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Post# 367217   2/20/2017 at 12:00 (424 days old) by Vacmaster (Southern California)        

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Okay guys so I was refurbishing a Dyson dc39 Animal canister for somebody, and after I finished doing the cleaning to it I tried it out and it was doing fine at first. But after about a minute or so the motor continuously changed pitches and started emmiting an odd electrical / burning smell. Does this mean the motor is either going bad or there's something wrong with it because if it is I need to tell the person right away. Thank you in advance for any help.

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Post# 367219 , Reply# 1   2/20/2017 at 12:11 (424 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The motor is failing, You will need to replace it and the hepa filter, Or when you put the new motor in the old hepa filter will be clogged up with the burnt smell and fibers from the old motor.

I always replace the pre filter aswell. Normally its because people do not wash the filter properly that causes the problem, Or they put it back in damp.

Check the top gasket in the cyclone too.

Post# 367221 , Reply# 2   2/20/2017 at 12:50 (424 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        
I'm Not Suprised...

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Dysons are absolute junk. I'm not surprised it is failing. Today I'm going to pick up a DC14 for another repair after I repaired it two weeks ago

Post# 367229 , Reply# 3   2/20/2017 at 14:58 (424 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Personally I find them to be good machines with most faults been caused by improper use or care or by incorrect repair been completed. Its amazing the amount of machines we repair that have already been to other repair shops. When we service any vacuum its stripped down to its core, every part is checked, any faulty parts are replaced, Thats why I know it wont be coming back for a while. Its also why I can guarantee our repairs for a year.

It always amazes me that one customer will always have problems with their vacuums but the same vacuum in a different household will last year upon year. I have seen the cheapest Bissell Bagless vacuums out last the most heavy duty Kirby's and Royals.

Vacuums are made cheaper these days but I also feel that customers don't look after their machines like they used to in the 50,s 60,s and 70,s

Post# 367691 , Reply# 4   3/1/2017 at 05:50 (415 days old) by blakaeg (NW London, UK)        

Dyson are not the best bet really for quality, but I like the design of them, dislike the creaking noises and the breakages I've had wite, even their very popular cordless.

SEBO is a breath of fresh air, especially their powered nozzles D4 and E3 Premium models. Fantastic machines and very durable, beats a Dyson hands down.

Post# 367763 , Reply# 5   3/3/2017 at 02:12 (413 days old) by vacmaster (Southern California)        

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Even though you may dislike Dysons, this was a freebie. I am willing to put some effort into it because I have little experience with their canisters. Besides, the quality is not all that bad. I would say it has the best quality of most "plasti vacs". If you look in the background of the photo, you can see 1 of my 5 cordless Dysons and I also have a Sebo X4. In all honesty, I have to disagree with the statement that Dysons are poor quality, because there is much worse than that.

Post# 367766 , Reply# 6   3/3/2017 at 07:42 (413 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I totally agree with you vacmaster.
Out of all the plastic vacuums out their I think dysons construction is the best.
I have many dysons , I have a every handheld model from the dc35 to the latest v6 total clean, Ours are used every day in a fair sized home, Never broken a pipe, or anything Like that. I have only ever replaced one pipe for a customer on a dc62 v6 and thats because they drove over it. I have sold hundreds of the handheld , never had any complaints.

People are always going on about Miele build quality and I am not sure what Miele's they are talking about but every one I have seen is very poorly made. Dont even let me get started on the price of spares which, replacing one or two parts can easily exeed the value of a new unit. When they launched the s8 everyone raved about it, Yes its suction is amazing but then so is a Dc52 Cinectic, On max suction ( like the meile ) you cannot move the non turbine head floor tool across a carpet without some serious effort. The s5 The lids just snapped off, we see so many without the cover to the onboard tools that its odd when we see one with the lid. The s8 is the same, and the paint finish is worse than the cheaper Chinese made vacs we see, in less than a few weeks the paint is peeling off.

