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Offline Jack73

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DC07 or DC25?
« on: July 09, 2013, 03:31:06 AM »
I own a DC07, well actually I have two, one bought new 12 years ago that I still use and one I bought reconditioned last year from Manchester Vacs for a rental property.  The one I use is on its second motor, the first one died after its was used by a contractor to vacum up plaster dust.  The current motor has been in about  6 years. The Dyson has not been working well lately, the filter definitely needs replacing as I have to admit I have not washed it since its last service last year, I now have no suction from the extendable hose so think I have a blockage somewhere, last night I noticed it was dropping debris from its base and was cutting out after a few minutes use, so clearly its needing some love and attention.  The question is does it sound like this motor is about to die, if so then I may replace with another reconditioned machine. I now have a dog so would like a model best suited for pet hair, I know I could just add a HEPA  filter to the DC07 but if I went for a model such as a DC25 with a motorised brush bar, would this give much better performance than my current DC07 or am I just better off getting my DCO7 into good working order again. I reckon I will be 20 for the parts it needs but if it needs a new motor then that will be another 60 and a service will be 35 so all in all I may have to spend 115, would  it be more wise to put this towards a 'better'model?
Apologies for such a long post

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Re: DC07 or DC25?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 06:29:52 PM »
Hi Jack,

Without listening to or inspecting your DC07 it is difficult to say if the motor is slowly dying or not. If the filter has not been cleaned regularly, more pressure is put on the motor as I am sure you probably know.

If you are practically inclined you could buy and fit the motor with the help of a DC07 Workshop manual and spend only in the region of 35.  Even if Manchester Vacs were to fit another motor for you it would still be cheaper than the DC25 which would cost you a further 105 for a reconditioned model.

Our poll is still saying the DC07 is the most popular machine and certainly is more robust than the DC25.

What do our other members think?

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Re: DC07 or DC25?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 08:25:23 PM »
After doing more research last night I think the main thing I want to understand is how much better is a model with a motorised brush bar over a DC07 ? Do these models have much better capabilty of getting dirt from the carpet fibres?

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Re: DC07 or DC25?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 09:03:19 PM »
After doing more research last night I think the main thing I want to understand is how much better is a model with a motorised brush bar over a DC07 ? Do these models have much better capabilty of getting dirt from the carpet fibres?

Not really. A good DC07 will clean the floor just as well as anything newer IMO.

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Re: DC07 or DC25?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 12:00:22 AM »
Well decision made then, time to my give my DC07 some love and attention. This site has been fantastic, I've learned more about my dyson in the last 48hrs than I have done in the last 12 years. I'll definitely be ordering my spares from Manchester Vacs, I may even consider paying the DHL charges to get the service done by you guys as well ( as I live in Edinburgh).

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Re: DC07 or DC25?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 04:31:32 AM »
We have a DC14 at home, and that is only a face-lifted DC07. [We also have a Roomba iRobot upstairs just for fun, and for going under the beds on hard floors]

Claire has a DC07 and a DC24 (the latter only because she doesn't want to carry the former upstairs). She had a 14 but we sold it when she wasn't watching. I had to give her the 24 to keep her quiet about the missing 14.  :chuckle:

We have a DC07 in our holiday home. It's been there about five years.

My Dad still has a DC04 (the one before the DC07) I got him in the mid nineties - we fixed it once a couple of years ago. My Auntie has a DC04 I gave her about four years ago - I put a bottom hose (3) on it one Christmas. The bloke who lives above our shop has a DC07 he got from us about three years ago - he loves it (even though it is Barbie pink).

Our tech has a DC07 he found in an alley and brought back to life (he likes to revive stuff he finds in obscure places).

Any of us could choose anything off the shop floor. All of us use the older stuff. They are like Morris Minors - you can fix them forever.

We'll still be selling recon DC07's @ 99 in five years while Dyson are selling the DC75 @ 500.

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Re: DC07 or DC25?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 06:54:38 PM »
Having stripped down both, DC07 every time!
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