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Dyson DC14 has a burning smell then the power cut off ?

Whilst hoovering my Dyson dc 14 was emmitting a strong burning smell, the power cut off during hoovering and now has no power at all.

The power cable is damaged as we hoovered over it and the wires were exposed, we taped over the damaged cable to repair it, could this be related to the fault?



Gavin
August 2010


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just replaced a new motor on a dyson dc14,after powering on can smell slight burning smell,is this normal for a new motor

ak
April 2012

I've just bought a new motor for £28 on ebay for the same symptoms. There are guides on the internet,have a go at fixing it.

mark
December 2010

Don't bin it.

Unless the Dyson packed up literally the moment you ran over the loose wires, I doubt it is a loose wire problem. The smell is consistent with a dying motor. Of course, I cannot be certain if it is just a loose wire. But if the wire got pulled out of its connection, the machine should in theory just stop working - you have a burning smell too.

I booked a £69 fixed price repair, all parts included (including bits unrelated to the fault save the three small plastic tools on my DC04). As two of the three items that Dyson replaced would have cost me £55 for just the parts, I feel that was a good deal.

For the £69 they'll almost certainly repair the loose wire problem at the same time (ask Dyson if it is included).

See these two threads on burning smells:

http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=134134

http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=2320

David
November 2010

the motor is shot,its bin time,

gts
August 2010

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