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Offline purplegrum

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DC20 On/Off Switch Problems
« on: June 27, 2012, 10:02:45 PM »
Hi Everybody,

I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on a problem I'm having with my DC20.

It's a great little machine and has gone through hell and high water with me however it now won't stay on unless I hold the on/off switch down with a bit of tape.

I'm not sure if I should be looking to replace the switch itself, the actuator or both - don't even know how to get the thing apart!

Any advice would be really appreciated!

Cheers

Offline Mike Aberdeen

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Re: DC20 On/Off Switch Problems
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 01:18:24 AM »
If you need to hold it down with tape, it will be the switch itself. The switches are the same on most models, so you should be able to buy a DC04/7/14 one and it will be fine.

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Re: DC20 On/Off Switch Problems
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 08:09:38 PM »
I've also got exactly the same problem with my DC20, and like the original poster can't work out how to get into it to get under the on/off switch and see if I can fix it.  I've managed to remove 2 star screws (using a flathead screwdriver) from under the washable filter, however this does not seem to release the top half of the machine which has a join around and looks/feels like it should be removable.  Does anyone know how to get into this DC20 animal?!!

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Re: DC20 On/Off Switch Problems
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 02:50:43 PM »
For anyone with the same problem, I've worked out how to get into the DC20!!  Thanks to this vid - see attached.  It's for a DC08, but the machine is very similar and it's exactly the same principal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-jzAN0UoSg

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Re: DC20 On/Off Switch Problems
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 05:02:55 PM »
The chap who made that vid is a member here. He knows his stuff.  :thumbsup:

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