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Offline robdeeds

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DC16
« on: July 15, 2013, 08:13:21 AM »
I picked up a non-working Dyson DC16 at a thrift store for 15 bucks  :thumbsup:

It runs for 1 second and then the red led light flashes and it cuts off... I've taken it apart and cleaned it completely and removed the hall-effect device and permanently bridged the device so the unit thinks the filter is fitted, even if it's not... I thought that this would resolve the issue, but it didn't... I ordered a new battery and it will be here in two days.

I was messing with it and discovered that if I cover the brush end with my hand the vacuum works fine, it's only when I remove my hand that it cuts off... has anybody ever seen anything like that? Any ideas?  It's like it requires constant pressure to stay on.

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Re: DC16
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 05:55:14 PM »
This may need to be moved to the "handheld" section...

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Re: DC16
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 07:27:36 PM »
This may need to be moved to the "handheld" section...

Done.


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Re: DC16
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 07:06:19 PM »
How did you get on with this? As per my thread, I have the same issues, although not quite as bad as yours. Did you ever get a new battery and did it solve it?
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Re: DC16
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 09:02:30 PM »
How did you get on with this? As per my thread, I have the same issues, although not quite as bad as yours. Did you ever get a new battery and did it solve it?

New battery fixed mine good as new... I found one on Amazon for 13$. Good luck

 

 

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