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Dyson DC07 main power switch

Power switch fails to stay in ON position when pushed. I can get a  replacement switch but can't figure how to remove the old switch

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    The switch cannot stay "on" when pressed

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    After spending over $400 on the Dyson DC07 about 30 days ago, our vacuum developed the same problem of the switch not staying in the on position. Of course, when I spoke with the Dyson people today, they insisted that there are no known issues with this switch. I got Home Depot to swap out the old vaccum for a new one since it was a recent purchase.

  • pericrick Dec 27, 2008

    my husband was removing the parts to replace the power switch and he broke off one of the tabs....now what? Are those replaceable?

    Chris

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    power switch will not stay on

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    where can you find the new power switch

  • Dundeebob Feb 08, 2009

    The switches on these vacums' are very poor quality, I am in the process of replacing the switch in mine..thses vacums' are not all they are cracked up to be.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Same problem, you push the button and it comes on, you release and and it shuts off

  • goetzsun123 Jan 11, 2013

    I cannot remove the switch plate on the dyson slim. I removed 4 screws bit couldn't get it removed tp replace the switch. Help. Linda

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You will need to replace this switch remove the bucket from the front of the machine and the handle and pipe from the back on the front of the switch housing you will see a screw remove this screw on the back you will find two little catches one on either side push these with a screwdriver then the sides of the switch housing will pop out from the chassis now on the front theres another on the bottom of the housing push this down and pull the housing off from the front when replacing this part be carefull not to trap any wiring

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I just had the same problem and took apart the canister part, cleaned it real good (a ton of dust came out of it, i shook it out and vacuumed it with another vacuum and put it back together and it works fine.  I think it may be a like a kill switch so that the motor doesn't burn out on you.  If you use tape or something to keep the button down I think the motor will overheat and burn out eventually.  With all vacuums, I've learned they have to be cleaned pretty reguarly.  I vacuum every day and there is no end to the amount of dust it picks up, no matter how much I clean.

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How to replace the cord in dyson's dc07


Things You Will Need



  • Dyson DC07 power cord


  • T15 Torx-bit screwdriver


  • Small can


  • Camera or cell phone with camera


  • Flat-head screwdriver, 3/4-inch or smaller


  • Needle-nose pliers



Tips



  • Do detach the black wire that goes to the motor as it does not require removal.



Warnings



  • Do not work on the power cord when it is plugged in.


  • Do not force the plastic-covered connectors from the switch or you could break the male ends. Pull them off firmly but gently to avoid breaking the terminals.


  • Do not apply too much force to the plastic arms that hold the housing in place. The plastic arms are fragile and may break easily.



References



1 - Unwrap the power cord from the Dyson DC07. Detach the handle of the vacuum cleaner by pressing the release button. Pull the handle from the hose. Slide the hose down the wand and push the button at the bottom to release the hose from the machine.

2 - Press the button at the top of the dust bin handle to remove the canister bin assembly from the Dyson DC07.

3 - Lay the machine on with its back with the power switch facing upward. Locate the Torx screw directly beneath the switch actuator. Remove the Torx screw, turning it counterclockwise. Place the screw into a small can so you do not lose it.

4 - Remove the switch box housing held in place by the Torx screw just removed. Carefully pry upward on the two plastic arms that clip the housing in place. Take a picture with your cellphone or camera of the open housing to make it easier to reinstall the wires where they belong in the channels and spaces provided.

5 - Center the needle-nose pliers on the female connectors from the power cord attached to the switch. Apply equal force to pull them from the male ends of the switch. Also detach the two wires that connect together within the housing, identified by the clear plastic connector between them. Depending on your machine\'s manufacture date, the wires might have different colors. For example, they may be white and brown, all white or one could be blue. Disconnect a total of four wires -- two from the switch and the two connected together. Leave the other wires alone.

6 - Trace the electrical cord on the machine until you reach its protective cover where it enters the Dyson DC07. Lift up the cord protector to remove it from the vacuum. The cord protector has slotted sides that fit within the plastic. Slide the cord protector from the power cord.

7 - Remove the plastic covers that protect the female ends on the power-cord wires that connect to the switch. The new power cord does not come with these. Insert the tip of the flat-head screwdriver through the top of the plastic connector with two internal ridges. Lift upward and away to pull the wire free from the connector. Repeat for the other wire. Push the female end into the plastic connector until it snaps into place. Repeat for the other power-cord wire.

8 - Thread the new power cord through the cord protector. If you have trouble pushing the wires through, reach in with the needle-nose pliers to pull both wires through the rubber protector.

9 - Reconnect the two separated wires back together by inserting the male end into the female end of the other wire. Reconnect the two wires from the power cord to the switch. Reinstall the switch housing on the machine. Align the wires in the channels provided to keep them from being pinched or pulled out when you reassemble the housing. Look at the photo you took earlier as a guide, if necessary. Insert the wire that goes to the motor in this channel and the white wires connected together to the left of the switch in the area provided.

10 - Put on the switch housing cover and secure it with the screw you removed earlier. Reassemble the vacuum in the reverse order you dismantled it.

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Most likely the ratchet mechanism on the switch is faulty.

Switches are available if you search on eBay2_bing.gif for a few pounds, and if you've reasonable DIY skills and tools, it's fairly easy to do.

Have a look at http://www.dysonmedic.com/DC07%20Folder/DC07%20Motor%20change.html which has some great info.

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When I push in the power button to start my Dyson DC07 pink it will not stay on. Any reason for this?


Hi its Darran at Dyson.

It sounds as though the switch needs to be replaced. Please call our Helpline on 1866MYDYSON so that one of our advisors can assist you.

Kind regards
Darran
Dyson Customer Service

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Most likely the ratchet mechanism on the switch is faulty.

Switches are available if you search on eBay for a few pounds, and if you've reasonable DIY skills and tools, it's fairly easy to do.

Have a look at http://www.dysonmedic.com/DC07%20Folder/DC07%20Motor%20change.html which has some great info.

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Take it to a local vacuum repair shop and have them replace the power switch, once you do that your machine should be back to normal

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Yes, you probably need to replace the switch - call the Dyson helpline, they'll give you the info for your closest authorized repair dealer who will open it up and replace the switch for you.

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First, check your outlet for power...plug something else in. Then, inspect the cord and check the power switch. You can use a multimeter to test across the power plug of the vacuum in the ohms position. Turn the switch off and on. If it does not change readings...the switch or cord is bad. If it does, it might be the motor.

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