Question about Dyson DC16 Root 6 Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum
Yeap..... i just found a fix for this ,, its mad how easy it is to fix as well...and it works 100%,,,
now dyson implemented a filter magnetic switch if u take your filter off you will see a small magnet in the corner,, u will notice where the magnet is behind it is rased platic,, now,,that the problem on the main board the transistor that picks up magentic signal from the filter is dud,!
dont ask me why it happens,, its a pain i know.,.
now take off collection pot for dust now take battery off.
now where the serial number is theres 2 hex screws that need taking out..
now u will see a small pcb board.. remove with one tiny security screw holding it in,, once removed pull both red plug off thats the digital motor plug.. and white plug which is vcc..to battery,, once u have done this pull the board down and back gently. as there is a long bit of board that goes up the back of the dyson plastic be very carefull pull this out.. now the long and thin pcb board that is hidden is what we need there is a tiny transistor,,, we need to remove this carefully..once removed,, we solder a thin wire from 2 point A+C need to be soldered together with a thin piece of wire, it will not harm the motor.. as long as u keep it clean,,
these points corolate to the transistor,,
SOLDER AND A+C WITH A FINE PIECE OF WIRE NOW,, AND WALLAH... fixed put it all back together again,,, charge the battery,, and your away,,, working again,, if not u have other faults.. but 99% fix this with flashing red led,,,!!
Posted on Jun 24, 2010
For those of us whose eyes glaze over at the mention of a soldering iron, I have an alternative suggestion. The problem appears to be that the magnet is just barely large enough when brand new...so as it ages, it can't hold the switch in place when the vacuum is being used. I took a small drill bit and from the back side pushed the magnet out, drilled the hole larger and pressed in a much larger, rare earth magnet. Voila! Problem solved.
Glad I found this thread.
Posted on Jan 26, 2012
Hi dc16 totaly agree its the magnet,but no need to strip or go soldering,look where pigk up is in the filter and you will see it flex's into housing so when vac on it pulls filter away,simply mark housing(the orange part)and pack with blue tac to stop filter pulling away from magnet regards steve
Posted on Oct 16, 2014
Oh sweet Mary.... some right missing links on here. Soldering, magnets and blue tack ... WTF - all you are going to do there is bypass the safety cut out mechanism designed to protect the motor and then you'll eventually burn it out ... not very bright.
So for the Dyson V6 Absolute pulsing.... the main thing is the conical filter. Don't just take it out and give it a little tickle wash and dry... that's about as much use as most of the answers above as all you do is cement the thick crud inside even further.
Here's what you do... look at the top element of the cone - the thick end - thicker than some of the providers above - see the three little press fit locating tabs around the edge of the plastic... well push these little beauties gently in with a flat end screw driver, work your way around the three gently - you dont want to be breaking the plastic skeleton that the material slides over - remove the material section of the filter by sliding off ..... tap that bad boy out and see the years of crud come out. Give it a good clean - finger the hell out of it - don't be too amorous and be careful not to rip it ..... feel happy that all the crud comes out and slide the the material section over the plastic conical section, press fit onto the three locating plates and stick back in.
Hey prestos - back to sup[er suction mode.
Careful as it will try to pull the carpets off the floor.
Posted on Nov 11, 2016
Before resorting to the strip down and solder method which could well be the second option firstly simply take out the filter and wash leave overnight to dry before reinstalling, secondly and this is all I needed to do to solve my DC30 cutting out after a few seconds, it is so obvious its embarrassing take out the battery clean the battery contacts and also the receiving contacts inside the dyson
Posted on Feb 04, 2015
Good solution, works a treat Steve.
I siliconed a piece of thin rubber on the same place.
Posted on Nov 25, 2014
DC16 was cutting out after less than 2 secs. Fixed with blue tac in seconds. Put tiny piece in hole in plastic filter housing. Works perfectly now.
Posted on Jan 25, 2015
Which Model is it?
Posted on Nov 08, 2018
I removed the transistor and soldered the points together. It made no difference
Posted on Oct 14, 2015
I tried to find the magnet but couldnt, then I tried to blow through the head part and found it blocked!, after all the drama for a few months it was a bread bag tag blocking the bendy tube up, and fluff caught behind it!
Posted on Jun 13, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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