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I'm trying to remove the power switch assembly for my Dyson DC25 so I can replace the power cable. I took out the 3 screws with a T15 screwdriver and released the top two retainter pins, but the lower half of the assmbly won't detach. Please help!

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Replace the two bottom screws but don't tighten up just a few turns in will do, then using the screwdriver push firmly each screw and this will release the lower part of the cover hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 24, 2011

  • keith203 Jul 11, 2011

    I had the same problem - couldn't get the lower half to detach. Tried this and it worked great!

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How to replace the cord in dyson's dc07


Things You Will Need



  • Dyson DC07 power cord


  • T15 Torx-bit screwdriver


  • Small can


  • Camera or cell phone with camera


  • Flat-head screwdriver, 3/4-inch or smaller


  • Needle-nose pliers



Tips



  • Do detach the black wire that goes to the motor as it does not require removal.



Warnings



  • Do not work on the power cord when it is plugged in.


  • Do not force the plastic-covered connectors from the switch or you could break the male ends. Pull them off firmly but gently to avoid breaking the terminals.


  • Do not apply too much force to the plastic arms that hold the housing in place. The plastic arms are fragile and may break easily.



References



1 - Unwrap the power cord from the Dyson DC07. Detach the handle of the vacuum cleaner by pressing the release button. Pull the handle from the hose. Slide the hose down the wand and push the button at the bottom to release the hose from the machine.

2 - Press the button at the top of the dust bin handle to remove the canister bin assembly from the Dyson DC07.

3 - Lay the machine on with its back with the power switch facing upward. Locate the Torx screw directly beneath the switch actuator. Remove the Torx screw, turning it counterclockwise. Place the screw into a small can so you do not lose it.

4 - Remove the switch box housing held in place by the Torx screw just removed. Carefully pry upward on the two plastic arms that clip the housing in place. Take a picture with your cellphone or camera of the open housing to make it easier to reinstall the wires where they belong in the channels and spaces provided.

5 - Center the needle-nose pliers on the female connectors from the power cord attached to the switch. Apply equal force to pull them from the male ends of the switch. Also detach the two wires that connect together within the housing, identified by the clear plastic connector between them. Depending on your machine\'s manufacture date, the wires might have different colors. For example, they may be white and brown, all white or one could be blue. Disconnect a total of four wires -- two from the switch and the two connected together. Leave the other wires alone.

6 - Trace the electrical cord on the machine until you reach its protective cover where it enters the Dyson DC07. Lift up the cord protector to remove it from the vacuum. The cord protector has slotted sides that fit within the plastic. Slide the cord protector from the power cord.

7 - Remove the plastic covers that protect the female ends on the power-cord wires that connect to the switch. The new power cord does not come with these. Insert the tip of the flat-head screwdriver through the top of the plastic connector with two internal ridges. Lift upward and away to pull the wire free from the connector. Repeat for the other wire. Push the female end into the plastic connector until it snaps into place. Repeat for the other power-cord wire.

8 - Thread the new power cord through the cord protector. If you have trouble pushing the wires through, reach in with the needle-nose pliers to pull both wires through the rubber protector.

9 - Reconnect the two separated wires back together by inserting the male end into the female end of the other wire. Reconnect the two wires from the power cord to the switch. Reinstall the switch housing on the machine. Align the wires in the channels provided to keep them from being pinched or pulled out when you reassemble the housing. Look at the photo you took earlier as a guide, if necessary. Insert the wire that goes to the motor in this channel and the white wires connected together to the left of the switch in the area provided.

10 - Put on the switch housing cover and secure it with the screw you removed earlier. Reassemble the vacuum in the reverse order you dismantled it.

I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/charles_6bf94c079488b145

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Replace power cord on Dyson DC25


press the two side together were the little tabs are and it should pull off:

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Dyson DC 25 power switch replacement


It a fairly straightforward procedure. Remove the accessory hose to expose 4 torx screws from behind that hold the front switch cover in place. After removing the screws, gently pull the front switch cover and carefully pry two plastic tabs apart using a small screwdriver that "snap" cover in place. The switches will be exposed. The electrical connectors each have a tiny lock button at the base of the terminal that you need to push to remove. Otherwise they won't pull off easily. Assembly is reverse with one note: You'll have to hold the plastic cover and push buttons together so they don't fall out as you place the the cover back on. Once you get it on, the plastic tabs will hold until you install the torx screws. Be sure to retest the push buttons to make sure there was no binding in reassembly.

