Introduction: Dyson DC34 Motorised Brush Head Repair
This is instruction on how to repair a Motorised Brush Head used with DC34 and DC58
These instructions are for a Dyson Motorised brush bar used with Dyson Hand Held vacuum cleaner DC34. The symptoms for the fault this relates to is, when the trigger is pushed the brush bar would rotate for about a second and then stop.
Having followed the instructions on the Dyson website on how to remove and clean the brush bar, the fault is still present.
For this repair you will need:
A Trox screw driver
Step 1: First Remove Brush Bar
First you need to remove the brush bar, use a coin of suitable size to unlock the silver end cap and withdraw the brush bar.
Step 2: Remove Drive Belt Cover
Next unscrew the two trox screws and remove the cover (this can be a bit of a fiddle), then remove the drive belt. Do this by turning the large cog and gently lift the belt as it goes towards the large cog.
Step 3: Remove Large Cog From Shaft
Use a pin punch or a tool which is smaller than the hole in the cog, use a large socket (From a socket set) with a extension bar to support the main body of the Motorised brush head (From inside the assembly). Using a hammer or bearing press to apply press to the shaft, to seperate the shaft from the cog.
Step 4: Remove Hair From Shaft Assembly
Remove the hair from the shaft this is the cause of your problem
Step 5: Reassembly Cog to Shaft
Use a clamp to push the large cog back onto the shaft, there should be no play (side to side movement) of the cog shaft assembly. This is the cause of the initial problem there is a gap between the brush bar drive and the phosphor bronze bearing letting hair enter and eventually clog the assembly up.
Step 6: Refit Belt and Cover
Refitted the belt by putting round the motor cog first then feed it onto the large cog, rotating the large cog at the same time. Then refit the cover and put the brush bar back in and lock the silver cover in place.