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Switched on my dyson dc 14, but suddenly started to splutter, smell of burning, i switched it off and now it wont switch back on. i have changed the fuse.

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Burning smell is NOT good. Sounds like an electrical short in the motor field windings. You'll have to take the machine apart to locate where the damage occurred and see what can possibly be repaired or needs to be replaced.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013

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    macaron28 Oct 19, 2013

    Also, it might have been an electrical short in the SWITCH, which would be MUCH easier to find out and replace. MUCH cheaper too.

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It sounds like the motor has overheated and has now been irrepairable damaged.
The motor has a built in over-current trip to protect itself (and you if it seriously overheated and caught fire). This normally automatically resets itself, however if the motor has just about had it, the moment it is switched on, it just trips again.

The primary cause of motors overheating is that the filters are not cleaned or replaced frequently enough. Dont be fooled by Dyson's "lifetime filters". They need to be regularly cleaned and replaced when necessary.

Replacement motors are avaible on eBay for about £25, however repalcing one requires good DIY skills and tools.

Have a look at www.dysonmedic.com and see if you feel you can tackle it yourself. If not, take it to a repair shop or call the Dyson helpline.

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