If I may add one more thing- I believe all DC25's carry a 5 year warranty and switch failure is covered. I replace these routinely. If you call Dyson, they will likely refer you to an authorized repair center for replacement at no charge.

Regards

Feb 16, 2012 | Vacuums

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My dyson dc17 won't turn on and stay on unless you hold the red button on?


My vacuum had this exact same problem, but was out of warranty because it was remanufactured. Thankfully, it's a very quick, five-minute fix.
  1. UNPLUG The Vacuum!
  2. Remove the cannister.
  3. Extend the handle and remove it.
  4. Remove the two torx (T-15) screws behind the power button, where the handle normally stows.
  5. There are four tabs holding the front plate containing the power button on; use your screwdriver to release them.
  6. Gently pull the front plate off.
  7. The switch on the right is the power button. Remove it, try clicking it a few times; if it sticks, great! Replace it and reassemble, otherwise you'll need to replace it.
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Jun 25, 2010 | Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Power Button won't stay down/on.


Hi There,

Most likely your switch has gone bad, and you'll need to replace the on/off switch on your Dyson DC07. If you have to hold down the switch in order to keep the vacuum on, this is indicative of needing a new switch. Unfortunately this is very common problem on the Dyson vacuums2_bing.gif . The switch that Dyson uses for their vacuums is one of the cheapest switches on any vacuum on the market today. The good news though is that this is not a extremely difficult repair to fix.

I took pictures of replacing the switch assembly on one of our customers repairs they brought in. It was having the same exact problem that yours is, it just wouldn't stay on. Here's how you can fix the switch on your Dyson:

- T15 Torx Bit Screw Driver
- Genuine Dyson DC07 & DC14 Replacement On/Off Switch Part 901181
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Patience (haha)

The switch above is actually a link back to our site if you have yet to purchase the switch yet. We carry most every Dyson part.

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOUR VACUUM IS UNPLUGGED BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!

Step 1. First thing you'll want to do is to unwrap the cord from the machine, and remove the handle from the upright part, then slide the hose all the way down the wand, and remove the hose from the handle assembly completely and set it aside. Also remove the dust bin assembly completely from the machine as well.


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Step 2. Once you've remove the handle from the machine I find it easier to work on if you lay the vacuum on it's back, with the switch button facing upwards. Now remove the T15 Torx bit screw that is directly below the switch actuator. I have circled the location of this screw in the picture below:


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Step 3: After you have taken off the screw, you're doing to need to remove the switch box housing from the vacuum that the screw was securing. Simply use your flat head screw driver, and pry the two small arms upwards. Be careful when prying, the plastic components on Dyson Vacuums are really cheap quality plastic, and I can't tell you how many times I have seen these plastic parts break when customers bring in repairs to us here at govacuum headquarters. Here's a picture of the location of where you should pry the switching off:


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Here's what the vacuum should look like after the switch housing has been removed:


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Step 4. Use your needle nose pliers to remove the terminals from both of the switch poles.


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Step 5. Take out the new switch assembly. I find it the easiest to use my needle nose pliers to reattach the wires to the new switch, but it also can be done with just your hands. Both both wires to your switch. If the cords have come loose while you have been working on the vacuum, you'll need to put the wires back into their proper places as well. This is how the switch and the wires should look like when you're done:

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Step 6. Once the switch and cords are back to their normal places, simply put the switch housing cover back on, and screw in the one screw.

I hope that this repair was helpful to you, if you have any questions or have any problems, please feel free to use the clarification request form here on Fixya.

If you ever need any for your Dyson, we do carry most parts and accessories on our site under our Dyson Parts Section .

If this was helpful, please be so kind and leave feedback for the repair. This is really, really appreciated and is the reason repair professionals like myself continue to post free repair help on Fixya rather then just answering the paid questions.

