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Offline sarahgranville

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DC05 - Turbo Head not spinning - HELP!
« on: November 15, 2011, 08:31:02 PM »
Hi there
I have a very old, but faithful DC05 which I having lovingly looked after and cleaned regularly.  The turbo head has recently stopped spinning.  I have taken the head apart and cleaned it all out.  I admit it needed it  :))  Thinking that would be the end of it, I reattached but alas no spinning.  The suction is fine, but the brushes just don't turn.  Can anyone help?  Maybe it's time for a new one....??!! :tiphat:

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Re: DC05 - Turbo Head not spinning - HELP!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 10:49:41 PM »
Repairing them is not an amateur job, and it is so time consuming to repair them that we usually don't bother. They only have a finite lifespan, which is usually shorter then the machine itself. We *might* have a used one if you can tell me what colour/variant you have?

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Re: DC05 - Turbo Head not spinning - HELP!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 11:00:47 PM »
Hi there,
Thanks for your reply.  I do think that there are a few things wearing out inside which could be causing the problem, I have had it for over 10 years!  So a replacement I think is the way ahead.   :(  RIP

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Re: DC05 - Turbo Head not spinning - HELP!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 11:05:22 PM »
They are getting on a bit now the DC05's. We still do a lot of motor swaps and service work on them though. They are never beyond hope.

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Re: DC05 - Turbo Head not spinning - HELP!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 11:31:11 PM »
Don't worry I will only replace the head, not the whole thing!  :))

Love my DC05 tooooo much.

By the way, what would you say in your opinion is a good direct replacement.  I have tried some which are sooo heavy.  I do like a cylinder vacuum.

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Re: DC05 - Turbo Head not spinning - HELP!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 11:33:41 PM »
Probably a DC08 if buying recon - that was the natural successor. They are not too much heavier and better designed than the DC05.


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Re: DC05 - Turbo Head not spinning - HELP!
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011, 12:33:57 AM »
Ooh thanks for the info, nice chatting!

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