can replace main switch. any help would be much appreciated
Dyson DC08 Cylinder Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum

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To detach the bin from the cyclone, press the release catch on the clear bin handle. NB: To minimise dust/allergen contact when emptying, encase the clear bin tightly in a plastic bag and empty. Remove the clear bin carefully. Seal the bag tightly, dispose as normal.
Remove the filter by lifting it out and separates the two parts which can be washed in warm soapy water and rinsed thoroughly. Filters should not be put back into the vacuum until they are completely dry.
The DC08 was a new cylinder revision, released in 2002, incorporating the Dyson Root Cyclone technology found on the DC07. The DC08 was the replacement for the DC05.
The DC08 was a new cylinder revision, released in 2002, incorporating the Dyson Root Cyclone technology found on the DC07. The DC08 was the replacement for the DC05.
We suggest you clean your filter once a month to keep your machine running at maximum efficiency. Please see our Accessibility Statement for more information.
Dyson cordless vacuum filters are engineered to capture microscopic particles. Over time, these can build up in the filter and reduce performance.
The DC08 was a new cylinder revision, released in 2002, incorporating the Dyson Root Cyclone technology found on the DC07. The DC08 was the replacement for the DC05.
We recommend replacing your air purifier filter every 12 months. That`s because over time, filters can get clogged with pollutants, and even let unpleasant odors back into the room.
The DC08 was a new cylinder revision, released in 2002, incorporating the Dyson Root Cyclone technology found on the DC07. The DC08 was the replacement for the DC05.
We recommend replacing your air purifier filter every 12 months. That`s because over time, filters can get clogged with pollutants, and even let unpleasant odors back into the room.
We recommend replacing your air purifier filter every 12 months. That`s because over time, filters can get clogged with pollutants, and even let unpleasant odors back into the room.
The DC08 was a new cylinder revision, released in 2002, incorporating the Dyson Root Cyclone technology found on the DC07. The DC08 was the replacement for the DC05.

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I just received my Hepa filter in the mail today. Product #XSH621 – Hepa filter for EP619 & EP621 :005-04 When bought my vacumn, I was told that the filters were free and all I do is pay Postage. Today I received one filter and it lookes like I got charged the postage for two filters. The packages slips: One stated order #11152282 The other order # 1151940 If I get charged for two I expect to receive two. Can you help me with this matter or where can I go to get resolution. Catherine Fantini e-
ANSWER : This isn’t really a problem that can be fixed here on Fixya rather than advise you as a buyer. You’d have to contact the people/company you have purchased the filters from and take it up with them regarding the postage. Hope you get a decent reply.

I had used Dyson DC08 to **** out a wet car carpet. A few days later when using the V/C, there was a burning smell. Subsequently I washed the flexible hose, changed the pre-filter and post filter , but I wrongly put the pre-filter in the spot for the post filter. When the V/C was next used, there was again a burning smell and sparks. The filters were switched, but the V/C would not re-start.
What shall I do?
ANSWER : Hi there,

We’d strongly recommend against using your Dyson to pick up water. If you haven’t already got in contact with us directly, I’d encourage you to do so. One of our experts will be happy to recommend the best course of action. You can call us free on 08002980298 – our Helpline is open from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Jack
Dyson Online Customer Support

Kirby Vacuum Hi Bruce, In my opinion, yes the Kirby would be worth it, as long as you are not replacing the motor. The switch would be the most expensive part besides the motor that would need to be replaced. The switch costs USD 49.99, the cord is roughly $39.99, and the carbon brushes are $29.99. I can easily walk you through any of these repairs should you need help. Kirby’s are great vacuum cleaners, that usually last 30+ years. Brand new these machines sell in the US for $1600 or more,
ANSWER : You can get better prices from Goodvac.com

Dear Sir or Madam, I own a black 23 x 47 x 7 mm Rowenta lighter. It has a screw on bottom that I cannot remove. What is it hiding ? Is this lighter refillable ? Is there a flint to replace ?. I’ve found on your site the following : “By jbbiii on Apr 06, 2009 Father died and left me a Rowenta lighter purchased in Stutgart in 1952. It has a screw on bottom with spring to replace the flint, but I cannot figure out how to open the bottom to replace the cotton wadding which I can see through the hole
ANSWER : Hello
.The flint should be near the striker.Or the thumb roller,usually below it.
.As old as it is you may not see it beacause its worn down.
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.Maybe taking it to an antique store or a smoke shop would be more helpfull.
.I know with zippos the cover slides off to the top when you hold the 2 nodules in.Which is how you get to the wick.
.The screw at the bottom which does not come out, may be a flame adjustment screw.

I have a Z345 Electrolux cylinder vacuum cleaner, from the 1970s probably, but not used much. I have lost the guide. I forgot to change the bag before it was full. Smoke started to come out – smelling of burnt paper, not rubber. So switched off. It did not blow the fuse, and may be OK. I wish to inspect it. How do I open it up?

Alos I have an air filter and a motor filter for it. I have often changed the air filter on the top. How do I get at the motor filter, if there is one?

Than

ANSWER : Good day!

OK you have to is replaced the bag and that’s it.

And don’t forget to change the bag again to avoid that problem.

Thank you

I have a Dyson DC-17 and the top of the cyclone has hair and other debris jammed in the ports. It has 6 six screws holding the parts together and I can only get access to 4 of the screws. The bottom piece appears to be removable, but I can’t figure out how to remove it without damaging it. If I can get this piece off, then I have access to the other 2 screws. Can you tell me how to remove the bottom piece? Thanks in advance.
ANSWER : The instructions on how to dis-assemble your DC-17 are somewhat lengthy and it is quite helpful to have pictures and videos handy while you are doing it. Normally I would give the instructions here, but due to the amount of info that is necessary to guarantee you don’t have any issues I will give you a webiste that clearly explains the process. On the right hand side of the page are a number or links to pictures and videos that will make the process far easier. Here is the website:

http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6762001_disassemble-clean-dyson-dc17-cyclone.html

Follow the instructions to the point that you are at. Take a look at the videos so that you have a clear idea before you start the dis-assembly. Should you have any problems with the material please let me know.

Brushes stopped The brushes stopped turning while using the cleaner. I removed the brushes to see if the spindle was broken, it wasn’t. I then removed the top plastic cover and checked the switch that engages the brushes; it didn’t seem to be moving correctly. There’s one spring on the switch – should there be two? Or do you think something has broken on the inside? Thanks for any help
ANSWER : Most likely the turbine is bad, it may just be clogged up, you can take it apart and clean it out real good. That may work, but it may not. Sometimes it is best to replace the turbine.

I need to change the retractable cord in a Kenmore Model 116.228.13204 vaccum but can’t figure out how to remove the housing. I have removed the bag and the two screws but the top appears to be attached under the foot pedal. How do you release it. Does the foot release pop off somehow to reveal another screw in the back of the housing?
ANSWER : Go to this web site, it gives you complete schematics of your model. This will make it easier to see where all screws are and what you have to remove to get to reel. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect Just enter your model # and complete breakdown will be shown.