Thanks again,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

Apr 17, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Will not stay on.


Hi There,

Most likely your switch has gone bad, and you'll need to replace the on/off switch on your Dyson DC07. If you have to hold down the switch in order to keep the vacuum on, this is indicative of needing a new switch. Unfortunately this is very common problem on the Dyson vacuums . The switch that Dyson uses for their vacuums is one of the cheapest switches on any vacuum on the market today. The good news though is that this is not a extremely difficult repair to fix.

I took oictures of replacing the switch assembly on one of our customers repairs they brought in. It was having the same exact problem that yours is, it just wouldn't stay on. Here's how you can fix the switch on your Dyson:

- T15 Torx Bit Screw Driver
- Genuine Dyson DC07 & DC14 Replacement On/Off Switch Part 901181
- Needle Nose Plyers
- Patience (haha)

The switch above is actually a link back to our site if you have yet to purchase the switch yet. We carry most every Dyson part.

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOUR VACUUM CLEANER IS UNPLUGGED BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!

Step 1. First thing you'll want to do is to unwrap the cord from the machine, and remove the handle from the upright part, then slide the hose all the way down the wand, and remove the hose from the handle assembly completely and set it aside. Also remove the dust bin assembly completely from the machine as well.


86bdf5c.jpg
Step 2. Once you've remove the handle from the machine I find it easier to work on if you lay vacuum2_bing.gif on it's back, with the switch button facing upwards. Now remove the T15 Torx bit screw that is directly below the switch actuator. I have circled the location of this screw in the picture below:


080ce87.jpg
Step 3: After you have taken off the screw, you're doing to need to remove the switch box housing from the vacuum that the screw was securing. Simply use your flat head screw driver, and pry the two small arms upwards. Be careful when prying, the plastic components on Dyson vacuums2_bing.gif are really cheap quality plastic, and I can't tell you how many times I have seen these plastic parts break when customers bring in repairs to us here at govacuum headquarters. Here's a picture of the location of where you should pry the switching off:


357199b.jpg
Here's what the vacuum should look like after the switch housing has been removed:


eb76162.jpg
Step 4. Use your needle nose plyers to remove the terminals from both of the switch poles.


0ebca47.jpg

Step 5. Take out the new switch assembly. I find it the easiest to use my needle nose plyers to reattach the wires to the new switch, but it also can be done with just your hands. Connect both wires to your switch. If the cords have come loose while you have been working on the vacuum, you'll need to put the wires back into their proper places as well. This is how the switch and the wires should look like when you're done:

4b53caf.jpg
Step 6. Once the switch and cords are back to their normal places, simply put the switch housing cover back on, and screw in the one screw.

I hope that this repair was helpful to you, if you have any questions or have any problems, please feel free to use the clarification request form here on Fixya.

If you ever need any supplies for your Dyson, we do carry most parts and accessories on our site under our Dyson Parts Section .

Thanks again,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

Apr 08, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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Red button won't stay on


Greetings,

Most likely your switch has gone bad, and you'll need to replace the on/off switch on your Dyson DC07. If you have to hold down the switch in order to keep the vacuum on, this is indicative of needing a new switch. Unfortunately this is very common problem on the Dyson vacuums. The switch that Dyson uses for their vacuums is one of the cheapest quality switches on any vacuum on the market today. The good news though is that this is not a extremely difficult repair to fix.

I took pictures of replacing the switch assembly on one of our customers repairs they brought in. It was having the same exact problem that yours is, it just wouldn't stay on. Here's how you can fix the switch on your Dyson:

- T15 Torx Bit Screw Driver
- Genuine Dyson DC07 & DC14 Replacement On/Off Switch Part 901181
- Needle Nose Plyers
- Patience (haha)

The switch above is actually a link back to our site if you have yet to purchase the switch yet. We carry most every Dyson part.

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOUR VACUUM CLEANER IS UNPLUGGED BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!

Step 1. First thing you'll want to do is to unwrap the cord from the machine, and remove the handle from the upright part, then slide the hose all the way down the wand, and remove the hose from the handle assembly completely and set it aside. Also remove the dust bin assembly completely from the machine as well.


