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I have a Dyson dc08 it won't turn on. No smell just won't turn on. Can someone help me? I need to know how to test for... If it's the switch ? If it is the motor ? Motor brush? Cord to machine? Please help the repair man going to charge at learnt $80/hr and any parts on top of that so I want to do this myself.

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Most likely to be the motor. Assuming you have checked the fuse. It could be the cable but a DC08 is an old machine and it is likely that the motor will have died. It’s replaceable for around £65 (motor)

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Start by testing the cord and switch to be sure you are getting proper electrical voltage. If so check at the motor. If you are getting proper voltage to the motor and it won't run you may need a new motor.
If you are not experienced in doing the testing required to determine the source and cause of problem or problems it may be less expensive and a lot safer to hire a professional. Not all vacuum repair shops can repair Dyson vacuums. I highly recommend a repair shop that is a Riccar Warranty center as they have the proper training to do the repair correctly.

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Hi there, It is a bit difficult to describe how to change the motor for a Dyson DC08 so I have made a video. I think it shows how it's done pretty clearly if you like the video leave me a thumbs up or a comment. If you realise while watching that you need parts for your dyson I would recommend you check out Nelson Vacuums or Vacuumspot.

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