on off switch removal

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chris
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Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:58 pm
Dyson model: dco7

on off switch removal

Post by chris »

i have a dyson DCO7 ORIGIN im trying to get at the on off switch, ive removed the screw , but the part wont come off?can anyone help ? thanks
Onion
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Dyson model: DC14 Animal
Location: The cupboard under the stairs

Re: on off switch removal

Post by Onion »

Have you seen this video? Skip to about 1 minute in:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZq1tXUkVK8

Looks like you might just need a bit more bruit force?!
chris
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:58 pm
Dyson model: dco7

Re: on off switch removal

Post by chris »

thanks managed to prise it off with help from wd 40, how can you test switch, before removing all the fittings to get at motor, to test motor ?
Onion
Posts: 431
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:39 pm
Dyson model: DC14 Animal
Location: The cupboard under the stairs

Re: on off switch removal

Post by Onion »

If you have a multimeter, measure the resistance across the contacts when switching the switch. If it changes it's working. If not you could use some wire with a battery and bulb but a multimeter is a worthy investment and only costs about £3.

The motor is more likely to be the problem though.
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