86bdf5c.jpg
Step 2. Once you've remove the handle from the machine I find it easier to work on if you lay vacuum on it's back, with the switch button facing upwards. Now remove the T15 Torx bit screw that is directly below the switch actuator. I have circled the location of this screw in the picture below:


080ce87.jpg
Step 3: After you have taken off the screw, you're doing to need to remove the switch box housing from the vacuum that the screw was securing. Simply use your flat head screw driver, and pry the two small arms upwards. Be careful when prying, the plastic components on Dyson vacuums are really cheap quality plastic, and I can't tell you how many times I have seen these plastic parts break when customers bring in repairs to us here at govacuum headquarters. Here's a picture of the location of where you should pry the switching off:


357199b.jpg
Here's what the vacuum should look like after the switch housing has been removed:


eb76162.jpg
Step 4. Use your needle nose plyers to remove the terminals from both of the switch poles.


0ebca47.jpg

Step 5. Take out the new switch assembly. I find it the easiest to use my needle nose plyers to reattach the wires to the new switch, but it also can be done with just your hands. Connect both wires to your switch. If the cords have come loose while you have been working on the vacuum, you'll need to put the wires back into their proper places as well. This is how the switch and the wires should look like when you're done:

4b53caf.jpg
Step 6. Once the switch and cords are back to their normal places, simply put the switch housing cover back on, and screw in the one screw.

I hope that this repair was helpful to you, if you have any questions or have any problems, please feel free to use the clarification request form here on Fixya. If this repair was helpful to you, please be sure to rate the repair helpful by clicking the thumbs up icon in the top right hand coner. This is a nice gesture that will ensure that professionals will continue to post free repair solutions here on Fixya.

If you ever need any supplies for your Dyson, we do carry most parts and accessories on our site under our Dyson Parts Section .

Thanks again,

Chris J.
GoVacuum















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Apr 03, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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Power switch does not work. Vacuum only runs while holding down the power button.


Greetings,

Most likely your switch has gone bad, and you'll need to replace the on/off switch on your Dyson DC07. If you have to hold down the switch in order to keep the vacuum on, this is indicative of needing a new switch. Unfortunately this is very common problem on the Dyson vacuums. The switch that Dyson uses for their vacuums is one of the cheapest quality switches on any vacuum on the market today. The good news though is that this is not a extremely difficult repair to fix.

I took pictures of replacing the switch assembly on one of our customers repairs they brought in. It was having the same exact problem that yours is, it just wouldn't stay on. Here's how you can fix the switch on your Dyson:

- T15 Torx Bit Screw Driver
- Genuine Dyson DC07 & DC14 Replacement On/Off Switch Part 901181
- Needle Nose Plyers
- Patience (haha)

The switch above is actually a link back to our site if you have yet to purchase the switch yet. We carry most every Dyson part.

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOUR VACUUM CLEANER IS UNPLUGGED BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!

Step 1. First thing you'll want to do is to unwrap the cord from the machine, and remove the handle from the upright part, then slide the hose all the way down the wand, and remove the hose from the handle assembly completely and set it aside. Also remove the dust bin assembly completely from the machine as well.


86bdf5c.jpg
Step 2. Once you've remove the handle from the machine I find it easier to work on if you lay vacuum on it's back, with the switch button facing upwards. Now remove the T15 Torx bit screw that is directly below the switch actuator. I have circled the location of this screw in the picture below:


080ce87.jpg
Step 3: After you have taken off the screw, you're doing to need to remove the switch box housing from the vacuum that the screw was securing. Simply use your flat head screw driver, and pry the two small arms upwards. Be careful when prying, the plastic components on Dyson vacuums are really cheap quality plastic, and I can't tell you how many times I have seen these plastic parts break when customers bring in repairs to us here at govacuum headquarters. Here's a picture of the location of where you should pry the switching off:


357199b.jpg
Here's what the vacuum should look like after the switch housing has been removed:


eb76162.jpg
Step 4. Use your needle nose plyers to remove the terminals from both of the switch poles.


