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No user serviceable parts, my foot...

The venerable Dyson has been playing up a bit recently, behaving as if there's a problem with a power cable. So I took out my trusty screw driver kit, and to the accompaniment of "A Knight's Tale" on the TV, began to dismember the beast...

The hardest part of the job was finding the appropriate Torx bit for my screwdriver to open up the switch section of the cleaner. Once inside it was all very straight forward. Chop off a length of cable, fit the ends into the appropriate connections, and, well, it all seems to be working again.


Fear my l33t household appliance repair skillz.

Next, to replace its brushes.


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May. 2nd, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)
we don't *have* a cable retention system. this is why we have a cable junction in the middle of the cable because I ran over it so many times it broke! we can probably take the cable retention system *out* easily enough. As well as the bright primary colours they're like kids toys in another way: you can ciompletely dismantle and dishwash everything but the motor. We did this after vacuuming up plaster dust killed the same dyson the first time; Simon kept finding more and more bits that came off, unclipped and unscrewed...
would be cool to come round though!
May. 2nd, 2004 04:19 am (UTC)
Dysons are rubbish. They all fail, and they nearly all fail in exactly that same way. Inadequate strain relief for the mains cable.

I really should see to my non-spinning washing machine... 8-(
May. 2nd, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
Well, it had done 6 or so years, so not too bad...
May. 3rd, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
And it's an easy fault to fix.

If that's the worst design flaws the things have ...
May. 3rd, 2004 10:36 am (UTC)
foolish question
What is this "l33t"?
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