Today I just took delivery of my New Big ball cy22, Cant wait to try it.

Post# 369287 , Reply# 7   3/26/2017 at 20:08 (389 days old) by vacmaster (Southern California)        
New Motor!

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Today, I got a brand new, genuine YDK motor for free from a special friend. So now I have this perfectly working DC39 Animal Exclusive for free. :)

Post# 369309 , Reply# 8   3/27/2017 at 11:47 (389 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I think all the dysons look pretty hokey. I always check out the vacuums when I'm in a department store and they look cheap (from the hoses to the floor nozzles). Of course, looks can be deceiving, but I wouldn't consider buying a vacuum that doesn't at least look good to me.

Post# 369322 , Reply# 9   3/27/2017 at 14:37 (389 days old) by jimjimmunster (Hammond, Ind.)        
A Dyson is a joke...

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For what someone payed for a Dyson, they suck, in a bad way. The cyclone is really the downfall to a dyson, aswell as all of the cheap plastic parts, and poorly constructed drop in motor. A Dyson is a poorly made, poorly performing cheap vac in any circumstances. I don't see what you guys are considering good about these, you trash talk a filter queen, and idolize the abomination of all vacuums, a Dyson?

Post# 369324 , Reply# 10   3/27/2017 at 15:01 (389 days old) by vacmaster (Southern California)        
If theare

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cheap and poorly performing, how do I have a 15 year old Dyson, and a 9 year old Dyson that have no problems? And also how did I pick up a pound of dirt at my moms work with the DC39?

Post# 369325 , Reply# 11   3/27/2017 at 15:13 (389 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

It's a sign of the times. Generally speaking, most vacs are more cheaply made, people are willing to buy junk in normal retail stores versus going to an actual vacuum store to buy a new or used quality piece. I'm partially guilty of this. I love a good bargain and especially if its a good item. My Oreck XL classic vacuum cost $99 as a reconditioned model at Big Lots but its been very good. It's a simple vacuum with not many parts to wear out, which I like. When I do need to replace a belt or beater bar, parts are cheap and easy to come by because the vacuums were used in a lot of different places like hotels, commercial settings, etc. There are no filters to replace which is a plus too.

Another positive to me is that there is no bagless bin that gets ugly from dirt swirling around in it. I despise seeing those on store displays.

Post# 369504 , Reply# 12   3/29/2017 at 17:07 (387 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I am always surprised by the way that dyson gets called cheap and poor quality. I have a dc03 at home that's around 17 years old, I also have a dc07 that's must be 13 years old. Neither has ever broken down, only parts replaced are brush bars and clutches every 5 or 6 years. My dc14 recently had its clutch replaced first time since new. These machines have not lead privileged collector lives either, they have been used in either or both of our two homes, mostly by domestic workers who do not treat vacuums very well. I have a dc19 that is used in my vacuum shop workshop to vacuum out all the other vacuums, its still on its original motor despite running a few hours each day and again not been well looked after.
When we were renovating our home ( concrete and brick ) I got tired of the karcher and wap the builders had constantly clogging while they tried to clean up. I took a new dc23 home that was a sample machine. The dc23 is not my favorite dyson but this thing sucked up concrete dust and grit,all day for a few months, after the work was finished I took it to my home workshop and hooked it up to some of my woodworking machines were its still lives today.
I very rarely see a dyson come into our shop with a broken body part, and if I do its a really old dc07 or 08. They mostly come in for services and like every other vacuum on the market lack of maintenance.
Just today I sorted out a fairly new dc42, Customer couldn't understand why it had lost suction until I pulled out a three lego bricks out of the hose. Had she bothered to read the instruction booklet she could have easily sorted it our herself

Dysons are not badly or cheaply built, they are in my opinion one of the best mass market vacuums available. ( none d2d machines )

Post# 369506 , Reply# 13   3/29/2017 at 17:35 (387 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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