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Offline Biggazdixon

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Taking the DC07 Cyclone fully apart
« on: October 16, 2012, 08:04:55 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I recently purchased the Workshop manual for my DC07 Animal and decided to give it a thourough clean out so took the cyclone apart as described.
I couldn't get the fins off easily so decided not to as the manual says that it's not essential but while I had the top off and was looking at the small cyclone holes from above I noticed that there were further Torx screws inside the unit. Is there any reason that the manual doesn't mention taking these out, surely it would give access to the underneath of the holes for easier cleaning.

I couldn't see any light through the holes but I guessed that was because there's nowhere for light to get in unless the two parts are seperated!

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Re: Taking the DC07 Cyclone fully apart
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 08:06:55 PM »
We never split them further than that, and without asking our tech, I cant remember why.......

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Re: Taking the DC07 Cyclone fully apart
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 08:11:15 PM »
Blimey, that was a quick reply!

OK, so do you just flood the unit with water using a pressure washer, down the top holes and in the air exit hole until the water runs clean to wash it out?

Thanks

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Re: Taking the DC07 Cyclone fully apart
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 10:13:53 PM »
I use a compreser to service mine,as you would expect a bit dusty but does a good job

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Re: Taking the DC07 Cyclone fully apart
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 10:51:06 PM »
i grip the fins with a pair of mole grips pull each fin it comes off easy
then pressure wash inc the cyclone holes leave to dry jobs a gud un

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Re: Taking the DC07 Cyclone fully apart
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 05:37:13 PM »
OK, so do you just flood the unit with water using a pressure washer, down the top holes and in the air exit hole until the water runs clean to wash it out?

That's exactly what we do.

There's a bunch of pictures in the workshop manual BTW.

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Re: Taking the DC07 Cyclone fully apart
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 03:49:41 PM »
Thanks MVacs,
I can't help but be intrigued by what I will find if I take those 3 torx screws out, or will I find that I can't get it back together again?

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Re: Taking the DC07 Cyclone fully apart
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 01:28:47 PM »
My recollection is that they are glued also and wont come apart further without breaking them.

But we have used cyclone units.  :))

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Re: Taking the DC07 Cyclone fully apart
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 12:21:11 AM »
Hi Everyone,
I recently purchased the Workshop manual for my DC07 Animal and decided to give it a thourough clean out so took the cyclone apart as described.
I couldn't get the fins off easily so decided not to as the manual says that it's not essential but while I had the top off and was looking at the small cyclone holes from above I noticed that there were further Torx screws inside the unit. Is there any reason that the manual doesn't mention taking these out, surely it would give access to the underneath of the holes for easier cleaning.

I couldn't see any light through the holes but I guessed that was because there's nowhere for light to get in unless the two parts are seperated!

I undid the 3 Torx screws but the top  with the small cyclone holes would not separate from the main cyclone body.
Any one know why or is it just very tight, I tried to prize it away from the outside but only managed to chip the flange.

Any recommendation will be greatly appreciated.

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