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Offline dandm

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DC14 wont turn on
« on: June 20, 2012, 01:15:47 AM »
We have a DC14 which has been working (in as much as any Dyson works) until today. Now pressing the on/off button does nothing.

I have dismantled the switch cover and checked the switch is working by buzzing out with a multimeter. Also checked the fuse. There are no tubes or filters blocked and the brushes will revolve freely if hand turned. Is there anything else I should check or does it sound like the motor has failed?

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Re: DC14 wont turn on
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 02:05:50 PM »
We have a DC14 which has been working (in as much as any Dyson works) until today. Now pressing the on/off button does nothing.

I have dismantled the switch cover and checked the switch is working by buzzing out with a multimeter. Also checked the fuse. There are no tubes or filters blocked and the brushes will revolve freely if hand turned. Is there anything else I should check or does it sound like the motor has failed?

Did the motor stop during use and if so, did it change tone before it stopped?

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Re: DC14 wont turn on
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 10:26:38 PM »
I wasnt using it, but SWMBO says it sort of started and barely got going before dieing. From her description the tone wasnt normal for the short time it started.

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Re: DC14 wont turn on
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 11:00:00 PM »
I wasnt using it, but SWMBO says it sort of started and barely got going before dieing. From her description the tone wasnt normal for the short time it started.

Assuming the power cable is OK, that sounds like the motor died.

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Re: DC14 wont turn on
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 01:22:42 AM »
I wasnt using it, but SWMBO says it sort of started and barely got going before dieing. From her description the tone wasnt normal for the short time it started.

Assuming the power cable is OK, that sounds like the motor died. (Attachment Link)

Great emoticon you got there  :biglaugh:

Yep definitely sounds like the motor has had it I'm afraid!

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Re: DC14 wont turn on
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 07:15:27 PM »
Great emoticon you got there  :biglaugh:

I just added it.  ;)

 :dead-dyson: :dead-dyson: :dead-dyson:

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Re: DC14 wont turn on
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 01:33:19 AM »
Great emoticon you got there  :biglaugh:

I just added it.  ;)

 :dead-dyson: :dead-dyson: :dead-dyson:
Need to add one for a resurection as well :)
Motor ordered, received and fitted. Dyson now working again.

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