Hi Chris, I've seen that you can provide spares motor cutout and possibly the capacitor for dysons. My DC05 has stopped working after cutting out for a while. I've opened it out and tested some parts. The switch is ok (tested with universal voltmeter). Also the motor shows reasonable resistance which means that it is not blown. My only suspect part is the capacitor failing to start the motor? I don't know if there is thermal cutout and where it could be. Any suggestions welcome. Regards, Tigran
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Re: dyson dc05 motor cuts out
Check for either voltage to switch or if your not happy or compettant working on live mains.
Switch meter to ohms ensure vacuum is unpluged from mains follow live wire (brown) from plug to exit point on the back of cable rewinder check for continuity shold be dead short if it is check switch if this is ok move to neutral (blue) wire again check from plug to rear of cable winder.
The neutral then goes off to moter again check for dead short,
I think from experience that you will have A break in either live or neutral in the mains lead going to cable winder.
If it is its realy easy to replace winder they come with lead all ready fitted.
If you need one contact me.
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In order to provide further assistance, we would need to understand which particular variant of DC05 you own, as well as exactly which part has broken. Depending on which part is damaged we may be able to talk you through repairing it over the phone.
However just to make you aware, unfortunately since January 2015 we've been unable to support DC05 with spare parts or servicing due to its age. However we have some great discount offers available, so DC05 owners can upgrade to the latest Dyson technology if they choose to do so.
If you'd like to find out more and discuss your options, I'd encourage you to give our freephone UK Helpline a call on 0800 298 0298. We're available from 8am-8pm from Monday to Friday, and 8am-6pm on weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
If your DC05 is making a burning smell, it sounds like it may be the motor that's at fault. DC05 is one of our very oldest machines, and unfortunately since the start of 2015, we have no longer been able to support DC05 with spares or servicing due to its age. However we do have some discount offers available so DC05 owners can upgrade to the latest Dyson technology if they choose to do so.
If you'd like to find out more or discuss your options with our experts, you're welcome to call us on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1800 239 766 (AU).
I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty with your DC05. If the machine is shutting off in use, it may be overheating due to a blockage - the filter may also need a wash. You should find it will run again after it's had time to cool down, but to prevent this from reoccurring, please follow the steps shown in our online Support guide:
This should resolve this issue, but if you'd like any further assistance or advice, please call our Helpline on 0800 298 0298. Calls are free from UK landlines, and we're available from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week.
I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty with your DC05. From what you've described, it sounds as if the machine may have overheated in use - this will occur if the filter needs a wash, or if the machine has a blockage. You should find the machine will run again after it's had at least two hours to cool down, but to prevent this from reoccuring, please follow the steps shown in our online Support guide:
Unfortunately the DC05's Motorhead is supplied as a complete assembly, so we're unable to offer individual components to repair your Motorhead. If you'd like to order a replacement Motorhead assembly, you can do so via our Helpline on 0800 298 0298, or through our online store:
Guessing that the power plug has broken wiring inside the plug--try replacing the plug with an aftermarket plug from the home center or hardware store. Another possibility is the power switch has gone bad--replace it with the proper part ordered from an appliance parts store. Another part that can go bad is the motor brushes, but that requires that the vacuum be fairly well disassembled. Good luck!