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Dyson DC18 Possible repair
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Post# 369059   3/24/2017 at 09:21 (424 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

So I got my vac back from my Sister who said it "stop working/ dust was excaping".

Upon further inspection I found a known problem part had broken. I am talking about a "nub" that engages the "valve switch over dial" (for switching back and forth from wand to floor), had broken off.

So I made a few attempts using a crudely fashioned piece to replace the nub. First time it failed.

In the meantime, a guy gave me a DC24 which was completely trashed to be used for parts. I dismantled it yesterday to sort what to keep and what to trash.

This morning, I looked again at the parts and guessed at a part that could be reused. With the use of a Dremel and a few other tools, I was able to fashion a replacement for the sheared off nub.

Picture 1 shows the sheared off part. Picture 2 shows the donor part.

So far, it works. I will keep this as my daily driver because it really CLEANS.

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Post# 369062 , Reply# 1   3/24/2017 at 09:29 (424 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I have had one 6+ years much daily use because its easy, but I don't find it does carpet well at all. Still enjoy it though.Nothing has broken but I did have to change the filters at about 4 years due to reduced air flow

Post# 369082 , Reply# 2   3/24/2017 at 14:11 (424 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Repair part......

Here is what the repair looks like.

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