0ebca47.jpg

Step 5. Take out the new switch assembly. I find it the easiest to use my needle nose plyers to reattach the wires to the new switch, but it also can be done with just your hands. Connect both wires to your switch. If the cords have come loose while you have been working on the vacuum, you'll need to put the wires back into their proper places as well. This is how the switch and the wires should look like when you're done:

4b53caf.jpg
Step 6. Once the switch and cords are back to their normal places, simply put the switch housing cover back on, and screw in the one screw.

I hope that this repair was helpful to you, if you have any questions or have any problems, please feel free to use the clarification request form here on Fixya. If this repair was helpful to you, please be sure to rate the repair helpful by clicking the thumbs up icon in the top right hand coner. This is a nice gesture that will ensure that professionals will continue to post free repair solutions here on Fixya.

If you ever need any supplies for your Dyson, we do carry most parts and accessories on our site under our Dyson Parts Section .

Thanks again,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

Mar 28, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

1 Answer

How do i fix the on/off button on my dyson.


Greetings,

Most likely your switch has gone bad, and you'll need to replace the on/off switch on your Dyson DC07. If you have to hold down the switch in order to keep the vacuum on, this is indicative of needing a new switch. Unfortunately this is very common problem on the Dyson vacuums. The switch that Dyson uses for their vacuums is one of the cheapest quality switches on any vacuum on the market today. The good news though is that this is not a extremely difficult repair to fix.

I took pictures of replacing the switch assembly on one of our customers repairs they brought in. It was having the same exact problem that yours is, it just wouldn't stay on. Here's how you can fix the switch on your Dyson:

- T15 Torx Bit Screw Driver
- Genuine Dyson DC07 & DC14 Replacement On/Off Switch Part 901181
- Needle Nose Plyers
- Patience (haha)

The switch above is actually a link back to our site if you have yet to purchase the switch yet. We carry most every Dyson part.

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOUR VACUUM CLEANER IS UNPLUGGED BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE!

Step 1. First thing you'll want to do is to unwrap the cord from the machine, and remove the handle from the upright part, then slide the hose all the way down the wand, and remove the hose from the handle assembly completely and set it aside. Also remove the dust bin assembly completely from the machine as well.


86bdf5c.jpg
Step 2. Once you've remove the handle from the machine I find it easier to work on if you lay vacuum on it's back, with the switch button facing upwards. Now remove the T15 Torx bit screw that is directly below the switch actuator. I have circled the location of this screw in the picture below:


080ce87.jpg
Step 3: After you have taken off the screw, you're doing to need to remove the switch box housing from the vacuum that the screw was securing. Simply use your flat head screw driver, and pry the two small arms upwards. Be careful when prying, the plastic components on Dyson vacuums are really cheap quality plastic, and I can't tell you how many times I have seen these plastic parts break when customers bring in repairs to us here at govacuum headquarters. Here's a picture of the location of where you should pry the switching off:


357199b.jpg
Here's what the vacuum should look like after the switch housing has been removed:


eb76162.jpg
Step 4. Use your needle nose plyers to remove the terminals from both of the switch poles.


0ebca47.jpg

Step 5. Take out the new switch assembly. I find it the easiest to use my needle nose plyers to reattach the wires to the new switch, but it also can be done with just your hands. Connect both wires to your switch. If the cords have come loose while you have been working on the vacuum, you'll need to put the wires back into their proper places as well. This is how the switch and the wires should look like when you're done:

4b53caf.jpg
Step 6. Once the switch and cords are back to their normal places, simply put the switch housing cover back on, and screw in the one screw.

I hope that this repair was helpful to you, if you have any questions or have any problems, please feel free to use the clarification request form here on Fixya. If this repair was helpful to you, please be sure to rate the repair helpful by clicking the thumbs up icon in the top right hand coner. This is a nice gesture that will ensure that professionals will continue to post free repair solutions here on Fixya.

If you ever need any supplies for your Dyson, we do carry most parts and accessories on our site under our Dyson Parts Section .

Thanks again,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

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Dyson dc04


there is a tiny hole at the side of the switch push something in this to push the clip that holds the switch if you can do this there is a screw that you undo to remove the switch you will need a t15 screw driver

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