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How to Replace the Cable Rewind on a Dyson DC05 Published 14/07/2010

If your vacuum cleaner's cable is cut or not rewinding properly, the cable reel may need replacing. Find out how easy this is to do yourself, by watching this easy-to-follow eSpares "How To" video.

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Hi, I'm Rory from eSpares and in this video I am going to show you how to replace a cable rewind on a Dyson DC05.

Now you may need to replace the cable rewind if, say, it's not rewinding in properly or you may have even cut the cable.

Safety first: make sure it’s unplugged before you get to work.

I'm just going to start by removing the bin and the filters, as well as the cyclone top. Basically, to get to the cable rewind, which sits in here, I need to uncouple the main body. It comes in two parts and its held together by five screws, there's one down there and there's two either side behind the wheels. What you need to do is take your Torx head screwdriver, these are available on the eSpares website, and basically you need to pull the wheel back and then unscrew and that's what I’m going to do.

Now I've taken all the screws out I can separate the body. Now the body comes in 3 main parts, this is the upper motor assembly, the actuators sit on here, and this is the motor assembly, now I just need to uncouple these wires; and in the motor assembly is, of course, where the motor is housed and, finally, this is the lower motor assembly in which the cable rewind sits.

Now, I'm just going to take the wheels off of the lower motor assembly because when it comes to reassembling the body it's a lot easier to do with the wheels off. So I'm just going to pop out these plugs and use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the wheel and just do the same on the other side.

Okay, now I've removed the wheels, I just need to get rid of this cable entry. I can just unclip it like that, now we can remove our old cable rewind. Here we have our new cable rewind, as you can see, it looks a bit different to the old one but this is just a newer version and it does the same job.

What you need to do first is remove this cleet, this just keeps it tidy when it's in transit but as soon as you've got it you can get rid of it and chuck it away.

What I'm going to first is just feed the cable through the part here so I can refit my cable entry which just clips back on, there you go. I now can put my new cable rewind in its position, this part must line up with this part here and this slot must line up with this part here because if it doesn't, you won't be able to fit the whole vacuum back together again.

Okay, there you go. Just make sure that the wire looks good. Now I can re-couple with the motor assembly so I'm just going to do that, there you go. Now I can put my motor assembly back on the lower motor assembly, it just sits on like that and now I can put my upper motor assembly on. I'm just going to remove this part here to make it easier for myself.

Now this can be quite tricky but there is a trick to putting the upper motor back on. You need to first make sure the round parts are back on before you're able to click it back into place, so there you go. There you go, back together, now we just need to put all the screws back in, put the wheels back on and we're done.

There you go, one new cable rewind on a Dyson DCO5.


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