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Post# 177421   4/17/2012 at 21:33 (2,912 days old) by DysonKing474 ()        

Hey guys i am gunna get a dyson and was wondering oon the DC-14 is the belt replacable, and can you put it on, i need to know before i buy it, also if the brushroll doesnt work is that a motor problem

Post# 177445 , Reply# 1   4/18/2012 at 00:06 (2,912 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

If it's a clutch model, run, just run away now!!!

Those things are a PIG to remove, dismantle and fit new belts onto, reassemble and refit, shedding skin, blood and expletives in the process...

Our old DC-04 had the brushroll belt snap, and that was where my dislike for dysons really began, needing a whole toolkit just to change a damned belt, whereas a Kirby, Sanitaire, Hoover junior or other simpler and more effective designs just have a simple method of opening the rug nozzle, no tools required... :\

Post# 177459 , Reply# 2   4/18/2012 at 02:30 (2,912 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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If you Know what you are doing you can change the belt on a clutched dyson in about 5 min, they are really easy to do. The models without the clutch are even easier.


Shout if you need help I can walk you thru it with ease


Post# 177500 , Reply# 3   4/18/2012 at 14:34 (2,911 days old) by cparman (Wylie, Texas)        

I totally agree with twocvbloke, I replaced the whole clutch assembly in my DC14 which took 4 hours and many relatively deep cuts in my hands and cursing the whole time. This was 1-year ago and since then I have been a Kirby fan. Kirby's are much easier to work on. The only draw back (not much of a draw back :) is my hands get dirty :) My DC14 just stays in the closet.


Post# 177514 , Reply# 4   4/18/2012 at 16:48 (2,911 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
you're all right

Belts can be changed.I have done it with no blood stains on workbench.I then say"I can fix anything!" Next--"I never want to see another Dyson!"

Post# 177515 , Reply# 5   4/18/2012 at 16:51 (2,911 days old) by DysonKing474 ()        

Well its not hard guys i know i really love dysons but you know working on vacuums will be a thing to keep me busy so if it is a clutch and belt problem i guess ill have to buy a replacement thanks, but why do twocvbloke and cparman say its so hard when all you need to do is take the brush compartment apart and replace it

Post# 177517 , Reply# 6   4/18/2012 at 17:05 (2,911 days old) by DysonKing474 ()        

look my mom is being extremely annoying she thinks that just because the vacuum WORKS and has suction its a bad buy, when if its the brushbar and belt and clutch YOU CAN JUST REMOVE THE VACUUMS SHELL AND REPLACE IT, please tell her its very easy and not bad

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Post# 177545 , Reply# 7   4/18/2012 at 23:02 (2,911 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"when all you need to do is take the brush compartment a

Try doing it and you'll find out why... :S

Going from memory (getting round the visits to the first aid box), you have to detatch the belt from the motor which goes to the clutch, which you can't do unless you have a specific dyson tool to do so, otherwise you have to disassemble the entire nozzle just to get that undone, and then wait for the whole assembly to suddenly snap upwards towards the motor unit with your fingers trapped inside the belt track (cue stream of expletives), then getting the clutch out and disassembled, you need a degree in microsurgery, and something to catch the ball bearings that are inside the clutch that make it do that grinding noise when you jam it up, and then reassembling it with a new set of belts only to find the circlip snaps on you and you have to source a replacement, and when you do you have to go through the process of expletives and finger trapping all over again to reassemble, yeah, there's a good reason I said run away.... :\

Even cheap store-brand vacs are easier to replace the belts on, if you can source them that is...

I don't know if they do it there, but Dyson over here in the UK offer a rebuild program, where you pay a one off cost, they take it back, strip it down (letting them have all the expletive fun), replace broken, defective or worn parts, reassemble and sent it back to you like new, so, you could do that, but you'd have to look up what that one off cost is...

Post# 177553 , Reply# 8   4/18/2012 at 23:43 (2,911 days old) by timey ()        

For 73, they'll come out to your home and service it there for you. I had that done to my DC04. Well worth the money. Until the thing blew itself up properly a year later and I abandoned the brand in favour of the Hoover Junior, which is SO easy to deal with in comparison.

Post# 177556 , Reply# 9   4/18/2012 at 23:50 (2,911 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Yeah, but that's here in the UK, I'm not too sure Dyson UK would charge 73 to send someone out to Plano, Texas (even with the incentive of visiting the Dr. Pepper factory!!)... :P

Post# 177557 , Reply# 10   4/18/2012 at 23:57 (2,911 days old) by timey ()        

Well, that just sucks...

How about Dr. Pepper and the set of some of the new Superman film? ;o)

Post# 177558 , Reply# 11   4/19/2012 at 01:09 (2,911 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Ok seen I am a dyson authorised service centre and we do allot of dysons I just timed my guy doing it, 1.5 minute's if your a pro.


If your not maybee at the most 20 or 30 min.

Its so easy.

The only need changing every 6 or 7 years and hardly snap. its really unusual to get one snapped. 

Post# 177562 , Reply# 12   4/19/2012 at 03:59 (2,911 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"Its so easy."

It may be for someone who changes them every day, but for those of us who don't (seeing how they're meant to last the life of the vacuum, which is only meant to be about the length of the warranty), it's not... :\

Not to mention, to do it properly, you need this set of tools, which is a one-time one-use purchase, doesn't seem financially worth it to me...

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Post# 177564 , Reply# 13   4/19/2012 at 04:46 (2,911 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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You need a torqx 15 screwdriver which if you work on vacuums you will have and a flat head screwdriver 

Post# 177572 , Reply# 14   4/19/2012 at 05:53 (2,911 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The Dyson belt and clutch tools-A vac dealer here USED to do the Dysons-he got tired of them-no longer is a dealer or repairs them.He just didn't like working on the machines.He still has the Dyson belt tools-still uses them for that occasional customer insists service.He has some belt clutch assemblies in stock.

Post# 177628 , Reply# 15   4/19/2012 at 18:59 (2,910 days old) by DysonKing474 ()        

well im getting the same one maybe but i dont think i want the broken one you know just in case it has an internal problem

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