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.
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
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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There is a wand catch that holds the attachment pole to the unit. It's above the power switch. It easily comes off and Sears has it for a pretty cheap price like $3. Without this wand catch the handle attachment pole does not stay put. Good Luck
Unscrew this one screw to do it. wiggle the loose bit. until you can fit a flat head screwdriver into the gap the catch fits into . Dunt the bit out. Screw back into place. Push the catch in from the front until it clicks.
If you've lost the spring from the cyclone release catch we should be able to order a replacement for you. Just get in touch with our experts directly - you can reach us on 0800 298 0298 (UK), 1-866-693-9766 (US), 1-877-397-6622 (CA) or 1800 239 766 (AU).
I just successfully completed this replacement on a DC33 (the prefilter catch is blue on this model.) Not sure how different the assembly is from the DC07 but thought I would post:
If you turn the vacuum over there are two screws that loosen the exhaust pipe--one you can see and one up a small shaft (which also loosens the cowling just under the cyclonic assembly.) Both will require a driver or allen-style wrench with a medium-sized star head. Remove both and you will be able to take off the exhaust pipe. You'll need to pull back the aforementioned cowling a bit as you do this.
Once the exhaust pipe is off you will be able to see the bottom of the prefilter catch. You'll notice five tiny bays--if you shine a flashlight through you'll see that between bays 2 and 3 there is a small catch (you can note it at the bottom of your replacement prefilter catch as well.) Shove two extra small screw drivers (like the size you get in eyeglass repair kits) into bays 2 & 3, then gently press down on the driver handles to release the catch. A little pushing at the same time will remove your broken prefilter catch.
DON'T INSTALL YOUR NEW CATCH YET! Otherwise, like me, you'll have to immediately remove it to reinstall the exhaust pipe :) This was the most time consuming part of the whole operation, as you kind of have to fenangle it a bit to get it back on. Be patient and don't forget to pull the cowling back again while you're doing this. Once it's back on, realign the cowling at the top of the assembly and replace the screws. Then you can turn the vacuum upright again to easily snap in your new prefilter catch.
yes sorry i know what mean you need to remove the motor casing to reduce the risk of breaking any parts. Lay dyson on the front and remove the bottom plate and roller bar. Now you need to remove the belt from the motor pin lay on left side look t the round clip located next to the wheel which is holding the whole floor atachment to the chasse. Remove the clip with a flat ended screwdriver then flip to opposite side and repeat the same. The floor atachment should be moved to the down position as far as possible. now you can remove the the bottom attechment starting from the opposite side to the belt now undo the four screws on the bottom of the chassis and remove the screws under the other filter on top of the moter now remove the top cover now the piece in the way should move out.