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Mains flex on the Dyson has a dodgy connection #513

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amcewen opened this Issue Jun 7, 2017 · 3 comments

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amcewen commented Jun 7, 2017

The mains flex on the Dyson vacuum cleaner has a broken wire in it - seemingly near where it enters the body of the vacuum.

This means it doesn't always turn on, and is also dangerous. Hopefully it should be a case of shortening the lead a bit to beyond where the break is.

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Following the handy guide on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAUj3ZLwgdw I've removed the current flex. The fault is in the neutral wire, and I've shortened the flex past it. However, we don't have any spade connectors the right size to crimp on the ends to be able to reconnect it to the switch, so it's out of action until we can source some.

In the meantime the flex is next to the cupboard behind my desk, as I figured it was best for us to not have a length of wire with a 13-amp plug on one end just knocking around the workshop :-)

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amcewen commented Jun 7, 2017

Following the handy guide on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAUj3ZLwgdw I've removed the current flex. The fault is in the neutral wire, and I've shortened the flex past it. However, we don't have any spade connectors the right size to crimp on the ends to be able to reconnect it to the switch, so it's out of action until we can source some.

In the meantime the flex is next to the cupboard behind my desk, as I figured it was best for us to not have a length of wire with a 13-amp plug on one end just knocking around the workshop :-)

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At makernight last night, @paulgeering found some other spade connectors which were the right size, fitted them, and we've reassembled everything so it's now working again.

However the button for the power-switch broke, so could do with a repair. Works without it, it's just trickier to spot where to switch it on

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amcewen commented Jun 9, 2017

At makernight last night, @paulgeering found some other spade connectors which were the right size, fitted them, and we've reassembled everything so it's now working again.

However the button for the power-switch broke, so could do with a repair. Works without it, it's just trickier to spot where to switch it on

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Rob designed a new on-off switch, which I printed off and it fitted perfectly and worked first time. Design files checked into somewhere-safe DoESLiverpool/somewhere-safe@1ca89d0

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amcewen commented Jul 11, 2017

Rob designed a new on-off switch, which I printed off and it fitted perfectly and worked first time. Design files checked into somewhere-safe DoESLiverpool/somewhere-safe@1ca89d0

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