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Dyson DC07 Filter Release Catch removal

The filter release catch on my DC07 has broken of at the point it enters the housing. I cannot see ow to get the housing off so that I can remove the old piece and fit the new one. I tried removing the screw underneath which loosens the pipe bend, but it will not come off far enough to get to the remaining piece of the release catch. Is there something else I need to remove first and if so what and how. Alternatively can you give me an idiots step by step guide to replacing this part.

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If its the part im thinking of its a small spade like catch thats glued into a hole in the chassis normally id lay the machine on its front and gently tap the old catch out with a flat end screwdriver and a small hammer be carefull its very brittle

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I just find a easy way to get the old broken catch out. Use a heat air gun heat up the surrounding part. The part is made of ABS will get soft and more flexible under heat(thermoplastic). Then a small knife can pick out the broken piece easily. Just don't over heat the part. use the low heat for a short time.

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