The World's #1 Vacuum Cleaner Advice, Repair, Discussion & Information Forum

Author Topic: DC03 Switch/Cable Access?  (Read 4242 times)

Offline chris123

  • Member
  • Posts: 2
DC03 Switch/Cable Access?
« on: February 10, 2011, 08:31:12 PM »
The electricity cable on our DC03 has fractured near the on off switch resulting in the motor going   off and on intermittently when using the machine. Does anyone know how to take the yellow cover off the on off switch off to get at the cable and shorten it to effect a repair please.?.

Online MVacs

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4781
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Manchester Vacs -- The Independent Dyson Specialists
Re: DC03
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 08:50:21 PM »
I'll try to get a few pictures arranged to help you do this tomorrow.  :icon_nod:

Offline Dyson Tech

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 307
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
Re: DC03 Switch/Cable Access?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 07:52:13 PM »
I got a few moments today to document this for you Chris.

When the switch unit is actually removed, you can see that the switch operates on a pivot as shown here:



So to get it out, you need to place a slim blade (we use one of >>these<<) down the side of the switch button, at each side, to dislocate the pegs from the holders:



Having removed the switch button, there is one T15 torx screw to undo here:



The switch unit then slides out for access to the end of the cable and the switch.

The hard part is knowing exactly where to place your blade at each side, which is why I showed you a switch unit removed, but re-assembled with the button in place. You need to be careful doing the first bit as the plastic may crack while you are manipulating it.

Hope that helps.

Manchester Vacs Dyson and Sebo Engineer
We expect that by seeking advice here, you are competent enough to be able to make any electrical installations safely and in a safe and legal manner in your jurisdiction. If you are in any doubt whatsoever, do consult an electrician. You accept/implement any advice you read at this site at your own risk. Dyson and Sebo Spares and Service

Offline chris123

  • Member
  • Posts: 2
Re: DC03 Switch/Cable Access?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 07:42:36 PM »
Excellent reply with pictures thank you Manchester Vacs techi.
Problem fixed,
a very good service...Chris 123

Online MVacs

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4781
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Manchester Vacs -- The Independent Dyson Specialists
Re: DC03 Switch/Cable Access?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 02:56:06 AM »
Hey, there's no vote for the DC03 yet on our poll: https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,31

You might want to take a look and tell us what you think of it.

Glad the info above was of help.  :tiphat:

Dyson Cylinder Spare Parts


 

 

Dyson Spare Parts

 

 

Sebo Vacuum Cleaners

 

 

Buy a Dyson DC04 Wand Handle

 

 

 

 

The Dyson Medic Blog

Dyson Spares, Parts, Advice   Follow us on Twitter

Manchester Vacson Google+

Manchester Vacs on Instagram