then wriggle the drive unit out

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The unit is two halves, 2 screws hold them together

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 08:48:46 pm »
The rubber seal comes off the end

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And has a clear plastic end brace clipped to it

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The top air deflector prises gently off the main turbine

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Allowing access to spray some brake cleaner at it all to tidy it up and a fresh drop of oil as that's as far as she comes!

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Meaning we can move onto the wheels and remove the screw and note the locking washer. I did think the wheels were a tad slow...

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Both sides

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The pivoting assembly on this head is held together with 2 screws

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 08:54:26 pm »
Release the hose (push fit) and it comes away

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The other end pulls out too

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With the hose out of the way the main wheel axle's push out and also release the top cover for the whole thing

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Floor head done. Onto something REALLY difficult now

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That exhausting task done I did have a poke about on the wand... The red latch comes off easily enough

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The top cover comes up too

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But nothing else happened. Not sure if anyone has found a way but TBH these wands never break, what they do is go all worn and baggy and loose at the ends instead  :censored:

Anyway, onto the actual machine itself I think

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 08:58:54 pm »
Pop the hood

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And remove the bin

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Cross head screw time, remove the carrying plate for the bin

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Pop the hose off the machine

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Undo 2 small screws at the very end of the hose and the hose connector and hose comes away

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Under the hose connector are 2 more screws

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Remove the circlip from the pivot, and the two sides seperate and come away from the front of the cleaner

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Next, underneath and undo these 4 screws

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 09:03:17 pm »
As well as the triangle, the bin inlet port will come away now

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Working on the triangle now, remove these two screws holding the front wheels together

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The pivoting bar is keyed so needs the correct rotation to align but when it does it all comes apart

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Back to undoing many screws, all of them now.

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Onto the machine now. With the bin empty bit popped, lever out the two tabs either side so the thing really flips open. Fetch the spring before it vanishes and be careful as that's a black hole to the motor fan now, and if your fetching the motor out anyway then no worries, otherwise it will RUIN your day to drop something in there.

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Cos this grille wont save you now

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Roll the weeble over and undo the wheel screws

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2021, 09:09:26 pm »
Next, undo the screws holding the housing shell together. Their top and bottom, front and back. DO it upside down and lift the bottom from the everything else upwards

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This is the exhaust diffuser

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It just slides out

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Remove these two screws from the top

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Time to start on the top. This whole era of ball cylinders has these clips. Do not be shy or afraid. Jam a decent small screwdriver in, going right under and pop them down to release the post motor filter

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Then being careful of the switches and flex it should fall out fairly easily as one big unobtainable unit

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The post motor filters are insanely soft on these and if you're working with a DIY killed machine then you might be out of luck... I'd ask Mvacs how much a new filter like this is but I bet I wouldn't like the answer. Do not touch it AT ALL! It's literally tissue paper

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This is a shot of the wiring and how it runs. The motor unplugs from it's switch and neutral connection

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And the whole filter/cord reel assembly stays whole. Airline and brush it off if needed, I don't actually know how to seperate these...

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2021, 09:14:05 pm »
The motor is fair game though! Pop the 3 tabs

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The motor sits in here loose. 3 rubber pegs secure it around the edge. Fish those out and don't loose them

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Motor looks good

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And despite the questionable condition of the cyclone has very clean fans.

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So no need to remove the fan for washing. Back to the outer shell. The top cyclone clamp unclips from these two points under here

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The rubber seal does come off on this one, but I have known it be bonded on some...

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That is the main machine done. Writing this nearly 2 years after actually doing this it is striking how clean the motor housing etc is. Here on in does get very grim but it didn't go much further...

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Onto the bin! Open the bottom flap and look inside

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2021, 09:18:05 pm »
This machine still has it's shroud scraper!

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Probably never been removed!

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The bin release rod does come off but I wouldn't recommend it as it's fragile as heck...

The seals can come off the bottom flap

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Next, pop the clips holding the shroud off VERY FRICKING GENTLY

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Then gingerly slide the shroud off being very careful as once not clipped onto the cyclone it has zero structual rigidity at all

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Bin top seal off

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Then undo the first of MANY MANY small screws around the outer edge

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This slips the outer part from the inner. Layer 1 of about 9...

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2021, 09:25:35 pm »
Next, and this is fun... Go digging for the next round of screws all around the middle perimeter!

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Yes it's a filthy task.

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Gets no better

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The first layer of self cleaning (remember, this exact tech https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7ahD/dyson-cinetic-suction )comes off the cone edge

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Round 3 of screws, this time buried quite deep...

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This splits the midframe

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This bit is fun. These all started to fall out, flipping loads of them! Their tiny diverter things, each with a small air passage to fire airflow somewhere. All clogged... and VERY sharp

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We come to our first foam gasket now

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Time for the middle section

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2021, 09:32:01 pm »
Next layer of screws

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There's an outer gasket too

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The middle part splits in two at the centre, and the rubber tips come out too

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As do all the ones inside the midframe

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Next lift this level off

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And we find yet another layer of screws!

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Be gentle with these foam gaskets, tear it once and you'll be OK but they don't take much...

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Objectively it's a work of art TBH, knock Dyson all you want but you don't see anyone else doing this level of detail! The whole no filters thing may be dead in their eyes but it was a good crack at it!

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2021, 09:36:04 pm »
Just keep lifting things off

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Lifting the gaskets

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And finally hark back to a DC08 and remove the top airflow cage from the top shell

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The bin handle can be removed

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The top seal thing that makes up for there not being a filter but the machine having to connect to the vacuum in a filter-like way is removed, along with its spring

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And with that, it is apart, and the wash box is full, mainly with flipping cyclone!

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Everything was washed and polished and laid out

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And the top locating hole went back onto the top of the cyclone housing

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2021, 09:39:09 pm »
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The first of the air ducts can go in now

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And the first layer of holes and gaskets

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Refit the top handle now before you forget and then can't

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Line everything up

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Re: Dyson DC54 Cinetic Cylinder - FULL Stripdown and Refurb Guide
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2021, 09:42:31 pm »
Screw the midframe to the top shell

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Looks a bit cleaner now

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Place the midframe outer over and screw it into place

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Build and rubber up your cones

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More Gasketing

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Place the black inner gasket on

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