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Offline fbagnato

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Hello all,

I have a Dyson DC05 that I bought and have a weird problem.

The vacuum seems to work and I have good suction at the head but all the dirt and pet hair it picks up does not go into the Dust Bin instead all gathering on top of the washable premotor filter. (See first photo "1 - Result of Vacuuming").

I looked at a video about the filters on a DC05 and my filter looks like it has been put in upside down (See second photo "2 - Filter Mounted Upside Down to Video") but if I copy the video and install it right side up (See third photo "3 - How Video Shows Filter Mounted") it is hard to close the lid as there is a protruding plastic pin which hits the centre piece on the top of the filter and when installed this way there is barely any suction.

The "dish" that the foam filter sits in has more clearance from the plastic pin on the lid when it is mounted upside down to the way it is shown in the video but mounting it upside down means the lid closes easily and there is good suction at the head.

I don't know whether this is the correct model filter that is the problem or there is a another problem with the vacuum cleaner.

Need some expert advice on this problem.

As I said the vacuum seems to work and I have good suction on the head.

Regards,

fbagnato


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Re: Confused about a Weird Problem with a Dyson DC05 that I have bought
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2022, 05:40:42 pm »
In the bin, should be a removable trumpet-like item like this.



Is it there?

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Re: Confused about a Weird Problem with a Dyson DC05 that I have bought
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 08:14:56 am »
Hello MVacs,

Thanks for your reply.

I don't see that part at all.

I have attached a photo of the dust bin (upside down) with the clear plastic shell removed.

I can't see that part??????

Is that why the dust and pet hair is going to the pre-motor filter instead of the dust-bin?

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Re: Confused about a Weird Problem with a Dyson DC05 that I have bought
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2022, 07:38:29 pm »
Looks like your missing the part that sits inside the clear bin. That will be exactly why your filter is getting dirty. Essentially you have no cyclone/cyclonic action, the dirt is just going straight through the bin and onto the filter.
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Re: Confused about a Weird Problem with a Dyson DC05 that I have bought
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2022, 01:51:23 am »
Hello beko1987,

Thanks for your reply.

Great, I have an answer to why that is happening.

I'll see if I can buy a bin although being an old model don't like my chances.

Regards,

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Re: Confused about a Weird Problem with a Dyson DC05 that I have bought
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2022, 01:58:56 am »
Hello,

In addition to the problem I described does anyone know what direction the pre-motor filter should go into the base?

If I put it in upside down to the direction shown in videos the suction is right and the pin on the lid doesn't get in the way.

If you look at my first post you will see the photos of how it is mounted.

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Re: Confused about a Weird Problem with a Dyson DC05 that I have bought
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2022, 08:40:31 am »
The middle pic/foam up is correct.

I agree it looks odd, if it's been a while since I've refurbished one I always put it in upside down first time 😂 Some of the later cylinders use the same setup too
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Re: Confused about a Weird Problem with a Dyson DC05 that I have bought
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2022, 02:20:17 am »
Hello again beko1987,

Thanks for your reply.

That makes sense as it closes properly with the foam up.

Thanks to both of you for helping me out.

I will see if I can source another dust bin for the vac although I don't like my chances.

Regards,

fbagnato

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