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Help with a Dyson DC17
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Post# 374088   6/17/2017 at 19:19 by fantomfan57 (Austin, Texas)        

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I have scoured the internet looking for instructions that show me how to gain access and replace a "burned out" motor.

I picked this up from a lady who said her Vacuum Repair Shop told her the motor was shot.

I plugged it in, I did not hear the vacuum motor come on, but saw that the brush roll motor did come on.

Any suggestions?

Post# 374089 , Reply# 1   6/17/2017 at 21:38 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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It sounds like the carbon brushes are shot in the suction motor, seeing how the brushroll motor still functions. I usually don't bother replacing Dyson motors. Too labor and Cost inductive. By now it would be smarter for her to replace the vacuum.

Post# 374106 , Reply# 2   6/18/2017 at 03:31 by fantomfan57 (Austin, Texas)        
Thanks Andy,.

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Actually she gave it to me. I have at least 3 motors and was hoping to replace the dead one.

If I could just figure out how to open up the casing and switch out motors.

Post# 374116 , Reply# 3   6/18/2017 at 11:58 by sanc (USA)        

Does this diagram from Manchester Vacs' forum help?


Post# 374141 , Reply# 4   6/18/2017 at 21:51 by fantomfan57 (Austin, Texas)        
Thank you, Scott....

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I finally found that last screw only accessed by removing the wheel. After I got inside, I found lots of dust everywhere. I had no way of knowing if this motor was really no good. Especially since I did not know what to look for.

The replacement motor would not work, so I harvested parts and recycled the rest.

Thanks Guys.

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